BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW M3 and BMW M4 Forum > BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 Forum > M3 / M4 Photos and Videos

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
Mike Benvo
www.bpmsport.com
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,813
Posts

 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
Exclamation BMW F80 M3 Prototype Spotted One Block From My House (LA, U.S.)!

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
I couldn't believe my eyes as I looked to the left and saw it !!

It looks pretty sweet (even in spy), and it sounds freakin mean!!

I think the driver was trying to avoid me taking pics because when the light turned he sped off and I heard that awesome exhaust growl..

Never have I been so excited to see a car... It's my baby.. just 5 years newer and all grown up!

You can see the hood scoop and some nice big brakes I just wanted to get out of my car and undress her.. Enjoy!!

Admin Edit:

More F80 M3 info @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m3/f80m3/

Those are non-production mirrors on the prototype. The production ones remain hidden under more advanced prototypes, as seen HERE.

This is the second sighting posted on F80 M3 sighting in LA. This was the first from last year: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=724049
Attached Images
         
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
MSteve5036
Lieutenant
5
Rep
487
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 M3 / 96 328is
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: blue dot

iTrader: (1)

Awesome! What a crazy thing to see. I would be incredibly excited
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
AlpineE92M3
Currently Driving
AlpineE92M3's Avatar
13
Rep
825
Posts

 
Drives: BPM tuned '13 AW ZCP E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rochester, NY

iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2013 BMW E92 M3  [0.00]
2011 BMW M3  [0.00]
Oh my.....how did you get that many quality shots!!!
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
Mike Benvo
www.bpmsport.com
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,813
Posts

 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlpineE92M3 View Post
Oh my.....how did you get that many quality shots!!!
I sat there beating on my iPhone's cameras snap button.

I can not wait to buy that car. Seeing it that close sealed the deal.

Edit: I have high res shots that I will post later.
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----

Last edited by Mike Benvo; 04-13-2013 at 07:23 PM.
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
JACe90
Private
1
Rep
54
Posts

 
Drives: e90 335i 2007
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chino Hills Ca

iTrader: (0)

You're so lucky
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:48 PM   #6
STi_traitor
Banned
No_Country
19
Rep
1,000
Posts

 
Drives: BTG 2014 - 3 Laps
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bavaria

iTrader: (0)

Bravo good sir!! Look at all those innocent bystanders. They don't even realize what they had near them, it's a shame I tell you!
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
Mike Benvo
www.bpmsport.com
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,813
Posts

 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
Quote:
Originally Posted by STi_traitor View Post
Bravo good sir!! Look at all those innocent bystanders. They don't even realize what they had near them, it's a shame I tell you!
You must have seen these in Germany right? I would think there would be 10x the amount of them in the home country.

I see spy cars all the time here, but ususally not anything I'm interested in. The last spy BMW I went nuts on was back in 2007 when I saw the E92 M3 in Hollywood. So this is just deja vu!
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
STi_traitor
Banned
No_Country
19
Rep
1,000
Posts

 
Drives: BTG 2014 - 3 Laps
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bavaria

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Benvo View Post
You must have seen these in Germany right? I would think there would be 10x the amount of them in the home country.

I see spy cars all the time here, but ususally not anything I'm interested in. The last spy BMW I went nuts on was back in 2007 when I saw the E92 M3 in Hollywood. So this is just deja vu!
The area I am in is back country. There is nothing out here even though I am in the home of BMW, Bavaria. I think they stay around Munich which is 2-3 hours from me.
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
Powerbeast
Major General
Powerbeast's Avatar
United_States
146
Rep
7,251
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 Dakar Yellow
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

That's awesome man, I still prefer the E90 this new one reminds me more of a Mercedes C class
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
Denk
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
23
Rep
1,970
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: May 2011
Location: PNW

iTrader: (2)

Talk about right place, right time! Yes, very nice shape, looks great even camoed! Thanks for posting, very cool!
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
EINSER M
Major General
EINSER M's Avatar
United_States
92
Rep
5,368
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E82 1M
Join Date: May 2006
Location: 34.1064 N, 117.5922 W, 300m altitude

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to EINSER M Send a message via MSN to EINSER M Send a message via Yahoo to EINSER M
daaaaaaaaaamn quick fingers Benvo!!!
__________________
THE EINSER M BUILD
CLICK HERE: EINSER M BUILD

Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #12
PandaM3
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
365
Posts

 
Drives:
Join Date: Apr 2008

iTrader: (1)

nice... there's a BMW testing facility near there. I went to school near there.

I remember back in my "rice rocket" days I was in a hurry to get to my GF's apartment when I was rushing through Westchester, down to Playa Del Rey, through the marshes, and into Marina del Rey when I stumbled onto the prototype E46 M3 being tested late at night. I could've taken a more direct route, but this was much more fun.

Anyhow, the test driver in the E46 M3 thought I was trying to snap pictures as I was driving very rapidly myself (1994 Honda Accord Coupe on Neuspeed Springs, Koni Shocks, and Neuspeed rear sway bar).

Just so happened the route the test driver was taking was the same as my route, late at night, and no cars on the road... he was pushing the M3 and I was keeping up since it was more tight turns and round abouts than out right speed
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 08:25 PM   #13
Chriskm3
Colonel
Chriskm3's Avatar
Canada
28
Rep
2,218
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSteve5036 View Post
Awesome! What a crazy thing to see. I would be incredibly excited
For sure. It's like a glimps in the the future
__________________
Vf supercharger + tune/H&R coils/ Akra evolution exhaust/Volk te37/ Rs-3 tires/ Brembos /TIal BOV/ OSS blacked out headlights/LUX v3/Led taillights/ Challenge Front lip/ P3 vent gauge/ F10 m5 shift mob/Matte black front grills/ And a funky air fresher
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #14
RingMeister01
Croatian
RingMeister01's Avatar
United_States
51
Rep
2,587
Posts

 
Drives: The Ultimate Driving Machine
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Wow. That's a one in a million shot man. Sweeeeet!
__________________
F82 M4 Individual / F87 M2 (on the list) / E36 M3 (track) / E21 320i (S52 + Getrag 420G Swap) / Fiat 500 (daily)
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
Mike Benvo
www.bpmsport.com
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,813
Posts

 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaM3 View Post
nice... there's a BMW testing facility near there. I went to school near there.

I remember back in my "rice rocket" days I was in a hurry to get to my GF's apartment when I was rushing through Westchester, down to Playa Del Rey, through the marshes, and into Marina del Rey when I stumbled onto the prototype E46 M3 being tested late at night. I could've taken a more direct route, but this was much more fun.

Anyhow, the test driver in the E46 M3 thought I was trying to snap pictures as I was driving very rapidly myself (1994 Honda Accord Coupe on Neuspeed Springs, Koni Shocks, and Neuspeed rear sway bar).

Just so happened the route the test driver was taking was the same as my route, late at night, and no cars on the road... he was pushing the M3 and I was keeping up since it was more tight turns and round abouts than out right speed
Please share where this BMW testing facility is. I have been in Marina Del Rey for about 7 years, and if I knew that, I would have invested in a tent and camping gear!!

Glad you guys like the pics!
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #16
W///
Major General
W///'s Avatar
84
Rep
5,398
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3/1999 E36 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SC

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Benvo View Post
Please share where this BMW testing facility is. I have been in Marina Del Rey for about 7 years, and if I knew that, I would have invested in a tent and camping gear!!

Glad you guys like the pics!
Could be talking about 2 completely different things, but isn't there a testing facility in Oxnard?

Mike, so you liked the sound, even in stock form?
__________________
2008 E92 M3: Sparkling Graphite | Bamboo Beige | 6MT | CF Roof | HRE | Catless Eisenmann Race | BPM Sport | Swift | Arkym | Mode Carbon | M.Perf
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #17
PandaM3
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
365
Posts

 
Drives:
Join Date: Apr 2008

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Benvo View Post
Please share where this BMW testing facility is. I have been in Marina Del Rey for about 7 years, and if I knew that, I would have invested in a tent and camping gear!!

Glad you guys like the pics!
I don't exactly know where it is... It's probably some sort of Wherehouse in Marina Del Rey... I always see prototype BMW's around there. They come out when they think is the least busiest time.

BMW has desert facilities for hot weather testing, nurburgring for high speed and handling, northern facilities for cold weather, and west LA for testing in fancy environments.
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #18
esquire
Colonel
esquire's Avatar
United_States
58
Rep
2,801
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 Dakar Yellow M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Orange County, California

iTrader: (0)

Mike, you took these photos on your iphone?? Wow, those are great quality. Probably the best quality photos we've seen yet.

The pics of the rear trunk / integrated spoiler are as clear as we've seen them anywhere - if not clearer. Looks phenomenal imo.

Is the exhaust blacked out here? I'm confused.

Interesting touch on the side view mirrors - not sure how i feel about those.


Awesome that you got these pics. Well done Benvo !!
__________________

[ESS VT2-625] [Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust] [KW Clubsports] [OSS Angel Eyes] [Revinora r-CRT Lip]
[Vorsteiner Boot] [Challenge Race Diffuser] [See the Build Thread HERE]
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 09:34 PM   #19
JulieDriving
Female driving enthusiast :P
JulieDriving's Avatar
30
Rep
2,308
Posts

 
Drives: Bimmer
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Benvo View Post
I sat there beating on my iPhone's camera snap button blocking traffic

I can not wait to buy that car. Seeing it that close sealed the deal.
Haha, thanks for the pics Mike. And they're good quality too!

Glad to hear you thought it sounded great...
__________________
2013 M3 coupe (Azurite Black, Black, Piano Black)
+ miata nut (2 miatas) + Mk6 GTI 5-door hatch (our mini-SUV )
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #20
Bimmer Nerd
I | L Photography
Bimmer Nerd's Avatar
Georgia
113
Rep
7,538
Posts

 
Drives: on the track
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los angeles, ~818~ | San Diego, La Jolla

iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by W/// View Post
Could be talking about 2 completely different things, but isn't there a testing facility in Oxnard?

Mike, so you liked the sound, even in stock form?
Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaM3 View Post
I don't exactly know where it is... It's probably some sort of Wherehouse in Marina Del Rey... I always see prototype BMW's around there. They come out when they think is the least busiest time.

BMW has desert facilities for hot weather testing, nurburgring for high speed and handling, northern facilities for cold weather, and west LA for testing in fancy environments.
Yes, BMW does have a testing facility in Oxnard. I am 99% sure I know exactly where its at. I've seen the current 7 series, 3 series and 5 series when they were testing them about 1, 1/2 years before I ever saw one of them on the road.

They get pretttttty irritated when they see someone chasing them trying to snap pictures/video of the car. Last time I chased one (B7 Alpina) about 2 1/2 years ago, he was weaving in and out of traffic like a mad man. It caught me completely off guard.
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #21
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 11|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
1MOREMOD's Avatar
United_States
173
Rep
12,996
Posts

 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

iTrader: (5)

needs a drop!
__________________

02 Tiag e46 M3|6MT|GC plates|MCS c.o.|GC bars|GC race control arms|GC bushings|BW eng. & tran. mounts|subframe kit|BW race shifter|BW Jaffster|Euro header|BW exhaust|K&N c.a.i.|Epic race tune|Rouge pulleys|Seibon CF hood|CSL bumper|ST-40|XR-2|SS lines|half cage|Recaro profi|Profi 2 harness|BMWpedals|BW studs|
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #22
Blindside_137
Major General
Blindside_137's Avatar
United_States
70
Rep
5,883
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 Space Gray 328
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC // Blacksburg, VA

iTrader: (1)

What no vid!? Lame




Lol jk. Great shots. I really prefer the E90's butt.
__________________
M3 Edition Grilles|Painted Reflectors|Matte Black Vinyl Window Trim|CF Performance Spoiler|35% Tint|19" Satin Black Avant Garde M359|Lux H8 V3
OEM Aero Lip|M3 Side Skirts|LCI Tails|M-tech Rear|Duke Dynamics CF Performance|Cyba 4.0 Black Chrome
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2014 bmw m3, 2014 m3, 2014 m3 engine, 2014 m3 forum, 2014 m3 weight, 2014 m4 engine, 2014 m4 weight, 2015 bmw m3, 2015 bmw m4, 2015 m3, 2015 m3 engine, 2015 m4 engine, 2015 m4 weight, bmw f80, bmw f80 forum, bmw f80 forums, bmw f80 m3, bmw f80 m3 s55, bmw f80 m3 sedan, bmw f82, bmw f82 forum, bmw f82 forums, bmw f82 m3, bmw f82 m3 coupe, bmw f82 m3 forum, bmw f82 m4, bmw f82 m4 coupe, bmw f82 m4 s55, bmw f83, bmw f83 m3, bmw f83 m4, bmw m forum, bmw m forums, bmw m3 s55, bmw m3 s55 engine, bmw m4, bmw m4 coupe, bmw m4 coupe forum, bmw m4 forum, bmw m4 forums, bmw s55, bmw s55 engine, bmw s55 motor, bmw spy, bmw spy photo, bmw spy photos, bmw spy pic, bmw spy pics, bmw spy video, bmw spy videos, f80, f80 forum, f80 forums, f80 m3, f80 m3 engine, f80 m3 forum, f80 m3 forums, f80 m3 motor, f80 m3 s55, f80 m3 sedan

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 AM.




f80post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST