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4 Cylinder M3/M4 Possible for Future?

05/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
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As said by head of BMW M Product Management, Carsten Pries:

BMW M’s product planning chief says the next-generation M3 model family could be powered by a four-cylinder engine, despite the fact the Bavarian performance brand is currently without any four-cylinder models.

Speaking at the international launch of the all-new F80/82 M3 and M4 in Portugal over the weekend, BMW M Division Head of Product Management Carsten Pries told motoring.com.au it was “foreseeable” that a four-cylinder engine could power the next generation of the iconic model.

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Taste the Rainbow: M3 Shoot

05/15/2014 at 5:00 AM
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Taste the rainbow M3 shoot.

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It’s the battle of the performance coupes as BMW’s new M4 takes on the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Can the M4′s turbocharged 425bhp six-cylinder petrol engine compare to the 6.2-litre V8 of the C63 AMG? Steve Sutcliffe has the keys to both, and he’s about to find out.

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BMW M3 and BMW M4 Inside (part 5): smartly light, rigid, precise. Interview with M engineer Florian Staiger.

BMW M3 and BMW M4 project engineer Florian Staiger.
Florian was in charge of integration of the complete vehicle.

It is generally the case that the top model of the regular series is lighter than the M automobile that is derived from it. Why is this so?

Historically, the M automobile always used to weigh about 100 kg more than the BMW vehicle it was based on.

Right away … CONTINUED

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Here are the first VBOX data recorder results from the first delivered 2014/2015 F80 M3 sedan.

It was able to cover 0-100kmh (62mph) in 4.2 seconds.

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These cars are at the Instanbul Park Racing Circuit, where the M3/M4 BMW M Power Experience 2014 (event details) is taking place beginning May 18.

According to BIMMERPOST interview, there will be frozen/matte colors as factory options available from early 2015.

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Steve Sutcliffe from AutoCar UK reviews the new BMW M3.

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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.

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Watch the F80 M3 and F82 M4 being tested on the track, as well as launch control acceleration videos.

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BIMMERPOST First Drive: BMW M3 / M4

Fear not: The M3 is with you.

By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent

Photos: BMW

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

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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Photo gallery from the most recent Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack event, which BIMMERPOST and EAS sponsored.

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The F80 M3 / F82 M4 owner – user manual is now available.