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.
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.
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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.
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.
Steve Sutcliffe from AutoCar UK reviews the new BMW M3.
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.