An M3POST member shares his newly delivered Phoenix Yellow E92 M3 with us:
After 3.5 months of patiently waiting, my 2013 Phoenix Yellow/Fox Red Extended E92 M3 is here. As far as I know it is one of very very very few in the country. No pictures I have ever taken have done justice to show this color properly, something you must see in person to truly appreciate and give an honest opinion of.
I am one of the few who is completely obsessed with Phoenix Yellow (owner of an e46 M3 in Phoenix as well). When I ordered this car I was somewhat concerned with how it would look as I’ve seen photos of 6 series, 5 series and even regular 3 series in Phoenix and … CONTINUED
This weekend was the annual Sport Auto (a German car magazine) drift challenge and fastest lap around HockenheimRing.
Sport Auto calls it: “High Performance Days”. Its generally just a bad a$$ car show with a track day thrown in for good measure. All the German manufactures bring their museum and production cars for display. And then you have the drifting crowd that brings their machines to shred tires with! Its a great weekend car event. We went and toured the paddock area for a few hours Friday. The event is held all weekend a Hockenheim near Frankfurt/Heidelberg area. Here are our pics.
Excellent short feature film capturing the scenes and action at the 2013 24 Hours Nurburgring race.
BMW put on one unique light show at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este by way of a vintage five-cylinder BMW radial engine powered Klemm L25 airplane.
This light show will undoubtedly perpetuate the common myth that the BMW roundel symbolizes a spinning airplane propeller blade - from the days when BMW built aircraft engine in the early 20th century. But, as we’ve reported before, the roundel has a different origin. See the second video below where Kai Jacobson, BMW’s in-house historian explains the true origin of one of the world’s most recognizable logos today.
Street vs. Air, Racecar vs. Aircraft, Drift Ace vs. Action Pilot: Drift pro Dominic Tiroch with his Dotz BMW E92 (M3) DD1 drifting versus former Red Bull Air Race world champion Hannes Arch in his Zivko Edge 540. A nail-biting battle that couldn’t be any more thrilling and comes with a surprising, action game showdown.
The F32 BMW 4 Series Coupe (435i) is currently making its rounds in Denmark at BMW dealers. A BIMMERPOST member recently had some up close and personal time with the 435i coupe and shares his impressions with us:
First of all, the car was shown in Denmark at the presentation of the 3GT and only the two 3GTs was in the showroom. Everybody were asked to either give the dealer their cell phones (which I don’t think anybody did) or get a sticker on the camera lens. It was easy to remove and they never asked about my second phone! I guess it was more meant as a signal than anything else, as it would have been easy to take pictures of the car. I … CONTINUED
E92 M3 coupes with LB Performance wide body kits, which features bolt on wide body fenders and bumpers, and a carbon fiber front spoiler and trunk wing.
Akrapovic Evolution exhaust systems for the BMW 335i are the result of the perfect integration of expertise, the best technology, and the use of the finest materials. Made of austenitic stainless steel, these systems feature a newly developed layout with two central link pipes replacing the single stock pipe, a new muffler design, and carbon fibre tailpipes. This sporty elegance makes this Bavarian machine stand out from the rest and offers the taste of a more powerful version, accentuated with the additional power gains and weight losses of the Evolution system.
The dual-mode ECU-controlled valve exhaust from Akrapovič offers stock-level sound at normal cruising, and a joyful deep sporty note when driving the 335i more dynamically. The Evolution systems replace the stock exhaust from the catalytic … CONTINUED
Two F15 X5s were just spotted during transportation in a cargo plane and while their exteriors remain camouflaged (previously revealed exterior photos below), we get some nice clear looks at their interiors.
As seen in previous spy shots, the F15 X5’s features a multi-layered dashboard design look and is both more driver-centric and upright compared to the current X5’s dashboard.
You can see the black panel display gauges, large free-standing navigation/infotainment LCD screen and new iDrive Touch system.
The US will receive the following models in the first model year: sDrive35i, xDrive35i, xDrive35d, xDrive50i. All of these models will begin production in August 2013, except the xDrive35d which begins production in December 2013. The European models are listed here. The F15 X5 is expected to weigh less than … CONTINUED
Check out this rare bird - a limited BMW M3 Edition Model in Monte Carlo Blue.
Interior mirror with automatic-dip
Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
Headlight cleaning system
Automatic air conditioning
Language version German
Brake Energy Regeneration
Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
Extra package, EU-specific
M double-clutch transmiss. w/Drivelogic
Fold-in outside mirror
Floor mats, velours
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Adjuster, backrest width
Storage compartment package
Seat heating driver/passenger
Armrest front, retractable
Park Distance Control (PDC)
Navigation system Professional
Expanded BMW Online Information
Preparation, mobile phone, … CONTINUED