We have a problem. As of last week BMW UK had already sold more than 2/3rds of their 1 Series M Coupe allocation, and unless the new M5 really pulls a rabbit out of a hat, this innocuous-looking entry-level M car is probably the best car BMW have produced in nearly a decade.
BMW’s forthcoming F10-based M5 is almost upon us, with first deliveries expected in autumn 2011, but the real ‘Daddy’ of the M car range is the M3. In the true vernacular of the term such an accolade is usually bestowed on the quickest or most powerful model, but I’m using it in its purest sense – Daddy, as in father, the progenitor and main ancestor of BMW’s M DNA.
So what’s it like to approach the infamous Green Hell for your first time. In the damp. Notorious MWB volunteered to find out.
This week containing an EXCLUSIVE interview with new WRC driver and internet sensation, Ken Block, an M-Power special featuring BMW’s E46 M3 CSL and E92 M3 Edition, plus a road test of the Quattro-tastic Audi TT RS. Enjoy!
Take a look at BMW’s latest video on the M3 GTS – cue slo-mo and liberal engine blips..
BMW reveal the M3 GTS, a road going version of the M3 GT4 race car.