BMW, the German luxury automaker, would be offering a special Competition Package from BMW M GmbH with the M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible high-performance sports cars from March 2016 in USA. The aforementioned Competition Package not only comes with cosmetic upgrades but it also take the power output of these sports cars to 444bhp. It would cost $5,500 on the M3 Sedan and Coupe and the $5,000 on the M4 Convertible.
Talking about the Competition Package of BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe, it comes with special lightweight M sports seats with seatbelts woven-in BMW M stripes. The competition Package also gets M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes, which not only looks spectacular but also makes a potent sound. In addition, the special package boasts of extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. Several exterior elements such as the signature BMW kidney grille, the side gills and the model badge on the tail now feature high-gloss Black finish.
Just so you know, BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe touch the 60mph milestone from standtill in 3.9 seconds. However, with the inclusion of Competition Package, both these sports cars improve their performance by 0.1 second. On the other hand, the BMW M4 Convertible does a 0-60mph sprint in just 4.2 seconds, but with the special package it too improves this sprint by 0.1 second. For those asking, all the sports cars now get the 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) as a part of Competition Package as standard instead of the 6-speed manual transmission.
Coming to the other mechanical aspects of the Competition Package, it comes with Adaptive M Suspension which is said to be extensively tuned to enhance performance and handling. The Adaptive M Suspension gets new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+). The aforesaid elements are complimented well by the specially tuned Active M Differential on the rear axle and Dynamic Stability Control feature. The inclusion of multi-spoke 20-inch M alloy wheels sums up the the list of upgrades that Competition Package carries.
A BMW M3 finished in Tanzanite Blue is the star of the BMW Abu Dhabi Motors in UAE. A standard M3 costs €71,800 in Germany but if you want this Individual body paint it will jack up the price by an extra €1,950 while this particular car also has other upgrades such as the air inlets which are finished in carbon fiber. Moreover, the front spoiler lip is painted in the same color as the body while the M Performance braking kit is matched with blue calipers. There’s also a rear diffuser made from carbon fiber while the Akrapovic EVO exhaust comes with quad tips made from carbon. The most obvious upgrade is the rear wing from AC Schnitzer and you might have guessed already, this one too is made from carbon.
As far as the interior is concerned, this particular BMW M3 adopts a Sakhir Orange look and has received a set of aluminum pedals, an M Performance steering wheel covered in leather, along with a carbon fiber trim and other minor tweaks.
The car’s price tag has not been specified, but obviously it costs a lot more than a standard M3 Sedan and we won’t be too surprised if this configuration is available for around €90,000.
A brand new BMW M3 was recently put through a 0-267 km/h test run by the journalists at German magazine Sport Auto who wanted to check out how the launch control system works. The high-performance sedan managed to impress with its quick and linear acceleration but the artificial sound emitted through the car’s speakers certainly won’t be to everyone’s liking. A similar sound enhancement has also been installed in the larger M5 and chances are all future M models will get this. The M3 comes with a 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbo which helped the hot sedan hit 267 km/h.
Those of you who are based in the United States and are thinking about buying the all-new BMW M3 should know that the German high-performance sedan has a starting price of $62,295 so it’s $5,350 more expensive than the model it replaces. In addition, the model could also have a gas guzzler tax which in the previous generation added $1,300 to the car’s final price tag. If there’s still money left in the back, you can opt for the carbon ceramic braking system worth $8,150.
The Bavarian marque is also offering a Driver Assistance Package encompassing autonomous braking, side-view camera, blind spot monitoring and a lane departure warning system – all costing $1,900. For an additional $4,300 you can get the Executive Package that adds satellite radio, keyless entry, headlamp washers, heater rear seats, parking sensors, head-up display and a backup camera.
G-Power has taken the wraps off a new upgrade program for the outgoing BMW M3. Known as the Hurricane 337 Edition, the V8 engine has been equipped with a SK II CS supercharger kit that has increased the output of the motor to a whopping 615 HP reached at 8,100 rpm and 595 Nm of peak torque available at 5,900 rpm. The tuner mentions their modified M3 needs 12.2 seconds to hit 124 mph (200 km/h) from a standstill, on its way to a top speed of 209.77 mph (337.6 km/h) as seen in the attached video.
You are looking at the first official images depicting the next-generation of the BMW M3 sedan and the first ever M4 Coupe. The cars are likely to be officially revealed tomorrow and will share a newly developed TwinPower Turbo inline-six 3.0-liter gasoline engine rated at 430 HP and 500 Nm. The four-door version will tip the scales at less than 1,500 kg (3,306 lbs) and will be 25 percent more frugal thanks to the lower curb weight helped by the optional carbon fiber roof. As for the coupe, it will carry most of the styling seen on the striking concept.
The design of the cars doesn’t hold any major surprises yet we are impressed at how tastefully restrained the vehicles look. They do have big air vents, beefy side skirts and muscular wheel arches but the overall design isn’t overly aggressive. At the back of both cars there’s a quad exhaust setup and they also share the double five-spoke grey rims.
Source: BMW Blog via Club Lexus
BMW has released an inconclusive video teaser for the upcoming 2014 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe which according to Internet rumors will be unveiled on Thursday. Both cars are going to get a 3.0-liter inline-six TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine outputting 430 HP and 500 Nm of torque. From what we know so far, the M3 is likely to be offered with an optional carbon fiber roof and will have a curb weight of less than 1,500 kg. Both cars are going to be shown to the public in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The BMW M3 (E93) has recently gone out of production but that hasn’t stopped the specialists from Leib Engineering to infuse more power in the last ever M3 Coupe. From a design point of view it looks the same as a standard M3 but upon closer inspection we notice the “M3” badges are missing while the 19-inch alloy wheels were borrowed from a 1-Series M Coupe. The big change is under the hood where now lurks a G-Power SK II CS compressor that has bumped the engine’s output to an impressive 610 HP and 590 Nm.
Other changes worth mentioning would have to be the additional fuel pump, high-performance injector nuzzles, bigger sports air filters and a custom induction air track made from a combination of stainless steel and carbon. Other tweaks include a new exhaust system, remapped ECU along with a bunch of chassis upgrades.
Source: Leib Engineering
BMW has started to tease the all-new M3 by releasing a short clip in which they briefly reveal the soundtrack of the car’s engine. The same power unit will find its way under the hood of the M4 Coupe once both cars come out sometime next year. This engine will allegedly be a twin-turbo, inline-six 3.0-liter developing around 450 bhp and 405 lb-ft. It should be enough to grant the cars with a 0-100 km/h time of 4.2 seconds and an electronically-capped top speed of 250 km/h. A concept of the M3 or M4 Coupe is likely to be revealed later this week at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
A few days ago, the last two-door model wearing the legendary “M3” badge rolled out from the assembly line in BMW’s Regensburg plant. While the production of the BMW M3 E92 Coupe is discontinued, the convertible version will be manufactured until September.
Not that there was something wrong with the BMW M3 E92 Coupe, on the contrary. With more than 40,000 models sold, it proved to be the most successful model in the E9X generation M3 (E90 Sedan, E92 Coupe and E93 Convertible). Introduced in 2007, this generation is the first to have a V8 engine under the bonnet.
BMW fans consider the E9X generation M3 to be among the most desirable series to own; the coupe version being a favorite especially among those who actually want to take their M3 to the race track on a regular basis.
The reason behind the decision is that there are significant changes in the BMW offering these days: the family oriented compact executive models will continue to have the traditional “3-Series” badge, while the sportier models will be named the “4-Series”.
A brand new M4 will be introduced soon, but there will be no more coupes in the offering. The new M4 will be built based on the four-door sedan. Apart from the name, the M4 is likely to return to a straight-six engine fitted with two or three turbochargers.
Over the years, BMW released a number of special editions for the E9X M3 series. The GTS Coupe had a more powerful engine delivering 444HP (450PS), a number of aerodynamic improvements and a special, two-seat cockpit. 135 GTS Coupes left the assembly line altogether.
Speaking about rare M3 E9X’s, the M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) is even rarer: only 67 examples were made. The M3 DTM Champion Edition is also a collector’s piece: only 54 cars were made, one for each DTM race victory for BMW between 1987 and 2012.