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
BIMMERPOST member chases the M4 coupe on the Nurburgring in his Corvette Z06.
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
Congratulations to Josh (tightie) for being our very first US F80 M3 delivery!
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.
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)
Watch the gauges of the BMW M4 and Alpina B3 bi-turbo as they accelerate.
BMW is currently showcasing some of its latest and most exciting models at the London Canary Wharf MotorExpo – the F82 M4 Coupe, F80 M3 Sedan, BMW i8.
BIMMERPOST member triplefive documents his BMW M3/M4 M Power Experience 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey in this great journal.
Let me start by saying this was truly a great experience to have been able to drive these cars at this launch event. I was able to experience this event with my wife, also an avid car fanatic (meg180 from 1addicts) and we were able to drive these beautiful cars on the track as well as tour a beautiful city, Istanbul.
We were able to get in to … CONTINUED
Some impressions and enthusiast review (and photos) of the F80 M3 and F82 M4 from the M Driving Experience event in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Autozeitung tests the BMW M4 Coupe vs the Audi RS5 Coupe around the Nurburgring GP track
BMW M4 Coupe vs Audi RS5 Coupe
Weight:….1615 kg……….1788 kg
0-40 km/h:….1,4 s……….1,2 s
0-100 km/h:…4,2 s……….4,3 s
0-160 km/h:…8,5 s……….9,3 s
0-200 km/h:…12,9 s……..14,5 s
Laptimes Nurburgring GP (3.7km):………1.38,9 min……….1.41,5 min (fastest laptime list)
Slalom (18m): 70,8 km/h……….67,5 km/h
Braking (100-0 km/h, warm):….33,3 m……….32,8 m
Fuel Consumption:…..11,9 l/100 km……….13,8 l/100 km
Rating: M4: 2915 points
RS5: 2837 points
M4 wins because of his better Safetyequipment (+19 points), the better Driving Comfort (+26 … CONTINUED
Check out the official UK catalog of BMW M Performance Parts for the F80 M3, F82 M4 and F83 M4.
Congrats to the owner of our very first North American delivered F80 M3 or F82 M4!
This Austin Yellow F80 M3 belongs to BIMMERPOST member TheWind and was recently delivered in Canada.
Some stunning photos of the F80 M3 and F82 M4 running laps at the Moscow Raceway in Russia.
Great photoshoot featuring a collection of M cars – 2 S65s, 2 S62s, 2 S54s powered BMWs.
BMWUSA.com now lists EPA MPG figures for the F80 M3 and F82 M4: 17 MPG city, 26 MPG highway (DCT), 24 MPG highway (Manual).
Although 6MT is standard, the 26 mpg applies to the DCT. The 6MT achieves 24mpg as noted in parentheses.
There is no Gas Guzzler Tax. The formula used for combined gas mileage as it applies to the GGT is different from the one used for the EPA combined number on the window sticker.