BMW M3 Pickup

An auto enthusiast teamed up with Mad Dog Racing in South Africa to create what could quite possibly be the world’s first E92 BMW M3 pickup truck. It’s powered by a supercharged 4L V8 engine that churns out at least 100 additional horsepower on top of the factory 420-horsepower. No word yet on if they plan to build a new M4 pickup truck, or at least in the near future. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

BMW officially unveils the 2009 BMW M3 convertible. Powered by a 4.2L V8 that produces 420hp, buyers will be able to choose from either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed M DCT gearbox. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

The introduction of BMW’s EfficientDynamics programme – which features Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Shift Indicator and lightweight materials – ensures that both running costs and emissions are kept to a minimum. The M3 Convertible returns 21.9 mpg on the combined cycle – a five per cent improvement over the previous generation model

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In this Autocar segment, the crew hits “the track with the BMW M3, Nissan GT-R, and Porsche 911 GT3 to see which of the musclebound sports cars could best its immediate competition.” Videos after the break.

There’s been plenty of GT-R vs. Porsche chatter since the Nissan’s launch, but how would Bimmer’s latest juggernaut fare against a tag-team of the GT-R and Zuffenhausen’s latest road carver?

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BMW unveiled its ALMS racing M3 at the Chicago Auto Show today. Upgrades include a tuned 4.0L V8 that pumps out 485hp and weight reduction. Click here for first picture in gallery.

BMW also employed its extensive F1 knowledge into the M-racer, including computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel analysis to make the carbon fiber-winged M3 slip freely through the air.

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In this Fifth Gear segment, Jason Plato and Tiff Needell pit the BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG against each other at Silverstone. Continue reading to find out which car came out on top.

The latest round of the battle between BMW and Mercedes has resulted in the release of the new M3 and C63 AMG cars. Both are very fast and represent great value for true German performance. The Merc may have more power under the hood but BMW�s track expertise and lighter weight puts them on even ground

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BMW’s all-new 2009 M3 convertible is powered by a “V-8 displacing 4.0 litres and developing maximum output of 309 kW/420 hp; maximum torque is 400 Nm/295 lb-ft at 3,900 rpm and maximum engine speed 8,400 rpm.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

BMW’s new M3 Convertible was supposed to be unveiled in March, but several leaked photos led to a flood of official photos and information straight from BMW

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Unlike other racing simulators, BMW has basically “rigged up its $100,000+ M3 with a projector in the backseat, and wired the steering, transmission and pedals to control and react to a racing sim.” Video after the break.

The system also feeds data back to the car’s hydraulics, allowing it to shake and bounce in sync with gameplay. Probably not as much fun as driving the real thing, but definitely cheaper

[via Engadget]