A look at the X4, 5GT and 3GT side by side. Too close in design or enough differences to warrant separate models?
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
BMW CCA shared this video with us from their hotlap ride-along at the Coronado Speed Festival in San Diego last weekend in the BMW Motorsport E92 M3 GT2 piloted by Bill Auberlen. The accelerations and speeds are so fast that it makes the action appear sped up (it’s not)! Enjoy.
Monster engine. Monster dyno. World record. Any questions?
A most impressive supercharged stroker M3 by Prime Performance and tuned by ESS.
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
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the new 2015 BMW i8 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. The i8 placed 8th in this year’s competition.
RaceWerkz Engineering showcases their Project Snowball E92 M3 with stroker engine!
Words by Racewerkz Engineering:
There are Multiple ways to interpret a phrase as arrogant and cliched as The Ultimate Driving Machine. You could say that a DTM Race car is truly the only acceptable definition of such a phrase, and far be it from us to disagree. Really, what we looked at as this statement was thought of, was that the once hardened and iconic sports car of yesteryear seemed to be fading … CONTINUED
Mode Carbon shares with us this pictorial and review of the F80 M3 versus the C63 AMG Edition 507.
A great looking (and rare) F31 Touring with M Performance Parts and BBS LM-R wheels.
Exotics Tuning releases its full aero kit program for the F2x 2 Series (M235i, 228i, 220i with M Sport package).
Programe-F2X Aero kit consist of Front aero cooling lip spoiler, aero canards, mirror cover replacement, rear spoiler and rear vented diffuser.
BMW M GmbH will get a new chairman from 1 January 2015, with Franciscus van Meel taking over from retiring chief Dr. Friedrich Nitschke.
The appointment is notable because van Meel, 48, joins BMW after leading Audi’s quattro GmbH division – and has not even joined BMW Group yet: his first day is 1 October.
Van Meel has worked at Audi AG since 1996, in chassis development and technical management, becoming MD of quattro GmbH in 2012.
However, earlier this year, van Meel was reportedly stood down … CONTINUED
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
New sighting of the upcoming FWD 1 Series sedan (F52), this time showing some of its head lights.
The F52 1 Series Sedan is built upon the FWD platform which will also underpin the the next generation 1 Series hatchback and 2 Series Coupe/Convertible to follow after this sedan. It will also be offered with AWD xDrive.
BMW has previously gone on the record as saying that it “sees little need for a sedan smaller than the 3-Series,” but it seems that the company has either … CONTINUED
Here’s one sweet 6 Series Gran Coupe by Sonic Tuning, featuring:
20″ BC Forged HB09 Wheels
Enlaes M6 Diffuser
Lowered on H&R Springs.
Sport Auto test driver Christian Gebhardt navigates the BMW i8 around the Hockenheim (short track) in 1:15.0.
At the same time, they ran the Boxster in 1:14.9 and Jaguar F-Type in 1:15.2.
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2015 BMW M4 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car.