Here is another interview with new BMW M head, Fraciscus van Meel, by CAR, which provides us some more insight into the new M CEO’s philosophies and outlook on the M brand.
On whether there is a possibility of a BMW i8 M model:
‘I can see a marrying of BMW’s M and i brands, but I can’t see an i8M just now. There is a very close collaboration between M and i – we have an open-book policy, and each brand can look into the … CONTINUED
BMW M4 Manhart edition, Valvetronic IPE exhaust System without downpipes, fitted by MSL Performance. Here are the performance figures:
With only Manhart Tuning Box:
795.733 NM TRQ
With Manhart Tuning Box and IPE system without downpipe:
829.69 NM TRQ
F80 M3 photo shoot on the streets of Long Beach and lakebeds of Yermo.
You’ve seen the launch comparison, now watch as Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar takes the M4 versus the i8 around the track.
Photos from the most recent No Fly Zone Arizona 1/2mi Airstrip Battle, featuring some serious hardware, including the F80 M3 and F82 M4.
Tuner F80 M3, F82 M4, 228i and E36 M3 participate in the 2014 European Car Tuner GP. The relatively low powered E36 M3 nearly takes the win. See inside for the winner.
Watch the BMW i8 drag race against the F82 M4 (manual transmission).
Follow along with TomElektro as he shares his hardcore E92 M3 track car build experience with the BIMMERPOST community.
Overview of the most important accolades awarded to BMW in 2014:
Accolades bestowed by the World Car Awards:
World Green Car of the Year for the BMW i3
World Car Design of the Year for the BMW i3
Engine of the Year for the BMW 3-litre straight six-cylinder petrol engine
Accolades awarded by Euro NCAP:
“Euro NCAP Advanced Award”:
Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function
Driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive
Accolades awarded by “auto, motor und sport”:
BMW i3, BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW 5 Series in each of their respective segments
“Paul … CONTINUED
Report and scenes from a couple M3 friend’s drive of the Tail of the Dragon and The Skyway.
We’ve shown you BMW-centric cars from the Essen Motor Show, now see the rest of the show!
Like to thank Horns0897 for bring out his beautiful Santorini Blue M3. Both cars are amazing. You decide.
Clouds opened up and photos taken with full sun. Top photo filtered for warm and bottom … CONTINUED
Full review on CarThrottle
Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi. The Hatfields vs. McCoys. M3 vs. RS4. These are the classic rivalries, and in the case of the BMW vs. Audi, I don’t think it will ever go away.
For good reason, as we know its not just a matter of brand pride but these cars seem to more evenly matched up then ever.
Luckily the folks over at CarThrottle have gotten their hands on both cars and done a thorough comparison. *Spoiler alert* : The M3 wins yet … CONTINUED
The new 3D Design program was just released by 3D Japan! The 3D Design F8X M3/M4 program will take a different manufacturing approach than previous chassis. All pieces will be 2×2 twill weave and more importantly pre-preg construction. This manufacturing process will allow 3D Design to offer an even higher quality material finish. The program will consist of a front lip, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler, side skirt set, suspension, and of course their billet aluminum pedal set.
I am happy to say todays meet was a complete success. I was blown away by the amount of people there.
This morning (Sunday, Dec. 21) we met in Oyster Bay in LI. The turnout, originally expected to be about 10-15 cars ended up being about 40-50 cars. We had 15 F8Xs show up. Such a great turnout. We had F83, F82, and F80s. We also had a couple GTRs and 507 C63 crash the party.
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Photo session with Schullz51′s Austin Yellow F80 M3 and DoctaM3′s brand new i8 in Pittsburgh.
BR-Performance claims to have cracked the Fxx generation of BMW ECU, resulting in some very impressive tuning numbers. Their latest results are from the F10 M5, which net a 200hp gain from the factory 560hp.
Fall Line Motorsports, via IND, introduces their F80 M3 / F82 M4 performance parts program. The items now being built by Fall Line Motorsports will be a part of an ever-expanding parts catalog, which will continue to grow as Fall Line gears up to race the F8x M cars at the professional and club levels.
Here are the products revealed so far:
JRZ RS line of dampers
Fall Line front mono ball kit
Fall Line race toe link kit
Fall Line Rear Upper control … CONTINUED