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Three M3 friends journey to the famed Tail of the Dragon, all the way from New York. Here is their journal:

M3Poster’s studentloan, nstanovic and ringmeister made the trip from New York to North Carolina to what has to be one of the best roads in America, US129 aka “Tail of the Dragon”. 313 corners in 11 miles has been on my mind for years and finally over the weekend we took our M3′s to challenge the myth of this road. We weren’t disappointed!

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A behind the scenes look at the annual European Car Tuner GP by European Car magazine. Watch and listen to what it takes to be a part of this diverse competition from the dyno, the drag strip and to the track.

For full Tuner GP results stay tuned for the Feb. 2014 issue of european car magazine.

Video: Raucous F80 M3 Cold Start

11/13/2013 at 2:00 PM
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Have a listen at the F80 M3 with its bi-turbo s55 inline 6 cylinder engine and exhaust during a cold start.

This M3 sounds a bit ‘off’, particularly during idle, so perhaps the exhaust is still being tuned on this car or the recording device has distorted the actual sound. The M3/M4 has sounded better in previous videos (reposted below).

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Watch the i3 drag race the E92 M3! Via businesscarmanager.com:

THE UK launch of the BMW i3 – call it the German take on the electric car – saw groups of journalists driving out to ex-F1 circuit Brands Hatch in a fleet of brand new i3s.

When we got there, we were unleashed on the track.

In an unexpected twist, BMW lined up professional instructors in a pair of V8-powered M3s, the idea being that we’d drag-race them from a standing start to 60mph, the classic … CONTINUED

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A “chill out mix” of the impressive Blue Max M3 project by IND Distribution.

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Watch as three BMW E92 M3 Coupes perform in the 2013 Beijing Air Show.

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We’ve now added a video of the Yas Marina Blue F80 M3!

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Watch the E90/E92 M3 take on some beefy cabrios.

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Now that much tech specs for the F80 M3 / F82 M4 have been revealed, do you perceive the M3 any differently when seeing it in action?

We can finally be sure that what we are seeing and hearing is an M3 powered by its 3.0L bi-turbo inline 6 S55 engine outputting approximately 430 hp, far beyond 369 lb-ft, and to a redline just north of 7500 RPM.

Here is the F80 M3 prototype continuing some final testing on the Nurburgring ahead of its January debut at … CONTINUED

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Now that the M3 M4 technology day has come and gone, with access being granted to the press for the first time, BMW has released a slew of official track video footage of the prototypes. And since these are officially released videos, they feature some of the best quality video and audio yet of the F80 M3 / F82 M4.

For all the videos that have come about from the recent M3/M4 technology day, check the Videos section of our Tech Guide thread.

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You’ve already seen the M3/M4 technical presentation slides in our Official Tech Guide Thread. Now view the presentation as it was meant to be digested – in animated form.

Who doesn’t like fancy 360 degree rotating views and animated technical blow-ups… we definitely do.

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We’ve shared with you the M3/M4 official specs and our ride-along/workshop notes, now have an on board look as we ride with Bruno Spengler in the M4 prototype at BMW’s proving grounds near Munich.

Bruno shares his thoughts on the EPS (electric power steering), turbos, transmission and testing on the Nurburgring.

And if you’re wondering whether the in-cabin sounds you hear are artificially enhanced via Active Sound, we asked and were told by one of the BMW engineers that there was absolutely no artificial sound feature. … CONTINUED