The BMW M235i has received a most impressive 98/100 score from Consumer Reports, the highest ever for a BMW model and beating the costlier Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette in road-test reviews.
According to the report, the M235i, which earned 98 out of a possible 100 points, scored better that the discontinued BMW 135i, making it the Munich-based carmaker’s highest-rated vehicle of all time, according to Consumer Reports. That puts BMW close to the score of 99 Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) received from the magazine … CONTINUED
XCAR reviews the BMW M4 coupe in its typically beautifully shot style.
Autocar looks at the M325i coupe vs the A45 AMG and answers the question – Which is the Better Driver’s Car?
Some great insight into how the F80 M3 (and M4 by relation) compares against the Audi RS5, by an RS5 owner, from a back-to-back driving comparison.
So, I went by BMW of Silver Spring after work for my turn in the MG M3 and made sure I drove my RS5 so that I could get an immediate, back to back impression of M3 and as I drove the RS5 home.
Here are my thoughts…
Looks: The F80 simply looks FANTASTIC! Especially, in the MG! YMB and SS … CONTINUED
We recently traveled to Road America in Wisconsin to sample the new M4 and M3 for the North American press launch. As a previous owner of a Silverstone II 6 speed E90 M3, I was excited to drive the new Ms to find out how they compare!
Manual Purists Rejoice
The first piece of great news about the new M4 and M3 is that BMW offers the three pedal manual transmission as standard.
Some members have asked whether the new manual transmission retains the same rubbery shift … CONTINUED
Some impressions and enthusiast review (and photos) of the F80 M3 and F82 M4 from the M Driving Experience event in Dusseldorf, Germany.
A beautifully shot M235i coupe review.
Autozeitung tests the BMW M4 Coupe vs the Audi RS5 Coupe around the Nurburgring GP track
BMW M4 Coupe vs Audi RS5 Coupe
Weight:….1615 kg……….1788 kg
0-40 km/h:….1,4 s……….1,2 s
0-100 km/h:…4,2 s……….4,3 s
0-160 km/h:…8,5 s……….9,3 s
0-200 km/h:…12,9 s……..14,5 s
Laptimes Nurburgring GP (3.7km):………1.38,9 min……….1.41,5 min (fastest laptime list)
Slalom (18m): 70,8 km/h……….67,5 km/h
Braking (100-0 km/h, warm):….33,3 m……….32,8 m
Fuel Consumption:…..11,9 l/100 km……….13,8 l/100 km
Rating: M4: 2915 points
RS5: 2837 points
M4 wins because of his better Safetyequipment (+19 points), the better Driving Comfort (+26 … CONTINUED
Car and Driver performance tests the M235i coupe, achieving some impressive numbers – 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds.
In this video Deon Joubert tests the M235i at the Killarney track.
Here’s a one-month ownership experience review by a M235i coupe owner.
To not make this yet another redundant review, I will first set the background: I fall under the bigger population of the non-enthusiast population that BMW is trying to please with this car. Oh, well, I could call myself an enthusiast on paper, which is where I live, breathe and dream cars, but have never had the money, or the good fortune of ever driving the true Ms and the Porsches, or even an … CONTINUED
BMW 4-series Gran Coupe: A beautiful niche
By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
May 22, 2014
BMW’s R&D board member Herbert Diess is ecstatic. “It is even more elegant than the coupe,” he says of the 4 Series Gran Coupe (Official Thread) on the roof terrace of the Grand Hotel Domine, just across from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Exterior chief designer Karim Habib agrees. The latest addition to the F3x architecture was conceived before he returned to BMW after his relatively brief stint at Mercedes-Benz, but … CONTINUED
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.