Motor Trend has just published a comparison of a trio of hot turbocharged cars – the BMW M235i, Mercedes CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition.
You can catch the full review at Motor Trend, but here are some M235i highlights and results.
The Bavarian Ballerina
Comprehending the M’s character took little effort when hustling among the canyons: a few degrees tilt of the thick helm, a stab of the attentive throttle, one snappy downshift from the eight-speed automatic. Everything’s tuned for dynamism. You feel it. … CONTINUED
Deep dive info and an interview with the BMW M engineer responsible for developing the F80 M3 and F82 M4′s new M servotronic EPS steering system.
Until now, the power steering employed in M automobiles was hydraulic servo-assisted, but both the new BMW M3 Sedan and the new BMW M4 Coupé are set to be the first M automobiles to be fitted with an electrical servo-assisted steering system. What are the reasons behind this development?
Benedikt Nussstein: The new M Servotronic with Electro Power Steering (EPS) … CONTINUED
Some in-the-wild photos of the BMW X4 M Sport in Melbourne Red.
A Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 has been spotted at a BMW training event in Irvine, Orange County.
Check out the pics and video from our members.
Whatcar? brought in some enthusiasts and potential buyers to preview and give their impressions on the BMW i8.
Here’s what they had to say.
BMW confirms BMW X2 Sport Activity Coupe.
BMW has confirmed the X2 for introduction in 2017.
xDrive only , practical 5dr format and sportier 3dr with typical BMW Sport Activity Coupe design outline , based on new BMW X1.
Will be sister vehicles to the new MINI Countryman/PACEMAN.
Next Countryman influenced by the Dakar-winning competition car as a proper go-anywhere SUV than before.
The PACEMAN will be the more stylish sportier lifestyle … CONTINUED
Great detailed review and writeup from a F30 335i owner on his M Performance Power Kit and Exhaust fitted 335i:
I wanted to create an M Performance thread focused on the 8AT, since the existing reviews seem mostly 6MT centric. Looking forward to hearing from feedback from all you 8AT guys running an MPPK or MPPK + ___ , as well as sharing my experiences as I continue to learn more about this car. Hopefully this will help the community decide on whether or not … CONTINUED
A BMW M5 with Competition Package on a special mission. It needs all its breathtaking power and precision for that ultimate adrenaline kick.
Video from the unveiling of the MotoGP M4 Safety Car, giving us the first listen at the M4 M Performance Exhaust System.
Another rendering of a speculative BMW M4 Gran Coupe.
Great set of animated images which compare the looks of the BMW M3 and M4 against their 3 and 4 series M Sport counterparts.
Some real life side-by-side looks at the BMW 2 series, 3 series and 4 series all in M Sport guise and in Estoril Blue II.
For our readers and owners who want to know every minute detail of the 3 and 4 series, here’s a list of the various suppliers for the sedan and coupe’s parts.
The 3 Series is assembled among BMW’s Munich (Germany), Leipzig (Germany), Regensburg (Germany) and Rosslyn (South Africa) plants.
The 4 Series is produced in the Munich, Regensburg and Dingolfing plants in Germany.
More details have been released on the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car, which will see its first action service during the MotoGP season start at Qatar on March 23.
The full list of M Performance Parts on the M4 safety car includes:
Titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers
Black front grille
Front splitter with blade
Carbon rear spoiler
Carbon mirror … CONTINUED
Check out Road & Track’s recent review of five V8 supercars in disguise. Each features supercar perfromance, raucous V8 engines and four doors.
Highlights regarding the F10 M5:
The Audi’s V8 sounds more cumulonimbus than Days of Thunder, and once up to banked-oval speeds, we’re surprised to see the M5 scream past it. The BMW’s twin-turbo V8 sounds nothing like any of the others; the Bavarians’ ingenious, patented crossover exhaust manifold gives each exhaust pipe an evenly spaced pulse of air, so the wail coming from … CONTINUED
Video featuring a Sakhir Orange BMW M4 coupe hotlapping Brands Hatch at the hands of BMW driver Andy Priaulx and demonstrating the BMW M Laptimer App.
A new M235i owner shares with us his review of the car against his 135i, which he still currently owns.
Well fellas, I finally took delivery of my M235, late yesterday here in Indiana, and I wanted to provide some initial thoughts to others on the forum.
By way of background, this is my 5th BMW. I had 2 E92s, both 328, and 2 E82 135s. All of those were MT but for the last 135, which has the DCT.
My M235 is BSM with a MT, … CONTINUED
A show of NVIDIA Tegra technology in new cars on display at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.