The BMW M Division was established in May 1972 to help with the BMW racing program. The first use of the M stripe colors were seen on the 3.0 CSL Batmobile. The three stripes representing the motorsport division have become iconic to the M brand. Its stripes have been seen on the racing liveries of
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The BMW E46 M3 was produced from 2000 thru 2006 with a total production run of 85,744 units worldwide. The BMW E46 M3 was only produced in a coupe and convertible options as the sedan option was dropped from the previous E36 M3. BMW offered 14 color options in total for the E46 M3, 4 being solid and
When talking about suspension geometry, caster is defined as the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis centerline as viewed from the side of the vehicle and is measured in degrees from vertical. Caster is a directional control geometry angle that helps keep the vehicle moving straight ahead. A forward tilt would yield a
Time travel back to the 80s and browse this original BMW E21 BBS accessories brochure.
Wheels, body kits & cleaners.
Problem: Front end body flex & lack of responsive steering. Application: E36 Solution: BMW Motorsports Xbrace OEM Part Number: 51718410212 Where to buy: Junk yard, OEM distributors Cost: $15 at the junk yard, $190 new The lower cross brace, or “xbrace” was first introduced as standard equipment on the BMW E36 M3 LTW. It is a
The BMW brand keeps its heritage in design primarily through the use of kidney grills on every model design, the most recognizable feature of the car. However, to the trained eye there is another distinct design feature that has been used in the BMW line up since 1961. This design feature is called the Hofmister
Problem: Greasy, dirty car windows. Application: All models Solution: Newspaper & Invisible Glass Where to buy: Wal-mart, Amazon Cost: $3.44 per 22oz bottle
Problem: Middle rear seat belt looks sloppy while not in use. Application: E23, E28, E30, E34 Solution: Parcel shelf seat belt holder When the E30 rolled off the production line in 1982, it was a much simpler time when it came to safety regulations. The rear seats in the BMW E30 does not have a
Problem: Aligning wheel bolt pattern to match hub pattern. Application: All models Solution: BMW tool kit: aligning stud When reinstalling a wheel back on to the hub of a BMW it is often difficult to line up the bolt pattern of the wheel to the hole locations on the hub. You struggle with taking the
The BMW M42 engine is a mighty 4 cylinder that still has some advanced technology considering its age. The engine was first introduced in 1989 for the E30 318i models. One key characteristic we are focusing on is a feature of the exhaust valves.Engine exhaust valves are some of the most highly stressed components on the entire