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!
The BMW M4 Coupe (F82) debuts tomorrow at the 2014 Detroit NAIAS autos how, but it’s already been spotted driving around the streets of downtown Detroit, in the exact color it will debut in – Austin Yellow.
Check out how the production M4 looks in public, fully revealed!
Hagerty, a leading insurance provider for classic vehicles, has named the F10 M5 as a future classic. They have this to say about the F10 M5:
“A performance-oriented sedan with an old school manual transmission is quickly becoming an extinct species. While more drivers shun the thought of using three pedals, we applaud BMW for keeping this option alive in this segment.”
The upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4 will be the first production BMWs to feature a carbon fiber (CFRP) driveshaft for lighter weight and reduction in rotating mass, which which in turn results in more dynamic powertrain response.
The properties of the extremely light yet impressively durable material CFRP have allowed the engineers to follow a fundamentally new approach in the manufacture of the drive shaft. Made from CFRP, this component feeds the engine
We have added even more comparison photos of the BMW M4 vs the Lexus RC F.
One of the BMW M4 Coupe’s biggest rivals in 2014 will be the upcoming Lexus RC-F Coupe, the first official photos of which have just been revealed.
While BMW has downsized the M3/M4 engine from the predecessor V8 to a bi-turbo inline 6 cylinder (425 HP / 406 LB-FT), Lexus has retained a V8 for the RC-F. The engine is said to be a higher power version of the 5 liter V8 from the IS-F, but outputting 480 HP @ 7300 RPM (up from 416 HP in IS-F) and approximately 400 LB-FT torque. It’s believed that the transmission will be an 8 Speed Sport Direct Shift Transmission.
Full details of the RC-F will be released next week at its 2014 Detroit NAIAS reveal, where the F80 … CONTINUED
Preview look at how the BMW M4 F82 would look with non-factory or aftermarket wheels.
The 2015 BMW M3 (F80) and M4 (F82) will finally make their world debuts at the 2014 Detroit NAIAS next week.
We’ll be there to bring you the exciting reveals beginning Monday, the 13th, so be sure to tune in!
We’ll also have opportunities to speak with BMW M representatives regarding the M3 and M4 models, as well as any M related topics. As always, we’re happy to take requests for questions/topics from the BIMMERPOST community, so we encourage you to submit your M3, M4 and general M questions in this thread.
Before doing so, please review our Official M3 Thread, Official M4 Thread, and Dealer Demo Order Guide to confirm that your question(s) are not already answered.
Das BMW M6 Gran Coupé Safety Car [more info] in Paris.
The M6 Gran Coupe serves as the current headline MotoGP Safety Car, but we expect the M4 Safety Car (and/or M3 Safety Car) to take its place as the lead Safety Car eventually. Our digital preview rendering of the M4 Safety Car is posted below.
BMW M is currently in its 15th season as the “Official Car of MotoGP” and provides the official Safety Cars to the premier motorcycle racing series.
Recent M cars serving as official Safety Cars include the M6 Gran Coupe, M6 Coupe, M5 Sedan and 1M Coupe.