Looking for a primer on Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)? Learn more from this white paper by an M3post moderator explaining the basics and dispelling some myths behind this increasingly popular material in production cars and aftermarket parts.
Here’s a great M3 video review by the guys at Flatoutproject, featuring three M3s being run and reviewed in the Alps, along with some scenic stops along the way.
Still not sure if you want to order a 1M? Performance drive one yourself at the Spartanburg Performance Center this Summer. The 1M will be added to the performance center driving school fleet in just a few months time.
Here is a great clip fully explaining the details and ideas behind the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive vehicle, a concept that shows how cars could be connected to their environment and driver in the future.
M3post member davem3fan will be pitting his mostly stock E90 M3 ZCP in the One Lap of America race against the entire field and more modified cars like the Schaut Active Autowerke E90 M3. Make sure to follow along his race journal thread as he updates before (prep and testing), during, and after the race.
The countdown to the F10 M5 has officially begun. Here’s another teaser video from M-Power.com starring Dr. Kay Segler, CEO at BMW M GmbH, and some shots of a slightly disguised M5 during winter testing. We’re looking forward to learning all the details about the M5 in the coming weeks.
But, if that’s not good enough for you or you simply can’t wait that long, M-Power.com might have something for you. Register at the M-Power.com Closed Room and let BMW M know which dreams you associate with … CONTINUED
Some say “a picture is worth a thousand words,” so we’ll make this short, especially since most of you can’t wait to scroll down to see all the goodies below. Huge 1-series enthusiast Dackelone embarked on a not-so-short trip to the Welt just to witness the Black 1M live and to share his photos with everyone. A big thanks to him! So without further ado….. see inside!
Here are the first pics of the Netherlands-only limited edition Frozen Gray M3 Coupe Track Edition, courtesy of Autogespot. The track edition’s special bits include:
-frozen gray (matte) paint over black novillo leather w/ red stitching
-equipped w/ (zcp) competition package
-black 359m wheels
-black front grill
-bmw performance exhaust
-bmw performance splitters (carbon fiber)
-bmw performance spoiler (carbon fiber)
-bmw performance mirror caps (carbon fiber)
-brake calipers painted red
Congrats to our F10 owners, you are driving one of the three finalist cars for the 2011 World Car of the Year Award (and potentially the eventual winner)!. The finalist group was just announced at the Geneva autoshow and the winner will be picked at this year’s New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
The BMW 320d EfficientDynamics has made the Top Three Finalist for the 2011 World Green Car Award! Its competition will be the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf. The finalist group was just announced at the Geneva autoshow and the winner will be picked at this year’s New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 21, 2011.