Posts Tagged ‘2014 bmw m3’


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Check out these F80 M3 dyno and weight figures from EAS.

Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for! This being the first F80 at EAS’s facility, forum member tightie decided to inspect this Yas Marina Blue M3 on a lift, weigh it on the scales and strap it to the dyno.

On the scales, this F80 M3 weighed in at 3590 lbs (pounds) with a nearly 50/50 weight distribution. The dyno numbers are what really impressed us, though. BMW claims this motor makes 425hp … CONTINUED

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We’re here attending the annual BMW M Festival at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race this weekend where BMW has just debuted the BMW M4 equipped with a catalog of M Performance Parts, including:

Titanium M Performance exhaust system with carbon finishers
Front grille
Front splitter with carbon fiber blades
Carbon Fiber rear diffusor
Carbon fiber trunk spoiler
Carbon fiber mirror caps
Side skirts
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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

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Have a look at an Alpine White F82 M4 coupe walk-around after it arrived at a US dealership.

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Congratulations to Josh (tightie) for being our very first US F80 M3 delivery!

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Sportauto has also put the F82 M4 on a dyno. Here is the resulting plot graph.

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BMW and GoPro have teamed up to integrate the GoPro App with ConnectedDrive BMW cars. A GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMW’s iDrive controller and screen. Take a ride with Justin Bell as he takes the barnd-new BMW M4 out for laps and finds the entire lineage of BMW M3 performance cars.

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Preview of the much anticipated F80 M3 / F82 M4 video review by Chris Harris.

Here are his testing notes:

Engine
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

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In the today print issue of AMS (Auto Motor Sport) is an track driving review of the MotoGP M4 on Losail Circuit in Qatar. They also claimed the S55 as not so sharply throttle responsive as the old S65, but because of the overall performance this doesn´t matter much, there is enough power out of the engine and with the Akrapovic Performance Exhaust it sounds like an/the V8.

Included is an small article about an comparison between M3 vs. M4 … in this article they … CONTINUED

4 Cylinder M3/M4 Possible for Future?

05/15/2014 at 10:30 AM
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As said by head of BMW M Product Management, Carsten Pries:

BMW M’s product planning chief says the next-generation M3 model family could be powered by a four-cylinder engine, despite the fact the Bavarian performance brand is currently without any four-cylinder models.

Speaking at the international launch of the all-new F80/82 M3 and M4 in Portugal over the weekend, BMW M Division Head of Product Management Carsten Pries told motoring.com.au it was “foreseeable” that a four-cylinder engine could power the next generation of the iconic model.

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