M3POST member mikewads is the first M3 to run the quarter mile in the 10′s to our knowledge. With some power adders (supercharger and 100 shot of nitrous on 96 octane) he has been able to hit 10.87 @ 131mph!
Prior Design, based in Germany, has released its E92 PDM Widebody Kit, the highlight of which are the flared fenders, but also includes replacement front bumper, rear bumper, sideskirts, hood, spoiler and rear trunk spoiler. More info/pics to come.
Prior design features bodykits for both the E92 coupe and E90 sedan. The E92 coupe kit features an M-look with its M3 style front bumper and rear bumper, sidekirts, front fenders, and PD hood. The E90 sedan draws upon the E60 M5s look for the front bumper and a custom design sideskirt and rear bumper.
ARKYM has released its AeroRace ONE, a full aerodynamic kit for the E90 M3 sedan. This unique and aggressive full aero solution features the AeroRace CF vented hood, CF trunk, CF full front bumper, CF full rear bumper, CF sideskirts. Oh, and an ESS supercharger tops off this particular M3!
GT Haus will premiere its custom orange F10 535i at the 2010 SEMA show this week. Preliminary details include its custom orange paint, a carbon fiber front lip, KW coilovers, lowered on 19″ gloss black wheels and a full Meisterschaft quad exhaust system. More photos to come later.
AR Design provides an update on its single turbo N54 kit, and the power numbers have gone up as expected. The latest dyno results are inside, corrected for 5700ft elevation.
Follow along as E90post member Morgan transforms a damaged E92 320d to a full M3 look inside and out using all factory body panels and interior parts. It will be finished off in Frozen Gray paint.
M3POST member Biglare has teamed up with IND, who consistently puts out some beautiful BMW builds. The challenge this time was to improve upon an already unique and widely recognizable Brilliant White BMW Individual M3. Mission accomplished? Ogle for yourself inside.
Single turbo kits have been the vaporware of the N54 tuning world – often started but seldomly finished. AR Design gives hope with preliminary results of their single turbo N54 which has hit 444whp@15psi on a Mustang dyno, all on pump gas and no other FI methods!
Active Autowerke is building their 2010 SEMA showcar, a E92 M3 focused around a Vorsteiner GTRS3 widebody transformation powered by the Active Autowerke Stage 2 E9X M3 supercharger system. It will be finished in a matte metallic film. Follow this fun M3 build inside.
We love mad scientist projects where huge BMW motors are stuffed into smaller models which it was never intended to power. A german E85 Z4 M roadster owner has shoehorned the V10 from the M5/M6 and the resulting aural experience isn’t too shabby. Videos inside.
ZPOST member impreza7854′s Alpine White E89 Z4 shows that Hamann may still have some magic in its designing pen at times. Featuring Hamann’s full E89 Z4 body kit, Eisenmann quad exhausts, Brembo BBK and Volk Racing wheels, this Z4 is a sight to behold.
AC Schnitzer has released videos of its various exhaust systems for the F10 550i, Z4 sDrive35is, X6M, 135i, 335i, M3, including comparisons to the BMW factory exhaust.
Ever wonder how much and what kind of testing suspension manufacturers conduct in the development of their parts? Here’s some rare testing footage from Bilstein’s development of their suspension parts for the pre-LCI E90 back in 2006. The video shows the suspension testing includes slalom, irregular roads, high speed track, and even some hooning!
With some encouragement from fellow M3post members, Green///Hell has finally put the supercharged Green Hell M3 on the dyno. Flat out power was never the sole focus of this car (it was put together to best maintain balance and trackability), but see inside for the results nonetheless.
German tuner Mansory, tuner of high end German and Italian marques, has unveiled its first BMW – the Mansory BMW X5M. This highly customized X5 M features both performance upgrades and visual enhancements. Details and photos inside.
The full replacement front bumper features aggressive air inlets even larger than those on the factory X5M bumper. Carbon fiber lips and LED lights finish off the front bumper’s new look. The front fenders have been widened by 70mm (2.75 in.) and receive aggressive vents on top to match … CONTINUED
Here is a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works (JCW) accessories for the Countryman. The parts are expected to available later this year. JCW Countryman Aero Kit, JCW 19″ Wheels
JCW Rally Stripes, JCW Steering Wheel
JCW Shifter, Red Mirrors, Red Brake Ducts.
Many of you were impressed by the Lummar F10 5-series “CLR 500 RS2″ in Lumma’s studio photos. Now here are real life photos of the CLR 500 RS2 from the 2010 Moscow auto show where it debuted to the public.