2011 BMW M3: Beneath the show-purposed livery lies a completely streetable car with an MXP SP exhaust and Macht Schnell stage 2 engine package (comprising of an intake, pulley and hood scoop). The 19-in. Volk Tokyo Time Attack TE37 wheels with Yokohama Sport Advan tires, Vorsteiner body kit and ASM edition Recaro seats add just the appropriate amount of functional bling, and the Brembo GTR monoblock big brake kit and KW suspension scream canyon runs.
BMW’s sportiest new offering will be the F30-based 2013 M3 Sedan. The F30 M3 will likely be powered by BMW’s 4.0-liter V-8; it might even have forced induction. Seen here, the front brakes feature 4-piston calipers up front and cross-drilled rotors at all four corners.
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Marque the Wedding of the Year with the M3 Royal Edition
As Great Britain becomes gripped by royal wedding fever BMW has created a limited edition of the BMW M3 Coupé to celebrate this special occasion.
Now available to order from dealerships across the country, the Royal Edition of the popular M3 will be available in a choice of three exclusive colours – Regal Red, Bridal White and Imperial Blue. It is resplendently upholstered in Windsor White Dakota leather and adorned with a commemorative ‘Will’ emblem.
Joe Kerre, BMW Junior Operations Kindle Executive at BMW’s Forschungs und Narren division in Munich, spoke passionately about the latest M car: “The Royal Wedding has captured the people’s imagination so we thought that it would be a fitting tribute to offer an exclusive edition of one of our most majestic models. Given the Windsor’s German heritage, the BMW M3 Royal Edition should make for the ideal wedding gift.”
News of the M3 Royal Edition comes after the critically acclaimed success of the BMW Political Roundel Attachment Tag, that let owners show their partisanship during the general election, and the Canine Repellent Alloy Protection that stopped dogs from relieving themselves on customers’ wheels.
BMW E92 M3’s
A BMW spokesperson has now confirmed to Road & Track that the M3 Pickup spotted in Germany is simply a one-off test mule. “BMW M did indeed create the pickup seen on the ’Ring, but it was just an internal project, not something that is in development,” explained Dave Buchko, BMW Advanced Powertrain & Heritage Communications Manager. “There are no plans to produce it.”
A BMW M3 pickup has been spotted doing hot laps at the world famous Nürburgring racetrack. Yes, this is the same V-8-powered BMW M3 that is renowned as one of the world’s hottest, sportiest and all-around lust-worthy German sports machines. And no, this isn’t an early April Fools joke—although we’re still kind of hoping it is.
BMW has begun selling a new M Performance exhaust system for the M3 Coupe, Sedan and Convertible.
Tommy Milner of Rahal Letterman Racing breaks down the difference between the M3 street car and the M3 GT race car.