Carlos Lagos reviews the 2015 M3 (F80 M3), complete with dyno runs at K&N, back to back with an E90 M3 dyno run for comparison.
The next generation 7 Series is due next year and while prototypes have been spotted since early 2013, the interior has not been seen until now. The major interior changes seen so far are:
• Floating (non-integrated) iDrive screen
• Fully digital gauges
• Elevated control panel (shifter / iDrive knob) in center console
• Larger shifter
Our previous info on the G11 7 Series:
It’s no secret that BMW has been on the forefront of weight reduction in volume production vehicles. Starting with their tie-up SGL Group and development … CONTINUED
A review of the BMW M4 by a C63 owner:
I had the opportunity to thoroughly test a new F82 M4 this afternoon. I was able to drive the car on both back roads and the highway. Traffic was minimal so I had plenty of room to have fun (within the bounds of the law, of course).
In short, I was floored (in a good way).
I’ll beef up the quick impressions I’m about to share here later. Feel free to throw out any questions as I’d … CONTINUED
Today the BMW Group celebrated the opening of its first Driving Center in Asia, located in Incheon, Korea. The investment totals 75.5 million US Dollars up to 2020 (77 billion Korean won), and around 100 new jobs have already been created.
The BMW Group has driving experience centers in both Germany and the US, however the Driving Center in Korea is the first one worldwide to combine both a driving track and a dedicated brand experience. It will open its doors to the public on … CONTINUED
Maxime Martin (BE) crowned a perfect weekend at the Moscow Raceway (RU) with the first win of his fledgling DTM career. After 46 laps of the 3.931-kilometre circuit on the outskirts of the Russian capital, the BMW Team RMG driver crossed the line as the comfortable winner in the SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. Bruno Spengler (CA) followed 4.259 seconds behind in the BMW Bank M4 DTM to finish runner-up and make his second appearance of the year on the podium. The one-two marks the … CONTINUED
Enjoy the on-board sounds of the BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 M Performance Exhaust from the Pistonheads Tanzanite Blue M4 running in the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb event.
Rick F. takes us on another beautiful (and informative) journey in his E93 3 Series, this time for some vintage cars and vintage memories across the state of Connecticut.
The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats.
*IF* BMW stays true to its LCI-refresh history, the facelift 3 Series will also … CONTINUED
Check out this ACM / Mode Carbon F80 M3 sitting on BBS RI-D and H&R Super Sport Springs, complimented by cosmetic parts by IND.
BMW M4 takes on the Audi RS5 and Porsche Cayman S in this head-to-head comparison review. See which car comes out on top.
Follow along as Michael from Acute Performance takes european delivery of his BMW M4 coupe and provides updates from the road as he journeys through Europe.
Since a lot of BIMMERPOST members are starting to take delivery of the new M4/M3 … I thought I would put this PSA out for you.
Basically, the first (1200 miles) service is just like on the previous generation M3. The only thing new is that now BMW says you MUST replace the oil pan plug/screw and differential screw/plug with new ones! The crush o-ring is now built into the screw.
F8x S55 engine…
Oil filter: 11 42 7 566 327
Screw for engine oil pan/plug: 11 11 … CONTINUED
Development continues on the next generation (F48) 2016 BMW X1, slated for a 2015 release.
Compared to the E84, the F48 X1 features a shorter front end, shortened overhangs and a taller and more upright greenhouse. While some may mistaken the E84 X1 for a larger wagon, there’s no mistaking the upcoming F48 X1 as a compact SAV.
The F48 X1 will also make a departure from the current X1 by making the switch from RWD to FWD. It’s been built on BMW’s FWD … CONTINUED
Entry conditions for the “Superfan” online competition. The competition is run by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Petuelring 130, 80809 Munich (“BMW”). The deadline for entries for the current prize is 23.59 p.m. on 15th July 2014. Any entries received after this deadline will not be included in the draw. Participants
The competition is open to anybody aged 18 and above. Employees of BMW, subsidiaries and affiliated companies of BMW, employees of companies involved in the competition, and the relatives of the aforementioned persons are not … CONTINUED
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.
PSI lined up their Sakhir Orange M4 and Valencia Orange X1 to give us a good look at how the two colors compare.
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.
Video overview of the BMW X4 launch in Lithuania.