Boss of BMW M division says a supercar to rival the Audi R8 and Mercedes-AMG GT is highly desirable, but hugely expensive.
With a new RS-designed Audi R8 arriving next year and the Mercedes-AMG GT also on sale early in 2015, you could forgive BMW M for feeling left out. But Carsten Priest, head of product development at the performance division, has revealed that there’s a strong desire within his sub-brand to build its own standalone supercar.
He said: “If you called any of the 550 … CONTINUED
BMW insider Scott26 gives us a preview of the potential split in the BMW lineup for RWD and FWD models.
Follow This BIMMERPOST couple’s dual (that’s right – two simultaneous!) F80 M3 european deliveries.
Don’t we all wish we had a wife this cool!
BIMMERPOST member JDy80 shares with us his experience from the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience Car Control Clinic at Citi Field in Queens, NY.
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
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
TAG Motorsports shares with us their photos, install process and impressions of the KW Height Adjustable Spring for the F82 M4 and F80 M3.
A successful 2014 DTM season for BMW Motorsport drew to an end in Hockenheim (DE). Marco Wittmann (DE), who was crowned the youngest German DTM champion of all time at the eighth race of the season, ended a superlative year with fifth place. Starting from 13th on the grid in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, he fought back spectacularly to end the race as the best-placed BMW driver. He and BMW Team RMG, with team principal Stefan Reinhold (DE), were summoned onto the podium … CONTINUED
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
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
Beautiful M6 from Indonesia belonging to BIMMERPOST member erick. It features:
RKP Front Lip
Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser
BBS RI-D Satin Black 19×9.5 & 19×10.5
Michelin PSS tires
KW HAS kit
AFE Momentum CAI
Supersprint Catless Downpipe
Akrapovic Evolution System
Congratulations to Mike, an already lucky guy who owns a BMW M1, who has now added the i8 to his garage.
Check out this creative E90 M3 dressed in Jägermeister Livery, paying homage to the E30 M3 #19 DTM car from 1992 driven by Hahne.
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
Japanese tuner 3D Design puts its own touches on the 4 Series Gran coupe with an exterior carbon fiber kit including front splitter lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler and roof spoiler, as well as its own exhaust system.
Great short video with some excellent aerial camera work by BMWTrueNorth.
It all started with an X. This letter was first used as a model designation for a BMW automobile as early as in the mid-1980s to indicate that it featured four-wheel drive technology. The car’s dual symmetry was the ideal allegory for the transmission of drive torque to all four wheels. 15 years ago, the letter X became the symbol of an entirely new vehicle category and, at the same time, of a very special form of driving pleasure. The BMW X5 made its … CONTINUED
Large-scale manufacturing of cars made with lightweight carbon fiber is moving closer to reality as costs start to fall, according to a materials-development group that has BMW AG as a partner.
MAI Carbon Cluster Management GmbH, a research effort supported by Germany’s federal government, businesses and research institutions, is making progress toward reducing carbon-fiber production costs by 90 percent, according to Klaus Drechsler, head of the 80 million-euro ($102 million) project.
“We’ve certainly reached a halfway point on our cost-cutting target for suitable carbon-fiber parts,” said … CONTINUED
On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against BMW motorcycle dealer and four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier on a speedway bike.
The respective starting points for the driver … CONTINUED