Monthly Archives: October 2015

  1. M Performance M4

    As aggressive and fresh as the M4 looks from the factory, there is always room for improvement with any car. M Performance parts tend to be the go to parts when it comes to modifying the exterior of the F8X M3/M4. Made by BMW themselves, all of the parts are not only a guaranteed fit, but hold a high level of quality and give a top notch appearance to the car. For some, adding the carbon fiber M Performance splitters and the M Performance front lip make the front bumper the perfect height from the ground, while being on the stock M suspension. If adding the splitters, the mirror caps can’t be forgotten, adding an equally elegant and strong finish to this Mineral White Metallic M4's exterior.

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  2. 2015 BMW i3 REx

    Announced as a concept in 2011, BMW’s i3 was the first produced addition to part of BMW's "Project i". Launching as a new brand, BMW i, the i3 is the first automobile that BMW has produced to have zero emissions, with its electric platform. Although the little one of the two ‘i’ vehicles (BMW i3 and i8), the car still comes with many available options and just like the i8, has a frame constructed of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The carbon fiber isn’t the typical carbon fiber that we see and is a rather simplified weave in order to save on production costs. Because of carbon fibers light weight, the i3’s energy consumption level is highly more efficient than if the frame were to be made of a heavier material.

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  3. Silver Grey Metallic E46 M3 Gets Up To Speed With Recaro

    Whether on the street or on the track, every driver wants to be comfortable. Switching out from his OMP racing seats, the owner of this Silver Grey Metallic E46 M3 decided to throw in some Recaro Speed seats. These Recaro seats aren’t the regular Speed seats by any means, featuring Black Avus Bolsters, Black Avus Insert Material, and a Red Recaro Logo and stitching, as well as a cutout in the center of the seat. Why a hole in the seat? Being a track enthusiast, the OMP seats that were previously installed no longer suited the owner’s needs, whereas the newly fitted Recaro seats now allowed for a 5 or 6 point racing harness.

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  4. F83 M4 Rollin' With The Top Down

    Just like the existing M3 and M4 models, the M4 Convertible is also powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six engine that pumps out 317kW (425hp) and 550Nm (405 ft-lb of torque). Despite carrying around an extra 250kg (550 lbs) over the coupe, the open-top M4 can still reach its 60mph mark in a fairly snappy 4.4 seconds, which is three tenths slower than the coupe. Being an M Performance model, the drop-top M4 is lower, wider, and all around more aggressive than the 4 series convertibles.

    This Alpine White F83 M4 holds quite a unique look with its painted M Performance Front Lip, Carbon Fiber Splitters, and side skirts. The paint matched parts give the M4 a more ‘out of the factory’ look while still looking equally aggressive as non-painted M Performance parts. Peeking through the black iND Kidney Grilles a hint of red can be seen. Featuring the new Macht Schnell Intake Charge Scoops, this M4 has increased airflow to the intakes as the air is quite literally charging through the kidney grilles and being grabbed by the aggressive shape of the intakes. Finishing off the black and white color combo, this M4 sits on Vorsteiner V-FF 102 Wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires, 275/30/ZR20 Front, and 295/30/ZR20 Rear.

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  5. Alpine White F30 with Aero Package

    It isn't often that we see a four door car rolling down the street with a menacing front splitter and tall standing rear spoiler, with a terrifying exhaust note. Well this F30 328i certainly doesn't go by unnoticed. Looking closer and closer to each detail of this car we begin to see the owners' preference of carbon fiber. Not only adding good looks, but also some aerodynamic function, are the carbon fiber APR Racing Front Splitter and Rear Wing. One of the most noticeable parts are the glistening carbon fiber kidney grilles. Sitting on a set of Dolphin Grey Avant Garde M510 Wheels, this 328i shows off its red M Performance brake calipers while giving an almost wheel-less appearance when on the move.

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  6. E46 Subframe Reinforcement

    Although slightly dated, the highly enhanced E46 body looks fantastic in all lighting conditions. The chunky arches hinting at the performance motor sitting underneath the hood bulge, the 4 subtle exhaust tips stemming from the rear, and the aggressive front bumper shown by the bottom eyelids, gives even non-car enthusiasts an idea of what the car is about. Being used like the car should, this Carbon Black E46 was in need of rear subframe reinforcement. With the entire rear underside being removed, it was a great time to upgrade all of the bushings to brand new Powerflex bushings which would ensure the prevention of any unnecessary sounds or wear from appearing from the rear for a long time.

    With the newly reinforced rear subframe, this E46 was ready to get back in to action, with its powerful StopTech brake kit. There is no doubt that this M3 look good with its bronze coated M wheels, carbon front splitters, and unique yellow headlight lens covers.

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  7. M4 Blackout

    In its stock appearance, the F82 M4 is quite an elegant performance vehicle. However, with simple modifications, the Black Sapphire Metallic M4 becomes both stealthy and aggressive. Changing out the rear and front reflectors and the side and kidney grilles with black ones, the M4 instantly enters a sleek and continuous stealth mode, while clearly displaying its M Performance abilities with the pin striping on one of the kidney grilles. Going unnoticed at first, you’ll eventually be sure to see the reflective black M4 badge on the trunk. Simple modifications that go a long way. To aide in making this blacked out M4 aggressive, we equipped it with Macht Schnell spacers, slightly widening the wheel base and allowing the car to hug an overall wider amount of road. Stepping inside, the game changes slightly. A Sakhir Orange with Black Extended Merino Leather, Carbon Fiber Interior Trim, and a special Sakhir Orange stitching is presented.

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  8. ESS Powered M3

    At the time of its release, BMW purists were more or less opposed to the new M3. Arguments surrounded the fact that the V8 would make the car too heavy. Producing around 350 horsepower to the wheels, the M3 was a more than capable car for the about 1580kg (3483 lbs) curb weight, comparing to the current coupe, (F82 M4) which has a curb weight of about 1497kg (3300 lbs). The F82 has about 425 horsepower however. Lucky for the owner of this M3, we fitted it was an ESS VT2-625 Supercharger system. The VT2-625 adds quite a significant amount of horsepower, rising the roughly 350whp to about 530whp on this car, making a nearly 50% horsepower increase at about 7 PSI.

    Having a device to display information like boost or oil pressure or various temperatures is essential when having a supercharger in your car. The Awron DGA Guage is the all in one display that does just that. This 20-in-1 gauge is the perfect option for track enthusiasts, supercharged cars or for those just wanting to add some flair and functionality to the M3's interior!

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  9. Akrapovic - A Light Weight Upgrade

    An exhaust system is a mod done by many to not only increase power, but also improve the sound. This was exactly the case when we fitted this Austin Yellow F82 M4 with an Akrapovic Exhaust System, giving the car an iconic Akrapovic sound! Upon opening the valves and giving a couple revs, the owner of this M4 was most certainly pleased. Akrapovic rates even this slip on line of systems at about a 7.3 horsepower increase at 4,400 rpm and a 12.8 lb-ft torque increase at 2,350rpm. The slip on system weighs approximately 6.6 lbs lighter than the stock muffler section. With these specifications, there is definitely a gain in performance with the Akrapovic system. Coming with the Akrapovic system are the iconic carbon fiber tips. To match these tips, carbon fiber front splitters, and carbon fiber M Performance rear spoiler, the owner decided on adding some carbon fiber mirror caps.

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  10. Space Grey E92 M3 - The Weekend Racer

    When tracking a car there are many components that can determine your lap time. Maximizing speeds in the corners, having the power to get up to speed on a straight, and most importantly, braking for corners, other drivers, or in emergency situations are some of the biggest factors. Since the owner of this M3 loves to take it out on the track, a brake upgrade was necessary. Equipped with an AP Racing brake system, this M3 doesn’t have to worry about brake fade or not being able to stop. Size matters when on the track because of the heat that is disbursed throughout the rotors when applying the brakes. Comparing the AP Racing BBK (Big Brake Kit) to the OEM equipment, the AP Racing BBK front calipers contain 6 pistons and slotted rotors versus the single piston and solid rotor from the factory.

    To lose some weight and also increase grip the owner decided on Apex ARC 8 Wheels and Nitto NT01 Tires 275/35/ZR18 Front and Rear. Increasing performance slightly with its AFE Carbon Intake and Vorsteiner Type 1 Exhaust, this M3 for sure gives a good yet responsive exhaust note. Entering the car, the driver is immediately reminded that they are in an M Performance vehicle because of the M Performance Steering Wheel and stitching on the handbrake.

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