BIMMERPOST once again sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack taking place on 4/6-4/7, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California. As in previous events, we saw some of the most powerful European, Domestic, and Japanese cars go head-to-head on a half mile stretch of tarmac. The classes ranged from 400hp+ all the way to 1000hp+
This race features a ESS VT3-750 Supercharged M3 vs Mclaren MP4-12C (with performance upgrade – 616hp). Results in the video.
BMW may not be producing an F11 M5 touring model, but that hasn’t stopped Studie from assembling its own, albeit in cosmetic form only.
Starting with a titanium silver F11 528i, they added the M5′s front fenders, side view mirrors, and rear diffuser, while molding their own custom front bumper.
These pics give us a good idea at how good an F11 M5 would have been.
Check out some photos of this beautifully restored E30 325e with the S52 E36 M3 engine.
Here is a personal E92 M3 race build by M3POST member manonfire.
Check out the build process photos as well as the finished car (photos and videos).
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.
An F30POST member gives us his real life review of the just announced/released BMW M Performance Power Kit for the F30 335i sedan.
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
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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 380x32mm discs front / 2 piston 320x28mm discs rear).
As for the looks to match the performance, the M3 GT 500 features M Performance carbon fiber front splitters, … CONTINUED
Check out this tasteful F10 M5 build by Performance Technic for a local owner featuring Akrapovic Exhaust with carbon fiber tips, P3Cars vent gauge, OEM LED interior lights, OEM pedal covers, BMW M Performance spoiler, HRE wheels, and M6 steering wheel retrofit.
The M6 steering wheel seen here will be equipped in the upcoming F10 M5 LCI (facelift model)
This Estoril Blue F30 328i with M Performance parts and stripes is on display at the 2013 New York International Auto Show and represents the debut of a M Performance Parts equipped F30 at a North America auto show.
This F30 is equipped with the M Performance front splitters/lip, wheels (20″ Style 405M), brakes, sideskirts, trunk spoiler lip, rear bumper diffuser, and M Performance racing stripes. It rides on stock suspension (not M Sport suspension). It also did not feature any M Performance interior parts, nor … CONTINUED
Yesterday, we brought you news of the availability of the F30 335i M Performance Power Kit (PPK) [full details].
The PPK increases the 335i’s horsepower from 300 to 320hp (official factory quoted figures) on all models. Automatic transmission models will experience a +32 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 332 lb-ft), while manual transmission-equipped models benefit from a +17 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 317 lb-ft). 0-60mph acceleration is improved 0.2 seconds compared to standard 335i models, while 50-75mph times drop by a full half-second.
Well, these figures … CONTINUED
BMW today announced a new M Performance Power Kit for the 2012 model year and later BMW 335i Sedan and 335i xDrive Sedan models. The M Performance Power Kit joins the existing M Performance Parts line which includes chassis, aerodynamics, exhaust system components, and trim accessories. Developed through consultation by the engineers at BMW M GmbH, the M Performance Power Kit is immediately available through all Authorized BMW Centers in the US, with MSRP starting at $1,100 (plus Installation) and retains BMW’s 4-Year / 50,000-mile … CONTINUED