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 and gurney, various dark chrome elements, matt black wheels and sections of the race car’s livery also betray its close links with the triumphant BMW M3 DTM. The theme is continued by the BMW M stripe design over the CFRP … CONTINUED
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.
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 blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline).
So, is BMW testing an M3 which is powered by ethanol fuel? Very unlikely. Human error seems to be the cause as the witness described the seemingly confused test driver first grab the wrong … CONTINUED
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.
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.
Watch this excellent Grand Theft Auto style live action short film featuring the BMW M3 (E93 convertible), titled “RISE”.
The 2013 Lime Rock Edition M3 Coupes have started delivery and although they come stacked from the factory, some owners are wasting no time in personalizing the limited edition E92 M3 to their own tastes and modifications.
One of these just arrived at EAS and has already undergone the following modifications:
Macht Schnell Track Pipes
Dinan High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan UnderDrive Pulley
Dinan Performance Software
AngeliBright 4.5 LED Angel Eye Upgrade
Have a look and listen inside.
The following race from the November 2012 Airstrip Attack featured a ESS VT600 Supercharged M3 vs 335i RB Turbos.
The following race featured a ESS VT600 Supercharged M3 vs C6 Z06 w/ headers and cams. Check out the result in the video.
BIMMERPOST once again sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California.