The historic Mid-Ohio Raceway roared to life this week with the sound of power, M Power. In an unprecedented show of force, the brand brought together every generation of M3 street and race cars and invited Justin along for the ride. Of course, he couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of the all new 2015 BMW M3 to record some of the first driving impressions on the latest evolution of a legend.
Watch the F80 M3 and F82 M4 being tested on the track, as well as launch control acceleration videos.
Due to the high demand for carbon fiber in automotive production, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers is going to triple the capacity of the carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, WA (USA). This has been announced today by the joint venture partners, SGL Group and BMW Group, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the planned site expansion. The expansion will be funded by an investment of 200 million US dollars, in addition to the previously invested 100 million US dollars. The site expansion, scheduled to be … CONTINUED
The first TV Spots for the new BMW i8 for UK and European markets showcase the genesis and purpose of the i8 symbolised by one simple statement that highlights the i8 and the philosophy behind BMWi.
Achieving the Impossible.
BIMMERPOST First Drive: BMW M3 / M4
Fear not: The M3 is with you.
By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
Two weeks ago, the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid ushered in the era of the new sports car – or so it appeared. The “most revolutionary car we ever built,” in the words of r&d board member Herbert Diess, combines a turbocharged three-banger and a torque-converter automatic with an electric motor mated to a two-speed e-axl. With mixed results: While the exotic hybrid caught everyone’s envious gaze and … CONTINUED
We’re excited to show you photos of the first BMW M2 (F87) prototype spotted!
How do we know this is the M2?
• We’ve recently confirmed that the M2 is coming at the end of 2015 – early 2016 so the timing of this prototype makes sense.
• Flared fenders and wider track.
• M3/M4 (19″ Style 437M) wheels fitted for testing purposes.
• Same blue steel brakes as M3/M4, with positioning the same as the M3/M4 (different than the M235i and M235i Racing).
• Drilled rotors like M3/M4 (M235i … CONTINUED
M Performance Limited Slip Differential now in stock
May 8, 2014
Aftersales Business Development and Marketing is pleased to announce the return of the Limited Slip differential to select BMW vehicles! Designed and created due to popular demand, the mechanical Limited Slip Differential provides the extra performance advantage that true performance drivers desire. This differential utilizes 3 clutch plates for a total of 30% lockup on acceleration and 9% lockup on deceleration. This lockup provides instant power to the wheel that has the greatest amount of … CONTINUED
Photo gallery from the most recent Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack event, which BIMMERPOST and EAS sponsored.
With the all-electric BMW i3 already on the market and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car poised for its own launch, the BMW Group portfolio boasts the world’s first premium automobiles purpose-designed for zero-emission mobility.
The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. It combines high-grade technology for generating electricity from solar power with an innovative design that perfectly complements the … CONTINUED
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member G8r3Series for being our first reported M235i picked up via Performance Center Delivery (PCD).
Another stunning project from iND.
The release of the F10 M5 brought an excitement and clamor to the BMW tuning community that had not been seen in many years. The amazing S63tu engine showed a tremendous amount of promise, and the chassis seemed mechanically ready for anything. IND’s own initial testing of the M5 proved this car to be simultaneously an incredibly competent track monster, and a docile and polite street car. BMW Motorsport had certainly achieved their lofty goals and created the ultimate executive … CONTINUED
The 2 Series Convertible (F23) is coming at the beginning of 2015 and we’ve got photos a M235i convertible in nearly fully uncovered form.
The US market will receive the 228i, 228xi and M235i convertibles. Production of demo/dealer models will begin this November and customer cars begin in January 2015 (per the 2015 model year schedule).
To mark the 30-year anniversary of the BMW M5
M235i owner review of how the car performed at the track (Buttonwillow).
Just got back from a track day at Buttonwillow Raceway in California with another member on here (JustinCredibleM – also owner of an M235i) and some other friends. Overall, we were both happy with the performance of the car as it was quite fun to drive on the track!
Both of our cars had the 8spd auto, which was superb considering it isn’t a DCT. Very quick upshifts and just a bit slower on … CONTINUED
Catch this beautiful photo shoot featuring a member’s F10 M5 in Individual Frozen Cashmere with HRE wheels.
The F80 M3 / F82 M4 owner – user manual is now available.
Photos from this past weekend’s tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) F10 owners meet, which of course also welcomed other models such as the M6 and 3 Series.
Watch this video of the first broken-in F80 M3 as it utilizes its launch control feature for the best possible acceleration.