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BMW M3: E30 and E92 GTS by XCARFilms

04/25/2013 at 11:00 AM
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XCARFilms takes a look at two M3 models, from two different decades – the E30 M3 and the E92 M3 GTS.

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Are the BMW 1M coupe and/or Mustang Boss 302 better drivers cars than the benchmark E90/E92 M3?

EverydayDriver takes a look at the 3 cars and gives their answer to this question.

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EVO takes a look at four greats from a soon-to-be old school group of cars. They will be considered ‘old school’ not just because of their age, but because of new technology and the changing demands on performance cars.

Why has EVO gathered these cars up for a day of driving fun, but also lament? Because the M3 and the others cars in this group are “united under a dark cloud of recent or imminent death. Of course there will be another GT3, another M3 and … CONTINUED

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Out of EVO’s Car of the Year 2012 comparison tests comes this little clip featuring the C63 AMG Black Series versus the Alpina B3 GT3 on the track in some drifting action, with Tiff Needell in the B3.

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Jeremy Clarkson and James May praise the E92 M3 coupe during a segment in the just released Top Gear special “Top Gear: The Worst Car In The History Of The World.”

While piloting a Santorini Blue M3 coupe around the track, Clarkson declares the E90/E92 M3 as pretty much perfect. Have a looksie inside – the segment starts at 18:15 of the video.

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The latest episode of Fifth Gear saw BTCC veteran Jason Plato enlist the help of ex-F1 pilot Mika Salo to compare the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series with BMW’s M3 GTS.

View the episode inside.

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The 2014 M3 (F80) prototype which was spotted in Los Angeles this past weekend has made its way into the California Mojave Desert’s Death Valley for high temperature testing.

With high temperature testing always comes the removal of some front end camouflage, necessary to increase the prototypes’ air intake and cooling; which makes us the indirect beneficiaries of ever better looks at an exposed front end.

Yesterday’s F80 M3 spy pics (some copied below) gave us the best idea yet of the lines and shape of the front … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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EVO takes the Lotus Exige and stacks it up against some very formidable opposition – the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, Nissan GT-R, Mercedes Benz C63 AMG coupe, and the M3 GTS coupe.

Outcome? See inside.

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BMW M brand’s biggest present day fan, Bill Caswell [of the controversial "Death of BMW's M Brand" Jalopnik article] takes the 420 electric horsepower all-electric E36 M3 Pikes Peak racer for a test drive.

See if this modern day conversion of an older M car impresses.

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Chris Harris compares the M3 GTS against the Porsche GT3 RS and Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series in two criteria: track times and hooliganism. Sounds like a fun review already! We won’t spoil the results, so see for yourself below.

Specs of the 3 cars:

M3 GTS

450 HP (4.4L V8)
326 lb-ft torque
0-62: 4.4s
3,278 lbs

GT3 RS 4.0

500 HP (3.8L flat 6)
339 lb-ft torque
0-62: 3.8s
2,998 lbs

C63 AMG Black Series

510 HP (6.3L V8)
457 lb-ft torque
0-60: 4.2s
3,770 lbs

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Our first M3 CRT delivery! M3POST member igirl has taken delivery of the lightweight M3 CRT sedan, of which only 67 were made worldwide. Photos and initial review inside.

The M3 CRT sedan features 450hp at only 3,483 Pounds. The BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) embodies a concentrated blend of state-of-the-art development expertise – inspired directly by motor sport – in the areas of drive system and chassis technology and intelligent lightweight design. It also represents the worldwide debut of a new … CONTINUED

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Matt Farah (of Tuned) drives and reviews VF Engineering’s 700hp Supercharged BMW M3 (VF620). This M3 features a VF Engineering VF620 supercharger with KW 2 way Adjustable Club Sport Coilover kit w/ Front Camber Plates. Brakes are AP Racing – AP7100 368mm 6-piston Front Big Brake Kit and AP Racing – AP7150 356mm 4-piston Rear Big Brake Kit. Exhaust is Akrapovic Titanium Evolution Slip-On Exhaust System and Challenge X-Pipe Race+ (Catless), Stainless Steel.