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Watch a 2012 BMW Motorsport DTM test drive at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal by Joey Hand, via his on-board helmet cam.

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As the 2012 DTM season enters the finishing straight, BMW Motorsport is already on course for next year: As of 2013, four BMW teams will do battle for points and victories in the popular touring car series. Like BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG, newly-formed BMW Team MTEK will also run two BMW M3 DTMs.

By increasing its contingent to eight cars, BMW Motorsport is intensifying its commitment to the DTM and will now compete on a par with the other two manufacturers … CONTINUED

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The battle for the title in the DTM remains exciting: Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of his BMW Bank M3 DTM, was first across the finish line at the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” to claim his third victory of the season in the eighth race of the year. After 51 laps of racing, the BMW Team Schnitzer driver, who started from pole, came home 0.629 seconds ahead of Mercedes driver Gary Paffett (GB).

Dirk Werner (DE) finished fourth in the E-POSTBRIEF BMW M3 DTM to record his … CONTINUED

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New feature video on the Afrox / ADF F30 race car where the viewer gets a great look and listen at the race car with its Akrapovic exhaust system and BMW M Performance Parts.

SPECS:

2,998 pounds (1360kg)
408hp / 443 lb-ft torque (600nm)
MoTeC ECU
Turbos boost lowered to maximum 0.7 bar and 40mm turbo inlet restrictor
M Performance front brakes (370mm)
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Watch the M1, 3.0CSL, M3s and Other Iconic M Racecars In Action at the BMW Oldtimer GP 2012 @ Nurburgring.

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The annual UK National BMW Festival was recently held at the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. This year’s event celebrated the 40 years of BMW Motorsport and the 60th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of GB.

Check out the massive set of photos inside.

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BMW gives new meaning to the term ‘going airborn’ by setting up the Jeff Koons designed BMW M3 GT2 Art Car for its latest photo shoot.

Last week, the company put the BMW M3 Art Car on top of Pulpit Rock in Norway – 604 metres above the ground for its latest cameo. The crew waited two days for good weather to finally drop the M3 GT2 atop the famous rock.

Check out the video and resulting photo inside.

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The BMW RLL race team won the ALMS Road America race last weekend in Wisconsin, making it BMW’s 3rd win in 4 years at Road America.

Many BIMMERPOST members were there to witness the closest finish in ALMS history, including Gary, who shares with us this great photo set from the race.

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For the press launch of the 2013 M6 coupe, M5 sedan, 7 series LCI, and Alpina B7, BMW also brought out some M and Motorsports hardware from years past (and current) to commemorate BMW M GmbH’s 40th birthday this year.

On hand was a streetable M1 (actually running), E92 M3 GT2 car, BMW GTP, BMW M1 racer, and of course the BMW 3.0CSL which you can say kicked off BMW M. Bonus gallery of another M1 from another recent product preview event.

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BIMMERPOST was in attendance at the 40th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix @ the Nurburgring. Not only was it an occasion for the 40th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, but it was also ///M’s 40th Birthday! To celebrate, BMW brought some mighty tasty ///M cars to this classic car race weekend. We are glad to share our huge set of sights from the event with you.

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BMW’s second victory of its comeback season: Bruno Spengler (CA) won the sixth DTM race of the year at the Nürburgring (DE). The 28-year-old, at the wheel of the BMW Bank M3 DTM, crossed the line 6.703 seconds clear of runner-up Edoardo Mortara (IT, Audi). Martin Tomczyk (DE) came home in third in his BMW M Performance Parts M3 DTM.

After the triumph at the Lausitzring (DE) in just the second race back after a 20-year absence from the DTM, Spengler, who started from pole, once again … CONTINUED

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Prior to winning the ALMS race at Road America yesterday in the M3 GT race car with co-driver Bill Auberlen, J

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For the third time in four seasons of American Le Mans Series competition, BMW Team RLL saw one if its BMW M3 GTs cross the Road America (US) finish line first to win the four-hour Road America Road Race Showcase. While the DTM event at the Nürburgring (DE) provides the back drop for the “40 Years of BMW M” celebrations this weekend, BMW Team RLL made the perfect birthday present by claiming GT victory in the sixth round of the ALMS.

On Saturday it was Bill Auberlen … CONTINUED

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BMW M GmbH celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and they have released a video reviewing the motorsports roots of BMW, a history punctuated by the iconic 3.0 CSL, M1 and E30 M3.

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No braking company has more panache all-around than AP Racing, not even Brembo. The Brembo Group purchased AP Racing (formerly Lockheed/AP founded in 1919) in 1999, yet each still operate separately today. Brembo’s headquarters are in Italy and AP is in England.

Both compete against each other in nearly all global racing series, with some mildly applied rules for OE accounts. Brembo is better equipped to handle the larger production runs (like Porsche, Mercedes, Nissan, Hyundai, Ford, GM, etc.) with factories in many countries, while AP Racing … CONTINUED

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BMW Classic prepares historic M racers for the Nürburgring Oldtimer-Grand-Prix held on August 11th and 12th… next weekend.

2012 is a special year for all BMW M fans with BMW M GmbH – formerly known as BMW Motorsport GmbH – marking its 40th birthday. BMW Classic is celebrating the anniversary with an array of highlights at this year’s edition of Germany’s largest classic car race at the Nürburgring. BMW M is not alone in reaching an important landmark; the event itself also has its 40th birthday this … CONTINUED

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Great feature video covering the VS Motorsports GTS-4 E92 M3 coupe racer competing in the Autobahn Country Club NASA GTS-4 race.

Watch as VS Motorsports owner (and driver of the M3) pilots the VS GTS-4 M3 with one hand bound in a cast.

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Have an up close look at the various DTM race cars from the NorisRing in Nuremberg, as well as the DTM displays at the BMW Welt during the DTM weekend in Munich.