Detailed installation journal for an M Performance Power Kit (MPPK) install on a N55 335i engine.
Hyundai has just announced its i20 World Rally Championship car, which wears a never before seen “N” graphic. That N signifies Hyundai’s newly launched performance sub-brand for their production and racing cars.
Not only does N sound like M, but the color scheme is also curiously similar to the BMW M tri-colors.
Did Hyundai choose this letter simply because it’s positioned close to or sounds similar to M? Hyundai says that “N” stands for the Namyang R&D center which developed the i20 rally car and will be responsible for future N branded production cars.
The production F82 M4 Coupe is set to be shown this Thursday, after which we’ll begin to see its (and the F80 M3′s) marketing campaign gain momentum. As with recent new M models, one of the ways we should see the M3 or M4 (or both) get some publicity is in the role of a Safety Car for MotoGP, with which BMW M is a partner. BMW M is currently in its 15th season as the “Official Car of MotoGP” and provides the official Safety Cars to the premier motorcycle racing series.
Recent M cars serving as official Safety Cars include the M6 Gran Coupe, M6 Coupe, M5 Sedan and 1M Coupe.
We’ve put together a digital preview of what the M4 Coupe may resemble in … CONTINUED
The BMW Group reported record monthly sales for November. With 174,996 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered worldwide, sales were 2.7% higher than for the same month last year (prev. yr.: 170,461). Between January and November 2013, sales increased by 6.8% to reach a new all-time high of 1,777,017 vehicles (prev. yr.: 1,663,615).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW: “Strong global demand for our products once again drove sales to a new all-time high in November, despite already high figures for the previous year. Although conditions remain challenging in a number of European markets, in particular, we expect sales to continue to develop positively over the coming months. Our target of record sales for … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member ddk632 had the honor and privilege of attending the North American debut of the Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 Art Car at Art Basel in Miami this week, and figured if there’s any place on Bimmerpost that will appreciate these photos, it’s M3Post!
For those not familiar, BMW has a 38 year tradition of taking race cars and having a famous artist paint them. The first one was the Andy Warhol M1 (also on display in Miami right now – hoping to go see it today!). This M3 GT2, which raced in 24 Hours of LeMans in 2010, is the 17th and currently last BMW Art Car.
BMW releases the first official teaser for the 2015 BMW M3 F80 sedan and M4 F82 Coupe.
Although we only see the cars’ silhouettes, the lighting used to highlight the car’s shapes are blue and yellow, indicating that the marketing launch cars will be in Yas Marina Blue for the F80 M3 and Austin Yellow for the F82 M4.
Look for the reveal this Thursday, December 12!
BIMMERPOST member Kyle Shim recently spotted an M4 Coupe prototype and set off a foot chase while trying to capture video for us. Very entertaining watch, not only because of the great sounds coming from the M4, but because of the intense chase!