We got a hold of the operating manual of the F80 M3 and found some interesting tidbits we would like to share.
As with any other current or late M model, break-in period is 2,000 km or 1,200 miles. During that time, maximum engine speed should not exceed 5,500 RPM, maximum speed is 170 kph (105 mph).
Between 2,000 and 5,000 km (1240 and 3100 miles), engine RPM can be slowly increased but speed should not exceed 220 kph (137 mph) for a longer period of time.
Unlike the E9x M3, BMW recommends 0W-30 oil. The times of mandatory 10W-60 oil apparently seem to be over.
Engine Warmup / Shift Lights
The good ole engine warmup and shift lights in the tachometer are back … CONTINUED
Happy 30th Birthday BMW M5! The turns 30 this year and this video celebrates that occasion.
There are rumors that there will be a special limited anniversary edition of the F10 M5 released, and it may be in Frozen Green.
The 2015 M3 and 2015 M4 online configurators are finally live at BMWUSA.com!
For additional info, be sure to reference the: U.S. 2015 BMW M3 and M4 Pricing Guide
We’ve spotted the BMW M4 Convertible (F83) dropping its top for the warmer Spring weather at the Nurbrugring.
Check out the pics inside.
All 8 of the BMW M4 DTM cars for the 2014 DTM season have now been revealed. Check them out inside.
Video of the BMW M4 Convertible testing at the Nurburgring. The M4 will have its debut later this year – potentially as early as the NY Autoshow in April.
Mechanically, the M4 Convertible will share with the M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan. Stylistically, it shares much of the M4 Coupe’s design, but is differentiated by its folding metal roof (without double-bubble), lack of B pillar and different trunk lid shape. The trunk lid styling looks to be something halfway between the high curvy CSL-style ‘duckbill’ trunk of the M4 Coupe and the flat trunk design of the M3 Sedan.
Some video clips from the BMW M4 Safety Car’s debut at the Qatar MotorGP race. The M4 Safety Car showcases the following BMW M Performance Parts:
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 and alcantara
M Performance foot mats
Photo gallery of the all new M3 and M4 at the 2014 Vancouver International Autoshow.
The F80 M3 is featured in Austin Yellow and the F82 M4 in Yas Marina Blue.
Some impressive sounds, driving and sliding from this F10 M5 Taxi.