I run across prototype X series vehicles being tested in the mountains all the time and came across this X3 a few week ago. I outpaced my M5 through 3rd gear numerous times and it was hell to keep up with in the twisties that I know fairly well. Im no slouch with much track time and the M5 has H&R/Koni SAs. I dont know what engine they had in it but it was a bullet.
Read inside for a very interesting interview regarding the revised EDC (electronic dampening control) suspension in the new M3 ZCP Competition Package. Some new info is provided by Philipp Wänninger, responsible at BMW M for chassis tests at the axles, steering, suspension, and damping systems and a crucial contributor to the tuning of the new Competition Package for the BMW M3.
BMW has just released this great video of the M3 GTS being put through hotlaps on the Nurburgring, with M division test driver Günter Schilling at the helm.
E90post member fluidkaos has just recently returned from a nearly 1 month long european delivery where he drove his 335i coupe throughout western and central europe! We’ve seen many ED journals before, but these are some of the best photos we’ve ever seen from an euro delivery trip, so make sure to check it out.
The all clear has been given for the launch of the BMW M3 GTS to market. The E92 M3 GTS represents the most powerful and track dedicated version of the M3 coupe, featuring a 450bhp engine and fully revised suspension, chassis, aerodynamics, and interior, all towards the best track experience possible.
Richard Aucock provides some interesting details on how the new X5 has more X5M DNA than some might think. For example, systems such as the DTC profile and M-specific xDrive profile have been brought down from the touted X5M into the new standard X5.
M3post member DLSJ5 took his Gintani supercharged M3 on a one day 700+ mile round trip to Sacramento Raceway to truly test its capabilities. Though the trip was long, the results made it worthwhile. He was able to achieve a very impressive 1/4 mile trap speed of 131.67mph!
Florida Bimmerpost members from E90post, M3post, 1addicts, and 5post met over this weekend under beautiful skies and in their beautiful BMWs. The meet was held in Markham Park in Weston, FL. Check out their images inside.
Brescia/Munich. 70 years after its victory in the 1940 Mille Miglia, the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupé has once again emerged as the winner of this tradition-steeped Italian event. Giuliano Cané and Lucia Galliani authoritatively steered the Coupé through the numerous trials and clocked up the 1,000 miles through Italy without a single technical hitch. Enzo Ciravolo and Maria Leitner rounded off the BMW triumph by coming third in a series-production BMW 328, clinching another parallel to the Mille Miglia of 70 years ago when … CONTINUED
Jon Sibal pens the upcoming M1 / 1M convertible, which has been said to be in the works and will debut after the coupe version. As with all of Sibal’s work, it’s an impressive and definitely plausible take on what the upcoming M1 / 1M convertible will resemble.