Jay Leno drives the E92 M3 in his latest episode of Jaylenosgarage. Although he gets some of his facts wrong (as our M3post members unrelentingly point out), he appears to enjoy the car greatly and grasps the essence of what makes the current M3 so great.
| First Drive | Berkshire, England | BMW M3 with Competition Package |
BMW bundles up some equipment to create a Competition Package for its M3. It brings 10mm lower suspension, a re-programmed Dynamic Stability Control+ setting and new CSL-inspired 19-inch alloy wheels. The real big news is the addition of stop-start to the entire M3 line-up, this improving economy by six percent and reducing emissions from 285g- to 263g/km.
In the Metal
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Autoexpress test drives the M3 ZCP Competition Package model and comes away calling it the ultimate M3 experience. The reviewer also considers the M3 ZCP against the Audi RS5. See inside for his verdict.
Heres the link Insideline longterm test on M3 click<<<
The M3 E46 coupe proved to be a stunningly good car, yet the M3 E90 four-door sedan offers a stiffer chassis, more power, plus the utility of four doors. If the point of the M3 is to deliver extraordinary performance in a package … CONTINUED
C&D recently conducted its 2009 Lightning Lap Test where the BMW M3 once again proved itself as one of the best performing cars available today, besting out most of the other mainstream performance cars participating in the test. Here is a list of the results:
1. Corvette ZR1, (2:51.8)
2. KTM X – Bow, (2:52.3)
3. Lamborghine LP670, (2:53.9)
4. Ariel Atom 3 (2:57.6)
5. Corvette Grand Sport (2:58.8)
6. Audi R8, 5.2 (2:59.5)… CONTINUED
Car and Driver’s 2008 BMW M3 has won them over so much during its 40k of service that they contemplate whether it’s indeed today’s perfect sports car. Details inside.
M3post members have compiled this excellent M3 exhaust compilation video featuring 9 exhausts under light and heavy acceleration and fly-by.
R&T has declared the M3 winner of their “Sultans of Slide” drift contest, against the Corvette, 370z, IS-F, Genesis coupe and Miata.
For the 19th straight year, the BMW 3-series / M3 model has again made Car and Driver’s 10Best List (2010 edition). Full details inside.
For those of you interested in the RD Sport M3 or looking for a review of the RS46 by a car magazine, well here it is…
RD Sport RS46 BMW M3 – Feature
Wiener Schnitzel Alfredo
By Les Bidrawn
Photography by Les Bidrawn
Though hugely functional, German automotive design can sometimes lean toward the antiseptic. Fortunately, Germanys close proximity to Italy has offered access to the best stylemeisters in the world. Names like Giugiaro, … CONTINUED
Car enthusiast shares the first review of the “M3 Edition Model” M3, a 6 month limited run of the BMW M3, announced 2 months ago.
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So says Motortrend: “If you put an F1 car and a premium sedan in a blender, the M3 would be the cocktail that pours out. Mmmm, nothing else like it. A toast then: To the BMW M3, the greatest all-around car in the world.”
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Looks like CarAdvice.com.au is only putting out a teaser for now, but it sounds like the car might not be that bad, here is their quote:
… as soon as you see it, you’ll agree it is one tough looking car. The engine was cranked, and barked into life with a growl. It settles into a deep gravely rumble, which is ready to make your ears bleed at any moment.
First post community-manager:
We wanted to allow you getting an idea of the experience the new M-DCT with Drivelogic provides as early as possible, hence the mods of the MPW in advance had the opportunity of a co-drive on the test track.
Let me add a comment to the mentioned "torque oversteer".
Simplified this means: When performing an upshift, the engines still revving too high for the next ratio.
In case of a quite fast … CONTINUED