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Evolution of the BMW M3 – M Power or AMG?

Racing homologation cars are the best thing that ever happened to car enthusiasts. Manufacturers make them because they are required to. They are basically just stripped-out and rambunctious versions of otherwise practical cars. One happy result of such requirements is the BMW M3 derived from the 3-series.The M3 name has been around for about 35 years. In appreciation of the poster-child of the M badge, let’s look back at the M3s that we have been blessed with over the years.BMW 2002 turbo

Arif

Arif

Nov 4, 2020

Owner Review: Yellow Submarine - My BMW E36 328i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1996 BMW 328i (E36) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Jack Lee“Why do you spend so much on a 16 years old car?”“What is the cents/km do you pay for the 2.8?”“How much do you spend on maintaining the car?”“You know, my road tax only cost me RM 60 a year.”I get asked these questions a lot when I bought a 1996 BMW 328i (E36). Especially for someone who was just about to

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 15, 2020

Evolution of the BMW 3 series in 7 generations – still the ultimate sedan?

Hailing from Munich is the famous German automaker, BMW. The brand has been around since 1916 and its badge proudly displays the colours of the Bavarian flag. If there is one BMW model that well-represents the brand, it has to be the BMW 3 series. The model is compact, accessible, and has an iconic status.Gracing our roads today is the 7th generation of the 3 series, the G20. Like many other long-running car models, the 3-series has evolved over the years, grown larger, and has adapted much more

Arif

Arif

Oct 25, 2020

All-new BMW M3 caught undisguised

Instagram photo by Imran A.Here’s the upcoming BMW M3 codenamed G80. Don’t call it the G20 because BMW has stopped giving their M models the same codenames as their regular counterpart since the previous F generation (F80 vs F30).From the sneaky shot, we can see the flared wheel fenders as per BMW’s tradition for M models. There’s also a carbon fiber-esque spoiler, body-coloured rear diffuser and the signature quad exhaust tips.Though as Horatiu B

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 22, 2019

Next-gen BMW M3 and M4 discussed by BMW M Head of Development

With the upcoming 2020 BMW M3 and M4 set to launch in Sept, BMW is slowly trickling info to set tongues wagging. This week's properly juicy - we have the top M engineer offering insights into the new M cars' development process. Dirk Haecker, BMW M’s head of development shares his views on the cars as he races around Sachsenring. It’s a pretty technical track, and it bodes well for M fans as he says the car offers improved overall driving performance over its predecessor

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 31, 2020

BMW teases first ever M3 Touring – to be launched in 2022?

For generations, the BMW M3 was sold as a sedan, a coupe, and a convertible - the latter 2 became the M4. But there never was an M3 wagon even though BMW has offered a wagon 3 Series for years. Until now. The closest to an M3 wagon would be the M340i Touring but some purists wouldn't consider that a real M-badge car.BMW announced a teaser to finally give the 3 Series wagon the proper M treatment, making the G20 3 Series the first-ever station wagon to have a real M3 Touring.En

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 13, 2020

BMW menampilkan acah M3 'Touring' yang pertama – akan dilancar pada tahun 2022?

Selama beberapa generasi, BMW M3 dijual sebagai sedan, coupe, dan convertible. Kemudiannya, model coupe dan convertible telah menjadi BMW M4. Tetapi tidak pernah ada jenis wagon dalam model M3 walaupun BMW telah menawarkan 3 Series wagon selama bertahun-tahun...sehingga kini.Yang paling dekat dengan model M3 adalah M340i Touring tetapi peminat tidak menganggap ia sebagai kereta M yang sebenar.BMW menampilkan acah dimana ia memberikan 3 Series wagon dengan

Faisal

Faisal

Aug 14, 2020

Could this be the front end of the all-new BMW M3?

Here’s another leaked photo after the rear of the all-new BMW M3 was caught undisguised. This time we are able to catch a glimpse of the front with its massive vertical grille.As the founder of BMW Blog, Horatiu Boeriu, said from an interview with BMW’s head of design, the future BMW models will look different from the others in the range. That would include the next-gen 4 Series that is based on the BMW Concept 4, which means the soon-to-follow M4 is included and likely the G80

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 24, 2019

All-new G80 BMW M3 Competition introduced in Malaysia; 510 PS/650 Nm, from RM 664k

BMW Malaysia has introduced the all-new G80 BMW M3 Competition, with an optional Innovation Package. The BMW M3 Competition is priced at an estimated RM 664,800 (OTR without insurance) while the Innovation Package adds RM 75k, adding up to a total of RM 739,800.However, BMW Malaysia is currently (from now until 31st December 2020) offering the Innovation Package at RM 58,000, bringing the price down to RM 722,800. The G80 BMW M3 Competition is powered by the S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged strai

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 1, 2020

G80 BMW M3 2021 serba baharu dilancarkan, rupa dan kuasa mantap – 510 PS, 650 Nm

Masanya telah tiba – di sini kami paparkan gambar-gambar rasmi G80 BMW M3 2021 yang menonjolkan gaya ‘sporty’ dan agresif. Kami tahu rupa hadapannya telah mencetuskan kontroversi – ada yang tak setuju dengan reka bentuk grilnya, ada pula yang sebaliknya. Bagi kami, ia agak menarik.Seperti yang kami ceritakan dalam entri baru-baru ini, gambar G80 M3 dan G84 M4 telah bocor di Reddit dan gambar-gambar tersebut telah dihapuskan sebelum dimuat-naik semula ke laman forum BMW. A

Mersita

Mersita

Sep 24, 2020

Leaked: Not for the faint-hearted, here are the 2021 BMW M3 and M4

Remember when BMW launched the G22 4-Series back in June and we were all (mostly) aghast at its controversial design? Well, hide your kids because the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 photos are leaked.Ahead of their 23-September launch, the images were apparently uploaded on Reddit before it got taken down and reuploaded in a BMW forum.From the looks of things, it appears that the G80 M3 and G84 M4 both sport BMW’s vertically long kidney grilles. Some might love the different direction the 2 new M

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 22, 2020

Have you ever wondered how the BMW 3 Series came to be? What was the car that came before the model?

The BMW 3 Series is a well-loved model. Since the 70s, the 3 Series has come a long way to become a status symbol for young executives with an enthusiasm for sharp handling cars, as well those who are less car savvy.But do you know how did the 3 Series came to be? What spurred BMW to create the model and which car did the 3 Series succeeded and continued its legacy?The car that preceded the 3 Series was the BMW '02 Series. This series was BMW’s idea of an entry model in

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 10, 2019

All-new 2020 BMW M3 and M4 to get 510 PS and 4WD, launching in Sept

The 2020 BMW M3 and M4 make their final development test on various tracks around Europe. Testing is done on public roads in Southern France and Sweden as well as at the Sachsenring track to find the perfect balance of everyday handling and on-track performance.The 2020 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe will be available in two performance variants, a 353 Kw/480 PS variant with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a Competition model with 375 Kw/510 PS mated to an 8-speed DCT gearbox.Competition vers

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 1, 2020

All-new 2021 G80 BMW M3 launched with madder looks and maddening power – 510 PS, 650 Nm

Have you got it all out of your system? Okay, here goes. These are the official pictures of the 2021 G80 BMW M3 and I know some of you might be appalled by the very controversial looks but I’m kinda digging it.Settle down, put down your pitchforks and torches, and let me explain. Yesterday, I wrote a short article on the leaked photos of the G80 M3 and the G84 M4 and matched the looks of the front with a deranged rodent.At first, I have to admit that it does look like a rabid rabbit or the

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 23, 2020

Owner Review:  Restoration Done with Tender, Love & Flair - My 2009 BMW E93 M3

** This article is the personal experience of a 2009 BMW E93 M3  owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.YouTube: Chu YangThroughout BMW's history as an auto manufacturer, they've shaped the automotive landscape with one car- the 3-series. It's an icon, a symbol, and a brand of its'own, from statistics that show the 3's dominance over the other saloon cars, to a cult following that heralds the 3 as the car to do it all.This generation of BMW

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 27, 2020

Watch this 1,305 PS, 2JZ-powered BMW E30 M3 do M3 things at the Nurburgring

The Toyota 2JZ engine is one that has transcended time, spaceships and aliens. This powerplant is so ubiquitious that every time someone mentions an engine conversion, the invevitable answer appears to be, "2JZ-swap it!" Toyota's legendary 2JZ-GTE engineNobody in the history of mankind has ever said, "The E30 BMW M3 needs more poke," but that didn't stop the good people at Buldre Racing team in Germany from yanking the S14 4-cylinder engine (235 PS, 240 Nm i

Jason

Jason

Jul 31, 2020

Sejarah BMW E46 – Permulaan keghairahan BMW 3 Series

Setiap penggemar kereta mesti ada satu model yang buatkan mereka gilakan industri ini. Antara yang sering menjadi idaman ramai ialah BMW 3 Series. Dengan saiz yang kompak, ia masih menawarkan ruang yang mencukupi untuk memuatkan 5 orang sekaligus. Ditambah pula dengan penghasilan yang cukup berkualiti, tidak dinafikan bahawa ia merupakan antara jentera premium yang menjadi idaman kalbu.Antara BMW 3 Series yang paling diminati ialah generasi E46. Generasi ini dihasilkan dari tahun 1997 hingga tah

Faisal

Faisal

Nov 30, 2020

Mengapa gril hadapan BMW kini hangat diperkatakan?

Setiap jenama mempunyai identiti tersendiri. Begitu juga dengan BMW dimana ia mempunyai identiti unik yang dikenali sebagai “kidney grille” (gril buah pinggang). Melewati arus pemodenan, gril hadapan yang berbentuk seperti sepasang buah pinggang ini telah mengalami perubahan bagi mengekalkan impak dalam pasaran.Cerita hangat yang diperkatakan baru-baru ini ialah gril hadapan pada BMW M3 dan M4 yang baru. Sesetengah pihak berpendapat bahawa gril yang berdiri tegak ini menyakitkan

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 25, 2020

What will BMW Malaysia be launching in 2021? 5 Series facelift, X7 CKD, and more!

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, BMW Malaysia showed no signs of slowing down in 2020 by launching quite a number of models including the M8 Coupe and Gran Coupe, X3M, X4M, M135i, and the 218i Gran Coupe.That being said, 2021 is approaching. What brand-new models does BMW Malaysia have in store for this hopefully smoother sailing year?2021 BMW 4 Series CoupeThe first thing everyone noticed when BMW unveiled images of the G22 4 Series was the design of the kidney grilles. It definitely gave the

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 31, 2020

BMW M cars outsold Mercedes-AMG by 20k units in 2020!

The rivalry between BMW M GmbH and Mercedes-AMG is as eternal as it goes. With Mercedes-Benz and BMW recently releasing their 2020 sales figures, once again we pit both the mighty German brands head-to-head.While Mercedes-Benz does its best in introducing potent AMG models left and right, based on sales data, it’s BMW’s M-badged performance cars that most buyers prefer.In 2020, BMW M GmbH sold 144,218 cars worldwide while Mercedes-Benz sold 125,129 of its Mercedes-AMG models. That me

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 13, 2021

BMW M4 2021 serba baharu diperkenal – 510 PS/650 Nm, manual, dan Penganalisa Drift??

Kami pernah bincangkannya dahulu, dah lihat gambar intipannya, dan dah ceritakan perjalanannya tapi ada satu perkara yang membuatkannya jadi satu topik hangat – BMW M4 2021 serba baharu masih kekal dengan gril ‘kidney’nya yang memecah-belahkan pendapat di kalangan peminat (dan juga ‘haters’).Dilancarkan melalui acara atas-talian pada hari Selasa lalu bersama-sama BMW M3 2021 serba baharu, satu perkara yang boleh dipersetujui ramai ialah M4 sememangnya tulen, berpres

Mersita

Mersita

Sep 25, 2020

Why are Audi RS and BMW M ditching DCTs in favour of torque converters?

With the recent launch of the Audi RS6 and RS7, plus the BMW M3 and BMW M4 performance cars on our shores, it seems that there is a shift in direction towards the torque converter transmission (TCT) on core performance models. More importantly, manufacturers like Audi were - up until this point in time - massive proponents of the dual clutch transmission (DCT). Other performance-oriented brands have also followed suit.It wasnt that long ago when the dual-clutch transmission (DCT) was hailed as a

Jason

Jason

Feb 16, 2021

A German tuner ‘fixed’ the 2021 BMW M4’s controversial grille

It has been more than a month since BMW unveiled the controversial nose job kidney grille on the 2021 BMW M4 and the M3. Clearly, some people still unhappy with BMW’s decision.Whether you like it, loathe it, or are just indifferent because you don’t really care about BMWs, the kidney grille definitely sparks a bit of a debate in car circles.“Leave the grille! It at least gives the M4 some personality!”“The grille’s so disgusting I might press charges because i

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 20, 2020

80 Malaysians bought a BMW M last year, BMW Group Malaysia sold 9,890 cars in 2020

BMW Group Malaysia ended 2020 with a total of 9,890 BMW and MINI cars delivered, down 5 percent from 2019’s 10,442 units, due to the Covid-19 pandemic of course. Including BMW Motorrad bikes, the Group sold a total of 11,016 vehicles in 2020.Of the 9,890 cars delivered, over 2,200 units are plug-in hybrid models, contributed mostly by the 530e and 740 Le.xDrive.A very high 87 percent of the Group’s total sales come from locally-assembled (CKD) models, made at BMW’s vehicle asse

Hans

Hans

Feb 19, 2021

The South African E23 BMW 745i was the BMW M7 most didn’t know existed

BMW 1M, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, and M8. See what number is missing there? BMW has made an M model for just about every Series except for one – the 7 Series. BMW said the ‘M’ adds a track element and there may not be a lot of demand for the 7 Series on the track. But there was an M7 back in the 80s, kind of, in South Africa.ZA spec E23 BMW 745iIt was the first BMW 7 Series that came about in 1977, codenamed E23. The range-topping variant was the 745i which came with the M102 tur

Shaun

Shaun

May 17, 2020

The name is so long, only 36 of you can buy it - the BMW 530i M Sport Dark Shadow Edition, priced from RM 392k

BMW Malaysia today unveiled a new variant to their 5 Series line up in Malaysia with this, the 2021 BMW 530i M Sport Dark Shadow Edition. With only 36 units on offer, on-the-road prices for the locally-assembled (CKD) Dark Shadow Edition starts at RM 392,800 (sans insurance, inclusive of SST).This price is an additional RM 10k above the standard BMW 530i M Sport, so lets see whats new here.If the name is any clue, dont expect the bright yellows and greens like you see on the all-new 2020 BMW M3

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 29, 2020

Spied: Massive grille confirmed, here’s all-new 2020 BMW M4 before its debut

A photo depicting the front-end of the the all-new 2020 BMW M4 has leaked ahead of the model's debut in September.Just like the 4 Series it’s based on, the upcoming 2020 BMW M4 gets a massive front grille, which looks similar to the earlier-leaked photo.That being said, the front grille’s design is different from the 4 Series – while the regular 4 Series gets a honeycomb-like pattern in the grille, on the M4, it gets large horizontal slats instead.It remains to be seen whic

Eric

Eric

Jun 5, 2020

2020 G20 BMW M340i price leaked – From RM 403k!

Yesterday, we published the leaked prices of one of BMW’s upcoming additions to the G20 3 Series range, the plug-in hybrid 330e. Today, we got another leaked pricing of the high-performance BMW that will be launched alongside it, the M340i.According to a source, the 2020 G20 BMW M340i will cost around RM 423,000 including SST. Exempted from SST, the M340i will start at around RM 403,000 which will be valid until 31-December 2020.That sounds like big bucks but with that prici

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 21, 2020

All-new 2021 BMW M4 debuts - up to 510 PS/650 Nm with a manual and a...Drift Analyser?

We've discussed it before, seen the spyshots, covered the development but one thing remains certain - the all-new 2021 BMW M4 keeps its polarising kidney grille. Well, at least it's distinctive, right?Launched through an online event yesterday alongside the all-new 2021 BMW M3, what isn't polarising about the new M4 is that it's a purebred, eye-poppingly quick track machine for the road. Let's go!Familiar performance with a new twistQuick stats for you: the new M qu

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 23, 2020

What’s the deal with BMW’s grille?

McDonald’s has the Golden Arches, Coca-Cola has the contour bottle shape, and BMW has the kidney grilles. These are some of the most iconic brand symbols of all time but while the other 2 remain the same throughout the years, the kidney grille has been making quite a few changes, some you might not even notice.I’m thinking of this as I look at the official photos of the latest G80 M3 and G84 M4. Some might think the vertically extended kidney grilles leave a sight for sore eyes, espe

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 24, 2020