Here’s part 3 of BMW’s inside the BMW M3 and M4 interview series. This one interviews BMW M engineer Juergen Poggel, Head of Development M Engines.
So a new engine has been developed for the BMW M3 and BMW M4?
Jürgen Poggel: Yes. The previous engine was a naturally aspirated V8. For the new BMW M3 and BMW M4, we in the M engine development department in Munich’ Preussenstrasse have designed an M TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder design and readied it for series production.
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Have a look at the first real life photos of the F80 M3 (in Yas Marina Blue) vs the E90 M3 (in Fire Orange).
We are pleased to formally announce that twenty BIMMERPOST Members have been officially confirmed for BMW European Delivery on June 23, 2014. This represents the first major organized group to accept US Welt Deliveries for the most anticipated BMW vehicle in recent history, the new 2015 F80/F82.
Welcome the all new 2015 BMW M4 Convertible.
The highlight for BMW at the New York Autoshow has to be the M4 Convertible. The car shares the same drivetrain and dimensions as the M4 Coupe, but ditches its fixed top for a retractable hard top and weighing in at around 3900lbs.
BMW has confirmed that the car will arrive to U.S. showrooms during the summer of 2014 and will be priced nicely at $73,425 (including Destination & Handling).
An F82 M4 and F80 M3 were in attendance at this past weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix, where the M4 gives us a listen at its exhaust and rev sounds.
Have a first look at the F80 M3 and an F30 M Performance Parts equipped 3 Series side-by-side.
How do you think the two compare?
This new exhibit is on display in the lobby of the BMW Museum – featuring an e30 M3 race car and two actual F8x test mules. The M4 is in Austin Yellow and the M3 in black. Both cars were driven by engineers and BMW’s factory DTM drivers on the Nürburgring / Nordschliefe. The M4′s dashboard was signed by the DTM drivers; a nice touch for these special cars. Hopefully these “test mules” will avoid the crusher.
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BMW M3 and BMW M4 Inside (part 2): The new brake systems. Interview with M engineer Klaus Dullinger.
The BMW M3 and BMW M4 both feature a new type of brake system. Let us begin with the M compound brakes – what is special about them and in what ways do they differ from the M compound brakes installed in the previous model?
Klaus Dullinger: M compound brakes have a grey-cast friction ring in a floating arrangement that is connected by pins to the aluminium brake … CONTINUED
We’ll have a chance to sit down with the M3/M4 Project Manager at the 2014 New York Auto Show next week, so if you still have any questions on the M3/M4, please let us know here and we’ll try to get answers.
More photos of the BMW M4 Safety Car, this time with interior and undercarriage (BMW M Performance Exhaust) photos.