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 from Red Line as we have interacted more frequently, and that too will show up here from time to time, not as a commercial message but hopefully more as a sharing of knowledge that is the reason we put Red … CONTINUED
Enjoy this mega gallery from the 2012 Essen Motorshow featuring plenty of tuned and aftermarket equipped cars of all brands and makes.
BMW trotted out its latest BMW M Performance Parts wares and models.
Hamann has taken the sleek and classy 6 Series Gran Coupe and added what the tuning company feels are some necessary cosmetic changes for some added aggression. Can’t say that it’s an improvement, but it’s certainly a change.
The Hamann BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comes with a full body kit including a full front bumper with custom grille and LED DRLs, side skirts, full rear bumper with vents for cooling the brakes, a trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, rear diffuser, and a wild carbon fiber hood.
It rides on 21-inch aluminum alloy wheels and 30-mm lowered suspension system.
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.
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
The 2012 Essen Motor Show is underway and BMW has trotted out many of its models showcasing BMW M Performance Parts. Of particular note is the debut of the F31 3 Series Touring with M Performance Parts.
The F31 and F11 generally share the M Performance Parts from the sedan versions [recent F30 gallery] – including black kidney grilles, front bumper splitters (carbon fiber for the F11), carbon fiber mirror caps, rear diffuser, side skirt trim, M Performance brakes, M Performance exhaust system [recent sample video] and 20″ wheels (different styles for the F31 and F11). The F31 also features side body pinstripes.
We’ll have photos from the event soon, but for now have a look at this walk-through video of BMW’s section.
Have a look at some goodies on display at the 2012 Performance Racing Industry show, an annual trade show for the racing and tuning industry.
Agency Power has released its carbon fiber aero parts for the F10 M5. Available are two different style carbon fiber hoods, a carbon fiber CSL style trunk, and a carbon fiber finned diffuser.
These parts are 2×2 carbon fiber weave and clear coated.
Out of EVO’s Car of the Year 2012 comparison tests comes this little clip featuring the C63 AMG Black Series versus the Alpina B3 GT3 on the track in some drifting action, with Tiff Needell in the B3.