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
Delivered: Fire Orange M4 with full M Performance Parts (and exhaust) treatment.
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.
Vorsteiner presents the GTS program for the F80 M3 / F82 M4.
Like everybody else, Alekshop wanted some answers about the F8x dynos and performance. Some say the engine is underrated, and some say it’s just right. Dinan recently showed 484 crank horsepower, but questions swirled about the methods: did the engine really come out of the car, or did Dinan run the car on the Dynapack and estimate engine crank horsepower. We don’t know, but Alekshop has access to a Dynapack and that gave them an idea. They decided to take their Alekshop F82 project … CONTINUED
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2015 BMW M4 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car.
Alpha-N has developed a tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Here are the dyno results and power figures from a first member’s install.
Teaser of the Akrapovic M4 livery.
A member shares some notes and photos from the 1200 mile service of his F80 M3 (same process as for the F82 M4).
A look at the BMW M4 M Performance Exhaust pre installation.
An M4 owner shares his VBOX performance results against his full-bolt-on E92 M3.
M4 0-60: 4.35
M4 60-130: 9.38
M4 1/4 Mile: 11.82 @ 122.3
M3 0-60: 4.23
M3 60-130: 10.13
M3 1/4 Mile: 11.95 @ 120.5
Dinan has just announced its DINANTRONICS performance tune Stage 1 for the F80 M3, F82 M4 and F83 M4.
Full release is inside, but here are the specs.
Peak Horsepower: 516
Peak Torque: 489
Labor Hours/Installation Hours: 1.50
CAR’s technical editor Nicol Louw and journalist Wilhelm Lutjeharms compares the new F80 BMW M3 with Alfa Romeo’s 4C. Although they are two totally different cars, they both cost around the R1 million mark. How do they perform back-to-back? Watch the video inside to find out.
Some more close-ups of the BMW M4 GTS prototype at BMW M’s test center at the Nurburgring.
BMW combines high performance with a time-honoured brand of driving pleasure and consummate everyday usability – that was the confirmation provided once again by the readers’ poll conducted by German motoring magazine “sport auto”. Five class wins and a second place represented an outstanding return for the BMW Group’s brands in the “sport auto Award 2014”. The BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe were among the biggest voter favourites, with the two BMW M Division models asserting their superiority in the classes for … CONTINUED
A look at the very unique BMW Individual color Pyrite Brown on a F80 M3 belonging to BIMMERPOST member millwagner.
We’ve just spied the rumored M4 GTS prototype testing at the Nurburgring today.
Using MotoGP M4 Safety Cars as a basis (or as decoys), we see a large front spoiler lip and high trunk wing on the prototype. These parts are different than the M Performance front lip and trunk spoiler featured on the MotoGP M4 Safety Car and instead resemble the protuding front spoiler lip and elevated trunk wing from the E92 M3 GTS.
The prototypes also features M Carbon Ceramic Brakes and race bucket … CONTINUED