Alpina has brought two world debuts to showcase at the 2013 Geneva auto show – the B3 F30 and the Alpina XD3 (based off the X3 SAV).
You can find the B3 F30′s full official specs and gallery inside.
A rare thing happened today at the Geneva auto show. We actually managed to be surprised by the debut of a new model that had not been first teased or previewed online by its manufacturer; a rare thing these days where manufacturers typically tease, preview or reveal new models online prior to its real life debut.
Kudos to Alpina for bucking the trend and keeping a tight lid on the debut of the Alpina XD3 Bi-Turbo! On to the details:
The drivetrain of the XD3 Bi-Turbo … CONTINUED
Making its debut at the 2013 Geneva auto show this week will be the MS Design B36, a radical looking F30 335i.
The B36 features aggressive fender flares, paired with new front and rear bumpers, sidesirts, and exhaust pipes. It wears 20″ wheels and rides on an upgraded suspension.
It’s not all go and no show though, as power the 335i has been tuned to 360 hp.
The interior features alcantara seats (front and back), arm side panels, armrest.
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AC Schnitzer has revealed its F31 3 Series Touring and 6 Series Gran Coupe set to show at next week’s 2013 Geneva auto show. These appear to be very minor updates of the previously revealed ACS F31 and ACS 6 Series Gran Coupe.
The F31 3 Series Touring M Sport kit includes a center bumper metal grille, front splitter lips, painted rear diffuser, roof spoiler, and exhaust tail pipes. The 6 Series Gran Coupe M Sport gets a center bumper metal grille, carbon fiber front lip, … CONTINUED
Here are some new photos and updated specs of the Alpina F30 B3 Bi-Turbo.
The F30 B3 boasts more power and torque than the E90 B3, yet is 20% more gas efficient.
The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 410 HP (301 kW) starting at 5500 RPM (compared to the US F30 335i with 300 HP), and and 442 lb-ft (600Nm) torque. Transmission comes in the form of a ZF 8 speed automatic.
0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4.2 seconds.
Top speed is 305 km/h (189 MPH).
Emissions decreases by 7.6 L … CONTINUED
Here’s a nice and simple F30 335i M Performance Exhaust Install DIY.
It’s not very difficult and you can save yourself hundreds of dollars (what the dealership charges). Approximate install time should be under one hour.
BIMMERPOST sponsor Alekshop has started an interesting E92 M3 build, building a US spec M3 GTS based on the BMW M3 Lime Rock Edition, which shares the same Fire Orange color with the M3 GTS. Per Alekshop:
The day BMW announced a release of the special model M3 GTS, we knew that this is the car we have to have!
After reading multiple press releases, looking at million pictures, translating technical info from German to English we gathered enough information to come up with a plan … CONTINUED
EVO Track Day at Autodrom Grobnik in Croatia, featuring some sweet rides, including the 1M coupe and M3 coupe.
Bored at work or home? Burn away hours on this BMW (and other makes) online tuning configurator.
Slek Design has released the first photos of their carbon fiber aero kit for the F10 M5, which includes a carbon fiber front lip spoiler/splitter, sideskirts (side diffuser) and rear diffuser.
Alpina has revealed the specs and first full photo of its new B3, based on the F30 335i sedan.
The F30 B3 boasts more power and torque than the E90 B3, yet is more gas efficient.
The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 403 HP (301 kW) at 5500 RPM, paired with the ZF 8 speed automatic.
0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4 seconds.
Full specs (and photos) of the car will be revealed when it debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show early next month.
Check out M3POST member radiantm3′s E92 M3 as it hits the Laguna Seca track with OEM M3 GTS aero parts (trunk spoiler wing and front lip splitter) and Akrapovic Evo exhaust system. Installations by Alekshop.
Photos and videos inside.
Per iND provides an update on its F10 M5 project tuning car:
Development of IND’s M5 continues, and in this week’s update we find our M5 within the bowels of AMS; dyno room. Having logged over 20 hours on the dyno since the installation of a host of AMS-supplied testing and datalogging equipment, we’ve started to build a knowledge base that will help to make key decisions and allow us to take steps toward our ultimate power goal.
Our M5 was wired with a complete sensor package … CONTINUED
Watch 2 x 1M RAZE 1M Coupes drift against each other as the team prepares the two baby Ms for a Japanese D1 Drift competition.
Bulgarian auto customizing company Vilner reveals their latest creations – a bespoke F10 5 series and F13 6 series coupe.
The centerpiece of the exterior customization is the matte white vinyl wrapping both cars. For the high contrast look, the 6 Series is fitted with a carbon fiber front lower apron with integrated splitters; and both cars get carbon fiber trunk spoilers, rear diffusers, black kidney grilles, and graphite/black wheels complete the contrasting look.
The interior is where the two cars gets the highly bespoke treatment. There … CONTINUED
The 514hp Tuningwerk 1M Coupe was on display BMW’s factory run dealership in München. Enjoy our photos.
What they’ve done with the factory 335hp / 332lb-ft N54 engine is given it a ECU tune, modified its turbos, customized cooling system with additional secondary cooler, and replaced factory exhaust with custom titanium exhaust system. This all works to produce 514hp (521PS) and 453 lb-ft torque (614Nm) (from 2800 RPM). Top speed is 186mph.
Its transmission now has a 3.25 ratio (with 3.45 ratio available) and the 1M RS … CONTINUED
Here is an E92 M3 coupe looking ultra smooth in a custom Satin Pearl vinyl wrap.
Here is a DIY install guide for installing N55 mid pipes on a N54 powered model and deleting the secondary cats.
The main benefit of deleting the N54′s secondary cats is more flow, better faster spool up of the turbos, and a louder more deeper tone of the exhaust note.