BMW M3

BMW M3

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 Edmunds.com 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, Edmunds.com 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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BMW M3

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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The current-generation BMW M3 Coupe went into production in 2007, and now, 40,000 units later, the company announced the model was officially taken out of production. Along with these M3 Coupe units, BMW also sold a total of 10,000 sedans and 16,000 convertible units, which will remain in production until September 2013.

During the car’s 6 years of production, the most important markets were the U.S., Great Britain and Germany. Special versions launched during the years includes an art car developed by U.S. artist Jeff Koons , an M3 GT2 raced in the American Le Mans series where it obtained five titles and a victory at the Nurburgring 24-hour race.

Since 2007, the M3 Coupe received no major updates and it retained the same glorious V-8 engine under its hood.

The BMW M3 Coupe will be replaced by the future BMW M4 Coupe .

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

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BMW used the CSL name for the first time back in 1972 when it unveiled the 3.0CSL - a special version of the Six CS (E9) developed to race the European Touring Car Championship. In 2004, that named was used once again, but this time on a road-going M3 CSL (Coupé Sport Leichtbau).

The CSL version was about 240 pounds lighter than a regular M3, thanks to the use of many weight-saving technologies inspired by Formula 1 cars. The model also boasted 17 extra horses under the hood than a standard M3 and thanks to its front-engine, rear-drive layout and the SMG-II gearbox, it delivered the purest driving dynamics of any BMW of the time.

The M3 CSL was limited to only 1,400 units and was offered only in two exterior colors: Silver Grey Metallic and Black Sapphire Metallic. The model never made it to the U.S. market and in the British market it was considered a very expensive car, as it was about £20,000 ($32,000 at the current exchange rates) more expensive than a standard M3.

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

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BMW unveiled the M3 CLS (Coupe Sport Lightweight) back in 2004 when only 1,400 units have been produced. Sadly, the M3 CLS was never released in the North American market and was offered only in two exterior colors: Silver Grey Metallic and Black Sapphire Metallic.

Now, BMW is preparing to celebrate the car’s 10th anniversary and it started with a very cool reunion in Munich, Germany. About 50 BMW M3 CSL owners from different parts of Europe came to this reunion and made a real spectacle of it. It’s pretty easy to get a good idea of what happened in there by watching this short video (above) released by BMW.

The M3 CSL was built using a forward-thinking intelligent lightweight technology that set the benchmark for the car construction of future models. Thanks to this construction, the M3 CLS was about 243 pounds lighter than a standard M3 . With its 360-horsepower engine the M3 CSL could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds, while top speed was limited to 155 mph.


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