The latest F80 M3 spotting gives us the best look yet at its newest revealed features — double slat kidney grilles and a double-bubble carbon fiber roof.
Both the F80 M3 and F82 M4 will continue BMW’s latest trend to fit M models with double slat kidney grilles with a model badge affixed. The M6 and M5 LCI all feature this design.
And multiple M3 prototypes have now been spied with a camouflaged top, indicating a carbon fiber roof – first in the U.S. and now in Germany. The closeup photos we’ve posted show that the carbon fiber roof will have a sporty double-bubble shape – like the F82 M4 prototypes and M6 Coupes / Gran Coupes. A lightweight CF roof will also help to lower the … CONTINUED
Here are the final take rates for DCT and manual transmission for the E92 M3 Coupe and E90 M3 Sedan, on a worldwide basis.
More looks at the BMW F82 M4 Coupe testing at the Nurburgring.
BMW Japan has announced a new limited edition F10 M5 dubbed the “BMW M5 Nighthawk.” Only 10 of these limited M5s will be made and delivery will take place in October. It comes in at a price of ¥ 18,200,000 ($179,888 USD equivalent).
The M5 Nighthawk features:
M5 Competition Package (without Competition Wheels)
7-speed M DCT
Individual Frozen Black paint
M carbon-ceramic brake system
LED Head Lights
Dark Chrome finish for kidney grille, side gill and door handles
Full Merino leather interior
Sakhir Orange leather
BMW M Performance carbon interior trim (door trim and instrument … CONTINUED
We promised recently to try to get answers for some commonly asked questions our members have about the M5 and M6 Competition Package which begins production this month, and here they are below. First, a primer on the package:
2014 Competition Package details:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Stiffer front axle bushings
Active M Differential with a unique tune for the competition package for improved traction
New hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic function with A MORE DIRECT PROGRAMMING to improve agility … CONTINUED
A Tanzanite Blue M3 Individual Performance Center Delivery (PCD) journal.
The last E92 M3 coupe ever produced rolled off the production line recently and its final home will be in the garage of a lucky owner in Belgium.
The F80 M3 has been spotted with a camouflaged roof. How is this significant? Well, its brother, the F82 M4 Coupe has often been spotted with a camouflaged roof (as well as an optional top with moonroof), which typically indicates the presence of a carbon fiber roof, but the F80 M3 Sedan has never been seen with a camouflaged top, until now.
This F80 M3 prototype was spotted by a BIMMERPOST member while it undergoes hot weather testing in Las Vegas (where it recently hit 117F degrees) and is accompanied by some F15 X5 M prototypes. Like the M4, this likely indicates a carbon fiber roof for the upcoming M3 – the first time any M3 Sedan will feature such a lightweight roof (the E92 M3 … CONTINUED
A M5POST member shares his experience with his F10 M5 at the BMW CCA HPDE event at Barber Motorsport Park.