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F80 M3 Poses With Alpina B3 F30

10/22/2013 at 2:00 PM
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The two most potent F30-based models, the F80 M3 and the Alpina B3 F30, pose together at the BMW M test center at the Nurburgring.

The photos give us a look at how aggressive the F80 M3′s styling (especially its big fenders) is compared to the more subtlely modified Alpina.

The new M3 will make its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show in mid-January.

Follow our M3/M4 coverage at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m4/

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We take a look at the just revealed F33 4 Series Convertible [Official Thread] against the E93 3 Series Convertible which it replaces.

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Now that the BMW M235i specs have been revealed, we take a look at how they compare on paper to the M135i hatchback, 435i coupe, 135is and E46 M3. All in all, its specs are very encouraging for those of us clamoring for a return of a E46-type sports coupe/sedan.

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Watch the E90/E92 M3 take on some beefy cabrios.

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Car and Driver compares three of the best performing luxury ‘coupe’ styled sedans available – the M6 Gran Coupe, Audi RS7 and Mercedes CLS63 AMG.

On paper, the M6 Gran Coupe starts from the rear position on the grid with the lowest factory power figures and RWD (for acceleration). Its 560 hp / 501 lb-ft were short of the RS7′s 568 hp / 516 lb-ft and the CLS63′s 585 hp / 590 lb-ft. The RS7 and CLS63′s AWD system also give them the 0-60 advantage, in … CONTINUED

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On this episode of The Downshift, the boys from Motor Trend and Tire Rack team up to test some tires. Do performance tires really make a difference? Our resident hot shoe Randy Pobst takes to the track with a BMW 328i, Mustang V6, Subaru BRZ and a truck load of tires to find out. Includes track times for each model and tire.

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Edmunds evaluates the incoming C7 Corvette Stingray against the outgoing E92 M3 Coupe. Not a fair fight exactly, except for price point, but they still have plenty great things to say about both cars.

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The BMW 4 Series has landed in Canada and we get our first look at the F32 4 Series versus F30 3 Series M Sport, as well as a Glacier Silver M Sport.

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CAR recently undertook a premium hot hatch comparison, featuring the M135i against the Mercedes A45 AMG and the Audi S3 (full review). Here’s how the trio stack up on paper:

The M135i serves up 320 HP and 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) from its 3 liter turbo N55 engine, mated to the 8 speed automatic ZF transmission and is RWD.

The Mercedes comes with the most power, but is also the most expensive out of this group, powered by a 360 HP / 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) 2-liter … CONTINUED

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BIMMERPOST member and owner of the first M6 Competition Package in the UK shares with us his review of his brand new F13 M6 Coupe with Competition Package, comparing it against his previous M6 Coupe, which was an early launch-spec car.

This review gives particular good insight into just how much/little difference the M6 Competition Package gives. Here’s his review:

Contrary to the majority of car nuts (in the UK anyway!), I do like my M6′s, having also owned a previous E63 shape a few … CONTINUED