The latest outing by the upcoming 2014 M6 Gran Coupe (M6GC) leaves little else to be revealed. Not that there were many surprises to be revealed in the first place, as the M6GC was expected to share bodywork and most everything else with the F13 Coupe and F12 Convertible variants, but this prototype shows the sculpted roof (carbon fiber underneath the camouflage, just like 6 Series Coupe) and a set of carbon ceramic brakes for the first time.
This is also the first M6GC prototype we have … CONTINUED
We haven’t spotted the F82 M4 Coupe at the Nurburgring since July, when the F82 was spied for the very first time in public testing. Well, it’s now back at the Ring during an onslaught of BMW prototype testing in the past week, including the F80 M3, F82 M4, F36 4 Series Gran Coupe, F15 X5 M, 3 Series GT, and the M6 Gran Coupe.
Below are the most recent photos and a video of the F82 M4 in testing at the Nurburgring, as well as a … CONTINUED
Here’s a fun matchup. Watch as the BMW F10 M5 drags against the Tesla Model S to 100MPH. Here are their specs on paper:
Tesla Model S – 443 lb-ft torque @ 0-5100rpm, RWD, 0-60mph 4.4s (factory quoted), 4,647 lbs
F10 M5 – 502 lb-ft torque @ 1500-6560rpm, RWD, 0-62mph 4.4s (factory quoted), 4,288 lbs
The race is a close one and many variables shift the advantage to the Tesla S in such a race. For one, the race is only to 100MPH. Although … CONTINUED
Taking after the Nurburgring M5 Ring Taxi, the Norwegian track Rudskogen has also purchased and prepped a 2013 F10 M5 to serve as its official track car. First modifications have been made to the interior – in the form of a rollcage and Recaro seats all around.
Next up will be the brakes and suspension.
We spoke very recently at length to a trusty source within BMW who is familiar with the development of the upcoming F80 M3 sedan / F82 M4 coupe and we were able to learn the following bits of news:
HORSEPOWER / TORQUE
Regarding power output, the previously estimated 450HP figure is an overestimate. Instead, expect the horsepower output to be in ballpark of the current E90/E92 M3.
What will be increased greatly however, is the torque figure. The F80/F82′s multi turbo inline 6 cylinder engine [recently exposed] will add … CONTINUED
Studie AG has also gotten their hands on the F10 M5 and begun work fitting multiple wheels and parts onto their project M5.
The car has been lowered on KW Clubsport suspension and test fitted with 20″ Advan Racing GT, 21″ Advan AVS Model F15, 21″ AC Schnitzer Type VIII, and the full AC Schnitzer aero kit.
Great news for those M5 and M6 owners affected by the faulty oil pump recall. Less than two weeks after the recall was announced, the first oil pump replacements are underway and completed. The first M5POST member has just shared that his replacement pump is in and his M6 already on its way back to him.
EAS has dynoed a 2013 M6 DCT coupe. The M6 with its S63Tu motor is rated from the factory at 560hp / 502 lb-ft torque. This particular M6 put down a max 503hp / 488lb-ft torque (SAE) at the rear wheels. This was achieved on regular 91 octane pump gas and a Dynojet 224xLC.
There are still slots open for free dynos, so check inside if you are from the SoCal area and would like to run your F10 M5 or F12/F13 M6 on … CONTINUED
Check out this major update to the 2013 M5 (F10) project car by IND. It now features the world’s first carbon fiber roof fitted onto the F10 M5, 20″ BBS FI wheels, KW Clubsport coilovers, carbon fiber Recaro seats, GruppeM air intake system, and 3D Design aero kit, and Full Eisenmann center pipes + rear exhaust installed.
Look for the IND M5 to make its debut at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next month.
See just what it takes to maneuver 560 horses as they’re unleashed on BMW’s track in Spartanburg, SC
The BMW M display at this year’s 2012 Paris auto show featured the latest M models to be released – the F10 M5 and F12 M6 coupe. What you see is the 2013 M6 in Sakhir Orange, its launch color. The 2013 M5 wears Frozen Grey, a BMW Individual color which looked excellent under the show lights. Also on display was the M5/M6′s monster 560hp V8 twin turbo S63Tu engine.
Most of you have read about the M5, M6 and S63Tu specs repeated times already, but for … CONTINUED
The upcoming BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car will effectively be BMW’s halo sports car once it’s released in 2014/2015. And although an M version is not expected to be released, we couldn’t help but let our imagination run wild a bit for an M model race version, including a full carbon fiber model. Enjoy!
We have been reporting and referring to the upcoming F32 and F82 models as the 4 Series Coupe and M4 Coupe for months now, and Automobile now comes in with their ruminations on what the M4 and 4 series lineup will bring. Although much of this is not new information, it provides a good review of what to expect for the upcoming 4 Series and M4:
4 Series Coupe (F32), 4 Series Convertible (F33), and Gran Coupe (F36)
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PP-Performance share with us their latest numbers achieved on their Project F10 M5. They have managed to achieve 639.7hp 824.7Nm on the 2013 M5 with the PP-Performance ECU software remap tune for the S63Tu engine, modified downpipes, mufflers by Manhart Racing, and GruppeM carbon fiber air intake system.
Check out the dyno graphs inside.
We provide you an update on the BMW M5 and M6 oil pump issue, including a preview of recall process and details. There is also a VIN number list for you to check your M5/M6 against to see if you are affected.
BMW has issued a delivery stop order on all 2013 M5 and M6 (coupe and convertible). The issue stems from a potential problem with the engine oil pump on certain S63Tu engine equipped cars. Vehicles equipped with an affected pump could experience a sudden loss of oil pressure which will result in engine damage.
BMW is recommending current M5 and M6 owners not drive the vehicle. Stay tuned for updates.
CNET, the all-things-tech focused website reviews the 2013 BMW M5 (F10), with a focus on what else – its technology.
Here is a report from the 2012 BMW M6 M Power Experience at the Yas Marina Formula 1 race circuit in Abu Dhabi, courtesy of BIMMERPOST member willaw.
This year’s M Power Experience event took place in Abu Dhabi, where the program was principally held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 race track. Last year’s M Power Experience in Spain focused on the F10 M5, and this year’s Abu Dhabi event will featured the new M6 coupe and M6 convertible. There were also excursions … CONTINUED