You’ve seen the launch comparison, now watch as Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar takes the M4 versus the i8 around the track.
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
Chris Harris is now out with his new (free to watch) youtube channel.
Among videos that have been uploaded you can find a full review of the F80 M3. For those who subscirbed and paid for drive+, you have already seen it. For everyone else.
The M235i is a substantial 4 seconds quicker than the M3 around the track, a huge advantage (as also commented by the Auto Bild crew).
The E46 M3 is still the rawer and more entertaining car (according to one of them), but the guy “sponsoring” the M3 has to admit defeat in the end.
Road & Track has announced their winner and results from the 2015 Performance Car of the Year.
Winner: Porsche 911 GT3
The new F80 M3 was in the running.
“If, as some pundits charge, the M3′s become a German answer to the Pontiac Trans Am, this is surely Munich’s take on the rip-snorting, 400-cube, screaming-chicken variant used by the Bandit almost 40 years ago. It’s a muscle car par excellence, warping the trees around its head-up display with what feels like an unlimited reserve of force.”
“But is … CONTINUED
Insightful and balanced perspective on the evolution of the M3 and various critiques of all iterations by Chris Harris.
This week on Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago pits the BMW M4 versus the Lexus RCF in a battle of tire smoking glory. Also, they find out which one is faster and more fun to drive by visiting the test track, the infamous winding road at Hyundai
An M4 owner compares his F82 M4 and E36 M3 on the track. Check out the full review and impressions inside.
Here’s how they compare on paper:
E36 M3: 248 rwhp (S52), 3154 total weight w/ driver = 12.7 w/p ratio
Hankook Z214 C71 245/35/18, GC full race suspension, EBC yellow, stock rotors, half cage, Full containment OMP race seat, brake and oil coolers
F82 M4: 415 rwhp (S55), 3761 total weight w/ driver = 9.1 w/p ratio
Toyo R888 265/30/19 & 295/30/19, Carbotech XP 12/10
BIMMERPOST member and M4 owner Money2536 gives us the lowdown on his ownership experience after 1500 miles and compared to his Porsche 991 911.
Here is an account and review of the first Advanced ///M School with the F80 M3 / F82 M4 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) – a course and F8x track review).
HPDE instructor Nick gives us his review on the F82 M4 after providing hotlaps in the car to attendees of the Coronado Speedfest.
A HPDE track day review by an M4 owner.
Today I finally got the M4 out for a HPDE day. Pretty full day with a lot of neat cars. I was running solo in the advanced group with a 911S, a 911 Turbo, a Corvette ZR1, a Z06, a Grand Sport, a Porsche 944 dedicated track car, an Audi R8 (V8) and an Audi R8 that was heavily modified and pushing 1100HP
We were running 20 minute lapping sessions and I ended up getting … CONTINUED
Motor Trend has announced the results of its 2014 Best Driver’s Car, in which the BMW M4 placed 5th. First-Fourth place went to the Camaro Z/28 (1st), Alfa Romeo 4C (2nd), 911 Turbo S (3rd), Nissan GT-R Nismo (4th).
The editors had this to say about the M4 (see full review / results):
The M4 is the best-driving M Division product in years, easily eclipsing even the pretty dang great M6 Gran Coupe. This becomes especially true when it’s time to make the snot yellow coupe’s … CONTINUED
Mode Carbon shares with us this pictorial and review of the F80 M3 versus the C63 AMG Edition 507.
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2015 BMW M4 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car.
BMW M4 Car and Driver Lightning Lap times are in. The M4 coupe laps Virginia International Raceway about 5 seconds quicker than an E92 M and approximately 7 seconds slower than a Corvette C7 Stingray.
See the results list inside.
CAR’s technical editor Nicol Louw joins both an E46 and E92 BMW M3 owner to drive and discuss these past heroes as well as the new F82 BMW M4.