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GSR Autosport gives us the skinny on their Global Time Attack M4 prior to SEMA. The GSR Autosport Global Time Attack project car is being developed to run in the 2015 GTA Pro Am Series in Street Class. The overall concept is sort of a Jekyll & Hyde thing where certain parts will be able to be swapped back and forth – between track duty and street duty – parts such as the front splitter, rear decklid/wing, roll bar, seats, wheels/tires, etc.

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Watch the BMW M4 GTS in action on the Nurburgring as it undergoes further testing.

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 … CONTINUED

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Have a lookie at what tuners are doing to the M4 overseas in Asia. Japanese tuner Access Evolution has paired a matte red wrap with gold HRE S101 wheels for an eye catching combination.

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TC Kline shows off its M4 prowess at the Road America Track. There’s some serious driving to behold in this video.

The car is on our TC Kline Double Adjustable Suspension and Apex Wheels with Hoosier R6 tires. Everything else is stock.

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BIMMERPOST member JDy80 shares with us his experience from the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience Car Control Clinic at Citi Field in Queens, NY.

JDy80:

BMW put on a great event at Citi Field last week. Was able to test drive the F80 M3 for the first time which was nice, but the car control clinic really showed some of the highlights of the M3 and the M235i. It was basically a mini one day ///M school and so close to my house that I had to … CONTINUED

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Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km [32.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km)*. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann’s car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of … CONTINUED

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TAG Motorsports shares with us their photos, install process and impressions of the KW Height Adjustable Spring for the F82 M4 and F80 M3.

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BMW M4 DTM CHAMPION EDITION.

After eight out of ten races in the 2014 DTM season, Marco Wittmann (D) has clinched the driver’s title in what is probably the most toughly competitive touring car series in the world – the latest highlight in his rapid rise through the ranks in the DTM since his debut in 2013.

At the age of 24, this makes Wittmann the youngest DTM champion to drive for BMW and the youngest ever overall winner from Germany. “I always wanted to … CONTINUED

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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

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ESS has just finished testing on its stage 1 F80 M3 / F82 M4 performance tuner. Their goal with this controller was to offer a product for this platform that was easy to install, delivered solid gains on pump fuel and provided OEM level driveability. With state of the art hardware and top notch processing power that includes Cam, MAP and MAF sensor integration the unit provides precise and reliable control over the factory ECU. On the road the car drives as if it … CONTINUED

BMWTrueNorth Short Video Production

10/16/2014 at 6:00 AM
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Great short video with some excellent aerial camera work by BMWTrueNorth.

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BIMMERPOST member and M4 owner Money2536 gives us the lowdown on his ownership experience after 1500 miles and compared to his Porsche 991 911.

Hamann BMW M4 Kit

10/14/2014 at 6:30 PM
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Hamann has released images of its aero kit for the F82 M4, which includes:

- Front lip spoiler
- Hood
- Sideskirts
- Rear diffuser
- High trunk wing

The theme is carbon fiber as each of these parts features the material. No details yet as to any engine performance or handling upgrades, but those will surely be forthcoming.

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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).

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BMW has issued a service action for BMW F82 M4 coupes produced from March 2014 to July 2014 for a missing CAN Terminating Resistor. The missing resistor creates various issues and after the fix, DCT performs better and the exhaust is louder, as reported by 2 owners. There is no relevant SIB for F80. Looks like M3 sedans are unaffected.

SIB 61-24-14
September 2014

Service Action: Install Missing CAN Terminating Resistor
F82

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The general electrical system functions fail to operate properly. Various erroneous fault codes … CONTINUED

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F8x Eisenmann Heritage exhaust system, presented by IND:

F8x Eisenmann Heritage exhaust system, presented by IND:

When inspecting the F8x M3/4 in any amount of detail, one thing becomes abundantly clear- in their quest for the perfect M car, BMW left no stone unturned, no issue unaddressed, no aspect of the car’s behavior un-optimized. Technology and art in engineering has enabled BMW to create an absolutely spectacular M3, a car that’s capable of plush comfort when driven normally, and life changing performance when driven in anger. … CONTINUED

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BIMMERPOST member MGWally shares with us his most impressive result from running his F80 M3 in the quarter mile drag strip at Atco Raceway.

His 2015 M3 turned in a 11.66 sec @ 119.24 mph run. The car is stock, DCT and was running with 103 octane gasoline.

Check out the video and run results inside.

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KW has released its Clubsport Coilover for the F80 M3 / F82 M4.

From the KW press release:

The KW Clubsport coilovers give BMW drivers who want to extract the maximum potential from their new M4 Coupé and M3 sedan on racetracks and on the street. KW Clubsport coilovers have been developed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and allow separate adjustment of the rebound and compression similar to our Competition racing dampers. KW Variant 3 coilovers also offer a similar level of adjustment too.

With so much … CONTINUED