The 2013 Car and Driver’s Annual Lightning Lap Competition (#7) at the Virginia International Raceway has concluded and the results are in.
The F10 M5, F13 M6 coupe and the F30 335i sedan were tested and turned in the following times:
Full List by Times
Ferrari 458 – 2.49.9
Lexus LFA – 2.55.1
Chevy Camaro ZL1 – 2.57.5
Merc C63 Black Series – 2.58.0
Porsche 911 S – 2.58.9
Ford Shelby GT500 – 3.00.6
Chevy Camaro SS 1LE – 3.01.5
Jaguar XKR-S – 3.02.1
Porsche … CONTINUED
A M3POST member is maintaining a journal documenting the strip down and build up of his dedicated M3 track car.
The base car is a Space Gray 2007 E92 M3 Coupe with 6 speed manual. The plans include:
KW Competition 3 axes
Full light weight reduction
Full Akrapovic exhaust system
Sparco carbone seat Evo and Prodrive
VAC seat fixations system
BBS RC301 10×18 ET25 wheels all around
265/35 and 285/30 x18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires
Super B lithium batterie B15… CONTINUED
Words and Photos by Matt Petrie:
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is an expression we’ve all been warned of at some point in our lives, however it may have applied. While most of us were told this at a young age, it still holds true no matter how much time passes. Those of you familiar with the E9X platform know of its naturally aspirated, high revving V8 engine making over 400 horsepower. At first glance you can tell this thing is serious. It’s … CONTINUED
Check out the first Individual Laguna Seca Blue F13 M6 coupe.
We recently posted our first set of BMW M4 Coupe renders based off the 4 Series Coupe Concept, and we now bring you even more interpretations previewing the F82 M4, by resident artist E92Alpine328i.
We started with the 4 Series Coupe Coupe and incorporated what the M3/M4 prototype spy photos and videos have revealed so far, along with some speculation and imagination.
For more M3/M4 coverage see: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m3/f30m3/
To recap, here is an updated list of what we know about the F80/F82 so far:
It’s a testament to the appeal of the BMW F10 M5 that it has been added to BIMMERPOST member Simon Lam’s seriously impressive collection of cars.
The 2013 M5 joins Simon’s garage which currently features the C63 AMG Black Series, Ferrari F458, Ferrari 599, 911 GT2, CLK63 AMG, Abarth 500, and Rolls Royce.
Check out photos of the epic collection inside.
A new U.S. tuner plans to launch its operation with a highly modified BMW M6 Coupe (F13) tuning program, on the M6 which they’ve called the Risden 6R.
The Risden 6R M6 coupe features a functional aero kit, the most prominent part of which is the double rear trunk spoilers – one is the fixed duck tail CSL style spoiler, while the other is a retractable spoiler, deployed when needed to improve downforce and stability.
The 6R is also said to feature a fully adjustable suspension system, … CONTINUED
BimmerWorld has started a build journal documenting the preparation of their V8 project M3 race car. They have gathered a lot of information and continue to do so.
Via JamesClay, BimmerWorld Team owner:
Red Line Oil has partnered with us on this project because they love the BMW marque almost as much as we do, and because they are also car guys who enjoy building something and running it around a track as more than something to slap a decal on. We have learned a lot … CONTINUED
Several frozen (matte) painted BMWs were recently on display at the BMW owned dealership in Munich, Germany. Seen by one of our members was a Frozen Red M6 coupe, Frozen Broze M5, and Frozen Blue M5.
Have a look inside.
M5POST member and F10 M5 owner noxredna shares with us his experience so far from living with the M5 on the street and at the track.
The just announced M6 Gran Coupe comes next summer to compete with the Mercedes CLS63 AMG. Until now, the CLS63 has really had no direct competition in terms of a car that closely matches its size, styling, performance, and segment.
Now that the CLS63 has some competition, we’ve put together this comparison of specs and photos for your reference. We don’t yet have final physical specs for the M6 Gran Coupe, but we’ve used the 6 Series Gran Coupe exterior dimensions and took a good guess … CONTINUED
Here is the first live action video featuring the M6 Gran Coupe. Pretty cool one, so check it out inside.
We present to you the BMW M6 Gran Coupe!
In early summer 2013, the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupe will join its famous BMW M5 Sedan and M6 Coupe siblings as what is perhaps the perfect combination of both. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is an ultra-high performance, four-door Coupe design with stunning aesthetics, race- bred technology, and the signature driving character of BMW M GmbH.
The M6 Gran Coupe is made instantly unique among four-door vehicles by its bonded-in carbon fiber composite roof panel, similar to … CONTINUED
We’ve put together some renders of what the BMW M4 Coupe (F82) may look like, starting with the 4 Series Coupe Coupe and incorporating what the M3/M4 prototype spy photos and videos have revealed so far, along with some speculation/imagination.
We’ve given the M4 the 1M+M6 style front bumper spied on the F80 M3 prototypes, but the M4 bumper will likely look somewhat different. We’ve also incorporated the M sideskirts, wide fenders and hood bulge spied in the prototype photos. It may also get double slatted … CONTINUED
Follow this build of a BMW Individual Imola Red F10 M5 as it gets built up by IND in Chicago.
It currently features IND painted side grills, painted front grills, painted reflectors, and Eisenmann 102mm Race Exhaust with cross pipe.
http://www.unpacking-power.com Powerful christmas with the BMW M6 Coupé and the BMW HP4. Experience the dynamic of our two power machines. BMW M, BMW Driving Experience and BMW Motorcycles wish you a merry christmas and a rocket start into 2013.
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.
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.