For those of us who take the M3 to the track, I think it would be fair to say that a part of us always wishes that the M3 could just be a little faster, a little lighter, and a little more like a race car.
Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as putting racing parts on our street cars — most of us don’t rebuild our brake calipers every year, drive on roads without potholes, or have neighbors who can tolerate the unmuffled music from our S65 … CONTINUED
Some M3POST member’s supercharged M3s have set the quarter mile trap speed record on street tires. The M3s were supercharged with ESS 535 (DCT) supercharger, ESS 625 (6spd) supercharger, and AA Stage 2 supercharger and DCT.
The runs were made at Atco Raceway in some cool temperatures (45 degrees F).
1SICKM managed a trap speed record of 125mph and ran times of 11.6 and 11.8. Akh23456′s M3 managed even faster 1/4 mile times in 11.2 – 11.3.
Check out the details, videos, and timeslips inside.
Missed the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas? No worries, Johnny Lin provides us with a mega gallery of BMW models at the event (along with some other fine looking German vehicles). Hope you got the bandwidth to keep up =)
iND continues to push the M3 project tuning benchmark higher with their latest build – the Green Hell Portfolio Project M3. IND’s Green Hell Portfolio Project car was first conceived as a concept immediately following their amazing journey to the home of all European motorsport and BMW’s own home country, Germany. Their yearly pilgrimage to the promised land served as fuel to inspire the original Green Hell project, a car that was built as homage to all things racing and the Nurburgring in particular.
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A shiny (understatement) new M3 showcar is currently on display at the BMW Welt. Displayed with the label “BMW M3 Coupe Chrome Bullet,” this E92 M3 is finished in a chrome exterior with BMW Motorsports stripes.
No information is provided on whether this is merely a one-off M3 for fun and attraction, or if there’s any production plans.
The most powerful BMW M3 in the world: G-POWER M3 TORNADO RS with 720hp Supercharged V8. After the 635hp-strong G-POWER M3 GTS caused a stir with the trade press and automobile enthusiasts, G-POWER unleashes another technical tour de force with its most recent creation – the G-POWER M3 TORNADO RS with SK III „Sporty Drive“ Supercharger System.
As demonstrated in G-POWER’s Supercharger Systems for the legendary BMW V10, the full potential of high-revving BMW engines and G-POWER superchargers can only be achieved through significant modification … CONTINUED
Every year, the crew at IND makes their annual pilgrimage to Germany not to simply take a trip or take a vacation, but to remember why they work at IND – to reaffirm their commitment and love for sports cars.
As before, this year’s trip took them from Eisenmann’s Stuttgart based manufacturing facility, to the Frankfurt IAA, to the Nurburgring. Check out the German automotive adventure they have along the way in their excellent journal inside.
The factory spec M3 feels right at home on the street or the track, but there’s always room for owners to customize it to become an even sharper track tool, such as this dedicated track-spec M3 owned by M3POST member wwjd15.
The melbourne red M3 features an array of track enhancement parts — front lip with functioning support rods, high rear wing spoiler for added downforce, lightweight Volk racing wheels, rollcage, Recaro racing seats, coilovers, and exhaust system.
Check out the beautiful professional photos … CONTINUED
German tuning company, CLP Automotive, has unveiled its BMW M3 GT Interceptor, based off the M3 GTS. The CLP M3 GT features upgrades all around – aerodynamics, power, and handling.
The M3 GT Interceptor features a widebody kit with carbon fiber front bumper, hood, fenders with brake cooling vents, sideskirts, widened quarter panels/fenders, rear bumper, and high spoiler. The CLP Interceptor widebody kit alone is priced at 8,880 EUR.
To match its new go-faster look, the CLP M3 GT gets extra power via a G-power supercharger and Akrapovic … CONTINUED
Feature video for the Active Autowerke and M.A.C. E92 M3 coupe builds that we previously featured. Check out the live footage of the unique Reventon and Ithaca Green colored M3s inside.
WSTO assembled this customized track-inspired M3 for a customer to serve the dual purpose of road and track warrior. The customer had a shopping list of parts which included both cosmetic and performance related enhancements, and the result is certainly eye catching.
The final build included the following modifications:
- Eisenmann RACE with Challenge x pipe.
- Custom painted front grilles in matching alpine white
- Side grilles and the inside of the mirror caps painted in MAG Blue
- MAG Blue 18″ TE37 wrapped … CONTINUED
The Fire Orange color first debuted on the M3 GTS coupe as an exclusive color and is even now only available as a BMW Individual color order, which we’ve seen ordered on a E92 coupe and M3 coupe. This beautiful custom build by M3POST member lucky11308 is the first time we have seen a fire orange E90 M3 sedan, and we think it looks terrific!
Besides the custom fire orange color, this 2010 E90 M3 with DCT has the following modifications:
- Remus Sport Exhaust
- Vorsteiner … CONTINUED
Beautiful photoshoot of the recently completed Active Autowerke & Martino Auto Concepts E92 M3 Reventon and Verde Ithaca builds.
Watch a supercharged M3 take on a lethal Z4 with the V10 from the E60 M5 in a drag race. BMWs are not dragsters, but it’s mad fun watching a supercharged BMW V8 going against a BMW V10.
Here’s a great feature video featuring the Arkym Fire Orange M3 Supercharged with the ESS VT2-650 blower being dyno’d. Listen to that sound! Some bonus feature photos are also inside.
BMW held its BMW M Legendary Experience event in China last week, where they introduced another special M3 model for the Chinese market — the limited production BMW M3 Carbon Edition coupe. The M3 Carbon Edition is limited to just 111 units, at a cost of 1.23 million yuan (approximately $189,000 USD), and goes on sale in July. It joins the M3 Matte Edition and M3 Tiger Edition as Chinese-market only M3 editions.
The M3 Carbon Edition features, you guessed it, a focus on carbon fiber. All … CONTINUED
Vorsteiner has debuted its latest creation, their “Candy Cane” M3. While its color scheme is likely a bit much for most people’s daily driver tastes, the car’s purpose is to draw attention to its wares, which include: Vorsteiner GTRS3 Carbon Fiber Wide body Conversion
Vorsteiner Vented Carbon Fiber Race Hood
Vorsteiner VRS Carbon Fiber Boot Lid
Vorsteiner Lightweight Titanium Exhaust System
Vorsteiner V-309 Forged 5 Spoke … CONTINUED
The recently unveiled G-Power M3 GTS shows off a bit in these videos from its testing runs at Hockenheim. This super-GTS would go on to set a laptime at the Hockenheim track of 1.11,8 min. The G-Power M3 GTS features:
635 hp / 467 kW @ 7,800 r/min (+ 185 hp / 136 kW)
630 Nm 3,900 r/min (+ 190 Nm)
Top speed: 323 km/h
0-100 km/h: 4.2s
0-200 km/h: 11.9s
G-POWER SK II “Sporty Drive” supercharger system