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AC Schnitzer has released videos of its various exhaust systems for the F10 550i, Z4 sDrive35is, X6M, 135i, 335i, M3, including comparisons to the BMW factory exhaust.

Green Hell M3 Hits the Dyno

09/24/2010 at 9:30 AM
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With some encouragement from fellow M3post members, Green///Hell has finally put the supercharged Green Hell M3 on the dyno. Flat out power was never the sole focus of this car (it was put together to best maintain balance and trackability), but see inside for the results nonetheless.

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Turner Motorsports is one of the lucky owners of 1 of only 30 Frozen Gray M3 limited edition models. Never ones to leave stock alone however, they have already begun their conversion of the car into an even more trackable car.

For now, exclusive sized 18×10″ Volk Racing G2 Forged wheels have been fitted all around on this M3. A big benefit to running identically sized and offset wheels all around is the ease with which the tires will be rotated at the track. The wheels are … CONTINUED

733hp Manhart Racing V8RS Biturbo M3

09/07/2010 at 7:00 PM
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Tuning of the current generation M3 continues to advance impressively, such as Manhart’s latest M3 creation – the Manhart Racing V8RS Biturbo M3 with 733hp. This beast features a twin turbo v8 transplant, 205mph top speed, 8 speed DCT, CF seats, hood, spoilers, diffuser and lightweight doors. Titanium dual tip exhaust system, BBS challenge wheels, 8 piston front / 4 piston rear pistons!

Onyx Concept E92 M3

09/01/2010 at 9:29 PM
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Onyx Concept is best known for their work in the SUV market, most notably as a Range Rover tuner. But they have now expanded their portfolio to include a E92 M3 featuring their performance and cosmetic package. This includes Onyx Concept bumpers, sideskirts, and carbon fiber front spoiler, rear diffuser, spoiler lid, and hood. Buffalo hide leather and carbon fiber trim adorns the interior.

As for performance upgrades, this includes a tuning package producing 630 PS (621 hp). No details on this have yet been released, but … CONTINUED

Unique Take on Matte M3

08/26/2010 at 12:30 PM
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Truth be told, the matte paint look has begun to lose its luster with us (pun intended). Maybe it’s the rarely seen stripe on a BMW or maybe it’s just the great photography, but whatever it is, this unique matte black M3 has managed catch out attention.

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The full Arkym aero kit for the E92 M3 has been released, and featured on M3POST member Johnny Lin’s M3. Parts include the Arkym hood, front lip, rear diffuser, and trunk lid. Full set of photos inside.

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Motorsport24 has released two track versions of the E92 M3 – the M3 E92 Club Sport and M3 E92 Widebody. The former is a clubsport version fit for dual street / track use, while the E92 Widebody is intended for professional racing use. Full details and photos inside.

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Dutch tuning company Mosselman has announced their M3 MSL which is claimed to achieve a most impressive 500hp / 354lb-ft tq at just 4200rpm. This power is achieved with a redesigned carbon intake system, Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, Camshafts, cylinderheads, and custom software. To help handle that power is a custom suspension and 4-piston brake system.

Look good bits include an adjustable CF front splitter, a CF rear diffuser, CF trunk lid spoiler, and 20″ Mosselman wheels.

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We have reported a few times before on Paul Walker’s supercharged M3 and his love of racing – no, not a quarter mile at a time =) But this is the first good clip which demonstrates his substantial racing skills. Seen here is a race between him and a 650hp Mini CooperS.

G-Power BMW M3 GT2 S First Drive

07/06/2010 at 12:05 PM
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InsideLine has gotten some wheel time behind the drool-icious G-Power M3 GT2 S and has put up not only a comprehensive first drive report but a nice photo gallery to go along with it. Here are some excerpts but make sure to follow the jump at the bottom.

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Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.

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The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.

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We previously reported on Paul Walker’s participation in the Redline Time Attack series with an M3, which has now been supercharged by Gintani. Check out this video of Paul Walker’s Redline Time Attack M3 being shaken down by G-Stig at Big Willow. Warning: the digestion of a Corvette and Porsche may be too graphic for some viewers.

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The “Green Hell” M3 by IND recently competed in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club, its first taste of serious performance racing after being force fed and fitted with various other racing bits. According to accounts, it performed admirably.

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APP Europe has unveiled its Stoptech BMW M3 Trackday Edition, featuring both performance and cosmetic upgrades. Power is bumped up 30hp and 40Nm torque and achieved by Collaction AG. The 6-piston/4-piston STR Stoptech brakes increase stopping power while lightening the M3 by over 8kg. Lightweight wheels further lighten the car by 6kg, and the handling is further improved with KW clubsport suspension. The Akrapovic titanium evolution exhaust system gives provides a meaner soundtrack while saving 23kg over the stock exhaust system.

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GTHaus BMW M3 Widebody unveiled

06/10/2010 at 1:45 PM
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Want to make your road legal M3 look as if it came straight from a Le Mans race and instantly quash any street racer’s desire to race you? German tuner GTHaus’ new M3 widebody kit may achieve exactly that. The GTHaus M3 features a fully carbon fiber widebody kit with massive fenders, front bumper with splitters, sideskirts with winglets, and huge rear wing, , as well as 20″ wheels (11×20″/13×20″), and Brembo BBK. The bodykit is priced at around $12,500.

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Mr. Fast and Furious himself, Paul Walker will be behind the wheel of a built E93 M3 and joins Paul Dentice and Richard Taylor on the AE Performance team competing in the 2010 Redline Time Attack series. Check out the stripped down M3′s specs and photos inside.