SIGFest is the annual meeting of the members of the E30 M3 Special Interest Group. This year marks the 15th SIGFest gathering and could not have been held at a better venue, BMW of North America. BMW NA was kind enough to open their doors and extensive property to some of the most dedicated automotive enthusiasts that I have ever met. The excitement in the air was palpable. Some of the most pristine E30 M3s on the East Coast juxtaposed by BMW’s newest offerings, … CONTINUED
BMW Motorsport will compete with a real eye-catcher at this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE). The BMW Motorsport design team has given the BMW M235i Racing with the appropriate start number 235 an extraordinary look, reminiscent of the famous Art Cars of former years, for the race in the Eifel Mountains.
Among those in action at the wheel of the works-assisted car will be two motorsport journalists Marcus Schurig (DE) and Jethro Bovingdon (GB). They will be supported over the course of the marathon venture … CONTINUED
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has begun arriving at US dealers. Check out some of the first pics.
BIMMERPOST member chases the M4 coupe on the Nurburgring in his Corvette Z06.
Here’s a great video feature for the BMW M4 (F82) Coupe.
We recently traveled to Road America in Wisconsin to sample the new M4 and M3 for the North American press launch. As a previous owner of a Silverstone II 6 speed E90 M3, I was excited to drive the new Ms to find out how they compare!
Manual Purists Rejoice
The first piece of great news about the new M4 and M3 is that BMW offers the three pedal manual transmission as standard.
Some members have asked whether the new manual transmission retains the same rubbery shift … CONTINUED
Have a look at an Alpine White F82 M4 coupe walk-around after it arrived at a US dealership.
This weekend features the highlight of the endurance season for BMW Motorsport: the 24-hour race at the N
Congratulations to Josh (tightie) for being our very first US F80 M3 delivery!
Furnaces, Bridges, and Floods (Oh My!): A BMW Tour of Washington County, MD, by Rick F:
Through another tour of scenic, historical, or otherwise-interesting places, using the most interesting roads available. In particular, I was anxious to gain more experience with the new car and to locate several historical sights in Washington County, Maryland, that I’d never visited before. Game on!
Washington County lies to the west of South Mountain. It was created as a separate county in September 1776, when many families chose to settle … CONTINUED
What we have here is two very rare, heavily modified Individual E92 M3’s. The BMW Individual color choices paired with the full Mode Carbon solutions, ESS supercharged madness, as well as a slew of tasteful choices and mouthwatering accessories come together for a final presentation that is utterly jaw dropping. No expense was spared by the owners of these two vehicles, and no details were overlooked at the experienced hands of EAS, C2KMotorsports and RPM when building these masterpieces. These builds are a testament … CONTINUED
Sportauto has also put the F82 M4 on a dyno. Here is the resulting plot graph.
BMW and GoPro have teamed up to integrate the GoPro App with ConnectedDrive BMW cars. A GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMW’s iDrive controller and screen. Take a ride with Justin Bell as he takes the barnd-new BMW M4 out for laps and finds the entire lineage of BMW M3 performance cars.
With BMW continuing to take a more extroverted approach to the F chassis styling, tuners must exercise caution when designing new components. 3D Design is no stranger to this approach as it is ingrained within their company philosophy. Via a thorough approach to design 3D focuses on all lines to ensure the end result is cohesive with the factory panels. Founded in 1998, the Japanese tuner has a rich history with aero and suspension that stems back to the E36 chassis. The goal of … CONTINUED
Sportauto has run the F80 M3 and F82 M4 at the Nurburgring and Hockenheim. Here are their laptimes.
Nurburgring: 7.52 min
Hochenheim: 1.12,18 min
O-100km/h 4.2 sec
0-160kmh 8.8 sec
0-200kmh 13.7 sec
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Supersport + ceramic brakes
Total score: 78 points (M3 E92: 70 p, 911 Carrera s: 90 points)
The BMW Group Technology Office and GoPro have announced the first-ever, mass-produced integration of a GoPro camera with an automobile’s on board infotainment system. In BMW Group vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, a GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMW’s state-of-the-art iDrive controller and high-resolution screen. Starting in July 2014, the integration will be functional on all model year 2012 and later BMW Group vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, when used … CONTINUED
Justin Bell takes us for a flyer and awakens the 1996 BMW Motorsport McLaren F1 GTR, the unicorn of racing cars. Settle in for the 2.4 miles of Mid-Ohio Sports Car course.
Watch the gauges of the BMW M4 and Alpina B3 bi-turbo as they accelerate.