It’s always interesting to hear the history of the BMW M3 rehashed, but even more fun when you get to see them all together. Even more than that, we get to hear and see them all being driven in this recap of the BMW M3’s evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to the E90.
BWS Motorsports’ Marc Norris takes us through the generations.
P.S., if you’re interested, here’s a chart comparing the technical specs of all M3 generations [tech specs chart].
ZPOST member Asbjorn shares with us his China road trip in his tuned BMW Z4 sDrive35i:
Dear Bimmerpost members
Below are some pictures and highlights from a recent 4000km road trip I completed here in China. The trip went from the sea-side city of Qingdao in the east, to the most populous city in western China, mountainous Chongqing. It is also the two cities I have come to love the most while living in mainland China as a foreigner.
So the trip went from Qingdao to Chongqing. In China Qingdao is famous for it’s Tsingtao beer and Chongqing is famous for its beautiful people, spicy food and for being the most populous municipality in China (29 million with 16 inside the city core). The driving distance is … CONTINUED
Earlier this week, we attended the US media launch for the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe [official thread]. The M6 Gran Coupe features the same 560hp / 500 kb-ft powerplant as the M5 and M6 Coupe/Convertible and covers 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds. It starts in the U.S. at a base price of $113,000 for the 2014 model year [full pricing details].
The event was held in Austin, TX at the impressive Circuit of the America (COTA) Formula 1 race track. We’ll be sharing our thoughts on the M6 Gran Coupe soon, but for now, have a gander at the various sights from Austin. Below, you’ll see photos of the fleet of M6 Gran Coupes on hand for both track and road evaluation. Until now, BMW has … CONTINUED
Latest footage of the 2014 BMW M3 (F80) from track testing at the Nurburgring.
We just attended the US media launch for the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 Track in Austin, Texas. Testing the M6 Gran Coupe was the highlight of the event, but we were also given a first look and demo of the exciting upcoming BMW M Power App (which we share with you in the video below).
Note: this app is *NOT* yet available in the iOS app store. It is *NOT* the same as the M Power Meter app currently available in the iOS store. Once this app becomes available for download from the app store (this Summer), we’ll make an announcement.
In short, the M Power App records data from the various automotive sensors in the car and … CONTINUED
BMW presents an official side-by-side comparison of the 3 generations of X5, including the newest F15 X5.
We get a great look at the evolution of both exteriors and interiors.
Follow F15 X5 coverage @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/x5/f15/
In 1989, Randy Balingit-Hartmann bought the first BMW M5 brought to San Diego and has owned it ever since. As someone on the shy side, Randy wanted a car that fit his personality—one that was fast and powerful yet unassuming. In all its unassuming four-door glory the E28 M5 is often overlooked, but this sedan packs the same amount of power as Ferrari 308 GT and if not respected will surprise you in the turns of your favorite road. Randy has had this car through the ups and downs of life and has put over 400,000 miles on it with no major problems. Dedicated to the M5 for life, Randy will continue driving it the way it was meant to be driven with its detuned … CONTINUED
Here’s a great self-shot documentary by a Gran Turismo game fanatic who makes the pilgrimage to the Nurburgring and is able to cross something off his bucket-list.
Contains some great footage, history, and facts about the Nurburgring you may or may not have known.
Odd comparison huh? Well, this race is part of a segment by Auto Express in which hero cars of generations past are stacked against some of the more mundane offerings of today, to see whether the hero car’s performance has stood the test of time.