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The BMW M4 Concept has been making the rounds at many venues, beginning with its debut at the Pebble Beach week three months ago.

It’s now making its auto show premiere at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the only auto show that it will be making an appearance. That’s because the next major auto show – the 2014 Detroit NAIAS in January will feature the dual world premieres of the production 2014 M3 (F80) and 2014 M4 (F82).

What will the production models bring? The M4 … CONTINUED

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Picked up German magazine Sport Auto today. It features an interview with BMW M development chief Albert Biermann and a ride in the M4 with Biermann driving.

This is my translation of the major parts of this article. My apologies for bad sentences or missed meanings (I have tried my best from a hotel room after a long day at work…):

Video: Raucous F80 M3 Cold Start

11/13/2013 at 2:00 PM
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Have a listen at the F80 M3 with its bi-turbo s55 inline 6 cylinder engine and exhaust during a cold start.

This M3 sounds a bit ‘off’, particularly during idle, so perhaps the exhaust is still being tuned on this car or the recording device has distorted the actual sound. The M3/M4 has sounded better in previous videos (reposted below).

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BMW M5 vs Audi RS6 by CAR

11/11/2013 at 1:55 PM
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CAR Magazine pits the F10 M5 (standard, non-competition) against the Audi RS6 Avant.

On paper, the RS6 is a rocket. But consider this: the true test of a great driver

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Some sites have been reporting the above image as a leaked official photo, but as you can see below, it’s simply a photoshopped image of an official wallpaper image of the 435i Convertible (source) using styling elements from the M4 Concept. Hence the oddly angled front wheel.

The real M4 convertible should not be much different than the photoshopped image however, as it will share exterior styling with the production M4 Coupe, which will adopt its styling from the M4 Concept.

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Contender: BMW 5 Series
By: Jonny Lieberman

We Like: Abusive amounts of power result in skull-cracking acceleration.

We Don’t Like: Hefty, complex, and surprisingly numb.

We were quite excited to get our hands on the updated 528i and the new 535d. We’d had a not-very-loved long-term 528i, and hoped the refresh would fix some of what we didn’t like (i.e., stop/start). And we’re cuckoo for diesels. Sad to say, BMW couldn’t get us either car in time for Car of the Year. It did, however, happen to … CONTINUED

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We recently revealed to you the colors for the upcoming 2014 M3/M4 via the dealer demo order guide, which reveals several eye catching colors, including Austin Yellow Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic and Sakhir Orange Metallic.

Austin Yellow Metallic has already been previewed by way of the M4 Concept car (painted in Aurum Dust) and we recently posted the first look and swatches of Yas Marina Blue.

Now have a good look at how the M4 Coupe looks in Sakhir Orange Metallic, seen here with the … CONTINUED

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A “chill out mix” of the impressive Blue Max M3 project by IND Distribution.

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Watch as three BMW E92 M3 Coupes perform in the 2013 Beijing Air Show.

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From AUTOcouture:

A couple of our shop cars are on 20″ HRE wheels. Black and Yellow is on S101′s in gun metal and Sal’s Melbourne is on brushed P101′s. We tried to avoid civilization by getting out into the sticks a little bit.

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Follow this M3POST member’s great European Delivery journal from a 17 day adventure through Europe. Make sure your bandwidth is free as there are hundreds of photos to view!

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Here is a preview peek at the Austin Yellow color for the upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4.

As you can see, it’s basically the production version of the M4 Concept’s Aurum Dust color.

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A 2014 M3 and M4 Order Guide has just been released to U.S. dealers for the ordering of dealer demo launch cars. As before, this list should generally be reflective of what options will be available for customer cars, though it may not be all-inclusive.

COLORS

300 – Alpine White
B39 – Mineral Grey Metallic
475 – Black Sapphire Metallic
B50 – Sakhir Orange Metallic
A29 – Silverstone Metallic
B67 – Austin Yellow Metallic
A96 – Mineral White Metallic
B68 – Yas Marina Blue Metallic (see photos/video)

INTERIOR UPHOLSTERIES

CSAT – Cloth/Leather combination Carbonstructure Anthracite/Black
X3A9 … CONTINUED

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We’ve now added a video of the Yas Marina Blue F80 M3!

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We reveal to you the F80 M3 in production form! This M3 wears the Yas Marina Blue Metallic color with carbon fiber roof and was spotted during an official commercial filming session.

Seeing the F80 M3 in Yas Marina Blue for an official commercial shoot also indicates that this may be the launch color for M3 marketing material and for when it makes its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show in January.

For the technical specs of the F80 M3, see our Official Thread.

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The BMW M4 Concept is making its first appearance in the UK. It’s currently at the BMW UK HQ and is available to the public for viewing.

F10 M5 Ring Taxi Crashed

10/27/2013 at 3:30 PM
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RIP F10 M5 Ring Taxi. The circumstances behind the crash are not yet known, but the good news is that nobody was seriously hurt in this crash.

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On this episode of Head 2 Head Jonny Lieberman is joined by Mike Shaffer and two extremely potent hyper sedans, the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model. Between the two of them, these two mighty Germans produce 1152horsepower and 1092 pound-feet of torque. On paper. After a day of horsing around/testing Shaffer and Lieberman grow suspicious of each twin-turbo V-8′s actual output. So, they take them to the dyno gurus at K&N engineering to learn what’s what. The … CONTINUED