A lucky CAR Magazine journalist recently had chance to drive all the M3 generations back-to-back (provided to journalists who attended BMW’s M3 GTS / 1M event in Spain. Think you know how they compare from reading online or some real life experience? See if this journalist agrees.
A must see for all ///M fans, this video provides a unique look into M Headquarters where prototypes are built and tested, M Design Studio responsible for designs, the M engine factory, and the M Test Center at the Nurburgring, and finally the vehicle assembly plants. Click through for this great video feature.
The first customer M3 GTS was delivered to its owner, Marcus, at the performance days at Nürburgring this weekend. Marcus has already started testing and adjusting the setup to meet his track specs but says the car is great and is destined to become better!
According to the September 2010 BMW Model Changes Bulletin recently posted here, the M3 as of September 2010 production will receive some changes – most notably start-stop engine technology and manual seats.
Here is a great new video of the M3 GTS running on the track at Ascari, Spain. Turn up those speakers for some pure aural delight! Also reviews and insight from Rolf Schneibner, product manager of the M3 GTS about whats so special about this hopped up M3.
BMW has announced some product changes starting with September 2010 production. The changes apply to all BMW Models, including the 1, 3, M3, 5, 5GT, 7, X5, X6, and Z4 models. FULL list of changes INSIDE.
The first Frozen Gray M3 has now been delivered to the US – to a lucky owner in California. The story is that he was granted the very first one in the US “due to his ridiculously large collection” of BMWs. He supposedly has almost every M car bmw has ever made in his collection.
Congrats to the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team as they have now moved into the top of the GT Manufacturer point standings after four rounds of competition in the 2010 ALMS! They were able to do this with a second- and fourth-place GT class finishes in this weekeend’s Utah Grand Prix.
There is just something about an european delivery which inspires our members to journal the entire experience. The latest comes from PicassoM’s delivery of his 2011 Melbourne Red M3. Best part is that he happened to pick up his car at the same time as other Bimmerpost members. Check out his entire delivery journal and pics inside.
It seems that not only did US folks have to act fast in getting onto the exclusive 30-spot reservation list for the Frozen Gray M3, but they are now being required to sign a paint disclosure. Whether this is due to the sensitive nature of the matte finish paint or to avoid potential litigation from Frozen Gray M3 owners is not known.
The following recommendations are on the paint disclosure:
Never polish or wax the frozen gray paint as it … CONTINUED
The M3 GTS is probably the most highly coveted M3 out there right now. Never mind that every example of the car has been sold out, or that its only available to select customers in Europe, we still think about this car on a daily basis. That of course only feeds the desire to get behind the wheel of this rare beast. A few journalists from around the globe were given rare seat time in the car, and the first of these writeups … CONTINUED
The story of an exception: the BMW M3 is 25.
The anticipation began in August 1985. That summer Germany’s automobile magazines built up their readers’ expectations for the fastest 3 Series BMW of all times. The key data revealed a sports car that would punch way above its class: 200 hp, top speed in excess of 230 km/h, sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h inside 6.7 seconds. However, the story was that “the most dynamic BMW 3 Series … CONTINUED