BMW M4 DTM CHAMPION EDITION.
After eight out of ten races in the 2014 DTM season, Marco Wittmann (D) has clinched the driver’s title in what is probably the most toughly competitive touring car series in the world – the latest highlight in his rapid rise through the ranks in the DTM since his debut in 2013.
At the age of 24, this makes Wittmann the youngest DTM champion to drive for BMW and the youngest ever overall winner from Germany. “I always wanted to … CONTINUED
An M4 owner compares his F82 M4 and E36 M3 on the track. Check out the full review and impressions inside.
Here’s how they compare on paper:
E36 M3: 248 rwhp (S52), 3154 total weight w/ driver = 12.7 w/p ratio
Hankook Z214 C71 245/35/18, GC full race suspension, EBC yellow, stock rotors, half cage, Full containment OMP race seat, brake and oil coolers
F82 M4: 415 rwhp (S55), 3761 total weight w/ driver = 9.1 w/p ratio
Toyo R888 265/30/19 & 295/30/19, Carbotech XP 12/10
Beautiful M6 from Indonesia belonging to BIMMERPOST member erick. It features:
RKP Front Lip
Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser
BBS RI-D Satin Black 19×9.5 & 19×10.5
Michelin PSS tires
KW HAS kit
AFE Momentum CAI
Supersprint Catless Downpipe
Akrapovic Evolution System
Congratulations to Mike, an already lucky guy who owns a BMW M1, who has now added the i8 to his garage.
Check out this creative E90 M3 dressed in Jägermeister Livery, paying homage to the E30 M3 #19 DTM car from 1992 driven by Hahne.
ESS has just finished testing on its stage 1 F80 M3 / F82 M4 performance tuner. Their goal with this controller was to offer a product for this platform that was easy to install, delivered solid gains on pump fuel and provided OEM level driveability. With state of the art hardware and top notch processing power that includes Cam, MAP and MAF sensor integration the unit provides precise and reliable control over the factory ECU. On the road the car drives as if it … CONTINUED
Japanese tuner 3D Design puts its own touches on the 4 Series Gran coupe with an exterior carbon fiber kit including front splitter lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler and roof spoiler, as well as its own exhaust system.
Great short video with some excellent aerial camera work by BMWTrueNorth.
It all started with an X. This letter was first used as a model designation for a BMW automobile as early as in the mid-1980s to indicate that it featured four-wheel drive technology. The car’s dual symmetry was the ideal allegory for the transmission of drive torque to all four wheels. 15 years ago, the letter X became the symbol of an entirely new vehicle category and, at the same time, of a very special form of driving pleasure. The BMW X5 made its … CONTINUED
Large-scale manufacturing of cars made with lightweight carbon fiber is moving closer to reality as costs start to fall, according to a materials-development group that has BMW AG as a partner.
MAI Carbon Cluster Management GmbH, a research effort supported by Germany’s federal government, businesses and research institutions, is making progress toward reducing carbon-fiber production costs by 90 percent, according to Klaus Drechsler, head of the 80 million-euro ($102 million) project.
“We’ve certainly reached a halfway point on our cost-cutting target for suitable carbon-fiber parts,” said … CONTINUED
On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against BMW motorcycle dealer and four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier on a speedway bike.
The respective starting points for the driver … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member and M4 owner Money2536 gives us the lowdown on his ownership experience after 1500 miles and compared to his Porsche 991 911.
Even more BMW (and non-BMW) highlights from the 2014 Paris Auto Show.
Hamann has released images of its aero kit for the F82 M4, which includes:
- Front lip spoiler
- Rear diffuser
- High trunk wing
The theme is carbon fiber as each of these parts features the material. No details yet as to any engine performance or handling upgrades, but those will surely be forthcoming.
Video feature documentary on Steve Dinan, his company and their 675hp S1 F10 M5.
Here is an account and review of the first Advanced ///M School with the F80 M3 / F82 M4 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) – a course and F8x track review).
Yes, this looks like a next generation G11 7 Series prototype. But, look closer and you will see BMW has ingeniously added weights to the roof (and inside the car) and raised the hood to accommodate a different engine/intake setup in order to “test” the basic X7 drivetrain package.
The X7 will be a seven seater SAV and has already been announced for production at the Spartanburg plant in the future.
German tuning firm, Manhart, has posted teasers of its supposed upcoming BMW i8. Though these are just photoshopped images for now, it appears that they plan to maintain the factory exterior while adding bright dashes of paints on some accent pieces, as well as aftermarket wheels and lowering the suspension.
The more important question is what, if any, performance modification plans the tuner has for the i8. That should be answered in time.