BMW F30 3 Series LCI Facelift Prototypes Continue Testing

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Follow along as Michael from Acute Performance takes european delivery of his BMW M4 coupe and provides updates from the road as he journeys through Europe.

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Since a lot of BIMMERPOST members are starting to take delivery of the new M4/M3 … I thought I would put this PSA out for you.

Basically, the first (1200 miles) service is just like on the previous generation M3. The only thing new is that now BMW says you MUST replace the oil pan plug/screw and differential screw/plug with new ones! The crush o-ring is now built into the screw.

F8x S55 engine…

Oil filter: 11 42 7 566 327

Screw for engine oil pan/plug: 11 11 … CONTINUED

2016 BMW X1 (F48) Drops Some Camo

07/10/2014 at 8:45 AM
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Development continues on the next generation (F48) 2016 BMW X1, slated for a 2015 release.

Compared to the E84, the F48 X1 features a shorter front end, shortened overhangs and a taller and more upright greenhouse. While some may mistaken the E84 X1 for a larger wagon, there’s no mistaking the upcoming F48 X1 as a compact SAV.

The F48 X1 will also make a departure from the current X1 by making the switch from RWD to FWD. It’s been built on BMW’s FWD … CONTINUED

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Entry conditions for the “Superfan” online competition. The competition is run by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Petuelring 130, 80809 Munich (“BMW”). The deadline for entries for the current prize is 23.59 p.m. on 15th July 2014. Any entries received after this deadline will not be included in the draw. Participants

The competition is open to anybody aged 18 and above. Employees of BMW, subsidiaries and affiliated companies of BMW, employees of companies involved in the competition, and the relatives of the aforementioned persons are not … CONTINUED

F80 M3 vs E92 M3 Dyno Results

07/09/2014 at 4:35 PM
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Motortrend strapped a F80 M3 and a E92 M3 onto a dyno for a head-to-head power comparison. The final figures show that the F80 M3 / F82 M4 even more powerful compared to the E90/E92 M3 than BMW’s officially advertised figures.

Check out the dyno charts and results inside.

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PSI lined up their Sakhir Orange M4 and Valencia Orange X1 to give us a good look at how the two colors compare.

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Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.

All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:

Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).

4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.