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Here is an account of a couple of BIMMERPOST member’s visit to the official BMW Paint and Body Center and the M Studio located in the BMW M headquarters at Garching, Germany.

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New feature video on the Afrox / ADF F30 race car where the viewer gets a great look and listen at the race car with its Akrapovic exhaust system and BMW M Performance Parts.

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2,998 pounds (1360kg)
408hp / 443 lb-ft torque (600nm)
MoTeC ECU
Turbos boost lowered to maximum 0.7 bar and 40mm turbo inlet restrictor
M Performance front brakes (370mm)
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Check out the dyno results from the EAS Dyno Day this past weekend. 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showed up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on a Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80′s, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90′s! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.

The highest dyno’d car was a Matte Black ESS … CONTINUED

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Ever wonder how the BMW F30 3 Series would look with an M6 style front bumper or the front apron/fascia from the 1M coupe? No further imagination needed as both have now been done! LTBMW in Los Angeles has custom produced each style for the F30 3 series, giving 3 series owners some great aftermarket aero kit options to give their F30 sedans a touch of M styling.

Check out the excellent photos by John Zhang of 1013mm (owner and photographer of this car) inside!… CONTINUED

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The photoshoot for site member Powerbeast’s rare BMW Individual Dakar Yellow E90 M3 sedan has been completed. Enjoy the product inside.

Here are the car’s full specs and modification list:

2011 Dakar Yellow E90 M3
Akrapovic Evolution
ESS VT2-600
CF Roof (Full roof replacement)
Challenge CF front lip
3D Design Diffuser
KW Club Sport Suspension
Brembo Brakes (DY Paint)
BBS FI wheels
PSS Tires
BMW Performance Seats
BMW Performance CF caps
Stack Gauges w/ custom pod
Alcantara Headliner
IND Cosmetic Pack
European Front Bumper

F30 3 Series M Sport Photo Session

09/09/2012 at 12:00 PM
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Here is the F30 328i M Sport looking beautiful in a recent photo shoot. The car belongs to site member scott@bmwhn and looks especially good with Style 373M OEM wheels (from the 6 series M Sport) fitted, paired with yellow M Performance brakes.

Wheels/tires/suspension specs:

Style 373M (found on the 650i Msport)
Front: 245/35 R20x8.5 ET33
Rear: 275/30 R20x9 ET44
H&R Sport Springs

3D Design F20/F21 1 Series Program

09/07/2012 at 11:35 AM
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Japanese tuner IND releases its F20 / F21 1 Series Hatchback cosmetic program.

The program features a urethane front lip, roof spoiler, pedal set, e-brake handle, and exhaust system developed with technology partner Arqray. They expect to offer even more F20 / F22 products in the future.

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Velos Designwerks video announcing their F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 Stage 1 Performance Software Tune (for the S63Tu engine). Initial power gain estimates for the Stage 1 tune is roughly 73 hp and 80 lb ft of torque.

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There are not many things people complain about when it comes to the 1 Series M Coupé (1M). But, one of the main complaints was its limited color choices. BMW offered only three colors for the 1M: Alpine White, Sapphire Black and Valencia Orange.

With very few exceptions, BMW turned down requests to produce 1Ms in other (read: Individual) colors. For this reason, many a 1M owner decided to address this “shortcoming” in the aftermarket. One of these included this Frozen Valencia Orange 1M Coupe – the … CONTINUED

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The 2013 F10 M5 with its 4.4L V8 S63Tu turbo engine has previously been shown to be underrated from the factory, which is BMW’s habit with its official quote power figures.

The latest results showing this come from iND who have just begun performance testing on their F10 M5. The result was 527 RWHP (rear wheel horsepower) on a totally stock F10 M5 running on pump gas and dyno’d on a dynojet. This represents just a 6% drivetrain loss.

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Schmiedmann shows off its 591HP 1M coupe replica with a supercharged E39 M5 V8 (S62) engine and other monster BMW builds.

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The 1M coupe was offered in only 3 factory colors, which left many wanting more color choices. This explains the trend of so many 1M coupes getting color makeovers in the aftermarket, usually by way of vinyl wraps.

This is one of my favorites so far – an 1M in Candy Grey Metallic. It looks terrific – flashy without being overly so and looks particularly good matched to its ActiveE hood (with hood bump/bulge).

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iND has started on its first F10 M5 portfolio project car, for their client, Tom. Per iND:

Perhaps the effect will wear off in time, but for now seeing an F10 M5 in the flesh feels like peering into a toy store. For our client Tom, who has already brought several of his cars to us for some special touches, even a stock twin-turbo super sedan cannot be left untouched. Tom has been an ardent BMW enthusiast since medical school, jumping right into the fray with … CONTINUED

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New video from BMW featuring Bill Auberlen and Skip Barber discussing the BMW M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park edition and the heritage and significance of the Lime Rock Park racing circuit in Connecticut.

The M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park edition is limited in production to 200 units with production beginning earlier this month (at rate of 25 units per week). Pricing starts at $70,100 (excludes delivery and handling). Deliveries begin in September. European delivery and performance center deliveries are not available for this limited edition M3.

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Ever seen a E46 M3 that’s not even an E46 M3, with K&N supercharger running 400 pounds of boost and a disconnected intercooler? We know the answer is no, but you’re about to :)

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The summer season always brings BMW enthusiasts together and this past weekend saw yet another meet and greet gathering BMW fans and owners in the hotbed of BMW and M enthusiasm – Southern California.

Steve Thomas BMW hosted its BMW and MINI meet at its location in Camarillo, California. Check out some of the great rides in attendance, which at one point reached nearly 200 cars and over 300 people.

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BIMMERPOST member Powerbeast has a penchant for Dakar Yellow apparently, as he is now the owner of the only Dakar Yellow E90 M3 sedan (BMW Individual order) in the country (U.S.). This follows after his Dakar Yellow 1M coupe, which was also quite a hit among BMW enthusiasts.

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On a recent Saturday, 1ADDICTS members visited Manhart Racing GmbH in Wuppertal, near the Essen area in NRW (Western Germany).

The Chef/Boss & Technical Director of Manhart Racing GmbH, Christoph Erfurt showed us around the shop and exlpained in detail any questions we had of their various project cars. While Benedict Spohr the sales manager answered the “how much is THAT” questions.

The Manhart crew could not have been nicer to all ofus 1Addicts. It was a fantastic day with lots of cool cars to droll over. They … CONTINUED