Deep dive info and an interview with the BMW M engineer responsible for developing the F80 M3 and F82 M4′s new M servotronic EPS steering system.
Until now, the power steering employed in M automobiles was hydraulic servo-assisted, but both the new BMW M3 Sedan and the new BMW M4 Coupé are set to be the first M automobiles to be fitted with an electrical servo-assisted steering system. What are the reasons behind this development?
Benedikt Nussstein: The new M Servotronic with Electro Power Steering (EPS) weighs about 3.5 kg less than comparable systems with hydraulic servo-assisted steering, which is important when it comes to creating an optimum axle load distribution and in turn ensuring agile handling. The new steering saves approximately 0.3 litres of petrol … CONTINUED
A Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 has been spotted at a BMW training event in Irvine, Orange County.
Check out the pics and video from our members.
Video from the unveiling of the MotoGP M4 Safety Car, giving us the first listen at the M4 M Performance Exhaust System.
Great set of animated images which compare the looks of the BMW M3 and M4 against their 3 and 4 series M Sport counterparts.
More details have been released on the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car, which will see its first action service during the MotoGP season start at Qatar on March 23.
The full list of M Performance Parts on the M4 safety car includes:
Titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers
Black front grille
Front splitter with blade
Carbon rear spoiler
Carbon mirror caps
Alcantara M Performance steering wheel with race display
Area around the lever is made of carbon and Alcantara
Handbrake in carbon … CONTINUED
Video featuring a Sakhir Orange BMW M4 coupe hotlapping Brands Hatch at the hands of BMW driver Andy Priaulx and demonstrating the BMW M Laptimer App.
From BMW Magazine comes a set of white BMW M4 Coupe photos, featuring BMW DTM driver Bruno Spengler.
Virtual showrooms for the BMW M3 and M4 are now on the BMW.com website.
More photos of the clear see-through M4 exhibit model currently on display at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.