An M3POST member shares with us his journal from a recent BMW european delivery trip where he picked up his BMW Individual Santorini Blue E92 M3 Coupe.
If you follow my blog you will probably already know that my 2011 Alpine White E92 M3 (along with my 1999 Estoril Blue M3) was destroyed by the storm surged caused by Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. A hurricane destroys my cars? Well, I certainly wasn’t about to take that lying down. Before my now totaled E92 M3 was towed from my driveway I was already planning my next automotive aquisition. I was embroiled in a fight with the insurance company that covered my E36 … CONTINUED
M3POST member boostedM’s E92 M3 coupe was a beast before with its Active Autowerke Stage 2 supercharger, but it’s now time for a total transformation as he has started a new build based around a Rotrex supercharger system.
Follow along with the his journal on M3POST.
Listen to the sounds of a stroked 4.6L E92 M3 coupe with Akrapovic exhaust system. Full specs:
- RD Sport 4.6L Stroker with ECU Tune
- Akrapovic Evolution Titanium Exhaust
- Brembo slotted big brake kit with race pads
- RD Sport CF plenum and intake
- RPI ram air scoops
- Dinan stage 1 suspension and camber plates (-0.7 degrees)
- RD Sport sway bars
- Spacers (12mm front — 10mm rear)
- AFE air filter
- Vorsteiner aero CF rear diffuser II
- CF mirror covers and roundels
- BMW Performance steering wheel
- Laser Interceptor and Valentine V1 installed into rear view mirror
- Michelin Pilot Sport 255/35-19 front & 275/35-19 rear
Leib Engineering releases its BMW M3 GT 500 featuring performance and cosmetic upgrades.
Power on the S65 V8 has been increased to 470 HP via software tune, stainless steel exhaust system, X pipe, 100-cell HJS cat, and muffler with vaccum controlled Pierburg valves.
To stop the M3 from all this extra power, Brembo brakes replace the factory brakes (4 piston 380×32mm discs front / 2 piston 320×28mm discs rear).
As for the looks to match the performance, the M3 GT 500 features M Performance carbon fiber front splitters, carbon fiber mirror covers, and carbon fiber trunk spoiler. The lower rear bumper and parts of the front bumper have also been painted in black to give a sportier look.
The interior features an M Performance steering wheel with digital race … CONTINUED
Watch and listen to some super sedans blasting around the ring, in a great back-to-back listen of some of BMW’s most exciting current and future M models - the F80 M3, E90 M3 CRT, F10 M5.
In the M display at the 2013 NYIAS is this Individual Frozen Red E92 M3 Coupe, with:
Matte black 19″ wheels
Back extended novillo leather with contrast stitching in matching color
Carbon leather trim with contrast stitching
High-gloss black kidney grilles
High-gloss black side gills
High-gloss black exhaust pipe tips
The M3 battles its super sedan rivals - the C63 AMG and the IS-F on the track.
M3POST member koop shares with us his journal from his BMW Individual M3 re-delivery at the PCD. From koop:
As some of you may remember, I was fortunate enough to take European Delivery of my Individual Azurite/Rust Brown E92 M3 in Munich last December. It was an awesome experience! (The original thread is here).
After a forever-taking 10-week wait, my M3 and I were finally reunited at the Performance Center in South Carolina last week. The experience was just as fantastic as Munich, but in an entirely different way. We were treated like VIPs from the moment we arrived at the airport until we drove off in our new M. If you can stand to wait a little longer for delivery and take a couple of … CONTINUED
A recent unfortunate crash of an E92 M3 coupe on the Nurburgring Nordschleife was caught in on-board video.
The modified M3 (eibach springs, akrapovic exhaust and brembo brakes) lost traction and went off track when negotiating. the Whipperman turn on the wet track.
The M3 was eventually fixed and sold, and the former M3 owner now carves the Ring in a BMW HP4.