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Our coverage of M cars from this weekend’s BMW M Experience at the Indianapolis MotoGP continues with the first exhaust clips of the F10 M5 safety car showing off its badass Akropovic exhaust system, the production F10 M5, and some more 1M safety car pics.

The videos below were taken during the M5 safety car’s police escorted drive from the race track to downtown Indianapolis, where it was shown off to BMW M Experience VIPs and passerbys.

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We’ve updated with even more photos of the F10 M5 safety car, official safety car of the MotoGP, which is making its debut this weekend to M VIP at the Indianapolis MotoGP race.

The new photos feature the M5 safety car posing on the race track, as well as some pics from the police escort it received from the track to downtown Indianapolis. It drew quite a crowd in front of the hotel as you can see!

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In the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the right tire can often be the difference between finishing at the top of the podium or the back of the pack. Because every fraction of a second matters, Dunlop is constantly improving its tires to remain a step ahead of the competition.

Learn how Dunlop engineers work with BMW Team RLL to develop winning race tires for their pair of BMW M3 GTs.

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Elkhart Lake , Wis. – Aug. 20, 2011 Although a third consecutive GT victory at Road America was not to be, BMW Team RLL ended today’s American Le Mans Series Road Race Showcase with a double podium finish.

In what was a very exciting race both M3 GTs took their turn leading the four hour contest. At the end, the No. 55 of Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner finished second for the duos third consecutive podium finish. The No. 56 of Joey Hand and Dirk Muller came … CONTINUED

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Despite a stop-and-go penalty for contact served by each BMW Team RLL M3 GT during today’s American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Mosport the team still finished the two-hour-and-forty-five-minute race third and fourth in the 14-car GT class to retain the lead in manufacturer, driver and team championship standings.

Starting from the class pole for a third consecutive time the No. 56 M3 GT of Joey Hand led the first 30 laps of the race with the No. 55 M3 GT of Bill Auberlen running third, … CONTINUED

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The Number 56 BMW M3 GT with Dirk Muller at the wheel picked up right where it left off two weeks ago – at the front of the American Le Mans Series GT field after qualifying on the class pole for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Mosport outside of Toronto, Canada. With a 1:17. 08 second lap of the 2.459-mile, 10-turn Mosport International Raceway circuit, Müller will lead the 14-car GT class to the green flag for the start of the two-hour-and-forty-five-minute race tomorrow.

The No. 55 M3 … CONTINUED

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Here is BMW’s official introduction video of the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car (official press release and info) which will make its appearance in race form for the first time during the 2012 DTM season next year.

The video shows scenes from last week’s unveiling at The Welt. It also traces BMW’s DTM roots – 11 successful years (which ended in 1992) during which BMW was champion 3 times, had 49 victories, and went to the podium over 150 times. Three models were in use, 635csi, 323i, … CONTINUED

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This weekend BMW Team RLL will bring its M3 GT win streak north of the border to the venerable Mosport International Raceway for the Grand Prix of Mosport. The only American Le Mans Series event in Canada, the historic road course has only given up only one podium finish to the team in two previous seasons – a third place finish last year by Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner.

Following a dominating performance at Lime Rock Park and a third consecutive victory for Joey Hand and Dirk … CONTINUED

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Here is a great set of photos from this past weekend’s DTM mega event at the Munich Olympic Stadium, as well as BMW’s reveal of the M3 DTM Concept Car at the BMW Welt.

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Our member Dackelone got up close and personal with the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car at The Welt just a day after its official reveal. Inside are a great set of photos showing lots of the M3 DTM car’s large and finer deatils.

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Video from the BMW M3 DTM concept car reveal at The Welt yesterday, featuring interviews with its two drivers – Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus, as well as BMW Motorsports’ new director – Jens Marquardt.

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Cool video from Fastlanedaily’s Leo Parente, who traveled to the ALMS race at Lime Rock (which the BMW team won) to speak with the ALMS team, engineers, and driver about how the production M3 compares to the M3 GT race car.

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We’ve updated our BMW M3 DTM photos with a slew of new looks from its reveal today at the press event at The Welt. See inside.

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Just two weeks after the official roll-out of the new racing car for the 2012 DTM season, BMW presented the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car. Dr. Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for development, and BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt unveiled the car on Friday evening in the Double Cone building at Munich’s BMW Welt. As part of the DTM event in the Olympic Stadium, the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car will be on show to motorsport fans and visitors … CONTINUED

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BMW Team RLL’s official photographer happens to be a M3POST member and M3 owner, which means we get to see some great photos from ALMS events this season from him. Check out this thread where he shares some great candids, live race footage, and pics from the race paddock.

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Just in time to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the BMW Group’s international cultural commitment, the legendary BMW Art Car Collection can now be seen for the first time within a virtual video tour on the Internet. For the first time, an extensive virtual overview of the origin, history and development of the collection is available on the Internet. In addition to extensive photographic material, a film has been devoted to every single one of the 17 “works of art on wheels”, each of … CONTINUED

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BMW Team RLL continued their dominance in the ALMS GT class by winning at the Northeast Grand Prix ALMS race at Lime Rock this afternoon. The No. 56 M3 GT took advantage of its pole position on the starting grid to bring home the 1st place finish, at the hands of drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Muller.

This win represents BMW’s 3rd consequent ALMS victory (following wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Long Beach, the first two races of the season) and extends both BMW’s … CONTINUED

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BMW Team RLL has set themselves up well for tomorrow’s ALMS Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock by qualifying in the 1 and 2 spots on the starting grid for tomorrow. Joey Hand took pole position with the No. 56 BMW M3 GT car with a 50.925 second lap (each lap is 1.474 miles). Not only was this the fastest lap during qualifying, but it was also a new qualifying lap record.

BMW’s No. 55 M3 qualified second under the piloting of Dirk Werner with a … CONTINUED