M3 and M4 photos from a UK dealer launch event at Park Lane BMW in London.
Front- and taillights give every BMW model an unmistakable look. But furthermore the development of light means increasing driving safety. Have a closer look at the latest LED and laser light technology.
Motor Trend has just published a comparison of a trio of hot turbocharged cars – the BMW M235i, Mercedes CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition.
You can catch the full review at Motor Trend, but here are some M235i highlights and results.
The Bavarian Ballerina
Comprehending the M’s character took little effort when hustling among the canyons: a few degrees tilt of the thick helm, a stab of the attentive throttle, one snappy downshift from the eight-speed automatic. Everything’s tuned for dynamism. You feel it. You hear it. The rear 245/35R18 Michelin Pilot SuperSports dug in feverishly, tidily converting the 3.0-liter inline-six’s 330 lb-ft into a smooth surge. The M235i meticulously sliced through the bends, with variable steering that served up an ideal weightiness, albeit … CONTINUED
Deep dive info and an interview with the BMW M engineer responsible for developing the F80 M3 and F82 M4′s new M servotronic EPS steering system.
Until now, the power steering employed in M automobiles was hydraulic servo-assisted, but both the new BMW M3 Sedan and the new BMW M4 Coupé are set to be the first M automobiles to be fitted with an electrical servo-assisted steering system. What are the reasons behind this development?
Benedikt Nussstein: The new M Servotronic with Electro Power Steering (EPS) weighs about 3.5 kg less than comparable systems with hydraulic servo-assisted steering, which is important when it comes to creating an optimum axle load distribution and in turn ensuring agile handling. The new steering saves approximately 0.3 litres of petrol … CONTINUED
Some in-the-wild photos of the BMW X4 M Sport in Melbourne Red.
A Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 has been spotted at a BMW training event in Irvine, Orange County.
Check out the pics and video from our members.
Whatcar? brought in some enthusiasts and potential buyers to preview and give their impressions on the BMW i8.
Here’s what they had to say.
BMW confirms BMW X2 Sport Activity Coupe.
BMW has confirmed the X2 for introduction in 2017.
xDrive only , practical 5dr format and sportier 3dr with typical BMW Sport Activity Coupe design outline , based on new BMW X1.
Will be sister vehicles to the new MINI Countryman/PACEMAN.
Next Countryman influenced by the Dakar-winning competition car as a proper go-anywhere SUV than before.
The PACEMAN will be the more stylish sportier lifestyle model but will feature 5drs for added practicality.
Vast majority of customers in the C-Segment would consider a MINI if it offered more flexibility and practicality, hence why there is an upcoming 5dr MINI hatch and a more practical … CONTINUED
Great detailed review and writeup from a F30 335i owner on his M Performance Power Kit and Exhaust fitted 335i:
I wanted to create an M Performance thread focused on the 8AT, since the existing reviews seem mostly 6MT centric. Looking forward to hearing from feedback from all you 8AT guys running an MPPK or MPPK + ___ , as well as sharing my experiences as I continue to learn more about this car. Hopefully this will help the community decide on whether or not the M Performance Power kit is the right tuning solution for them!
My vehicle: 2014 F30 335i M Sport with Sport Auto (M Performance Power Kit and M Performance Exhaust). Given that it’s a MY14, it has launch control.
MPPK (11122353337): … CONTINUED