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Watch as a VF Engineering supercharged (VF650) BMW E92 M3 goes against a Hennessy tuned CTS-V.

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No braking company has more panache all-around than AP Racing, not even Brembo. The Brembo Group purchased AP Racing (formerly Lockheed/AP founded in 1919) in 1999, yet each still operate separately today. Brembo’s headquarters are in Italy and AP is in England.

Both compete against each other in nearly all global racing series, with some mildly applied rules for OE accounts. Brembo is better equipped to handle the larger production runs (like Porsche, Mercedes, Nissan, Hyundai, Ford, GM, etc.) with factories in many countries, while AP Racing … CONTINUED

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KW has released its V2 and V3 (Variant 2 & 3) “inox-line” coilovers for the BMW 3-series Type 3L (F30) & BMW 1-series Type 1K4 (F20/F21)

For more than five generations the BMW 3-series is one of the most successful models of the Munich manufacturer. Also for the new BMW F30, KW automotive has developed a wide range of coilovers in high quality stainless steel finish. The BMW F30 can be continuously lowered up to 65 mm within the TÜV approved adjustment range. Depending on the variant, … CONTINUED

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VS Motorsports shows us the full installation process of an ESS VT Supercharger on the E92 M3. You won’t have to wait hours to see the process from beginning to end however, as the visuals have been truncated through a nice time lapse video. The ESS VT2-625 supercharger system features a Vortech V3 supercharger unit. It boosts the E90/E92 M3 up to 625 HP / 410 ft-kb torque @ 7.0 PSI. Actual install time is an estimated 8-14 hours.

Full system components include: … CONTINUED

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iND provides an updated look at their 2013 F30 328i project car. Without resorting to radical modifications, the look of this Sport Line Imperial Blue F30 has been transformed to a more aggressive look. The F30 3D Design front lip has been fitted for now, with the rest of the kit coming soon. An Eisenmann exhaust system will also be fitted onto their F30.

Here is the full list of modifications made so far:

3D Design front spoiler lip
19″ BBS CH-R wheels [19×8.5 ET32/19×9.5 … CONTINUED

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The Alpina F30 B3 has started development and we’ve got the first sighting of the prototype. The B3 test mule (based on the F30 335i) provides a good preview of the external styling to expect on the F30 B3, with its Alpina front lip spoiler, aggressive trunk spoiler, quad exhaust, and of course Alpina wheels. It appears that Alpina has now changed the front lip spoiler design from its original preview render. The production version is likely to feature a special exterior color as in past … CONTINUED

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Prior Design 6 Series Aero Kit

08/08/2012 at 10:45 AM
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Prior Design has released their aerodynamic package for the F12 6 Series Convertible and F13 6 Series coupe. The kit parts included and shown in the photos below are:

- Prior-Design PD6 front bumper (fits all BMW 6-Series F12/F13 models.)
- Prior-Design PD6 side skirts (fits all BMW 6-Series F12/F13 models.)
- Prior-Design PD6 rear bumper (fits all BMW 6-Series F12/F13 models.)

See more aftermarket 6 Series @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/6-series/tuned/

Widebody E90 M3 Project Journal

08/04/2012 at 5:30 PM
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Follow this widebody E90 M3 build, being built by Martino Auto Concepts for M3POST member Kiemyster. Here is a breakdown of the phases planned for this M3.

Phase 1: (completed)
Front/rear camera + media module
Digital HD blackbox
Quad Laser Jammers
V1 w/Colored Concealed Display
RDSport Corsa Front Bumper
Arkym AeroRace One CF Rear Bumper
AngeliBrights
Interior Lighting
Gloss Black hood vent surround
M-tech Spoiler

Phase 2: (in progress)
Full steel construction rear widebody
Rims
Custom Headlight

Phase 3: (future modifications)
Big Brake Kit
Sound System

Phase 4: (future … CONTINUED

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These videos may be in German, but you don’t need to understand the words to appreciate what you see in the video from the X6 M, tuned by PP Performance.

The tuned X6 M first hits the dyno at PP Performance’s factory. It then hits the quarter mile track and takes on a Mercedes SL65 AMG BLack Series where it shows what a monster its S63 engine is and can be.

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Akrapovic has released a feature video showcasing their evolution exhaust system for the F10 M5.

The exhaust manufacturer claims a +10hp, +17Nm (12.5 lb-ft) torque gain, and 12kg (26 pounds) weight saving over the factory exhaust.

The system is claimed to lower the back pressure and gives the M5 more power and torque through the whole range of RPMs while increasing responsiveness. Gains are achieved without removing the catalytic converters.

The new Evolution exhaust system consists of newly developed dual-outlet mufflers with exhaust valves, flow-optimized pipes, and a cast … CONTINUED

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Italian tuner Romeo Ferraris has announced its tuning program for the F10 M5.

Featuring a ECU software tune and sports exhaust system, it pushes the M5 to 657 PS (648 hp) and 790 Nm (583 lb-ft) torque. That’s +97 PS (96 hp) and 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) increase over the factory M5 power figures.

The sports exhaust system alone (featured in the video below) is claimed to provide a +21 hp and +30 Nm of torque gain.

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The 2014 M3 (F80) prototype which was spotted in Los Angeles this past weekend has made its way into the California Mojave Desert’s Death Valley for high temperature testing.

With high temperature testing always comes the removal of some front end camouflage, necessary to increase the prototypes’ air intake and cooling; which makes us the indirect beneficiaries of ever better looks at an exposed front end.

Yesterday’s F80 M3 spy pics (some copied below) gave us the best idea yet of the lines and shape of the front … CONTINUED

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