The BMW M3 coupe has morphed into the new M4, and with its closest rivals from Audi and Mercedes now very long in the tooth, we went seeking a rival from further up the food chain. Can the M4 do itself proud on Anglesey circuit against a proper sports car, the Porsche 911 Carrera? See the results inside by EVO magazine.
Jeremy Clarkson reviews the BMW M4 F82 coupe.
Steve Sutcliffe has the keys to two very fast versions of the BMW 3-series: the 435bhp petrol BMW M3 and the 345bhp diesel Alpina D3. Should you satisfy your high-performance saloon cravings with a petrol or a diesel engine? Let’s find out.
BMW M4 vs. Mercedes C63 AMG Edition 507 Comparison Review by Caradvice.
Where the new M4 is the first of a new generation, the Edition 507 intends to see this 2008 C-Class out with a bang (pop, crackle and bark). It is the final car ever to utilise the Mercedes-Benz 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine also used in the SLS AMG supercar.
The next C63 will follow the M4 (and its E63 and CLS63 siblings) and go smaller and turbocharged (but still with eight cylinders … CONTINUED
Porsche 911 Lemon (Nine-a-Lemon) guy, Nick Murray, has gone for the F82 M4 coupe now. He shares his pick up and first impressions with us.
Sport Auto compares the F80 M3 vs. E30 M3 DTM around the Hockenheim Short Track.
Lap time results from this test:
F80 M3: 1.13,1 min
E30 M3 DTM: 1.09,1 min
Catch the video inside.
We have made an extremely popular and useful thread to compare various F80 M3 / F82 M4 results to competitors!
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Carlos Lagos reviews the 2015 M3 (F80 M3), complete with dyno runs at K&N, back to back with an E90 M3 dyno run for comparison.
A review of the BMW M4 by a C63 owner:
I had the opportunity to thoroughly test a new F82 M4 this afternoon. I was able to drive the car on both back roads and the highway. Traffic was minimal so I had plenty of room to have fun (within the bounds of the law, of course).
In short, I was floored (in a good way).
I’ll beef up the quick impressions I’m about to share here later. Feel free to throw out any questions as I’d … CONTINUED
BMW M4 takes on the Audi RS5 and Porsche Cayman S in this head-to-head comparison review. See which car comes out on top.
BMW M4 Coupe takes on the RS5 Coupe in this Auto Bild performance comparison.
The BMW does 0-100 kmh (62mph) in 4.4 secs (VS 4.2 for the RS5 with DSG). The 0-200 is in the advantage of the M4 in 14.1 secs (VS 14.8).
Weight: 1585kg or 3494 pounds VS 1803kg or (3975 pounds!!) for the RS5.
Lap time (Contidrom measuring 3.8km): 1:34,41 secs (similar to Porsche 911), 2 secs quicker than the Audi. I assume with the DCT version, the M4 would be even quicker… … CONTINUED
A great detailed review from a track veteran and new owner of an M4 coupe, from his recent experience at the Spa Francochamps Circuit and Nurburgring.
By karussell (Jim Chambers):
Finally uncompressed a little after a very busy 2 week trip across the pond. I wanted to write my impressions on the car while everything is still fresh in my mind.
Background. I’m not biased towards any brand of auto. I evaluate all types of cars and the badge on them is the least of my concerns. … CONTINUED
Mat Watson of Auto Express takes the new BMW M4 F82 on a 1,000 mile review, taking on the Austrian mountains, an autobahn and even the Nurburgring.
Car and Driver pits the 2015 BMW M4 coupe directly against the Porsche 911 in this comparison review. Check out the performance test results and verdict inside.
Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear weigh in on their first review and impressions of the BMW M4 Coupe.
XCAR reviews the BMW M4 coupe in its typically beautifully shot style.
Some great insight into how the F80 M3 (and M4 by relation) compares against the Audi RS5, by an RS5 owner, from a back-to-back driving comparison.
So, I went by BMW of Silver Spring after work for my turn in the MG M3 and made sure I drove my RS5 so that I could get an immediate, back to back impression of M3 and as I drove the RS5 home.
Here are my thoughts…
Looks: The F80 simply looks FANTASTIC! Especially, in the MG! YMB and SS … CONTINUED
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