Geek out with us and follow this analysis by a BIMMERPOST member in which he predicts the upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4 s55 engine RPM redline, by way of a technical sound analysis.
He began testing a couple of dyno recordings and fairly quickly found an E92 M3 video and V12 Aston with 6800 rpm redline. He recorded the sounds (just from crappy Youtube videos) and then did a Fourier transform to get the spectral content. E92 M3 frequency peak at redline should be 560 … CONTINUED
Have a look at the best videos yet of the 2014 F80 M3 undergoing track testing at the Nurburgring. Why are they the best yet? Because they are being pushed to the limits, which has been rare in the videos we’ve seen prior to this.
Listen to that S55 engine!
BMW M4 Concept Car will be unveiled at Pebble Beach in August.
M4 is more the car to convince seeing as it dispenses with history in order to forge a new beginning with a new icon.
The car will be unveiled at Pebble Beach and then flown back to Germany where it will be displayed at the IAA in Frankfurt in September.
Both M3 and M4 are being presented at the NAIAS in Detroit along with the production BMW X4.
While we were in Portugal for the 4 Series Coupe launch, we also had a first look and drive of the M5 and M6 with Competition Package [full details]. We’ll be sharing some first drive thoughts soon, but for now, have a look and listen at the cars in action. None of the cars in the photos are equipped with the 20″ Competition Package wheels, but you can see them in action in the videos below.
For those not familiar with the M5/M6 Competition Package, it … CONTINUED
This latest interview with BMW M CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke reveals some interesting things about the upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4, most importantly their reveal dates – at the Detroit 2014 show in January 2014.
Catch the rest inside.
It appears that the F80 M3 has advanced to the final evaluation phase. The F80 has dropped some camouflage, added LED lights, and now features a trunk spoiler lip.
It’s now clear that the F80 M3 Sedan shares the same front end as the F82 M4 Coupe and each will feature an aggressive M styled front bumper with the now exposed air curtains, LED headlights and double slat grilles with M3/M4 badge. Late last year we put together a M4 render (see below) which were very … CONTINUED
Have a look at a beautiful F10 M5 in Individual San Marino Blue, which is an M color exclusive to the M6, that is unless you choose to go the BMW Individual route, which is what this M5POST member has done.
The first prototypes of the first F83 BMW M4 Convertible have been spotted as they commence their public testing.
The latest F80 M3 spotting gives us the best look yet at its newest revealed features — double slat kidney grilles and a double-bubble carbon fiber roof.
Both the F80 M3 and F82 M4 will continue BMW’s latest trend to fit M models with double slat kidney grilles with a model badge affixed. The M6 and M5 LCI all feature this design.
And multiple M3 prototypes have now been spied with a camouflaged top, indicating a carbon fiber roof – first in the U.S. and now in … CONTINUED
More looks at the BMW F82 M4 Coupe testing at the Nurburgring.
BMW Japan has announced a new limited edition F10 M5 dubbed the “BMW M5 Nighthawk.” Only 10 of these limited M5s will be made and delivery will take place in October. It comes in at a price of ¥ 18,200,000 ($179,888 USD equivalent).
The M5 Nighthawk features:
M5 Competition Package (without Competition Wheels)
7-speed M DCT
Individual Frozen Black paint
M carbon-ceramic brake system
LED Head Lights
We promised recently to try to get answers for some commonly asked questions our members have about the M5 and M6 Competition Package which begins production this month, and here they are below. First, a primer on the package:
2014 Competition Package details:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Stiffer front axle … CONTINUED
The F80 M3 has been spotted with a camouflaged roof. How is this significant? Well, its brother, the F82 M4 Coupe has often been spotted with a camouflaged roof (as well as an optional top with moonroof), which typically indicates the presence of a carbon fiber roof, but the F80 M3 Sedan has never been seen with a camouflaged top, until now.
This F80 M3 prototype was spotted by a BIMMERPOST member while it undergoes hot weather testing in Las Vegas (where it recently hit 117F … CONTINUED
A M5POST member shares his experience with his F10 M5 at the BMW CCA HPDE event at Barber Motorsport Park.
Listen to these two M5 beasts sounding off against each other with their V10 and V8 engines, paired with Eisenmann exhausts.
A BIMMERPOST member shares his F13 M6 Coupe Performance Center Delivery experience, as well as a review of the car.
Videos featuring drag races which pit a Stage 2 Hartge F10 M5 (650 HP) against Aston Martin Vanquish as well as a PP-Performance tuned F13 M6 Coupe (680 HP).
Road & Track has a long term M6 Gran Coupe with manual transmission and they’ve put it to some real world testing, achieving some very impressive figures:
0-60 in 3.9 seconds.
0-100 in 8.6 seconds.
Quarter-mile in 12.1 seconds @ 120 mph.