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Ok hold on to your mice! Fifth Gear pits the E92 M3 vs the C63 AMG. Let the flame wars begin :)

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Well I finally managed to get copies of the photos from my magazine shoot back in October last year! Its only taken 3 months to get them! There were quite a few, but Ive taken my favourites from the various locations we shot, and uploaded them to this thread…. Hope you enjoy

These are all copyright of James Lipman Photography, so please do not reproduce them without contacting me or James @ jameslipman.com!

On the road…

Motorway blast!

UR02SLO

Cornering the Ring…

Charging through the Adenau forest…

Ring mist.

Crowd pleaser…

Yours truely…

Eau Rouge

Spa lapper..

Racing twin…

Last lap…

Woodland

Step into my … CONTINUED

Promo Video of New M3 Convertible

01/21/2008 at 6:51 PM
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Enjoy some new M3 E93 videos courtesy of YouTube

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Love modified BMWs? So do I obviously. This is a must see for some sick E92 M3s

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Unfortunatly, theres nothing that new in these pics. What they do show us is that the facelifted E90 will include:

1) a new bumper design that is mildly changed, but more pronounced, with kidney grills that are more E92-like
2) a new hood, unclear what design they will go towards
3) very mild rear bumper change
4) new inner tailight cluster design, possibly going back to the original pre-production E90 tailight design (thats a trivia question for the newer E90 owners.. what was the original E90 tailight design that was nixed at the last … CONTINUED

BMW M-DCT Information

01/15/2008 at 6:48 PM
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Full press release
PDF: –> BMW M-DCT w/ Drivelogic 7-speed dual-clutch Transmission Info

EU-consumtion:

M3 coupe manual: 12,4 l/100km
M3 coupe M DCT: 11,9 l/100km

M3 sedan manual: 12,4 l/100km
M3 sedan M DCT: 11,9 l/100km

M3 cabrio manual: 12,9 l/100km
M3 cabrio M DCT: 12,3 l/100km

German Price: 3800,- Euro – confirmed by BMW-Speaker
Code: 2MK

M3 coupe manual: 4.8s 0-100kmh (1580kg by DIN)
M3 coupe M DCT: 4.6s 0-100kmh (1600kg by DIN)

M3 sedan manual: 4.9s 0-100kmh (1605kg by DIN)
M3 sedan M DCT: 4.7s 0-100kmh (1625kg by DIN)

M3 cabrio manual: 5.3s 0-100kmh (1810kg by DIN)
M3 cabrio M DCT: 5.1s … CONTINUED

Official BMW M3 Pricing!!!!!!!!!!

01/13/2008 at 6:47 PM
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Official: Pricing for the M3

M3 E92: $57,275

M3 E90: $54,575

(includes $775 destination charge)
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Options pricing from: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107324

-Premium Package-Power folding mirrors, universal garage opener, digital compass mirror, BMW Assist, Novillo Leather interior and choice of three optional interior trims. – $1900
-Technology Package- EDC, M Drive, Comfort Access, and navigation system – $3250
-19″ wheels with performance tires in mixed sizes (style 220) – $1200
-Electronic Damping Control (EDC) – $1000
-Extended Novillo Leather Interior – $2000 or $1100 with Premium Package
-Enhanced Premium Sound – $1900
M3 Coupe: … CONTINUED

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BMW officially took the wraps off its first US market diesels since the mid-1980s today at the Detroit Auto Show. The 335d and exceedingly awkwardly named X5 xDrive35d are getting BMWs dual turbocharged 3.0L inline six diesel starting this fall. The 265-hp, 425-lb.ft. torque monster will make these vehicles among the most fuel-efficient and best performing vehicles in their class. They will also be among the cleanest being 50 state legal with particulate filters and a urea injection system that BMW is calling BluePerformance. So far no word on pricing, … CONTINUED

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DCT has long been projected as arriving with the E90/E92 M3. Well today we had a gift in the form of images of the E93 M3 Convertible which is also equipped with M-DCT. Two for one today!

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Summary: $33,875 for 128i and $39,875 for 135i

PRICING ANNOUNCED FOR THE ALL-NEW BMW 1 SERIES CONVERTIBLE AT ITS WORLD DEBUT DURING THE 2008 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 13, 2008… Those whose definition of pure driving pleasure includes wind in the face and sunshine above now have even more to smile about, as pricing was announced today for the new BMW 1 Series Convertible during its world debut at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The vehicle, which goes on sale … CONTINUED

PowerHouse Amuse Ericsson BMW E92 M3

01/10/2008 at 9:15 PM
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This is one of the most stunning new tuner M3s I have seen yet. This car is worked up by previosuly unknown tuner (to me) Ericsson which is aparently Japanese tuner Amuse’s namebrand for its work on German cars. Not a bad first outing, although most of the beauty is because of the BBS wheels.

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The upcoming PAS “Progressive Activity Sedan” from BMW has its interior photographed. While there is nothing unexpected here, it is a phenominal interior design worth a look!