BMW X4: The baby X6
By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
May 22, 2014
While others, such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz, are busy bringing their first generation of SUV-based coupes to market, BMW is launching the second round. Just a few months before the next generation of the X6 will be unveiled, the BMW X4 comes to market – as a sporty derivative of the X3.
Ever since the X4 concept was launched at the Shanghai auto show last year, it was clear what the Bavarians were up … CONTINUED
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
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
Video comparison review of the M235i Coupe versus the CLA45 AMG.
It’s the battle of the performance coupes as BMW’s new M4 takes on the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Can the M4′s turbocharged 425bhp six-cylinder petrol engine compare to the 6.2-litre V8 of the C63 AMG? Steve Sutcliffe has the keys to both, and he’s about to find out.
2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82) – Test drive, review and hands-on test by Ausfahrt.tv.
Edmunds has performanced tested the BMW 228i coupe and posted their impressions along with performance results data.
Here are the first VBOX data recorder results from the first delivered 2014/2015 F80 M3 sedan.
It was able to cover 0-100kmh (62mph) in 4.2 seconds.
Steve Sutcliffe from AutoCar UK reviews the new BMW M3.
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.
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
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
Chris Harris takes a 24 hour trip to Los Angeles to drive the new BMW i8. He hated the flight, but the i8 left a positive impression on the team. Capable of 23 miles all electric before the 3-cylinder turbocharged motor kicks in to recharge the batteries. This is one of the closest production cars we’ve ever seen that looks almost identical to the concept car it’s based on.
Great review of a BMW 1M Coupe against a 997 GT3 RS 3.8 and GT3 RS 4.0.
Asymmetric warfare: A couple months back I had the privilege of testing three incredible machines: a 997 GT3 RS 3.8, an RS 4.0, and an RS 3.8 with the engine bored and stroked to 4.1 liters. My 1M came along for the ride as the camera car for a few days of amazing driving. While it’s unquestionably unfair to compare BMW’s cheapest M car to an RS 4.0, … CONTINUED
Reviews of the production BMW i8 are now rolling in… check out the verdicts inside.
April 24 (Bloomberg) — The ultra high-end electric and hybrid car space is suddenly getting a bit more crowded in China. Tesla had the first deliveries of the Model S to Chinese customers this week, while BMW will roll out its hybrid i8 super sports car for the China market by the end of the year. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle got behind the wheel of BMW’s new offering in Beijing. (Source: Bloomberg)
See updated impressions, photos and videos of the world’s first delivered BMW F80 M3.