BMW M3

BMW M3

When you’re dealing with a sports coupe, like the BMW M3 , it’s important to exercise a certain level of caution, particularly because of the many aftermarket programs for the car that are already in existence.

Nevertheless, Velos Designwerks did itself proud on this one, giving the German sports car an array of aerodynamic and performance modifications that gave the M3 a sportier and more aggressive look to go with an enhanced power.

Beginning with the exterior, the M3 was given a number of new components, including a new carbon fiber-front splitter to go with a set of dark-bronze lightweight forged alloy wheels. Velos Designwerks also lowered the car’s ride height and increased its handling characteristics via a KW V3 suspension lowering system. The M3’s stopping power was also improved with a new Brembo brake setup.

Moving on to the performance side, the BMW M3 already packs a mean punch with a 4.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 420 horsepower. Apparently, 420 ponies still isn’t enough for Velos Designwerks and thanks to their ESS VT625 supercharger kit, it managed to add another 200 horsepower to the M3, giving a staggering total of 620 ponies under its hood.

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of BMW’s M subsidiary and the company took the opportunity to celebrate this event in the coolest ways possible. The company invited lots of press journalist this week at Nürburgring for a special event where they saw the upcoming M6 GranCoupe in the flesh.

But, next to it BMW also brought a special M3 DTM Champion Edition, which is a tribute to Bruno Spengler’s championship in the recently concluded DTM 2012 season. The model will be limited to only 54 units. Why 54 units? To pay tribute to all the 54 BMW’s DTM races in its history, of course.

This special M3 is painted Frozen Black — a color that mimics the matte black in the M3 DTM — combined with carbon flaps and gurney, various dark chrome elements, and matte black wheels. This special edition also receives BMW’s M-stripe design over the roof and boot lid, a BMW M logo to the rear of the front wheel arches and decals in the rear side windows.

Inside the cabin, BMW added a carbon-fiber trim strip with the champion’s signature and the car’s serial number. There is also an Alcantara steering wheel, handbrake lever embroidered with "M Power" badges and extended black Novillo leather trim with features in contrasting Palladium Silver.

The model will be offered with a standard ZCP Competition Package which includes: black wheels, gloss-black air inlets on the bonnet, carbon-fiber front splitters and carbon-fiber rear spoiler. As standard equipment, the model will add Competition package, M Drive, M DCT Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package. It will also include a navigation system, heated seats and Park Distance Control.

The new BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will go into production at BMW’s Regensburg plant and the BMW M GmbH factory in February 2013, and will carry an MSRP of €99,000 (about $130,000 at the current exchange rates).

Updated 12/05/2012: BMW has finally released the official details on its special edition M3 DTM Champion Edition.

Yesterday, Manhart unveiled the M5 MH5 S Biturbo and now the tuner is moving its attention to the BMW M3 convertible. This new tuning package was inspired by the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport package and takes the output in the M3 Convertible up to a nearly excessive 655 horses!

In order to obtain this amazing increase, Manhart replaced the car’s standard 4.0-liter V-8 with a larger 4.4-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine borrowed from the X6 M. After some software upgrades and the addition of a new Akrapovic Evolution Titanium exhaust system, the output spiked to 655 ponies and the torque shot up to 719 pound-feet. As a result, the MH3 V8 R Biturbo can hit a ridiculous top speed of 198 mph.

In order to handle the extra 235 horses on tap, Manhart fitted the M3 with am MHR braking system that features four-piston calipers and 396 mm (15.6-inch) brake discs on the front axle and 374 mm (14.7-inch) brake discs on the rear axle. Also strapped to this incredible M3 is a set of 20-inch MHR Concave One Ultra-light forged wheels wrapped tightly in high-performance tires sized 255/30ZR20 up front and 305/25ZR20 at the back.

On the exterior, the changes were minimal and include a carbon-fiber hood with GTR air intakes, mirror caps and diffuser. Just the way we like it, just a little show but plenty of go!

Just a few days ago, we brought you the second trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, which is set to be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 in the Spring of 2013. The wait for the launch can be very aggravating, we know. To help satisfy your GTA thirst, Gevorg Karensky has created an awesome live-action short movie with a plot based on GTA — GTA IV and its main character, Nico Bellic, if you want to be specific.

His movie, called Grand Theft Auto: RISE, looks pretty true to the original and features one of our favorite cars — the BMW M3 — and not just a replica, like in the game. Unfortunately, the M3 meets a rather unhappy ending, but we still enjoyed every second of the car chase it was involved in.

Let us know in the comments section bellow if you like this movie, or you will rather wait for the GTA V for some "real" action!

Precision Sport Industries (PSI) has developed a sweet BMW M3 Coupe project. What makes this project so special are not the exterior or the interior kits, but what lies under the hood. under here, PSI has installed a G-Power SKII CS kit that increased the V-8 engine’s output from the standard 420 ponies to a supercar-like 600 horsepower. Peak torque has also been increased up from the standard 295 pound-feet to 427 pound-feet.

In order to obtain this amazing output the SKII CS kit includes an ASA T1-522 supercharger with the bracket system made from aluminum, a dual-flow air-intake box made from carbon fiber, a high-capacity air-to-air intercooler made from aluminum, eight fuel injectors with greater flow and eight racing spark plugs. There is also an Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System that makes the engine sound better than ever. Capping off the build, PSI draped the air-intake tubes, resonator and valve cover in orange sherbert paint.

With the extra 180 horsepower, the M3 can now hit a top speed of 198 mph.

In order to handle the extra power, PSI also installed a set of 20-inch wheels, Eibach Race Springs and high-performance brakes. The interior received a series of new gauges — air-fuel ratio, boost and water temperature — developed in cooperation with VEI Gauges and 3D Design.

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So what do cars and Snow White have in common? Absolutely nothing, right? Well, not according to Miami based tuner Mode Carbon who unveiled a pretty cool Snow White package for the BMW M3 Coupe. Mode Carbon’s Show White has been upgraded on both the exterior and the interior, but that’s not all. Carbon Mode also slapped a few upgrades under the hood.

For the exterior, the tuner added a carbon fiber GTS front spoiler, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, and a set of gloss black Competition wheels. As a final touch, the tuner also added a Vorsteiner bootlid - a reminder of the original CSL. The Bimmer’s interior has been modified with some help from Sonic MS, which provided a Performance Steering wheel with Verstrabe aluminum extended DCT shifter paddles, to bring the car back to its pure racing roots.

Under the hood, the stock 414-horsepower, V-8 engine has received a Dinan ECU tune in order to increase the output level a little bit — as if 414 ponies isn’t enough already. Unfortunately, Carbon Mode has yet to reveal just how many horses the ECU tune unleashed. There is also a new set of KW sleeves, wider competition wheels, and Michelin SS tires.

BMW has announced the launch of a new special edition M3 specially designed for its US customers. The new M3 Coupe Frozen Limited Edition will be available in a choice of three frozen exterior colors - Frozen Red, Frozen White, and Frozen Blue - and will be priced at $76,395. Only 150 units will be built and production will begin in January 2013.

The new M3 Coupe Frozen will be offered with the standard Competition Package that includes a lowered suspension and new 19" alloy wheels painted in matte black. The car’s frozen exterior will be combined with high-gloss black on the kidney grills, side grills, and the exhaust pipe tips.

For the interior, the BMW will receive black Extended Novillo leather with contrast stitching in the vehicle’s chosen exterior color on the seats, headrests, door inserts, armrests, middle console, and door pulls.

Hit the jump for a full list of specifications for the BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Limited Edition.

We often find ourselves in that position where initial thrills eventually lead to realizing that our enjoyment came with a price.

For drivers of forced induction BMW M3s , that realization may have presented itself when they realized that while powerful in its own right, they would need to ring up the revolutions in order to achieve the kind of throaty roar they’re looking for. Comes with a price, right?

VF Engineering has the answer, thanks to their new VF540 Streetsport Supercharger. Taking in a few components from the Vortech V3si supercharger, particularly the V3 blower that drives the supercharger at a much lower rpm. From there, VF Engineering also installed an ECU upgrade, improving the M3’s throttle response while also using a HEX Flash system that allows for remote tuning and functions as a diagnostic cable that can clear off engine codes.

With all these modifications in tow, VF Engineering turned a powerful-at-a-cost M3 and its 420-horsepower and 295 lb/ft of torque output into one that delivers 540 horsepower and 370 lb/ft of torque.

The V540 Streetsport package retails for a reasonable price of $8,295. Should you be interested in something a little more powerful, you can avail the VF620 program - 624 horses and 400 lb/ft of torque numbers - for $13,495 or go for the top-of-the-shelf VF650 program - 650 horsepower and 420 lb/ft of torque - that comes with a price of $16,495.

We’re sure it will be worth every penny.

The holidays are always a time of giving and wouldn’t you know it, Secret Entourage took the opportunity last Christmas to give its readers the kind of present that is universally accepted in the male mind.

A hot model in the form of Ashley and a hot Italian super car in the form of a modified Lamborghini Gallardo ? Short of having Ashley spend the holidays with you, you couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present.

What makes this spread even better, apart from the seeing Ashley’s teasing yellow bra and luscious lips, is the quality and quantity of the photos. It’s the kind of gift that really keeps on giving.

And to our good fortune, Secret Entourage is sharing them again with us.

Enjoy Ashley in all her teasing glory in the gallery below. There’s a lot to love about this girl, and this spread will show why.

Secret Entourage kicked the year off with a bang named "Adianna." No, we’re not talking about a natural phenomena of mysterious origins; we’re talking about Secret Entourage’s model for the month of January.

It seems that all of Secret Entourage’s models, including Adianna, have become fixated on the Lamborghini Gallardo and the BMW M3 . Not that we’re complaining because we don’t mind staring at these two sports cars all day. Once you add Adianna into the mix, it makes for an intoxicating combination akin to the kind of effects we get after painting the town red during New Year’s Eve.

Adianna definitely looks hot with the Gallardo and looks pretty wild with the BMW M3. We don’t need to remind you the running drills. The photos are for your enjoyment and you can check them out in the gallery below.

There’s a lot of ’em down there. Pick and choose wisely, peeps. Pick and choose wisely.


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