Photo coverage of the invite-only BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 launch party in Taipei, Taiwan.
Overall the event was well organized with good seats, great food, nice music, awesome staff, and hot gogo dancers. There were 2 M3′s and 1 M4 at the event and the attendees were allowed to sit inside all the cars.
Dyno results from Gintani Twin Turbo E9X M3 Kit.
They took their TT E90 M3 to a local dyno, Specialty Z, where they use a Dyno Jet. The car is currently running at 7.5 PSI, 91 octane, stock motor, and stock MSS60 ECU.
Photos and videos from the Moscow M-Day, featuring a drifting show by the new M3 and M4.
A video interview with the project manager for the BMW M3/M4, Michael Wimbeck, covering the cars’ suspension, differential, exhaust, driveshaft and steering rack on the new F80 M3 and F82 M4.
The first F80 M3 and F82 M4 have arrived in Taiwan (in Alpine White, Yas Marina Blue and Austin Yellow) and the cars will have their official launch party on May 27.
Here is a translated version of some of the highlights of Sport Auto review of the F80 M3 and F82 M4.
No rpm, no sound and irritating turbo lag? By corner 9 and 11 all the concerns of the traditionalist have disappeared. Lightfooted the M3 storms through the Samsung corner and up the hill.
5600, 6600, 7600rpm, the new engine doesn’t reach the high 8300rpm limit of the old V8. But for a turbo it revs astonishingly high. … CONTINUED
First good look at a Mineral Grey F80 M3, with 18″ wheels.
Big gallery of photos from the BMW M Sales Awards Event at the Istanbul Park Track in Turkey. Featuring all F80 M3 / F82 M4 colors, including Frozen Black, Frozen Red, Frozen Silver and Frozen White. Also some looks at BMW Individual interiors.
At the PDC for a 2-Day M School and noticed these guys hanging out. Apparently they were here for some press drives. M4 in Sakhir Orange. M3 in Austin Yellow and Alpine White.
Rear tires on the AW M3…toast. I tried to get a good pic of the driver seat with the cloth, but with the windows closed and the way the lighting was, it just washed out.
As far as when the M3/4 will become part of the fleet for the M Schools, … CONTINUED
Check out the first look at the BMW Individual Pyrite Brown M4 Coupe!
Preview of the much anticipated F80 M3 / F82 M4 video review by Chris Harris.
Here are his testing notes:
Weird noise to begin with. No word of a lie, I laughed out loud when trying to define it – all I could think was ‘mapped 335d’. It’s less musical, lower frequency and less clearly straight-six than the M235i I’m currently driving. At first I didn’t like it much, then it became a non-issue and after thrashing around a circuit for a while I almost liked … CONTINUED
In the today print issue of AMS (Auto Motor Sport) is an track driving review of the MotoGP M4 on Losail Circuit in Qatar. They also claimed the S55 as not so sharply throttle responsive as the old S65, but because of the overall performance this doesn´t matter much, there is enough power out of the engine and with the Akrapovic Performance Exhaust it sounds like an/the V8.
Included is an small article about an comparison between M3 vs. M4 … in this article they … CONTINUED