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BMW is busy developing the next-gen M3 , and the the M4 Coupe . In fact, BMW is so far into the development process, that the company already took the M3 out for its first commercial shoot.

Lucky us, a vigilant eye was in the right place at the right time, and managed to take some shots of the next M3 wearing a very cool Yas Marina Blue Metallic paint with a carbon-fiber roof.

Because the M3 is donning this fantastic color for its official filming session. we expect to see the production model to wear the same paint when BMW unveils it at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show .

For those of you who haven’t heard. the 2015 BMW M3 will make use of a newly developed S55 3.0-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine with an output of 430 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This will also mark the return of the M3 sedan, since the M4 is taking over for the old M3 Coupe.

Source: Bimmerpost
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Imagine the scenario: The sun is shining somewhere exotic, and you have keys to a Ferrari or perhaps a GT-R and Carrera GT to choose from.

The cars are already on the building’s roof with the models. Time to put on that multi-pocket camera vest, and get to work on this dream job.

The cars sit near the heli pad and have never looked hotter. The babe in the passenger seat is not half bad either.

Talented photographers really get all the perks sometimes. They not only get to spend hours with some of the most beautiful women in the world, but they collaborate closely and have these model’s undivided attention as everyone on set tries to make great art.

Of course, a wardrobe change or five is part of every photo shoot. But some guys really do have it all behind the Nikon lens. Not just supermodels, but supercars too.

All of the best exotics in the world seem to be in the ItzKirb portfolio.

ItzKirb Photography, is one of those very talented and lucky individuals behind the camera. His talent is clear to see, and he loves two model subjects more than anything: cars and ladies.

Put the two together, and the recipe is sure to spark a thrill. One that is safe enough for work, at least.

Feast your eyes on all of ItzKirb’s beauties after the jump.

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What is the appeal of a really hardcore performance sedan ? There are a dozen valid reasons, and most car guys will not need much persuading to get on-board. Killer pace starts from the new Panamera Turbo ’s projected 3.2-second blastoff to 60 mph.

The ingredients for the recipe are deceptively simple: big power all over the rev dial, rear-drive bias strongly preferred, and a manual box unless the automatic is absolutely state of the art.

The last and least important part? Those rear doors. Buyers of the hottest full-size performance sedans typically do not mind a tiny back seat. After all, the best possible passengers back there will probably be adoring ladies in thousand-dollar outfits.

So, megalux atmosphere back there is more important than true comfort and versatility. After all, you cannot take three beautiful and giggling best friends for a windows-down, radio-up spin in the hills without a swanky coupe-like sedan.

Even better is a stomping acceleration soundtrack and real panache outside the hottest bars and restaurants. No longer just Euro exclusives: all the cars on this list can be bought or ordered right here in the U.S. for 2013 or 2014.

Representatives from BMW , Mercedes, Lexus , Jaguar, Audi and Cadillac are also proudly represented in this market for $50,000-plus super sedans.

Click past the jump for the current Top Ten Best Performance Sedans, with a few in there you might not have expected.

In the past 30 years, G-Power has become one of the most respected BMW tuners in the world. It’s hard to imagine that the company has been around that long, but it has.

So considering that 2013 is the 30th anniversary of the company, G-Power decided to release a new supercharger system just for the occasion. And boy, is it a whopper of an engine program.

The official name of the engine upgrade is the M3 V8 supercharger system "GP Edition 30 years”. It’s limited to just 30 units, which means that it’s going to get scooped up in a hurry. It’ll also cost just €4,199, which is around $5,600 based on current exchange rates. That’s not a bad amount to pay for a supercharger system that can produce up to 500 horsepower for the BMW M3 .

If you want something a little more powerful, the SK II CS ‘GP Edition 30 years’ chalks up 600 horsepower at €8,399, which is about $11,300 based on current exchange rates.

Let this be a call to anybody looking to get this special edition engine upgrade from G-Power. Remember, only 30 units will be built so if you’re interested in one, better get to it and let the aftermarket company know as soon as possible. G-Power sales reps can also fill you in on what M3 models this kit fits, as the site does not reveal that important piece of info.

Click past the jump to read about one of G-Power’s latest programs for the 2013 BMW M3 GT2 R

Source: G-Power
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The folks over at laid out another awesome competition, albeit a strange one: they put the new Corvette Stingray against the 2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Edition . Though the two would likely never really be considered competitors, wanted to see which of the two was the best. Can you make a wild guess and let us know what car do you think was the best? It’s not too hard...

The two cars were compared in their 0-to-60 mph and quarter-mile times, braking distances, slalom runs and skip pad ratings. We know both cars have their respective fans, and we are pretty sure that both the M3 and the Stingray are great rides, but there can be just one winner.

As a reminder, the new Stingray is powered by a 6.2-liter, small-block V-8 engine that delivers a total of 460 horsepower, and it has a claimed 0-to-60 mph sprint of under four seconds. On the other hand, the M3 Lime Rock Edition gets a V-8 engine with an output of 414 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

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Edo Competition is a tuner specialized in updating Ferrari and Lamborghini models, but it looks like this time it made an exception as it came up with a pretty wild body kit for the BMW M3 Coupe . Should we be surprised that the kit comes shortly after BMW announced the M3 Coupe will go out of production ?

Called GTRS5, the new kit is focused on updating the look of the M3 and transforming it into a sporty, aggressive beast. The kit is entirely made in carbon fiber and includes a new front spoiler, new front splitter and front wings, new side skirts and a new rear wing. As an option customers can also get a carbon bonnet and boot lid.

If you really like the M3 GTRS5 and you want to order it, you better hurry up as only 40 units will be made.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M3 by Edo Competition.

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Now that BMW has announced that the M3 Coupe will go out of production in September, it looks like the world — tuners included — is preparing to say "good bye" to a great sports coupe. We had lots of tuning kits for the M3 Coupe unveiled over the past few days, and now the folks over Alpha-N Performance announced a new one.

Maybe not as impressive as all the other kits you have seen in the past, like the G-Power M3 GTR 2 kit announced earlier today, but the Alpha-N package is still well worth our attention. The tuner offers a pretty extravagant wide-body kit, plus an updated interior look and, of course, more power from the engine.

Under the hood, Alpha-N offers several upgrades, but the press car features the most primitive, yet effective, of engine tunes: increased displacement. By way of a stroker kit that includes a new crankshaft, new pistons and new connecting rods, Alpha-N bumped the M3’s engine from a 4.0-liter to a 4.6-liter V-8.

The tuner continued by remapping the ECU for more efficient spark and fuel, which helped bump the final output to a total of 490 horsepower and 346 pound-feet. This is a 76-horsepower and a 51 pound-feet gain, which is relatively tame for the amount of work that Alpha-N put into the engine, but it allows for more extreme tuning in the future.

This tune offers a huge increase in top speed, which jumps to 195 mph — a 40 mph increase.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M3 by Alpha-N Performance.

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Back in 2012G-Power unveiled the BMW M5 Hurricane RRS , which delivered an amazing output of 830 horsepower. Now, the tuner used the experience accumulated developing that car and created the M3 GT2 R, which is not only the baddest road-legal M3 around, but also a sort of tribute to the M3 GT2, which raced in numerous GT events between 2009 and 2013.

A base BMW M3 delivers a total of 420 horsepower, but with some intensive work, the guys over G-Power managed to add another 300 horsepower to the car’s V-8 engine, transforming the M3 Coupe into a real monster. Most likely, this will be one of the latest staggering upgrade kits offered for the M3 before it goes out of production in September.

Along with the amazing job done under the hood, G-Power also offers a modified aerodynamic package made entirely in carbon fiber to help increase downforce and save some weight.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M3 GT2 R by G-Power.

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We don’t know about you, but we are tired of waiting for the 2014 BMW M3 to arrive... From the looks of things, BMW decided to make us wait just a bit longer, as it took the hot sedan out for another testing session.

Fortunately for us, our savvy spy photographer caught the prototype testing around the Nϋrburgring racetrack, and it looks like it started to drop some of its camouflage. To no surprise, the next M3 will share its front fascia design with the upcoming M4 Coupe , and the spy shots reveal it will offer a double-bubble carbon fiber roof.

Under the hood, the new M3 will drop the current V-8 engine in favor of a new twin- or triple-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-banger with power in the 415-horsepower range. The rumored power output is a little bit disappointing, considering rumors that once suggested output closer to 450 ponies.

Click past the jump to read more about the next BMW M3.

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Have you ever wondered what would happen when two champions like Martin Tomczyk and Bruno Spengler go head to head in a nerve-racking off-track showdown? If you did, well, BMW has the answer for you and it shows it to you in this video: smoking tires and glowing tarmac!

For those of you who do not know the guys, Bruno Spengle is the current DTM champion, while Martin Tomczyk won the series back in 2011. The two drivers did great on the race track and they do even better in road-going versions BMW M3 .

Check out this great video to see what two DTM champions do for fun. It totally worth you attention every single second. You will also find out who is going to win a very cool Tic-Tak-Toe game played with the two BMW M3 models. The answer is of course the M3, but which one?

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