BMW has released its Media Guide 2013 for BMW M as the Official Car of MotoGP.
Download the media guide (PDF) HERE.
Driver of the M6 Coupe competing in the 2013 One Lap of America provides an update from the competition.
The 2013 One Lap of America got underway at 8:30 this morning with the traditional Wet Skid Pad event at Tire Rack’s Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Usually we’re greeted with cool temperatures and occasional showers, but for a change we had bright sunny skies and a large crowd was on hand to watch the competition unfold. This particular test requires each competitor to drive two laps of the 200ft wet skid pad in a clockwise direction followed by a further two laps in an anticlockwise direction, with the your result determined by the combined G’s of the two runs.
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BMW M CEO Friedrich Nitschke discusses several hot topics regarding the upcoming F80 M3 / F82 M4 and M cars in general.
Nitschke answers questions regarding electric power steering, AWD, high-revving engines, and weight issues.
Feature promotional video of the Manhart MH5 S Biturbo (710hp, 649 lb-ft) F10 M5.
LB Performance, based in Japan, has released images of its E92 M3 wide body kit, which features bolt on wide body fenders and bumpers, front spoiler and trunk wing.
No other specs/details released yet on this widebody kit, but we’ll update when we hear.
The 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe has now begun arriving at dealers worldwide. This particular one just arrived at at Dutch dealership and should be the first customer car delivered in the Netherlands.
Like the M5, the M6 is also expected to receive a Competition Package for the 2014 model and we have spied it being evaluated on the Nurburgring. The M6 Competition Package should receive the same features and upgrades as the M5, which are currently expected to be:
• HP increase (approximately 15-20hp)
• Top speed increase
• M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
• Sport suspension
• Sport exhaust with black tips
• Enhanced steering
• 20″ competition wheels
• Carbon fiber trunk spoiler (seen on M6 only)
• Rumored to priced at 9800EUR (M5) and 12000EUR (M6)
Seen on this M6 Competition Package prototype are the Competition Package’s M carbon ceramic brakes, unique 20″ wheels, and sport suspension. The sport exhaust system (or just the black tips) does not appear to be fitted on this prototype, … CONTINUED
The BMW Performance Center and Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts today announced that the 560 horsepower 2013 BMW M6 Coupe will participate in the grueling One Lap of America event starting May 4, 2013. Instructors from the BMW Performance Center, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will drive the 3,400 mile tour that originates in South Bend, Indiana and incorporates autocross, skid pad, drag strip, and closed course racing.
During the eight day event drivers; Mike Renner and Steve Maguire, along with more than 80 other competitors will visit Talladega Grand Prix Raceway, NOLA Motorsports Park, Daytona International Speedway, Carolina Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway, Pittsburg International Raceway, and the BMW Performance Center.
The EAS project M3 race car gets a new look and supercharger. The ESS VT2-625 Supercharger replaces the previous VF620 system for 2013.
A couple of shots her show a prototype replacement intake runner was machined in-house and houses the boost pressure and secondary IAT sensor for datalogging/monitoring. Two versions will be released shortly, which will make it easier for thsoe looking for individual-based runner methanol injection or auxiliary sensor mounting.
The EAS M3 also gets new Shoes: Volk TE37SL Black Edition w/ Hankook RS-3 tires.