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 splitter with carbon fiber blades
Carbon Fiber rear diffusor
Carbon fiber trunk spoiler
Carbon fiber mirror caps
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
Have a look at an Alpine White F82 M4 coupe walk-around after it arrived at a US dealership.
Congratulations to Josh (tightie) for being our very first US F80 M3 delivery!
What we have here is two very rare, heavily modified Individual E92 M3’s. The BMW Individual color choices paired with the full Mode Carbon solutions, ESS supercharged madness, as well as a slew of tasteful choices and mouthwatering accessories come together for a final presentation that is utterly jaw dropping. No expense was spared by the owners of these two vehicles, and no details were overlooked at the experienced hands of EAS, C2KMotorsports and RPM when building these masterpieces. These builds are a testament … CONTINUED
Sportauto has also put the F82 M4 on a dyno. Here is the resulting plot graph.
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.
Here is a translated version of some of the highlights of Sport Auto review of the F80 M3 and F82 M4.
No rpm, no sound and irritating turbo lag? By corner 9 and 11 all the concerns of the traditionalist have disappeared. Lightfooted the M3 storms through the Samsung corner and up the hill.
5600, 6600, 7600rpm, the new engine doesn’t reach the high 8300rpm limit of the old V8. But for a turbo it revs astonishingly high. … CONTINUED
First good look at a Mineral Grey F80 M3, with 18″ wheels.
Big gallery of photos from the BMW M Sales Awards Event at the Istanbul Park Track in Turkey. Featuring all F80 M3 / F82 M4 colors, including Frozen Black, Frozen Red, Frozen Silver and Frozen White. Also some looks at BMW Individual interiors.
At the PDC for a 2-Day M School and noticed these guys hanging out. Apparently they were here for some press drives. M4 in Sakhir Orange. M3 in Austin Yellow and Alpine White.
Rear tires on the AW M3…toast. I tried to get a good pic of the driver seat with the cloth, but with the windows closed and the way the lighting was, it just washed out.
As far as when the M3/4 will become part of the fleet for the M Schools, … CONTINUED
Check out the first look at the BMW Individual Pyrite Brown M4 Coupe!
Preview of the much anticipated F80 M3 / F82 M4 video review by Chris Harris.
Here are his testing notes:
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
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
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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It’s the battle of the performance coupes as BMW’s new M4 takes on the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Can the M4′s turbocharged 425bhp six-cylinder petrol engine compare to the 6.2-litre V8 of the C63 AMG? Steve Sutcliffe has the keys to both, and he’s about to find out.
BMW M3 and BMW M4 Inside (part 5): smartly light, rigid, precise. Interview with M engineer Florian Staiger.
BMW M3 and BMW M4 project engineer Florian Staiger.
Florian was in charge of integration of the complete vehicle.
It is generally the case that the top model of the regular series is lighter than the M automobile that is derived from it. Why is this so?
Historically, the M automobile always used to weigh about 100 kg more than the BMW vehicle it was based on.
Right away … CONTINUED
2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82) – Test drive, review and hands-on test by Ausfahrt.tv.