The 2014 BMW 328i has been selected as the winner of the Cars.Com Lifestyle Award as the Luxury Car of the Year. The BMW 328i is the perfect blend of luxury, sport and prestige. Cars.com tested it against the industry’s best luxury sport sedans in 2013 and it came out on top, beating its competitors.
According to Cars.com
Overheard at the Detroit Auto Show by Road & Track’s Jason Camissa:
“M3/M4: Sloppy drivers need not apply
‘The M3/M4 won’t tolerate sloppy throttle inputs. It’s without a doubt the highest-performance road car M has built, but it also requires a LOT of talent to drive … at least BMW has a network of driver’s schools to help there, starting with the teen driving program up through the BMW CCA race schools.’”
- A BMW employee who’s driven the new M3
As we knew, there are multiple F80 M3 and F82 M4 cars at the Detroit auto show. One of our readers recently discovered the ‘spares’ parked in the garage underneath the Cobo Center (where the show is being held).
As luck would have it, he was driving his Le Mans Blue E92 M3 Coupe, which of course called for a photo with the new M3/M4.
BMW Motorsport goes into the coming DTM season with a new partner on board. When the new BMW M4 DTM driven by António Félix da Costa (PT) appears on the starting grid for the opening race in Hockenheim (DE) on 4th May, it will do so in a Red Bull livery. Félix da Costa has been part of the Red Bull Junior Team since 2012 and will race alongside Timo Glock (DE) for BMW Team MTEK in the DTM.
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This is the trailer of the movie “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”. Including a special appearance of the BMW 3 Series (and other BMW models).
We had a chance to sit down with Oliver Ganser, Product Strategy and Market Intelligence Manager at BMW, to discuss the M235i and 228i Coupes [Official Info Thread], which are having their world public debuts at Detroit this week and next.
Q: Does the M235i share the same electric power steering (EPS) system as the F20 M135i?
A: It’s the same system as the M135i, but different than the new M3/M4′s EPS. The EPS in the M3/M4 received a lot of structural improvements.
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We hope you’ve been enjoying our coverage from the 2014 Detroit auto show, but we’re not done yet!
We’ve just had the opportunity to speak to BMW M representatives, including BMW M CEO Dr. Nitschke, Carsten Pries (Director of Product, BMW M), Albert Biermann (Director of Engineering, BMW M) and Florian Nissl (BMW M4 Exterior Designer), on the new M3 and M4. This is what they had to say about some of the questions you had, as well as other topics in this FAQ .
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We can sense the anxiousness in many of our M3/M4-owners-to-be’s posts, as there have not been many updates on pricing/ordering/delivery for the 2015 M3 and M4.
We can now provide a better timeline of what to expect. As for pricing — base pricing has been determined and options/packaging and pricing for those are being finalized currently. They will be released late this month at earliest (February is a safe bet).
Important M3/M4 Dates:
January 18-25: Public auto show debut dates @ Detroit
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We’ve just learned the base pricing for the 2015 M3 (F80) and M4 (F82)!
2015 M3: $62,000
2015 M4: $64,200
These prices do not include the $925 destination/handling currently (always subject to change).
This represents a not insignificant increase in base price for the M3 compared to the predecessor E90 M3, but keep in mind that it now comes equipped with a carbon fiber roof and factory in inflation since the last M3 sedan.
The online builder configurator is now online for the 2 Series! Build your M235i and 228i and share your configuration with us.
We’ve shown you many still images of the BMW M4 (photos), M3 (photos) and M235i (photos), now watch how they were introduced to the world at today’s BMW Press Conference at the Detroit auto show.
Along with the BMW M3 and BMW M4 making their debuts at this exciting show (due to such marquee BMW model debuts), is the BMW M235i coupe and 228i coupe [See Official Thread].
The M235i with its 3.0L N55 inline 6 cylinder turbo engine achieves 322 hp / 332 lb-ft and covers 0-60mph in 4.8 sec (auto) and 5.0 sec (manual).
The 228i is powered by the 2.0L N20 inline 4 cylinder turbo engine, good for 240 hp / 258 lb-ft. 0-60mph takes 5.4 sec … CONTINUED