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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
Performance Data:
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

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Here is a translated version of some of the highlights of Sport Auto review of the F80 M3 and F82 M4.

No rpm, no sound and irritating turbo lag? By corner 9 and 11 all the concerns of the traditionalist have disappeared. Lightfooted the M3 storms through the Samsung corner and up the hill.

5600, 6600, 7600rpm, the new engine doesn’t reach the high 8300rpm limit of the old V8. But for a turbo it revs astonishingly high. … CONTINUED

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Preview of the much anticipated F80 M3 / F82 M4 video review by Chris Harris.

Here are his testing notes:

Engine
Weird noise to begin with. No word of a lie, I laughed out loud when trying to define it – all I could think was ‘mapped 335d’. It’s less musical, lower frequency and less clearly straight-six than the M235i I’m currently driving. At first I didn’t like it much, then it became a non-issue and after thrashing around a circuit for a while I almost liked … CONTINUED

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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.

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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.

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Steve Sutcliffe from AutoCar UK reviews the new BMW M3.

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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.

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Watch the F80 M3 and F82 M4 being tested on the track, as well as launch control acceleration videos.

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BIMMERPOST First Drive: BMW M3 / M4

Fear not: The M3 is with you.

By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent

Photos: BMW

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

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See updated impressions, photos and videos of the world’s first delivered BMW F80 M3.

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Watch the E90/E92 M3 take on some beefy cabrios.

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BIMMERPOST correspondent Jens Meiners just spent a day at BMW’s testing center near Munich for the BMW M3/M4 workshops and ride-along. Here is our report:

Thanks, BMW, for the earth-hugging i3 and the i8, but what enthusiasts really care about is the next M3 – and its two-door variation, the M4. Production of the current one has ended in July, while the next models won’t go into production before Spring. Why the gap? We hear that BMW has essentially run out of parts to build them.

It … CONTINUED