Here’s part 3 of BMW’s inside the BMW M3 and M4 interview series. This one interviews BMW M engineer Juergen Poggel, Head of Development M Engines.
So a new engine has been developed for the BMW M3 and BMW M4?
Jürgen Poggel: Yes. The previous engine was a naturally aspirated V8. For the new BMW M3 and BMW M4, we in the M engine development department in Munich’ Preussenstrasse have designed an M TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder design and readied it for series production.
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Have a look at the first real life photos of the F80 M3 (in Yas Marina Blue) vs the E90 M3 (in Fire Orange).
We are pleased to formally announce that twenty BIMMERPOST Members have been officially confirmed for BMW European Delivery on June 23, 2014. This represents the first major organized group to accept US Welt Deliveries for the most anticipated BMW vehicle in recent history, the new 2015 F80/F82.
Cringe-inducing look at a drift contest gone wrong for this E90 M3.
This driver did redeem himself with some decent drifting before and after the accident however.
The 2014 NYIAS press days are over and the public days have now kicked off. There were several exciting debuts (global and North American) at this year’s New York show, which we covered earlier this week in the following threads.
And here are some video looks at the BMW and MINI displays at the show, along with the BMW press conference.
A look at how M cars have gotten ever wider, complete with dimensional comparisons and fancy graphs.
We’ve just had a chance at the 2014 NYIAS to sit down and discuss the all-new M3/M4 with the M3/M4 project manager, Michael Wimbeck (pictured) and M3/M4 product manager for BMW NA, Victor LeLeu.
Thanks to these two gentlemen, here are some hopefully enlightening answers.
Are there official EPA MPG figures for U.S. M3 and M4 yet?
No, not yet.
Will M3/M4 be subject to gas guzzler tax?
We’ll wait for the official EPA numbers to provide an answer. We do expect a substantial increase in … CONTINUED
While we are all familiar with the upcoming M3, we haven’t really gotten too many looks at the F80 in colors aside from Yas Marina Blue and Austin Yellow.
BMWUSA has given us the treat of the car in the sure to be popular Silverstone II. The 2014 New York Autoshow lighting makes it look downright sinister.
Have a first look at the F80 M3 and an F30 M Performance Parts equipped 3 Series side-by-side.
How do you think the two compare?
This new exhibit is on display in the lobby of the BMW Museum – featuring an e30 M3 race car and two actual F8x test mules. The M4 is in Austin Yellow and the M3 in black. Both cars were driven by engineers and BMW’s factory DTM drivers on the Nürburgring / Nordschliefe. The M4′s dashboard was signed by the DTM drivers; a nice touch for these special cars. Hopefully these “test mules” will avoid the crusher.
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BMW M3 and BMW M4 Inside (part 2): The new brake systems. Interview with M engineer Klaus Dullinger.
The BMW M3 and BMW M4 both feature a new type of brake system. Let us begin with the M compound brakes – what is special about them and in what ways do they differ from the M compound brakes installed in the previous model?
Klaus Dullinger: M compound brakes have a grey-cast friction ring in a floating arrangement that is connected by pins to the aluminium brake … CONTINUED
We’ll have a chance to sit down with the M3/M4 Project Manager at the 2014 New York Auto Show next week, so if you still have any questions on the M3/M4, please let us know here and we’ll try to get answers.