Here is a translated version of some of the highlights of Sport Auto review of the F80 M3 and F82 M4.
No rpm, no sound and irritating turbo lag? By corner 9 and 11 all the concerns of the traditionalist have disappeared. Lightfooted the M3 storms through the Samsung corner and up the hill.
5600, 6600, 7600rpm, the new engine doesn’t reach the high 8300rpm limit of the old V8. But for a turbo it revs astonishingly high. … CONTINUED
BMW today launched the BMW Un4gettable Test Drive Experience, which allows drivers to test drive the all new BMW 4 Series at 324 BMW centers nationwide. The Un4gettable Test Drive Experience runs from May to October 2014. Drivers will have the opportunity to test drive the following 4 Series vehicles: BMW 428i Convertible, BMW 428i Coupe, BMW 435i Convertible and BMW 435i Coupe.
“Getting people behind the wheel of our vehicles is the most powerful marketing tool we have. We are excited to give people … CONTINUED
We have posted the first ever video of the 2016 BMW M2 (E87) prototype in testing – caught today on the Nurburgring.
First good look at a Mineral Grey F80 M3, with 18″ wheels.
The first BMW M2 (E87) prototype has been spotted beginning testing on the Nurburgring track! A video will be posted soon.
Instructions on how to disable BMW Active Sound Design (ASD) without disabling the entire audio system.
Check out this 1M clone powered by an even better engine – the S65 V8 from the E90/E92 M3.
Engine and Transmission:
BMW S65 – 2009 w/ 27k miles 6MT
- BPM Sport Custom Tune
-iND Custom Engine Plenum
- Dinan Intake
- Turner MS Pulley
- WPC Treated Rod Bearings
- VAC Baffled Oilpan
- BlackForest Motor Mounts
- Rogue SSK
- Custom X pipe
- Meistershaft 1M Axelback
- Braille 21lb Battery
Suspension and Brakes
Stoptech Trophy Brake Kit
PSI / Ohlins Raceline Coilover… CONTINUED
Big gallery of photos from the BMW M Sales Awards Event at the Istanbul Park Track in Turkey. Featuring all F80 M3 / F82 M4 colors, including Frozen Black, Frozen Red, Frozen Silver and Frozen White. Also some looks at BMW Individual interiors.
First real life look at the 30th Anniversary Edition F10 M5 in Frozen Dark Silver Metallic, from the M sales awards / M Power Experience event in Istanbul, Turkey.
At the PDC for a 2-Day M School and noticed these guys hanging out. Apparently they were here for some press drives. M4 in Sakhir Orange. M3 in Austin Yellow and Alpine White.
Rear tires on the AW M3…toast. I tried to get a good pic of the driver seat with the cloth, but with the windows closed and the way the lighting was, it just washed out.
As far as when the M3/4 will become part of the fleet for the M Schools, … CONTINUED
Remus has released their exhaust system for the M235i coupe. Have a listen at the sample video clip inside.
The rain that started to fall as the lights went out to signal the start of the second round of the 2014 DTM made the race in Oschersleben (DE) a tyre lottery. After an eventful race, with no fewer than three safety car periods, Augusto Farfus (BR) came home fifth in the Castrol EDGE BMW M4 DTM, while Martin Tomczyk (DE) also picked up points, finishing ninth in the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM.
Lady luck deserted the rest of the BMW drivers in … CONTINUED
As soon as I found out about this Brazzeltag – I just knew I would HAVE to go! I recruited two of my friends and off we went. The weather was a little bit touch and go – but the day was a good one, even if we did get wet a few times.
For those of you who don’t know… Speyer is home of the Sinsheim Technik Museum. They actually have a larger museum 20 minutes up the Autobahn in in Sinsheim. Think of … CONTINUED
Who says cab drivers can’t also have some fun while doing their job? Check out this yellow F30 3 Series M Sport taxi cab.
Another great BMW related trip journal by Rick focusing on The Civil War, Slavery, and Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC and Maryland.
Check out the first look at the BMW Individual Pyrite Brown M4 Coupe!
Preview of the much anticipated F80 M3 / F82 M4 video review by Chris Harris.
Here are his testing notes:
Weird noise to begin with. No word of a lie, I laughed out loud when trying to define it – all I could think was ‘mapped 335d’. It’s less musical, lower frequency and less clearly straight-six than the M235i I’m currently driving. At first I didn’t like it much, then it became a non-issue and after thrashing around a circuit for a while I almost liked … CONTINUED
Hamann has released its full tuning program for the BMW X5 F15, featuring an aerodynamics package, exhaust system, wheels and engine software.
The aero kit includes a replacement front bumper with 2 DRL and 2 fog lights, sideskirts, front clip (in fiberglass or carbon fiber) and a 2-piece roof spoiler.
The exhaust system fits the OEM rear bumper and comes in chrome or carbon fiber tips.
For the engine, there are six different options for the different engines.
xDrive50i – 490 HP / 521 lb-ft (from factory … CONTINUED