The upcoming flagship M car – the M6 Gran Coupe, has now begun cold weather testing in Sweden.
It will directly challenge the 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG by utilizing the best BMW has to offer in terms of quality of materials and powertrain. The M6 Gran Coupe will be powered by the 4.4L twin turbo V8 S63Tu engine, but may very well feature a power bump from the standard M6 coupe and cabrio’s 560hp (maybe in the range of +20hp or so) in order to give … CONTINUED
It’s been a while since the last F80 M3 spy photos, but we’ve now spotted the next generation F80 BMW M3 Sedan undergoing winter testing in Sweden. Compared to the previous spyshots, the F80 prototype has lost a bit of camouflage – mostly at the rear which now shows the tail lights in their full glory. The car’s appearance is low, wide, and impressive with massive fender flares. The M3′s kidney grilles are also very obviously styled in a sleeker/sportier shape than the F30 3 series … CONTINUED
It seems that the 2012 M5 (F10) increasingly needs to look to full out sports cars in order to find the appropriate competition. Multiple outlets have already compared it against the Nissan GT-R and now Autoweek pits the F10 M5 against the Jaguary XKR-S in a showdown of two cars which possess both gentlemanlike and hooligan traits.
We’re happy to announce the launch of our newest site – M5POST, dedicated to the 2012+ BMW M5 (F10). We’ve also launched our official F10 M5 Photo Threads, which provide a look into every F10 M5 color (standard and individual, as well as the interiors).
Specific topic discussion subforums will be added to M5POST as discussions heat up for the F10 M5, so be sure to check out M5POST after the jump!
BIMMERPOST sponsored this past weekend’s Airstrip Attack, a runway shootout race event held at the Trona Airport near Death Valley, California. The event saw some of the most powerful European, Domestic, and Japanese cars from California go head-to-head on a half mile stretch of tarmac. The classes ranged from 400hp+ all the way to 1000hp+.
The following race featured an ESS VT650 Arkym Supercharged BMW M3 vs. Alpha 6 Nissan GT-R. Check out the result.
We’ll be posting many more shootout videos from the event, so stay tuned … CONTINUED
Our first M3 CRT delivery! M3POST member igirl has taken delivery of the lightweight M3 CRT sedan, of which only 67 were made worldwide. Photos and initial review inside.
The M3 CRT sedan features 450hp at only 3,483 Pounds. The BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) embodies a concentrated blend of state-of-the-art development expertise – inspired directly by motor sport – in the areas of drive system and chassis technology and intelligent lightweight design. It also represents the worldwide debut of a new … CONTINUED
An alpine white F10 M5 has now been delivered to a site member – Singularity. Although the owner and car are now experiencing some wintry weather, we nonetheless get some nice insight and review of another new M5.
There’s now been several deliveries in our M5 forums and more to come as we head towards the warmer weather of Spring and especially when US deliveries begin this Summer.
Matt Farah (of Tuned) drives and reviews VF Engineering’s 700hp Supercharged BMW M3 (VF620). This M3 features a VF Engineering VF620 supercharger with KW 2 way Adjustable Club Sport Coilover kit w/ Front Camber Plates. Brakes are AP Racing – AP7100 368mm 6-piston Front Big Brake Kit and AP Racing – AP7150 356mm 4-piston Rear Big Brake Kit. Exhaust is Akrapovic Titanium Evolution Slip-On Exhaust System and Challenge X-Pipe Race+ (Catless), Stainless Steel.
Site member and owner of a new Silverstone II M5 (F10) shares with us some photos of his new beast, along with some emotional words on his experience so far with the new M5. Read on to see what a Ferrari F430 owner thinks of BMW’s newest F10 M5 model.
Stunning photoshoot of a stunning color – Java Green Metallic E92 M3 Competition coupe with a color matched BMW S1000 RR superbike. This color first appeared on an M3 at the BMW Niederlassung München dealership in Munich, Germany.
Besides the unique eye catching exterior paint, it also features beautiful interior contrast stitching in matching green. The Individual exterior paint costs approximately EUR 4,700 and the contrast stitching EUR 4,950.
BMW tuner G-Power has announced on our facebook page. Their Stage 1 F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 kit is good for pushing the V8 bi-turbo S63Tu engine to 640 hp / 575 lb-ft torque (780Nm) .
This is a +80hp / 74lb-ft gain over the new M5 and M6′s factory 560hp / 501lb-ft torque.
The G-Power F10 M5 tuning program offers:
G-Power Stage 1 tune – 640hp/780Nm (575 lb-ft) with VMAX removal. Good for more than 310km/h (192mph)
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Well respected automotive reviewer Chris Harris drives the F10 M5 and the Nissan GT-R. He admits that the two are not really rival cars, but what’s important is that the two are both great cars he enjoyed immensely (just look at his reaction), and in which he appreciated every mile and every minute.
The new 2013 BMW coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) have been priced for the German market.
The M6 coupe will start at EUR 123,600 and the convertible at EUR 131,000.
To give other markets an idea of how much the M6 may be priced, the M6 coupe’s German starting price is 20% higher than the F10 M5, which starts at EUR 102,800.
For a little math fun and speculation, how much might the M6 coupe and convertible cost in the US? Any guess would be very speculative since … CONTINUED
Site member clar, owner of both a frozen grey F10 M5 and E92 M3, has now completed run-in / break in on his new M5 and is able to give a proper performance review and comparison of his M5 versus M3.
See this excellent review inside as clar covers power, steering, handling, and more of his two M cars.
If you haven’t already seen, the 2013 BMW M6 web special and visualizer has come online (@ http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle…isualizer.html).
Now you can preview what your favorite F12/F13 M6 combination may be by choosing among the M6′s available color palette and wheels options.
The colors to be made available will be Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Havanna, Silverstone, Space Grey, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Singapore Grey, Sakhir Orange, and San Marino Blue.
Wheels choices are 19″ Style 344M and 20″ Style 343M wheels.
As with any new model release, it’s very interesting to see how the new model fares against the predecessor. We were curious how the stunning all-new BMW M6 Coupe (F13) and Convertible (F12) compare to old M6 (E63/E64), so we’ve compiled a photo and specs comparison. Big thanks to member HKS786 who put together the comparison photos.
First videos of the 2013 BMW M6 coupe (F13) and convertible (F12). BMW M’s sporty new coupe and convertible looked great in photos, but look even better in motion. Check it out via the “VIDEOS” tab inside.
The debut of the all-new 2013 BMW M6 models also marks the debut of the long-awaited M Carbon Ceramic Brakes option. Details are limited so far but we’ve compiled what’s known so far:
The M Carbon Ceramic Brakes have bigger rotors at the front axle (410mm vs 400mm standard), reduce the unsprung weight by 19.4 kg or 42.8 lb, and obviously increase fade resistance. While the standard brake calipers for the M6 models are painted in dark blue metallic, the carbon ceramic brakes are painted in a … CONTINUED