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.
Turner Motorsports is one of the lucky owners of 1 of only 30 Frozen Gray M3 limited edition models. Never ones to leave stock alone however, they have already begun their conversion of the car into an even more trackable car.
For now, exclusive sized 18×10″ Volk Racing G2 Forged wheels have been fitted all around on this M3. A big benefit to running identically sized and offset wheels all around is the ease with which the tires will be rotated at the track. The wheels are … CONTINUED
Vorsteiner has announced the intro of its X6M Aero Package, the company’s first SUV conversion. Aero parts include the carbon fiber front bumper add-on spoiler lip, power dome sculpted vented carbon composite hood, and new sporty carbon fiber diffuser, and carbon rear deck lid spoiler.
As if the factory X5 M power output and aero kit wasn’t aggressive enough, G-Power has now released its even bigger wide body kit and tuning package for the X5M. Thanks to optimized air flow and up to 15% more cooling, the G-POWER body kit clears the way for an increase in the base output of the 4.4 l V8 bi-turbo power unit of 170 hp to no less than 725 hp.
AC Schnitzer has unveiled its full F10 5-series performance and cosmetic program, consisting of ECU tune, brake and suspension upgrades, wheels, and various aero and interior dress up parts. Full details and photos inside.
The Berk Technology N54 based 135i Time Attack car ripped up its competition this season. Since its racing season is nearly over, the car’s secrets have now been unveiled. In fact, many parts of its recipe for speed come from Bimmerpost sponsors. See the great writeup inside.
MR Car Design Design has announced its BMW 335i "Black Scorpion" package. This 335i packs an extra 30% hp increase over stock with 406hp and 530Nm torque. The extra power is achieved with a ECU software, XXL intercooler and a performance exhaust system with new catalytic converters. A KW V3 coilover suspension serves to help the driver deal with all the extra power when handling.
Cosmetic modifications include a set of 20" Breyton Spirit alloy wheels and 235/30F 285/25R tires and … CONTINUED
Tuning of the current generation M3 continues to advance impressively, such as Manhart’s latest M3 creation – the Manhart Racing V8RS Biturbo M3 with 733hp. This beast features a twin turbo v8 transplant, 205mph top speed, 8 speed DCT, CF seats, hood, spoilers, diffuser and lightweight doors. Titanium dual tip exhaust system, BBS challenge wheels, 8 piston front / 4 piston rear pistons!
The F10 aftermarket is starting to fill in and Eisenmann is in on the market early with their F10 535i exhaust system. Featuring quad rolled exhaust tips, this system gives some serious grunt to the N55 motor. Check out the preview photos and videos inside.
Onyx Concept is best known for their work in the SUV market, most notably as a Range Rover tuner. But they have now expanded their portfolio to include a E92 M3 featuring their performance and cosmetic package. This includes Onyx Concept bumpers, sideskirts, and carbon fiber front spoiler, rear diffuser, spoiler lid, and hood. Buffalo hide leather and carbon fiber trim adorns the interior.
As for performance upgrades, this includes a tuning package producing 630 PS (621 hp). No details on this have yet been released, but … CONTINUED
Enco Exclusive, a German tuner, has released its BMW X6 aero kit package. It’s the first dual color X6 we have seen and is matched to new front and rear bumpers with integrated LED lights and exhaust cutouts, side skirts, widened fenders and rocker panels. Wheels are black 23″ JURA aluminum wheels, with time-attack style pinstripes. An aftermarket exhaust has also been fitted. However, this is purely a cosmetic enhancement kit and no performance upgrades are included.
Lumma has introduced its F10 5-series – the CLR 500 RS2, at the Mosow Motor Show. The CLR 500 RS2 boasts 380hp and extensive bodywork not meant for the timid. Its exterior features a matte black paint matched to carbon fiber hood, trunk spoiler, and rear bumper bits.
Truth be told, the matte paint look has begun to lose its luster with us (pun intended). Maybe it’s the rarely seen stripe on a BMW or maybe it’s just the great photography, but whatever it is, this unique matte black M3 has managed catch out attention.
Studie AG has a history of producing custom BMWs mimicking genuine BMW Motorsport race cars. Their latest project is converting the 2009 335i sedan to an endurance race car look, complete with Schubert carbon fiber widebody parts, BMW Motorsports sideskirts, Active Autowerke ECU, Arqray exhaust, and aFe’s intakes. Full list of modifications, details, and photos inside.