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 … 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 … CONTINUED
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 … 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] … CONTINUED
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.
Have a look and listen to what the Remus Quad Exhaust System for the 2013 F30 328i looks and sounds like.
Check out the first photos of the AC Schnitzer 3 Series (F30/F31) M Sport (zmm) package aero kit.
- ACS front splitters
- ACS roof spoiler
- ACS rear diffuser
Final official numbers have been released on the Manhart Manhart Racing MH5 S Biturbo F10 M5 and it comes in at an impressive 646 HP (475 kW) and 570 lb-ft (773 Nm) torque [a +86hp / +68 lb-ft gain over stock] . Top speed is now 196 mph (316 km/h).
All this power is generated from its ECU software tune, MHR carbon fiber air intake system, downpipes (can be ordered with catalytic converters) and sports exhaust system with 90mm tail pipes (video below).
This particular MH5 S … CONTINUED
There are two beautiful 7 Series sedans on display at the 2012 LA Auto Show. One is a frozen white 2013 BMW 750Li (long wheelbase) M Sport Individual and the other is a Alpina B7 SWB.
The IND F10 M5 engine bay gets a carbon fiber makeover with the GruppeM Ram Air Intake System. Not only does it look the part, but in previous tests by Studie Japan, this carbon fiber air intake system recorded peak gains of +15 HP and +30 lb-ft torque over stock.
On the GruppeM intake for the BMW F10 M5, the factory ductwork and airboxes are replaced with heat-shielding carbon fiber with enhanced inlets to capture the maximum amount of air. Lower intake air temperatures … CONTINUED
Hamann reveals its complete aero kit for the M Sport 6 Series coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) models, consisting of:
HAMANN COMPETITION FRONT SPOILER
HAMANN SIDE SILLS
HAMANN REAR SPOILER
HAMANN REAR CENTER MOLDING 4-TAILPIPES (with cut out for HAMANN 4 tailpipes rear muffler)
This kit joins Hamann’s already released standard 6 Series Coupe/Convertible kit.
The 2013 Lime Rock Edition M3 Coupes have started delivery and although they come stacked from the factory, some owners are wasting no time in personalizing the limited edition E92 M3 to their own tastes and modifications.
One of these just arrived at EAS and has already undergone the following modifications:
Macht Schnell Track Pipes
Dinan High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan UnderDrive Pulley
Dinan Performance Software
AngeliBright 4.5 LED Angel Eye Upgrade
Have a look and listen inside.
G-POWER has posted the first images and preliminary info on its M6 F13 “Bi-Tronik III” upgrade program, featuring:
• G-POWER Bi-Tronik III with 640HP (+80hp increase). Like on their F10 M5, the G-Power tune ups boost while managing fuel and ignition parameters, as well as managing torque figures during the shifting process for reduced stress on transmission.
• G-POWER coilover suspension RS
• G-POWER SILVERSTONE RS wheels 21″
• (optional) G-POWER Carbon braking … CONTINUED
Have a gander at this F10 M5 painted in Lamborghini’s Grigio Telesto grey, which made its debut at the 2012 SEMA show earlier this month. Full list of specs:
year | 2013
make | BMW
chasis | F10
model | M5
engine | 4.4I V8 S63B44B
original color | ALPINE WHITE
new color | GRIGIO TELESTO (LAMBORGHINI COLOR)
brakes | OEM M5 BREMBO BRAKES REFINISHED IN ORANGE
suspension | KW COILOVER KIT V3 w/ EDC DELETE BUNDLE
exhaust | MEISTERSCHAFT GTC w/ (ELECTRIC VALVE CONTROL) … CONTINUED