SEMA 2012 is well underway and as usual, there are many tuned BMW builds on display, including many from our site sponsors.
Check out photos of many of the tuner built cars inside from BMWs to other imports and domestic cars.
Have a gander at the first images of the AC Schnitzer 6 Series M Sport Package aero kit, consisting of a carbon fiber front spoiler lip and rear diffuser which each attach to the OEM 6 Series M Sport aero parts.
Follow this NASA World Challenge Car E92 M3 build by VS Motorsports.
Background on the car by VS Motorsports: Yes, this is a NASA World Challenge Car. We met our customer out at Mid-Ohio for Nationals and he was looking for a new shop to help him be faster and win! So he allowed us to take his car into our shop and fix any issues that might of not been looked at.
Parts that were installed on the car:
Dinan Power Pulley
Front Sway bar
Carbon Fiber Doors
Carbon Fiber Trunk with BMW Motorsports Spoiler
Stoptech Front Calipers and Rotors
Custom Front Splitter
What we did with the car:
Rear Sway Bar
Custom Aluminum Control Arm… CONTINUED
Every person on earth who is lucky enough to have a stable, healthy, and safe lifestyle will eventually discover an irrefutable fact about themselves and their own humanity- there is a drive in each of us to push limits. This drive is so naturally ingrained, so deep within ourselves that most of us do not attempt to examine or explain it. But it is there. No matter what we do, no matter where our lives take us, each of us is simply built to exceed.
IND as a company is built on this principle. Our daily moves, each decision, each step is taken in an attempt to reach beyond ourselves. Some M enthusiasts may remember us from a project we completed in 2010, when a client … CONTINUED
Check out the results of Sport Auto’s Supertest of the Alpina B3 GT3 in which they call it “the legitimate successor of the BMW M3 CSL.”
The Alpina B3 GT3 is a limited edition model where only 99 were made. It’s based on the Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo, but 8 more HP (by re-design of sections of the exhaust and new enhanced Akrapovic rear silencer. Its N54 engine outputs 408hp / 540Nm of torque.
Full performance test results inside.
Story and Photos by Austin Cabot. Nestled on a hill overlooking turn 1 at Road Atlanta is a simple looking building with three flag poles out front. Anyone who has taken exit 129 off of I-85N (coming out of Atlanta) to get to the track probably knows what building I’m talking about. A simple sign out front has three simple letters on it – BBS. This is the understated headquarters of BBS of America.
BBS was founded in Germany in 1970. Their Braselton location is a 50,000 square foot facility that is home to the sales and distribution of BBS aftermarket products for the American Market. It is also home to sales and service for BBS racing as well as OE and OES programs. … CONTINUED
Check out M3POST member Justin(OKC)’s modified E30 M3 as he brings it back to its roots. Here are its impressive modifications:
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
The F30 Alpina B3 continues testing and we’ve spotted it at the Nurburgring (spied at BMW’s Nurburgring test center).
The F30 B3 test mules (based on the F30 335i) we’ve seen so far provide a good preview of the external styling to expect on the F30 B3, with its Alpina front lip spoiler, aggressive trunk spoiler, quad exhaust, and of course Alpina wheels. It appears that Alpina has now changed the front lip spoiler design from its original preview render. The production version is likely to feature a special exterior color as in past Alpina models.
The F30 B3 will be powered by a highly massaged (by Alpina) N55 engine which should output more than the 400HP from the current B3 S’s N54 engine. It will be … CONTINUED
Manhart Racing has released its full MH5-S biturbo F10 M5 full tuning program, consisting of cosmetic enhancements as well as performance upgrades in the form of a software ECU tune, exhaust system, and coilover suspension system. The full program includes:
- ECU software tune to 633bhp
- Manhart Racing sport exhaust (video below)
- Manhart Racing CF front lip
- Manhart Racing CF vented hood
- Manhart Racing CF trunk spoiler
- Manhart Racing CF rear diffuser
- Manhart Racing hr classic wheels
– f: 21×9 265/30 + r: 21×10.5 305/25 - Michelin PSS tires
- Manhart Racing coilovers (lowers 35mm front and 30mm rear)
The first stage tuning package breathes more power into the M5’s bi-turbo 4.4L V8 S63Tu engine by pushing it 624hp (633 PS / 466 kW) and 575 lb-ft (780 … CONTINUED