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.
Fifth Gear team tests the BMW 435i coupe (Season 23 Episode 17).
TST Road Test Editor Zack Klapman takes the all-new BMW M235i out for a few hot laps of Laguna Seca to see what all the buzz is about.
Motor Trend pits the BMW M235i Coupe vs the Mercedes CLA45 AMG.