F80 M3 vs E92 M3 Dyno Results

07/09/2014 at 4:35 PM
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Motortrend strapped a F80 M3 and a E92 M3 onto a dyno for a head-to-head power comparison. The final figures show that the F80 M3 / F82 M4 even more powerful compared to the E90/E92 M3 than BMW’s officially advertised figures.

Check out the dyno charts and results inside.

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PSI lined up their Sakhir Orange M4 and Valencia Orange X1 to give us a good look at how the two colors compare.

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Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.

All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:

Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).

4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.

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Video overview of the BMW X4 launch in Lithuania.

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BMW M4 Coupe takes on the RS5 Coupe in this Auto Bild performance comparison.

Some numbers:

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

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In-car footage from a F82 M4 racing a F80 M3 at the Spa Francochamps circuit.

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Sales increase by 6.9% with 1,020,211 deliveries in the first half year

Best ever June for BMW Group: 193,342 vehicles sold, rise of 4.8%

Munich. The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles in the first half of 2014, more than ever before in the first six months of the year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). Sales in June also reached an all-time high: deliveries increased 4.8% with a … CONTINUED

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These five crazy Russians drove some 5,000 plus kms to go to a car show! Not any car show, but our BMW United 5.0 car show. Otherwise known at Welt 5.0.

For the last five years every spring we hold a car show in front of the BMW Welt. The organizers of this car show are known at the Munich Stammtisch. We are basically a small group of BMW car lovers(1er’s/2er’s & 3er’s). Each year the show gets bigger and bigger! Last year … CONTINUED

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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

Sighting of F16 X6 in Flamenco Red

07/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
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Here are some first real life photos of the all new F16 X6 in Flamenco Red, in base model form.