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.
PSI lined up their Sakhir Orange M4 and Valencia Orange X1 to give us a good look at how the two colors compare.
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.
Video overview of the BMW X4 launch in Lithuania.
BMW M4 Coupe takes on the RS5 Coupe in this Auto Bild performance comparison.
The BMW does 0-100 kmh (62mph) in 4.4 secs (VS 4.2 for the RS5 with DSG). The 0-200 is in the advantage of the M4 in 14.1 secs (VS 14.8).
Weight: 1585kg or 3494 pounds VS 1803kg or (3975 pounds!!) for the RS5.
Lap time (Contidrom measuring 3.8km): 1:34,41 secs (similar to Porsche 911), 2 secs quicker than the Audi. I assume with the DCT version, the M4 would be even quicker… … CONTINUED
In-car footage from a F82 M4 racing a F80 M3 at the Spa Francochamps circuit.
Sales increase by 6.9% with 1,020,211 deliveries in the first half year
Best ever June for BMW Group: 193,342 vehicles sold, rise of 4.8%
Munich. The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles in the first half of 2014, more than ever before in the first six months of the year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). Sales in June also reached an all-time high: deliveries increased 4.8% with a … CONTINUED
These five crazy Russians drove some 5,000 plus kms to go to a car show! Not any car show, but our BMW United 5.0 car show. Otherwise known at Welt 5.0.
For the last five years every spring we hold a car show in front of the BMW Welt. The organizers of this car show are known at the Munich Stammtisch. We are basically a small group of BMW car lovers(1er’s/2er’s & 3er’s). Each year the show gets bigger and bigger! Last year … CONTINUED
A great detailed review from a track veteran and new owner of an M4 coupe, from his recent experience at the Spa Francochamps Circuit and Nurburgring.
By karussell (Jim Chambers):
Finally uncompressed a little after a very busy 2 week trip across the pond. I wanted to write my impressions on the car while everything is still fresh in my mind.
Background. I’m not biased towards any brand of auto. I evaluate all types of cars and the badge on them is the least of my concerns. … CONTINUED
Here are some first real life photos of the all new F16 X6 in Flamenco Red, in base model form.
The BMW M4 coupe takes on the ultimate racetrack – an aircraft carrier.
A BIMMERPOST member takes us on a journey as he revisits his and his wife’s European Delivery trip for their fourth BMW – a 335i M Sport. His journal starts as follows:
We planned to spend two weeks in Europe. We would leave Corpus Christi on a Friday, and arrive in Munich on a Saturday. We would spend Saturday and Sunday adjusting and sight-seeing in Munich. Monday was scheduled for the ED. We would then drive from the Welt to Prague, where … CONTINUED
TAG Motorsports teamed up with BMW Encinitas and AC Schnitzer to pump out this fully AC Schnitzer equipped ACS4 4 Series Coupe, featuring:
-AC Schnitzer Front Spoiler for M Sport Bumper
-AC Schnitzer Rear Apron For M Sport Bumper
-AC Schnitzer Rear Skirt Foil
-AC Schnitzer Designation Emblem
-AC Schnitzer Label Front
-AC Schnitzer Side Emblem Foil
-AC Schnitzer Sport Lowering Springs
-AC Schnitzer Sport Exhaust System with Racing Evo Tips
-AC Schnitzer Type VIII Bi-Color 8.5×19″ and 9.5×19″
-OEM Tires 22/35/19 and 255/30/19 Rear… CONTINUED
The BMW i8 participated in the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb recently. Here’s BMW’s hybrid electric car in beautiful crystal white on display and in action during the hill climb.
S54 M Coupe + E90 M3 + Livery Dromo. M Coupes are rare birds to see in real life. M Coupes in Phoenix Yellow are rarer yet. M Coupes in Phoenix Yellow with custom extended leather and such deep dish wheels are one of a kind. Check out this one of a kind S54 powered M Coupe by BIMMERPOST member hexagon.
Mat Watson of Auto Express takes the new BMW M4 F82 on a 1,000 mile review, taking on the Austrian mountains, an autobahn and even the Nurburgring.
Six wins thanks to Efficient Dynamics: with its current range of models and engines, BMW has achieved outstanding success in the 2014 “Green Mobility Trophy” awards presented by the automobile magazine “Auto Zeitung”. Based on a reader survey, the awards were won by the Munich premium automobile manufacturer in six out of a total of seven categories. Three of these class victories were achieved by automobiles of the new BMW i brand, while two others went to the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition and the … CONTINUED
The BMW Group will build a new plant in Mexico in close proximity to the city of San Luis Potosí in the state of the same name. This move is in line with the company’s clear strategic policy of ensuring globally-balanced growth.
“Mexico is an ideal location for the BMW Group and will be another important plant within our production network. We will invest one billion US dollars in the new production site over the next few years. Production is planned to start in 2019 … CONTINUED