Today, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team began the 2010 American Le Mans season with a new livery on both BMW M3 racing cars, helping to tell BMW’s worldwide Story of Joy. The 2010 BMW M3 GT debuted at the traditional pre-season ALMS Winter Test in Sebring, Florida. The new livery features words and phrases emblematic of the spirit of the campaign, which was launched in North America on February 12th during coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympic Games.
Manhart has announced its 3-stage supercharger tuning program for the BMW M3, good for up to 655 HP, 0-100km/hr in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 350km/h. Also detailed is Manhart’s tuning program for the X5M and X6M. Full details and photos inside.
With the upcoming BMW M1 becoming available in Frozen Gray Metallic exterior, the interest in this special color has surged. However, most of the photos we have seen have only been indoor or studio photos, so here’s a glimpse into how this stunning color looks outside in daylight.
This is a dream gathering for most BMW enthusiasts — an M3 from each M3 generation (the E30, E36, E46, and E92). The extra treat is to see them lined up in generational order, giving us a great look into the M3′s evolution during the past 14 years (first M3 was introduced in 1986). So, what’s your favorite(s)?
Here are the first official photos of the 2011 BMW M3 Competition ZCP Model! Inside is also info from BMW regarding the BMW M product range for this upcoming Spring. Enjoy!
Jon Sadlier, an editor at Edmunds, has written this little piece on why he considers the BMW M3 a bargain even at $60k. His reasons seem to have struck a chord with actual M3 owners on M3post. Indeed, it appears that Mr. Sadlier “gets” why M3 owners are so passionate of their cars.
We’ve updated with another photo and some larger and higher resolution photos of the M3 Frozen Black. What we know so far is that BMW plans to keep this finish very exclusive by offering only 27 units of this car worldwide. More details to come…
C&D guesses at what the M3 will be like in 10 years. They believe that by 2020 BMW has gone direct injection and turbo crazy and that the 2020 M3 will feature a tuned up version of the turbocharged six cylinder engine used in other BMW models. Or, if the engineers are able to seriously lighten the M3, a sub-400hp turbo four cylinder could also be a possibility. So what’s your prediction?
Here are the first photos of the new Frozen Black edition color to be offered for the M3. This color will join Frozen Gray and Frozen Sepang as BMW’s factory flat/matte color edition options.
For 2011, along with the standard 3-series, BMW is going to be updating the M3 Coupe and Convertible as well. The most obvious different is the inclusion of the new LED tailights to the M3 while leaving the current design on the front of the car alone. IMO this is the perfect combination (hopefully a retrofit wont be too difficult).
Other changes which are not so obvious in these pictures are interior changes such as little updates on the trim pieces … CONTINUED
Larry Koch, M Brand Manager of BMWNA, finally shares the reasons why the M3 GTS will not be available in North America (namely, high cost of preparing the GTS to be US-compliant). Also discussed is the just announced M3 competition package (which will be coming to NA).
Here’s official details of the 2011 M3 Competition (ZCP) Package for the US: the Competition Package will cost $2,500 and further enhances the highly responsive chassis by installing 19″ wheels with greater offset for a wider track, and a 10mm lower suspension. Combined with Electronic Damping Control and Dynamic Stability Control, both remapped for better corning, this makes the M3 Coupe or Sedan with this package about the best handling production M car ever built. There are also matte color options available – details inside.