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.
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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.
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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.
BMW Motorsport goes into the coming DTM season with a new partner on board. When the new BMW M4 DTM driven by António Félix da Costa (PT) appears on the starting grid for the opening race in Hockenheim (DE) on 4th May, it will do so in a Red Bull livery. Félix da Costa has been part of the Red Bull Junior Team since 2012 and will race alongside Timo Glock (DE) for BMW Team MTEK in the DTM.
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We hope you’ve been enjoying our coverage from the 2014 Detroit auto show, but we’re not done yet!
We’ve just had the opportunity to speak to BMW M representatives, including BMW M CEO Dr. Nitschke, Carsten Pries (Director of Product, BMW M), Albert Biermann (Director of Engineering, BMW M) and Florian Nissl (BMW M4 Exterior Designer), on the new M3 and M4. This is what they had to say about some of the questions you had, as well as other topics in this FAQ .
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We can sense the anxiousness in many of our M3/M4-owners-to-be’s posts, as there have not been many updates on pricing/ordering/delivery for the 2015 M3 and M4.
We can now provide a better timeline of what to expect. As for pricing — base pricing has been determined and options/packaging and pricing for those are being finalized currently. They will be released late this month at earliest (February is a safe bet).
Important M3/M4 Dates:
January 18-25: Public auto show debut dates @ Detroit
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We’ve just learned the base pricing for the 2015 M3 (F80) and M4 (F82)!
2015 M3: $62,000
2015 M4: $64,200
These prices do not include the $925 destination/handling currently (always subject to change).
This represents a not insignificant increase in base price for the M3 compared to the predecessor E90 M3, but keep in mind that it now comes equipped with a carbon fiber roof and factory in inflation since the last M3 sedan.
We’ve shown you many still images of the BMW M4 (photos), M3 (photos) and M235i (photos), now watch how they were introduced to the world at today’s BMW Press Conference at the Detroit auto show.
We’ve shown you the Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 making its world debut here at the Detroit Show, now have a look at the F82 M4 in Black Sapphire Metallic and Austin Yellow Metallic. If forced to pick, my choice would be the M4 in Black Sapphire over the Austin Yellow; it looks sinister!
As with the M3, both M4s wear the optional M Carbon Ceramic Brakes and the beautiful double-bubble carbon fiber roof.
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The 2014 BMW M3 (F80) and BMW M4 (F82) have just made their debuts here at the 2014 Detroit NAIAS show. Here is our first set of photos of the stunning F80 M3 in Yas Marina Blue. It’s indeed more attractive in person as its metallic paint gives it a look and sheen that is hard to appreciate in photos.
We’ve tried to capture what we’ve seen with our eyes, so enjoy!
More photos (of M4) to come soon, so check back.
Along with the Austin Yellow BMW M4 coupe and Yas Marina Blue M3 sedan, there is also a third color model on hand – a Black Sapphire BMW M4 Coupe.
Here’s a first look.
Very first looks at the production BMW M3 (F80) and BMW M4 (F82) on display at their world debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show starting tomorrow!