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10/22/2012    9:00 AM

Check out M3POST member Justin(OKC)’s modified E30 M3 as he brings it back to its roots. Here are its impressive modifications:

Euro grills
Euro tow hook covers
“BMW Motorsport” door handles
Cibie CSR headlights
Black headlight rings
Vented DTM carbon fiber mirrors
EVO II front splitter
EVO III trunk lid
EVO III adjustable wing with CF gurney flap
EVO III brake ducts

EVO III steering wheel
EVO III shift knob
EVO III shift boot
EVO III hill brake handle
EVO III seatbelts (red)
EVO III dead pedal
EVO II door strips
EVO II leather door panels
EVO II leather center console

BBS LM 106 – 17×8.5 et18
Toyo Proxes R1R– 245/35/17

AST 4200′s with Swift Springs (500#/600#) and thrust sheets

Sport EVO airbox
Sport EVO lightweight flywheel
Euro dog-leg close ratio transmission
Z3 finned differential cover
Oil pan baffle
VAC Motorsports electric fan conversion
Supersprint exhaust and mid-pipe with resonator

Next…..a 2.5 liter S14 … CONTINUED

10/19/2012    10:30 AM

APEX Race Parts shares some media of a BMWCCA Club Racing E90 M3 race car sponsored by APEX, Akrapovic, Crevier BMW, Maxxis, StopTech, Sparco, and more.

The E90 M3 race car debuted at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in March earlier this year on its maiden run and finished 2nd. Since then it has continually set track records. Check out the build and feature videos inside.

10/17/2012    12:00 PM

Unfortunately the BMW thefts in the UK continue. Using the security flaw on the OBD Port which allows key cloning on the spot, a group of thieves managed to steal away an M3POST member’s E92 M3 coupe.

BMW UK has started flashing cars with a software update to prevent theft using this method. A link to the details can be found inside.

Here is surveillance footage of the theft from our unfortunate member’s CCTV which shows just how quickly they managed to pull off the theft.

10/15/2012    7:30 PM

The Rimac e-M3 has now been acknowledged as the fastest accelerating electrical vehicle (EV). Its record breaking run, which happened in April 2011, has now been confirmed and acknowledged by the FIA. The electric E30 M3 covered the first eighth of a mile in 7.549 seconds and the quarter mile in 11.808 seconds).

A full mile was completed in 35.347, which is still pending the FIA nod. The driver (and owner of the Rimac tuning company) Mate Rimac is already working on something even faster – the new pre-production Concept_One.

10/10/2012    1:55 PM

We haven’t spotted the F82 M4 Coupe at the Nurburgring since July, when the F82 was spied for the very first time in public testing. Well, it’s now back at the Ring during an onslaught of BMW prototype testing in the past week, including the F80 M3, F82 M4, F36 4 Series Gran Coupe, F15 X5 M, 3 Series GT, and the M6 Gran Coupe.

Below are the most recent photos and a video of the F82 M4 in testing at the Nurburgring, as well as a recap of what’s known and speculated about the next gen M3/M4 thus far.


Lighter than current M3
targeting E46 M3 weight (source)
More powerful than … CONTINUED

10/08/2012    5:30 PM

Here is the first BMW Individual Frozen Brilliant White M3 delivered to an M3POST member. Lucky owner PrimoM3 recently took delivery of it in Munich (via European Delivery).

It’s already on its way over the Atlantic towards its final home in California and upon arriving will be treated to some modifications immediately, in the form of edition black kidney, side grilles and BMW M Performance exhaust. Check out the photos inside.

10/04/2012    1:45 PM

We spoke very recently at length to a trusty source within BMW who is familiar with the development of the upcoming F80 M3 sedan / F82 M4 coupe and we were able to learn the following bits of news:


Regarding power output, the previously estimated 450HP figure is an overestimate. Instead, expect the horsepower output to be in ballpark of the current E90/E92 M3.

What will be increased greatly however, is the torque figure. The F80/F82′s multi turbo inline 6 cylinder engine [recently exposed] will add approximately 100 lb-ft more torque over the current M3 (which outputs 295 lb-ft torque). This would put the new M3/M4 in the range of 395 lb-ft torque. There’s nothing like forced induction for thrust!


We were also glad to learn that … CONTINUED

10/01/2012    7:00 PM

The M3 Lime Rock Park Edition limited edition (to 200 units) cars have begun arriving at US dealers across the country.

We bring you photos of some of these first cars to arrive.

09/30/2012    4:30 PM

Several BIMMERPOST members attended a 3-day HPDE together at the Mazda Laguna Seca raceway two weekends ago. The driving event was hosted by the Porsche Club and all members had a great time while seeing the good representation of BMW cars in attendance.

M3POST member radiantm3 shares his photos and videos from the event.