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09/06/2012    2:30 PM

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 only one we know of in existence.

Inspired by the “frozen” matte paints offered by BMW, the car’s owner brought his Valencia Orange 1M to a friend’s paint shop to have the paint converted to a frozen color. That’s right, this … CONTINUED

09/05/2012    10:15 PM

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.

The M5′s S63tu V8 runs a higher compression at 10.0:1 (@ 22 PSI), compared to the X5M/X6M S63 engine’s 9.3:1 (@ 17 PSI).

09/05/2012    10:30 AM

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

09/02/2012    11:50 AM

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).

08/31/2012    5:45 PM

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 a supercharged E36 M3. Today, with his X5M having departed, we knew this new replacement would have to really turn heads.

Despite the power output of his new M5 topping even his R8 V10 right out of the box, Tom felt … CONTINUED

08/30/2012    5:10 PM

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.

It’s described as “a classic car for a classic track,” as described by Skip Barber, owner of the historic Lime Rock Park racing circuit located in northwestern Connecticut. BMW and Lime Rock Park have collaborated on the M3 Lime Rock Park … CONTINUED

08/29/2012    8:30 PM

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 :)

08/29/2012    11:25 AM

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.

08/28/2012    12:50 PM

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.