The historic Mid-Ohio Raceway roared to life this week with the sound of power, M Power. In an unprecedented show of force, the brand brought together every generation of M3 street and race cars and invited Justin along for the ride. Of course, he couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of the all new 2015 BMW M3 to record some of the first driving impressions on the latest evolution of a legend.
Watch the F80 M3 and F82 M4 being tested on the track, as well as launch control acceleration videos.
BIMMERPOST First Drive: BMW M3 / M4
Fear not: The M3 is with you.
By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
Two weeks ago, the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid ushered in the era of the new sports car – or so it appeared. The “most revolutionary car we ever built,” in the words of r&d board member Herbert Diess, combines a turbocharged three-banger and a torque-converter automatic with an electric motor mated to a two-speed e-axl. With mixed results: While the exotic hybrid caught everyone’s envious gaze and … CONTINUED
Photo gallery from the most recent Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack event, which BIMMERPOST and EAS sponsored.
The F80 M3 / F82 M4 owner – user manual is now available.
Watch this video of the first broken-in F80 M3 as it utilizes its launch control feature for the best possible acceleration.
A few BIMMERPOST members recently embarked on a multi-day driving trip in search of the ultimate driving road in Scotland.
The group included three 1M coupes, one M3 and one M135i.
Places visited were:
Northumberland National Park
Pennines / Yorkshire Dales
Part 4 of the Inside BMW M3 / M4 series by M-power.com. This one focuses on the M3/M4′s sound and exhaust system.
Some more updates and new video of the first delivered BMW F80 M3. The video shows the different sounds between the different driving modes – Efficient, Sport and Sport Plus.
A preview first look at some of the ETK parts catalog for the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4.
We’ve now added the first tunnel video of the first delivered F80 M3 showcasing the engine and exhaust sounds of the car, as well as a photoshoot gallery.
BMW has opened a new display of ///M cars at the Welt. The M3 and M4 are now on display there. I could not make it down to the Welt but I had a few friends of mine sneak into behind the scenes and take some pics for all of us! Earlier this week the Welt staff started to move the new ///M cars into position. Here is a back stage look…
The new F8x M3/M4 display opens to the public on Friday April 25th. … CONTINUED
See updated impressions, photos and videos of the world’s first delivered BMW F80 M3.
Here’s a look at Yas Marina Blue (on F80 M3) vs San Marino Blue (on M6 Convertible) inside the M Studio at the BMW M headquarters in Garching, Germany.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member DLSJ5 (Drew) and his ESS VT3 Supercharged E92 M3 for setting the world trap speed record and winning the BIMMERPOST BMW/AMG Shootout Trophy at the Airstrip Attack 5 event.
Updated photos of the first delivered F80 M3 – interior photos as well as comparison pics posing with an E90 M3. Also a great video clip of the F80 M3 exhaust.
We’re thrilled to announce our very first F80 M3 delivery! The lucky BIMMERPOST member is uae247, who just took home an Alpine White F80 M3 with Sakhir Orange interior, DCT transmission, Carbon Fiber roof, and all loaded options.
Check out the first pics and his impressions inside!
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.
What is … CONTINUED