I was at the BMWCCA hosted M School in South Carolina this weekend and while I will post a review of the school later (short story: it was awesome!), I got a surprise when I was wandering the grounds during lunch hour when I saw a F80 M3 parked by the school’s cars. The guy driving it was very cool and let me snap photos with the caveat that this is a pre-production model and what you see not is not what you might get. It really is a beautiful car and the seats are awesome. I did not get to drive in it or hear the engine (other than at idle), but here are some photos.
The instructors told me they expect M4 at … CONTINUED
Short clip of Alpine White M4 Coupe F82 spotted in Germany (thanks to member Julian).
A fully revealed Sakhir Orange F80 M3 has finally been spotted!
BMW has released the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 spec panels (the ones you see displayed at dealers and auto shows next to the cars). These sheets show us the model highlights, as well as confirming the options and packages for the U.S. M3/M4 models. Full pricing/ordering guides are forthcoming, so check back soon.
Packages include the Driver Assistance Plus (ZDB), Executive Package (ZEC) and Lighting Package (ZLP).
From the U.S. Military Price Estimates Guide, here are the descriptions of these packages.
Front and Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
Satellite Radio w/1 Year Sub in US
Heated Steering Wheel
Retractable Headlight Washers
Full Merino Leather
Driver Assist Plus: (Requires Executive Package)
Side and Top-View Cameras
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning
City Collision Mitigation
Active Blind Spot Detection
Full LED Lights
Automatic High … CONTINUED
Heave the best listen yet at the factory BMW M4 (F82) and M3 (F80) exhaust system yet.
The F80 M3 sedan and F82 M4 coupe have just made their European debut at the Brussels Auto Show.
We bring you the first photos!
Carsten Pries, the Director of Product at BMW M, recently had these comments to share at the Detroit Auto Show:
Electromechanical Power Steering Better Than Hydraulic?
This is the most exciting news to come from our interview. Surprised? You should be. And you probably should be skeptical until driving reviews come in but what we learned gets us excited. This is NOT the EPS that you have driven in other BMWs in the slightest. This is M’s version of EPS. New hardware, new software, new everything.
I think probably one of the misunderstandings is…if you have to adapt something that is there and try what you can get out of it. Then you may be limited in your possibilities but if you consider something right from the … CONTINUED
We’ve shown you plenty of Austin Yellow M4 photos from under the bright showlights at auto shows, but now have a good look at Austin Yellow under the natural lighting of the outdoors.
Latest video released from BMW M.
Nice onboard engine sound. The info on the m-Power.com website explains that DSC was switched off and that this was an inside look into the development process two years ago.