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BIMMERPOST once again sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack taking place on 4/6-4/7, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California. As in previous events, we saw some of the most powerful European, Domestic, and Japanese cars go head-to-head on a half mile stretch of tarmac. The classes ranged from 400hp+ all the way to 1000hp+

This race features a ESS VT3-750 Supercharged M3 vs Mclaren MP4-12C (with performance upgrade – 616hp). Results in the video.

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The BMW F80 M3 sedan prototype has once again been spotted in Southern California – Los Angeles to be exact.

Those are non-production mirrors on the prototype. The production ones remain hidden under more advanced prototypes

here is the latest list of what we know about the F80/F82 so far:

Lighter than current M3
targeting E46 M3 weight (source)
More powerful than current M3
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The BMW Group sold more vehicles in March than in any other month in its history. The company sold a total of 191,269 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles in the past month, exceeding the previous all-time high in March last year (185,741 units/+3.0%). The company also achieved a new high for the first three months: Retail volumes for the year to the end of March increased by 5.3% to 448,200 units (prev. yr. 425,543 units).

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The eight BMW DTM M3 cars which will race for BMW Motorsports in the upcoming 2013 DTM season were recently unveiled at a special event at BMW Welt. Prior to that however, the team was busy test driving and making preparations for the upcoming season at Valencia and Jerez tracks in Spain.

The eight BMW drivers will next test their cars at Hockenheim (Germany) for the final pre-season test, ahead of the start of the season in four weeks time. Enjoy the sights and sounds below!… CONTINUED

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BMW may not be producing an F11 M5 touring model, but that hasn’t stopped Studie from assembling its own, albeit in cosmetic form only.

Starting with a titanium silver F11 528i, they added the M5′s front fenders, side view mirrors, and rear diffuser, while molding their own custom front bumper.

These pics give us a good idea at how good an F11 M5 would have been.

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Watch as a tuned F10 M5 belonging to M5POST member Niko1414 takes on various cars at the latest Airstrip Attack races.

The races featured in the videos are against a CLS 63, 997 Turbo, C63, and Lamborghini LP560.

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The BMW 328i has been selected as the winner of the Cars.Com Sports Sedan Challenge. The 3 Series emerged as the winner in a series of evaluations including race track testing, instrumented measurements, street driving and a long distance trip on different types of roads.

The BMW 3 Series and five competitor cars were judged by a panel of experts from Cars.com, MotorWeek, and USA Today. The cars were also judged by actual car shoppers who were in the market for a sport sedan and were … CONTINUED

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Caradvice of Australia reviews the BMW M135i against a group of small sports sedans and hatchback – the Subaru WRX STI, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Volkswagen Golf R.

Who comes out on top? They call the M135i an “obvious winner.”

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One of the first Spring meets this year on the East coast just took place on Long Island. Beginning with a meet, greet, and food at at the Americana in Manhasset. The group of 150+ M cars then cruised to Huntington at Mill Dam Park for a quick BBQ.

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Check out some photos of this beautifully restored E30 325e with the S52 E36 M3 engine.

BMW E92 M3 Race Dedicated Build

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Here is a personal E92 M3 race build by M3POST member manonfire.

Check out the build process photos as well as the finished car (photos and videos).

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Exciting news for auto racing fans, including BMW Motorsports fans. GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which administers the popular German DTM racing series, have entered into a cooperation agreement to bring a version of DTM to North America. The earliest the new series would begin would be 2015.

If this comes to fruition, not only would we see BMW DTM cars racing against Audi and Mercedes DTM in North America, but also again Japanese Super GT cars from Honda, Nissan and … CONTINUED

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BMW Motorsport has passed another important milestone on the way to the start of the 2013 DTM season: On Saturday the BMW Welt in Munich (DE), located next to the company’s headquarters, was the stage for the spectacular launch of all eight BMW M3 DTM cars the reigning champions are going to contest the 2013 season with in the popular touring car series.

Usually, the “Premiere” in the BMW Welt is reserved for those BMW customers who have come to take delivery of their cars. But, … CONTINUED

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First live look at the BMW X4 Concept, including a walkaround and closeups, as well as the lights in action.

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Are the BMW 1M coupe and/or Mustang Boss 302 better drivers cars than the benchmark E90/E92 M3?

EverydayDriver takes a look at the 3 cars and gives their answer to this question.

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What happens, if you put four BMW DTM drivers in a BMW M3 car and give them some track time? Right, this will be fun. However, it gets even better if a tiny fifth passenger joins them…

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These photos were posted to the BMW M Training facebook page, previewing the first Nordschleife Training classes starting this Sunday. There will be more throughout the Summer.

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Munich/Doha, 5th April 2013. Anniversary of a successful partnership: when the 2013 MotoGP World Championship gets underway with the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend, BMW M will be starting its 15th season as “Official Car of MotoGP”. BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 and provides the official Safety Cars.

The first of many highlights over the course of the anniversary comes at the opening round, which will be held at the “Losail International Circuit” in Qatar: the first public outing of the BMW M6 … CONTINUED