For the third consecutive year, the BMW Performance 200, the opening round of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, will begin the North American racing season as drivers from all over the world assemble at the Daytona International Speedway for the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.
Anthony Royer, President of Allstate Roadside Services, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the race and give the “Start Your Engines” command to the field of 64 cars that include 16 BMW race cars.
“Allstate Roadside Services is extremely proud of the roadside assistance program we provide for BMW,” said Royer. “We value the relationship and are true believers in The Ultimate Driving Machine.”
During the weekend, BMW of North America will feature race cars that have … CONTINUED
You’ve seen our still M3 /M4 photos (reposted below), now have some live looks at the M3 and two M4 coupes from the Detroit Auto Show.
And in case you missed it from the show: We Talk M3 / M4 Nurburgring Time, Electric Steering & Other Tech Highlights w/ BMW M
Photos of the 2015 BMW M4 and M3 at the Montreal Auto Show.
Courtesy of the Build Your Own feature on BMW Belgium’s website, we can show you the first (CGI) images of the standard 18″ wheels style 513M for the F80 M3 and F82 M4.
Tire dimensions are 255/40 ZR18 at the front and 275/40 ZR18 at the rear.
An interesting note is that the 18-inch wheels won’t clear the optional M carbon ceramic brakes, which will require the optional 19-inch style 437M wheels.
For comparison sakes, we have also included CGIs of these 19-inch style 437M wheels, both in silver and in black. Tire dimensions for them are 275/35 ZR19 at the front and 275/35 ZR19 at the rear.
Follow our full features/coverage on the brand-new M3 and M4:
Here is the U.S. military pricing estimates for the 2015 BMW M3 and BMW M4, including base, options and packages.
BMW Canada is offering the Ultimate European Delivery Experience for the 2015 M3 and M4 – for the first 15 customers submitting a pre-order for a 2015 M3 or M4.
Full details are inside.
BMW Canada has released the 2015 M3 and M4 Canadian Order and Price Guide.
Download the PDF inside.
Overheard at the Detroit Auto Show by Road & Track’s Jason Camissa:
“M3/M4: Sloppy drivers need not apply
‘The M3/M4 won’t tolerate sloppy throttle inputs. It’s without a doubt the highest-performance road car M has built, but it also requires a LOT of talent to drive … at least BMW has a network of driver’s schools to help there, starting with the teen driving program up through the BMW CCA race schools.’”
- A BMW employee who’s driven the new M3
As we knew, there are multiple F80 M3 and F82 M4 cars at the Detroit auto show. One of our readers recently discovered the ‘spares’ parked in the garage underneath the Cobo Center (where the show is being held).
As luck would have it, he was driving his Le Mans Blue E92 M3 Coupe, which of course called for a photo with the new M3/M4.