If ever a production car had a lot in common with Formula One, it is the BMW M3. So it is no surprise that BMW is releasing a racing version of the latest generation of this impressive sports car. After one year development time, the BMW M3 designed specifically for motor racing has completed its first meters on the track. Watch the video of its maiden drive.
BMW M3 ALMS
E92 M3 Track Car Build by Turner Motorsport
This black 2008 M3 coupe was brought to us by it's owner with only 4,600
miles on the clock. He asked us to transform his M3 from a street car into
a dedicated track beast, custom built to his needs. It received a TMS
fabricated "standard" race/track cage setup, MOTON coilovers, full race Exhaust (with cat-delete), software, TMS
Power Pulley, carbon fiber roof (car originally had a sunroof with steel
panel), Forgeline 18x10" non-staggered race wheels with 275 width Hoosiers,
custom built center console, retained iDrive (strictly monitoring engine
oil level and other electronic features), BMW Performance Steering wheel,
fire extinguishing system, racing harnesses, baseline suspension setup, and
many many more features and products. The end result: This M3 is FAR
lighter than a standard "street" E92 M3, and benefits from added horsepower and torque over
stock. After some track time and dialing in of both the car and driver,
this Turner-built E92 M3 will be the ultimate weapon for track days.
For complete start-to-finish build up photos (over 110 photos!), please
visit our gallery at the following URL:
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Music by Kevin MacLeod.
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Supercharged BMW M3 E92 Amazing Drift & Sound - Francesco Conti' KOE Car
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This video is about the fantastic supercharged BMW M3 E92 of Francesco
Conti, the champion of the 2013 King of Europe drifting series. Here you
can see him in action on a slightly wet track during the 4th round of the
2014 Kamikaze Drift Events.
Camcorder: Canon Legria HF M46 + Canon DM-100 Microphone
Event: Kamikaze Drift Events 2014 Round 4
Where: Castelletto di Branduzzo, Italy
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► The BMW i8 Production
BMW i8 deliveries to customers starting in June.
Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents
the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for
three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 litres,
output: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent
to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid
synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm
(184 lb-ft); power channelled through the front wheels via a two-stage
automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid
cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.
Combination of BMW TwinPower turbo and
BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system
output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the
BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 --
100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) combined with fuel economy and
emissions figures more familiar from a small car (EU fuel consumption:
2.5 litres per 100 km / 113 mpg imp); "glued-to-the-road" AWD driving
experience with torque distribution geared towards optimised dynamics.
Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose
from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometres (22 miles) on
electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode
offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in
everyday conditions: over 500 kilometres (310 miles); SPORT mode with
ultra-intense Boost function
provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both
all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and
a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control
comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard, carbon wheels
Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design
language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW
design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface
design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED
headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights -- unique worldwide --
available as an option.
Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP
passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminium structure, an instrument panel
with magnesium support, an aluminium chassis and a partition between the
passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety
concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.
Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional
with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital
instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and
leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four
interior equipment variants.
Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise
control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency
Call function as standard; optional driver assistance package with High
Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info
including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian
recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display,
BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic
Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g.
intermodal route guidance.
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BMW M3 Spectacular Crash at Mid-Ohio
No. 21 Matt Connolly Motorsports BMW M3 driver Joey Hand, who was involved
in a spectacular, end-over-end crash while battling for the lead with Paul
Edwards in the No. 64 TRG/iRise Pontiac GTO.R late in Saturday's EMCO Gears
Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, was released
from Mansfield/MedCentral Hospital at 12:40 a.m. ET.