BMW 2 Series Coupe (228i) vs Mercedes-Benz CLA vs Audi A3 sedan, by Auto Trader
Road & Track has announced their winner and results from the 2015 Performance Car of the Year.
Winner: Porsche 911 GT3
The new F80 M3 was in the running.
“If, as some pundits charge, the M3′s become a German answer to the Pontiac Trans Am, this is surely Munich’s take on the rip-snorting, 400-cube, screaming-chicken variant used by the Bandit almost 40 years ago. It’s a muscle car par excellence, warping the trees around its head-up display with what feels like an unlimited reserve of force.”
“But is … CONTINUED
Photos and VLOG from a new BMW i8 (and Lamborghini Huracan in same week) owner!
The BMW M4 is featured in the just released Top Gear Perfect Road Trip Special, in which the F82 is raced and evaluated against the Jaguar F-Type R (V8) on the track. Segment is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.
Check it out inside!
Insightful and balanced perspective on the evolution of the M3 and various critiques of all iterations by Chris Harris.
Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire tests the 228i M Sport on the track.
EVO takes the BMW i8 out against the R8 and 911.
Can the i8 possibly keep up against these sports car icons? Read on…
This week on Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago pits the BMW M4 versus the Lexus RCF in a battle of tire smoking glory. Also, they find out which one is faster and more fun to drive by visiting the test track, the infamous winding road at Hyundai
Motorweek gives us a blast from the past look at their review from years ago for the 1999 BMW M Coupe review, a nostalgic darling among BMW enthusiasts.
Some background on the M Coupe for those unfamiliar:
The M Coupe, manufactured from 1998 until 2002, was developed under the leadership of engineer Burkhard Göschel with the intention of adding increased torsional and structural rigidity to the Z3 roadster’s chassis. The development team had a hard time convincing the Board of Directors to approve the model for … 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
BIMMERPOST member and M4 owner Money2536 gives us the lowdown on his ownership experience after 1500 miles and compared to his Porsche 991 911.
Here is an account and review of the first Advanced ///M School with the F80 M3 / F82 M4 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) – a course and F8x track review).
The first reviews are in for the all new 2015 BMW X6 (F16).
Jalopnik scores the BMW i8 a 92/100 in their latest review. Their score composite:
Their wrap-up: On performance and price, the i8 technically competes with cars like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Corvette, and others of that ilk. But in the real world, this is like flying an F22 Raptor in 1945. Compared to everything else in its class, the i8 feels like … CONTINUED
HPDE instructor Nick gives us his review on the F82 M4 after providing hotlaps in the car to attendees of the Coronado Speedfest.
A HPDE track day review by an M4 owner.
Today I finally got the M4 out for a HPDE day. Pretty full day with a lot of neat cars. I was running solo in the advanced group with a 911S, a 911 Turbo, a Corvette ZR1, a Z06, a Grand Sport, a Porsche 944 dedicated track car, an Audi R8 (V8) and an Audi R8 that was heavily modified and pushing 1100HP
We were running 20 minute lapping sessions and I ended up getting … CONTINUED
Motor Trend has announced the results of its 2014 Best Driver’s Car, in which the BMW M4 placed 5th. First-Fourth place went to the Camaro Z/28 (1st), Alfa Romeo 4C (2nd), 911 Turbo S (3rd), Nissan GT-R Nismo (4th).
The editors had this to say about the M4 (see full review / results):
The M4 is the best-driving M Division product in years, easily eclipsing even the pretty dang great M6 Gran Coupe. This becomes especially true when it’s time to make the snot yellow coupe’s … CONTINUED
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the new 2015 BMW i8 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. The i8 placed 8th in this year’s competition.