Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.
Autocar has had an opportunity to test drive the just unveiled F10 Alpina B5 and comes away calling it Jaw-droppingly fast
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.
MWDesign has unveiled their project E89 Z4, dubbed the “Slingshot”. This beautifully customized Z4 not only features power upgrades good for 400hp/400tq, but also a full compliment of handling and cosmetic upgrades – full list inside. Make sure to check out the major eye candy!
We previously reported on Paul Walker’s participation in the Redline Time Attack series with an M3, which has now been supercharged by Gintani. Check out this video of Paul Walker’s Redline Time Attack M3 being shaken down by G-Stig at Big Willow. Warning: the digestion of a Corvette and Porsche may be too graphic for some viewers.
As many of you know, and has Alpina has teased last week, the new B5 is to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week (July 1-4), and here are the first photos of the car from the ground! We hope to see more pictures of the car in its full wallpaper glory, but for now enjoy
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The “Green Hell” M3 by IND recently competed in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club, its first taste of serious performance racing after being force fed and fitted with various other racing bits. According to accounts, it performed admirably.
We knew it wouldn’t take long for 5POST members to begin customizing their F10 5-series… and so it begins! Here are teaser shots of Lacster’s F10 with new wheels, lowering springs, grills, painted reflectors and vinyl trim. A proper photoshoot will take place Saturday, so stay tuned for more photos of this great looking F10.
One of the largest aftermarket suspension manufacturers in the world, Eibach, has developed a new set of suspension offerings for the new F10 BMW 5-Series.
Those familiar with Eibach will not be surprised to hear that they have developed a set of Pro-Kit springs and Pro-Spacer wheel spacers. This is a great start for 5-series enthusiasts looking to lower their cars for a sportier look and to simultaneously improve handling and dynamics of the car.
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It seems the big tuner hauses in Germany have been increasingly in a rush to get their work on the newest BMWs out into the wild. The pattern for the last year or two has been that the tried and true wheels from each of these companies first appears on the car and is paraded around the internet while the company continues its work on the interior/engine and exterior styling parts, which would be revealed at a later date. And so, here is Hartge … CONTINUED
WSTO completes their Japanese tuner spotlight trilogy with this feature on their visit to Studie, easily one of the most recognizable BMW tuners out of Asia. See inside for some pretty wild BMW builds (such as the pink widebody M3, green widebody Z4 coupe) and some general eye candy.
The Alpina B5 has always been a sort of special car, elegant, fast and distinctive all at the same time. Its no wonder that the upcoming Alpina B5 has had a pre-release following similar to a series BMW. The car has been tracked through development spyshot after spyshot, artists even attempted to render the car to guess at what it would look like. Thankfully, it seems the car is now set for its release and showing … CONTINUED
APP Europe has unveiled its Stoptech BMW M3 Trackday Edition, featuring both performance and cosmetic upgrades. Power is bumped up 30hp and 40Nm torque and achieved by Collaction AG. The 6-piston/4-piston STR Stoptech brakes increase stopping power while lightening the M3 by over 8kg. Lightweight wheels further lighten the car by 6kg, and the handling is further improved with KW clubsport suspension. The Akrapovic titanium evolution exhaust system gives provides a meaner soundtrack while saving 23kg over the stock exhaust system.
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Want to make your road legal M3 look as if it came straight from a Le Mans race and instantly quash any street racer’s desire to race you? German tuner GTHaus’ new M3 widebody kit may achieve exactly that. The GTHaus M3 features a fully carbon fiber widebody kit with massive fenders, front bumper with splitters, sideskirts with winglets, and huge rear wing, , as well as 20″ wheels (11×20″/13×20″), and Brembo BBK. The bodykit is priced at around $12,500.
Mr. Fast and Furious himself, Paul Walker will be behind the wheel of a built E93 M3 and joins Paul Dentice and Richard Taylor on the AE Performance team competing in the 2010 Redline Time Attack series. Check out the stripped down M3′s specs and photos inside.
Japanese tuning house 3D Design has released new aero enhancements for the E89 Z4, including the polyurethane front lip spoiler and trunk spoiler. Also released is a carbon fiber reinforced plastic rear diffuser. ZPOST member kudac63 has already had the front lip spoiler installed (photos).
Pricing based on current exchange rates is:
Front lip spoiler: $956 (
Car and Driver reviews the Dinan S3 335i and is impressed with the power, chassis, and handling upgrades, all the while maintaining a very civil ride quality. Read on…
G-Power has revealed two 600hp cars to honor the BMW Motorsports Team for the win at the 2010 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race. According to G-Power, the M3 GT2 S offers a Porsche 911 GT3 RS equivalent for BMW fans and the M3 Tornado CS is the “civilian version” of the M3 GT2 S. Full details and photos inside.