Posts Tagged ‘bmw m forums’


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See just what it takes to maneuver 560 horses as they’re unleashed on BMW’s track in Spartanburg, SC

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The BMW M display at this year’s 2012 Paris auto show featured the latest M models to be released – the F10 M5 and F12 M6 coupe. What you see is the 2013 M6 in Sakhir Orange, its launch color. The 2013 M5 wears Frozen Grey, a BMW Individual color which looked excellent under the show lights. Also on display was the M5/M6′s monster 560hp V8 twin turbo S63Tu engine.

Most of you have read about the M5, M6 and S63Tu specs repeated times already, but for … CONTINUED

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BMW i8 M Racer Fantasized

09/26/2012 at 2:40 PM
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The upcoming BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car will effectively be BMW’s halo sports car once it’s released in 2014/2015. And although an M version is not expected to be released, we couldn’t help but let our imagination run wild a bit for an M model race version, including a full carbon fiber model. Enjoy!

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We have been reporting and referring to the upcoming F32 and F82 models as the 4 Series Coupe and M4 Coupe for months now, and Automobile now comes in with their ruminations on what the M4 and 4 series lineup will bring. Although much of this is not new information, it provides a good review of what to expect for the upcoming 4 Series and M4:

4 Series Coupe (F32), 4 Series Convertible (F33), and Gran Coupe (F36)

• Coupe variant of F30 3 … CONTINUED

PP-Performance BMW M5 F10 Hits 639 HP

09/25/2012 at 11:21 AM
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PP-Performance share with us their latest numbers achieved on their Project F10 M5. They have managed to achieve 639.7hp 824.7Nm on the 2013 M5 with the PP-Performance ECU software remap tune for the S63Tu engine, modified downpipes, mufflers by Manhart Racing, and GruppeM carbon fiber air intake system.

Check out the dyno graphs inside.

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We provide you an update on the BMW M5 and M6 oil pump issue, including a preview of recall process and details. There is also a VIN number list for you to check your M5/M6 against to see if you are affected.

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BMW has issued a delivery stop order on all 2013 M5 and M6 (coupe and convertible). The issue stems from a potential problem with the engine oil pump on certain S63Tu engine equipped cars. Vehicles equipped with an affected pump could experience a sudden loss of oil pressure which will result in engine damage.

BMW is recommending current M5 and M6 owners not drive the vehicle. Stay tuned for updates.

CNET Reviews the 2013 M5 F10

09/19/2012 at 12:00 PM
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CNET, the all-things-tech focused website reviews the 2013 BMW M5 (F10), with a focus on what else – its technology.

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Here is a report from the 2012 BMW M6 M Power Experience at the Yas Marina Formula 1 race circuit in Abu Dhabi, courtesy of BIMMERPOST member willaw.

This year’s M Power Experience event took place in Abu Dhabi, where the program was principally held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 race track. Last year’s M Power Experience in Spain focused on the F10 M5, and this year’s Abu Dhabi event will featured the new M6 coupe and M6 convertible. There were also excursions … CONTINUED

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24 F10 M5s were delivered on Saturday, September 1 via European Delivery at the BMW Welt. 22 of the deliveries were to M5POST members and BMW TV was on hand to cover this remarkable delivery day.

Check out their video featuring many of our members and lucky new M5 owners.

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BMW M cars may have staked their reputation on their handling and overall performance package, but with the forced induction trend of the latest M models, they’ve become quite the straight-line monsters.

The 2013 F10 M5 with its S63Tu engine is rated at 560hp from the factory, but dynos have confirmed that this is a significantly underrated power figure. This has now also been borne out at the track.

M5POST member 2013awm5 took his M5 to the track and produced a very impressive quarter mile … CONTINUED

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Latest render by resident artist Harold Wood of the 2013/2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe (F06), which will debut early next year.

Latest information from homepage:

BMW has now finally officially acknowledged the model to be coming next year (US and worldwide). It will likely arrive as a 2014 model year and see its auto show debut at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit or the 2013 Geneva show. Expect the first details of the car to be announced online by the end of this year.

The M6 Gran Coupe will … CONTINUED

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Back in May we first confirmed that the F80 M3 and F82 M4 would be powered by an inline 6 cylinder turbo engine and indeed we’ve just received these first photos of the next gen M3/M4 engine, with visual proof of the inline cylinder setup.

The F80 M3 / F82 M4 will have some good cooling of the the heated air pumping from its turbos, via components such as the air-to-water/liquid intercooler unit (to the right of the engine cover) feeding the cylinders with cooled air. If … CONTINUED

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The 2014 F80 M3 continues prototype testing on the road and track on and around the Nurburgring. We’ve compiled this 3 minute video featuring plenty of new sights and sounds of the F80 M3 in various settings performing different maneuvers and driving action.

With its planted ride and suspension, together with plenty of power from its turbo inline 6 cylinder, the new M3 flies around the track with little body roll and suspension travel.

To reiterate our oft repeated details on the upcoming F80 M3 / F82 M4:

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On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 BMW M5 against the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS in an epic super sedan showdown. The battle begins in California’s Mojave desert with a classic quarter-mile drag race. Then Jonny takes both V-8 powered sports saloons up to Big Bear, California to find out which one carves up the winding mountain roads the best.

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As the BMW european deliveries for the 2013 M5 (F10) continue, so do the journals from our M5POST members.

This great photo journal from hsiaochinsan covers the 5 days of his trip, with a special visit to the BMW M Studio at the M headquarters in Garching, Germany.

Check out the full set of photos inside.

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Check out the dyno results from the EAS Dyno Day this past weekend. 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showed up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on a Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80′s, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90′s! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.

The highest dyno’d car was a Matte Black ESS … CONTINUED

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Read on as M5POST member RPiM5 shares his full 2013 F10 M5 European Delivery review with us – pre and post-break in and more.