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  1. 2018 Black Sapphire Metallic F90 M5

    2018 Black Sapphire Metallic F90 M5

    The F90 generation of the M5 brings many changes to the legendary model. This is the first M car (besides the X5/X6 Ms) to use all-wheel drive. The F90 is also the first M5 to not be available with a manual transmission. The staunchest BMW M purists may decry those changes, but going by published reviews and tests, the M5 is faster than ever and can still dance around corners with finesse. With 600 HP and 553 torques, it might not seem too much faster than the previous model or the competition. But thanks to AWD, it can accelerate from a stop with brutal authority--Car & Driver managed to get from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds! A 2.8 second 0-60 time makes this family sedan from hell even faster than a Audi R8 V10 Plus or Nissan GT-R!

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  2. Black Sapphire Metallic F10 M5 - Macht Schnell Spacers

    A beast in a tuxedo.

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  3. Black Sapphire Metallic F82 M4 - Carbon Fiber Aerodynamics

    Carbon Fiber and the F8X M3/M4 go together like peanut butter goes with jelly. The options seem limitless in terms of just how much carbon fiber parts can be put on the M4 straight from BMW. Every carbon fiber BMW part is the iconic 2x2 weave except for the roof which is a 1x1 pattern. This allows BMW to make their parts to the shape that they desire since 2x2 drapes much better than 1x1. Used less often by manufacturers is the plain weave (1x1). This is because 1x1 is a tighter knit fabric and is easier to handle without making any distortions in the weave. However, the tighter weave makes draping more difficult over a mold but usually provides more strength. When getting down to it carbon fiber typically has a “wet” process and a “dry” process. Parts that use the wet layup process are generally shiny but even for carbon fiber become heavy with the amount of resin used to cure.

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  4. 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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  5. 428i on Volk TE37SL Wheels

    This Black Sapphire 428i has it all: looks, speed and handling. The sleek coupe kept its exterior modifications to a minimum, consisting of a front lip, a rear diffuser, gloss black kidney grilles and some painted reflectors. The most noticeable change to the overall look of the car would have to be the Volk Racing TE37SL wheels. Not only do they provide a distinctive style for this BMW, their forged construction makes these wheels renowned for their strength and their incredibly low weight.

    And since being light weight is one of the 428i's strengths, this F32 had a pair of Recaro Pole Position racing seats installed to shed a few more pounds.The new seats will come in handy because the suspension has been upgraded to a BC Racing coilover set-up, which allow for a lower center of gravity and firmer spring rates.

    Under the hood, the 4-cylinder turbo motor has a few upgrades of its own. A JB4 tune, an Evolution Racewerks downpipe and an AFE intake all work together to unleash this 428i's potential. All in all, this car is undoubtedly a blast to drive, it looks great and it will probably give some 335is a run for their money. Take a look.

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  6. Black M3 Sedans

    It's always interesting to see how things change over time. When these two black M3 sedans stopped by our facility, we had put them side-by-side for a mini photoshoot. From a styling perspective, it's very clear that these two cars share the same heritage. The F80 features a more updated design with aggressive styling. The E90, although a generation older, still looks great with a traditional, iconic profile. As car enthusiasts, we're big fans of both cars. We only wish we had an E46 to throw into the mix!

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  7. Black Sapphire M3 Gets Tuned by ESS

    The F8X is fast, but there is always room for extra power; this Black Sapphire M3 dropped by our shop wanting that extra power. For an instant gain of 50-60 hp and 50-60 ft-lbs tq at the wheels, we installed the ESS E-Tronic Tuner under the hood. The E-tronic is a sophisticated multi-channel controller that has RPM and MAF integration. This allows for full control of boost at all RPM ranges and proper AFR calibrations without the need to splice into any factory wiring. While it was on the lift, we also installed the BMW  M Performance carbon fiber front splitters with the matte black lip spoiler. Combined with a rear diffuser, a set of spacers, ///M colored kidney grilles and painted reflectors, this sedan not only looks awesome but its ready for some speed. Enjoy.

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  8. Springs & Spacers for a Blacked Out M235i

    With it's short wheel base and aggressive body lines, the M235i is a car that just begs for a better stance. We helped out this Black Sapphire F22 by installing the H&R sport lowering springs, which lowered the car by an inch in both the front and rear, as well as a set of Macht Schnell spacers. Together, these two basic modifications made this 2-series look and drive like a proper sports car. Black wheels, black mirrors, black reflectors and black kidney grilles created its stealth jet exterior. The Coral Red interior has been decorated with a collection of M Performance carbon fiber and Alcantara pieces for a high-end look and feel. Enjoy.

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  9. M Performance Brakes Installed on a 435i Gran Coupe

    Black and red is a color combo that will probably never go out of style. This Black Sapphire 435i, fitted with custom red BMW roundels and red interior interior stitching, came to us to add a four more red accents to the exterior. For some additional stopping power and fantastic looks we installed the Brembo made M Performance brake upgrade kit, which features drilled & slotted rotors along with the very same calipers found on the F8X M3 & M4. Showcasing these new brakes are a set of 19" Forgestar F14 flow formed wheels in a beautiful matte bronze finish. Several other M Performance goodies can be found throughout this Gran Coupe, including the exhaust, suspension, kidney grilles, interior trim and the gear selector. The end result is a sleek and sporty F36 that is sure to attract some attention. Enjoy.

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  10. Remus Sport Exhaust System for F8X M3 & M4

    Remus presents a brand new, unique exhaust option for the F8X M3 & M4. The 5mm wider stainless steel X-pipe and connecting pipe eliminates the front silencer and secondary catalytic convertors. This deletion adds a rumble to the S55 engine and simultaneously amplifies the turbo spool to make it a distinct part of the powerful exhaust note. The rear muffler construction is inclusive of laser-cut brackets to mount the F8X M3/M4 exhaust valves and controllers from the OEM unit. This design seamlessly integrates the F8X Sport and Sport + settings with the REMUS unit and allows for the dynamic valves to open based on engine RPM and the driver selected Sport mode setting.

    The system is available in an axle-back configuration which includes only the rear silencer & tips or as a full down-pipe back system inclusive of X-pipe and connecting pipe. There are four different tip options, allowing you to customize the look of the exhaust for your individual car. Watch the video below to hear this new exhaust in action!

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