Motortrend takes on a direct comparison of the BMW 1M coupe and 2011 BMW M3 on the backroads. What’s their conclusion? Here are some of their more notable reactions.
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.
Must see for M Fans. Here’s a great video into why BMW called M the most powerful letter. Insight into how M cars are crafted – design, clay modeling, wind tunnel testing, engine development and testing, dyne testing, and finally the real world testing at the Nurburgring.
M3POST member and Dutch race car driver Junior Strous drives a BMW E92 M3 coupe on the Zandvoort race track in The Netherlands. Here is the on board footage of the M3 being driven to the absolute limit with a best laptime of 2.02.943 with a passenger on board.
Technical Lap Info: ’09 E92 M3 DCT, Toyo Proxes T1 Sport (Street tyres) 245/265 OEM 19″, Fully Loaded Zip Tuning Chip Mod, Performance Steering Wheel, DSI-Stinger/Front + Rear Laser Shield, F+R Stoptech BBK, Custom Brake Duct Cooling … 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
M3POST member ssabripo shares wish us his european delivery journal in which he took delivery of an interlagos blue E90 M3 with Individual interior. Check out the beautiful pics of his gorgeous car (especially that two-toned interior), as well as the rest of their trip.
The M3POST vs. MBWORLD Royal Purple Forum Wars episode has just aired. The race pitted M3POST member Drake Kemper in his E92 M3 versus his opponent in a C63 AMG and included a quarter mile run, an autocross run, and a slalom. We won’t spoil the results for you, so see inside.
BMW Performance Parts Manager Eric Riehle recently took questions from United BMW gathered from Bimmerpost members. On video, he addresses BMW Performance plans for limited slip differential, lease residualization program, new electronic performance steering wheel, M3 performance parts, and N54/N55 performance power kits. Check out the interview inside.
The Smoking Tire undertakes a review of the E92 M3 Competition (ZCP) model and echoes what we’ve all heard before – that the M3 remains the benchmark for cars in its segment. Along with the beautiful scenery in this video review, Farah makes some great points which echoes why we and our M3 members all love the M3.
Here is a sneak peek into BMW’s 2011 Chinese ad campaign promoting the M series. It’s a bit over-the-top for the rest of the world, but makes sense for the Chinese market’s tastes.
The results are in from BMW Motorrad’s feature showdown pitting Nico Bastian in the BMW M3 and Rico Penzkofer on the BMW S 1000 RR Superbike, on a track to see which/who is faster. The two are placed on a track to see whether car or bike catches the other first. Results inside…
BMW Motorrad has posted a teaser clip of an upcoming showdown feature pitting Nico Bastian in the BMW M3 and Rico Penzkofer on the BMW S 1000 RR Superbike, on a track to see which/who is faster. The feature video and results will be posted on May 2nd and we can’t wait to see which of BMWs current best-of-crop track carvers will come out on top.
Here’s an oldie but a goodie nevertheless – a great video of the story behind the current generation M3, as explained by the BMW M engineers responsible for the development of the much acclaimed M3.
M3post member and Dutch race car driver Junior Strous takes his modified E92 M3 on the Spa-Francorchamps race track in Belgium and records the run from a great track level perspective. JuniorM3 accomplishes a great lap time of 3:04:962
BMW M3 Frozen Edition. This car is just beyond cool. Just to remind everyone here, this is the South Africa only vehicle, of which 25 examples were produced (25th anniversary anyone?). The folks over at Car Magazine (South Africa), got their hands on a Frozen Black one, modified with a locally-installed AC Schnitzer exhaust system, modified air box and revised engine management to take the M3 up to 330 kW and 420 N.m.
Just to recap, the M3 Frozen Edition sport black or gray matte paint, … CONTINUED
Fifth Gear’s Vicki Butler-Henderson undergoes what we’d imagine a religious experience would look like when she drives the M3 GTS, calling it one of the best cars she’s ever driven (and she’s tested A LOT). Her enthusiastic reaction to the car is infectious and you can’t help but share in her excitement. Video inside.
We have added a live-look video of the BMW M underground garage for your viewing pleasure. It hopefully gives our readers a better sense of the mystique and aura of the environment, which only added to the truly special moment and the heritage of the collection of cars we were witnessing.
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