Posts Tagged ‘bmw m forum’


M Owners Hit Up the Isle of Man

12/09/2012 at 3:00 PM
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Great set of photos featuring several of our M owners with their cars in the stunning landscape of the Isle of Man, to which the group traveled and vacationed together.

Six 1M Coupes were joined by a M3.

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We’ve always projected that the successor to the current M3 coupe would be called the M4 coupe, to reflect the fact that the 4 Series coupe was coming. Now, not only has the 4 Series been revealed and confirmed, but Car and Driver claims that BMW has confirmed the switch to the BMW M4 badge for the coupe version of the next M3.

The M4 coupe is designated as the F82 and the M3 sedan as the F80.

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Here’s a rough render of the upcoming BMW M4 Coupe (F82) based on the revealed F32 4 Series Coupe Concept and incorporating bumper from the M6, hood bump from the current M3, side gill from the 1M, and more aggressive sideskirts.

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BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012 after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers’ honours.

BMW M GmbH is celebrating this success with the unveiling of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition. Mimicking the looks of Spengler’s racing car, this special-edition model is available exclusively in Frozen Black metallic, while the carbon flaps … CONTINUED

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Agency Power has released its carbon fiber aero parts for the F10 M5. Available are two different style carbon fiber hoods, a carbon fiber CSL style trunk, and a carbon fiber finned diffuser.

These parts are 2×2 carbon fiber weave and clear coated.

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MotorSport Magazine was in attendance with us at the 40 Years of M Event at the Nurburgring, where BMW revealed the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition.

Available for us to drive was an assortment of modern and classic BMW M models and MotorSport Magazine took the opportunity to put together a series of back to back video/sound clips of the E92 M3 GTS, E90 M3 CRT, E46 M3 CSL, and the 1M Coupe.

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Final official numbers have been released on the Manhart Manhart Racing MH5 S Biturbo F10 M5 and it comes in at an impressive 646 HP (475 kW) and 570 lb-ft (773 Nm) torque [a +86hp / +68 lb-ft gain over stock] . Top speed is now 196 mph (316 km/h).

All this power is generated from its ECU software tune, MHR carbon fiber air intake system, downpipes (can be ordered with catalytic converters) and sports exhaust system with 90mm tail pipes (video below).

This particular MH5 S … CONTINUED

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Our member artists continue to give us potential previews of the 2014 BMW 4 Series with some great digital renders. Harold Wood has put together these speculative preview of the F32 4 Series Coupe, F33 4 Series Convertible, F32 4 Series Alpina B4, and F82 M4 coupe.

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Seeing the 2014 M3 Sedan (F80) in the harsh winter of northern Sweden this time of the year for cold weather testing is no surprise. Nor is seeing the prototype at a gas station being refueled.

But, the type of fuel that this F80 M3 test car was being filled with by its driver was certainly surprising. An astute witness captured these images at a gas station in Kode, Sweden, while witnessing the test driver of the M3 refueling the car with E85 ethanol fuel (a … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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The Stig drives the BMW F10 M5 against Jeremy Clarkson and James May in their American luxury classic cars in an entertaining segment from the Top Gear’s The Worst Car In the History of the World special.

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Jeremy Clarkson and James May praise the E92 M3 coupe during a segment in the just released Top Gear special “Top Gear: The Worst Car In The History Of The World.”

While piloting a Santorini Blue M3 coupe around the track, Clarkson declares the E90/E92 M3 as pretty much perfect. Have a looksie inside – the segment starts at 18:15 of the video.

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The new BMW M3 (F80) sedan will arrive in 2014, but what should it be like? Steve Sutcliffe puts three of its predecessors through their paces at Brands Hatch to find the perfect ingredients.

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The IND F10 M5 engine bay gets a carbon fiber makeover with the GruppeM Ram Air Intake System. Not only does it look the part, but in previous tests by Studie Japan, this carbon fiber air intake system recorded peak gains of +15 HP and +30 lb-ft torque over stock.

On the GruppeM intake for the BMW F10 M5, the factory ductwork and airboxes are replaced with heat-shielding carbon fiber with enhanced inlets to capture the maximum amount of air. Lower intake air temperatures … CONTINUED

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Watch this excellent Grand Theft Auto style live action short film featuring the BMW M3 (E93 convertible), titled “RISE”.

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The ever persistent rumors of a BMW supercar surfaces again. This time, Automobile claims that a 600+ hp BMW M8 supercar is headed for a 2016 debut (to celebrate BMW’s 100th anniversary).

Although BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer is said to be ambivalent on the idea of a supercar, BMW M President Dr. Friedrich Nitschke remains dogged on the project while getting creative by considering the production of the M8 on the same carbon fiber / aluminum platform as the i8 hybrid electric sports car. This would … CONTINUED

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G-POWER has posted the first images and preliminary info on its M6 F13 “Bi-Tronik III” upgrade program, featuring:

• G-POWER Bi-Tronik III with 640HP (+80hp increase). Like on their F10 M5, the G-Power tune ups boost while managing fuel and ignition parameters, as well as managing torque figures during the shifting process for reduced stress on transmission.

• G-POWER coilover suspension RS

• G-POWER SILVERSTONE RS wheels 21″

• (optional) G-POWER Carbon braking … CONTINUED

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Have a gander at this F10 M5 painted in Lamborghini’s Grigio Telesto grey, which made its debut at the 2012 SEMA show earlier this month. Full list of specs:

year | 2013
make | BMW
chasis | F10
model | M5
engine | 4.4I V8 S63B44B
original color | ALPINE WHITE
new color | GRIGIO TELESTO (LAMBORGHINI COLOR)
brakes | OEM M5 BREMBO BRAKES REFINISHED IN ORANGE
suspension | KW COILOVER KIT V3 w/ EDC DELETE BUNDLE
exhaust | MEISTERSCHAFT GTC w/ (ELECTRIC VALVE CONTROL) … CONTINUED

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Watch the BMW M6 Coupe race from 0 to 60 over paper to create unique autographs for M fans nationwide. Get a behind the scenes look at how Matt Mullins, Chief Driving Instructor of the BMW Performance Driving School, ink, and the BMW M6 Coupe created the M Print.