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We’ve seen all variety of frozen (matte) colors on BMWs since the trend started a couple of years ago, but this is the first time we’ve seen it in one of our favorite BMW blues of all time – Estoril Blue.

What makes this color on the car even more unique is that it wasn’t achieved with a vinyl wrap, which has been the preferred method for applying a matte color to a car, but was actually a full respray of the car.

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Manhart Racing has unveiled its new MH5 S Biturbo tuning program for the BMW M5 (F10).

The first stage tuning package breathes more power into the M5′s bi-turbo 4.4L V8 S63Tu engine by pushing it 624hp (633 PS / 466 kW) and 575 lb-ft (780 Nm) of torque. This is an increase of +72hp (73 PS / 54 kW) and 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) over factory.

Yet to come will be even more powerful stages which will produce 661hp (670 PS / 493 kW) and 725hp (735 PS … CONTINUED

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How’s this for kicking off the racing history for the F30 3 series sedan. South African based ADF Motorsport team successfully took a brand new F30 3 Series racing car [more info/photos] to its first-ever race victory, in its very first race! The victory came at the Killarney race circuit in Cape Town, South Africa, in a WesBank Super Series race which features Bridgestone Production Cars Class A race cars. Congrats to the ADF team!

Ian McLaren of carmagblog provided us this account of the race, along … CONTINUED

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We’ve previously featured an Atacama Yellow M3 sedan and now here’s the first E93 M3 convertible in Atacama Yellow.

Atacama yellow is currently only available on the Z4 and must be ordered as a BMW Individual color for any other models, including the M3. The yellow looks great against the contrasting carbon fiber and black aero piece and wheels. Check out the full set of photos inside.

F20 M Sport with Hartge Wares

04/06/2012 at 11:40 AM
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Check out this 1addicts member’s nice Hartge equipped F20 M Sport.

It’s a Black Saphire Metallic 116d with M-sport package, with HARTGE sports spring set, Hartge Ultimate 19″ summer wheels, HARTGE dual round tail pipe and HARTGE velour floor mats.

Project Java Green F10 M5 Preview

03/31/2012 at 3:00 PM
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The F10 M5 will not hit US shores until August/September, but that hasn’t stopped US members from imagining how they will configure their future M5s. Some even already have project M5 plans, such as this M5POST member who plans a Java Green M5 project car, inspired by the BMW Individual Java Green M3s we’ve seen come out of Europe and the BMW M dealership in Munich.

Check out a preview of the project Java Green M5 and some plans inside.

Hamann F13 6 Series Coupe Introduced

03/30/2012 at 11:09 AM
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Hamann has revealed its cosmetic package for the F13 6 series coupe, looking less wild and tacked on than most of its styling packages for other models (which is a good thing).

The kit consists of a full exterior aero kit, comprised of:

Hamann Front Bumper (incl. 2 LED daytime running lights)
Hamann Rear Bumper (incl. diffuser with cutout for 4 tailpipes)
Hamann Skideskirts
Hamann Rear Spoiler

Available wheels are:

21″ and 20″ Forged Split-Rim Cross-Spoke Design in Black with Titanium Screws and Polished Lip – 21x9F 21x11R and … CONTINUED

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See the now famous 1-series-to-1M V8 conversion in action at a Red Bull drift race, in which it took first place. It’s piloted by one of Egypt’s top race car drivers – Rami Serry.

The car has now been sold to a famous oil and additives German company LIQUI MOLY EGYPT, which bought the car for their marketing, advertising and events purposes.

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The official specs and photos of the first F30 3 series race cars have now been released. The twin F30 race cars by ADF Motorsport will debut on March 31st in the WesBank Super series and will go on to race in the upcoming 2012 24 Hour Nurburgring race. These F30 cars feature the new line of BMW M Performance Parts and these specs:

2,998 pounds (1360kg)
408hp / 443 lb-ft torque (600nm)
MoTeC ECU
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Our Hong Kong F10 owners/members met this past weekend and have shared some of their photos with us. Check out some tastefully modified F10 5 series inside.

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We’ve seen some major conversions and projects from our 1 series owners and this is one of the best yet. One 1ADDICTS member has taken his E82 120d and converted it into a 1M-bodied car with the S65 V8 engine from the M3!!

In addition to the engine transplant, the car had to have custom bodywork on rear fenders, 1M body panels fitted, M3/1M suspension fitted, exhaust made to fit the new body, and 1M 19″ wheels. The icing on the cake was retrofitting the … CONTINUED

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Check out some photos from the Revscene Annual Spring Meet 2012, taking place in Vancouver, BC, this past weekend. 1/3 of the cars in attendance wore the BMW roundel.