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Video: BMW 1M Coupe Tails BMW M3 GTS Around the Ring 21
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, BMW, BMW 1-Series M Coupe, BMW M3 GTS, Nurburgring, Nurburgring Lap Times, video on 03 21st, 2012

The new BMW 1M Coupe may not be the fastest sports car in a straight line. For many years enthusiasts realized straight-line performance was not BMW’s niche. However, we know that BMW knows a thing or two about perfect balance enabling their M-Motorsport vehicles to out-handle the competition around a racetrack.

In a recent Nurburgring run, automotive enthusiast Andre de Vries (known as ‘AdvEvo’ on many popular automotive forums incl. 1addicts.com), strapped himself in a new BMW 1M Coupe with JRZ suspension and Michelin PS2 tires to tail a new BMW M3 GTS around the ring to complete a Bridge to Gantry (11.9 miles) run. He claims to have posted a Bridge to Gantry run around the Green Hell in 7 minutes 45 seconds. For proof of the run, hit up the exclusive video below.

[sources: BMWBlog, 1addicts]

Video: Fifth Gear’s Viki Butler-Henderson Rings Out the BMW M3 GTS 11
Posted by Larry in Automotive, BMW, BMW M3, BMW M3 GTS, Fifth Gear, video on 04 11th, 2011

If you ever wanted justification for the BMW M3 GTS’s double-fold price tag, Viki from Fifth Gear is obliged to put your mind at ease in the test-drive video below.

With 444 horsepower on tap directed through a 7-speed DCT gearbox, the M3 GTS is “one of the best cars Viki has ever driven”. Check out the exclusive review and test drive video of Viki ‘woman-handling’ the BMW M3 GTS around a damp track.

G-Power Tunes BMW M3 GTS to 720 Horsepower 31
Posted by Larry in Automotive, BMW, BMW M3, BMW M3 GTS, E92 BMW M3, G-Power, News, Nurburgring, Tuners on 03 31st, 2011

The BMW M3 GTS is one of the most touted track-oriented street M3’s to date. With a 4.4-liter V8 producing 450 horsepower, rear roll-cage, lightweight carbon fiber components, it would be safe to say that the M3 GTS is the Porsche GT3 RS equivalent of a new M3. Of course the infamous German tuner G-Power could not leave things in their so-called stock form. They had to pimp it out with one of their blowers. Doing so would give the M3 GTS, already a beast, a total of up to 720 horsepower.

G-Power’s specialized supercharger kit, producing 720 horsepower, exceeded their original expectations that had their eyes set on only 600 horsepower. The modification included an engine rebuild replacing stock pistons with low-compression forged pistons. Now the M3 GTS is able to run 0-60mph in under 4 seconds. If you are at all unfamiliar with the M3 GTS, then check out these M3 GTS Triplets in stock form prepping to attack the Nurburgring in the video below.

[sources: G-Power via Autoblog.nl via GTSpirit]