We can finally confirm that the next generation M3 (F80 / F82) will be powered by an inline 6 cylinder engine. We spoke to the President of BMW North America, Mr. Ludwig Willisch, at the ongoing M6 convertible / 6 Gran Coupe US press launch and he has officially confirmed that the next generation M3′s engine will indeed feature an inline 6 layout and not a V6.
Until now, there has been no official confirmation (nor denial) from BMW on whether the F80 sedan and F82 coupe’s motor would feature an I6 or rumored V6 configuration (although it’s been all but a foregone conclusion that it will utilize forced induction by way of turbos).
Mr. Willisch added that a V6 configuration was previously considered (including whether a motor … CONTINUED
Check out some looks from the BMW M Driving Experience at the Monza Circuit in Italy, featuring the latest and greatest from BMW M GmbH – the F10 M5, F12 M6, M3, X5M and X6M.
The all new 2013 M6 coupe (F13) will take on safety car duties for MotoGP this season, becoming the latest BMW M model to do so after the M5 and 1M Safety Cars.
The MotoGP M6 safety car will debut at the 24 Hour Nurburgring race this weekend and will lead the M Festival M Corso parade event.
The first half of the MotoGP race season will continue seeing the use of the F10 M5 and 1M safety cars, but the F13 M6 coupe safety car will replace the 1M halfway through the race season. Expect the M6 safety car to receive similar modifications as the M5 and 1M – siren, Akrapovic exhaust system (whose name is seen on the M6 below) and aerodynamic enhancements (front carbon … CONTINUED
BMWUSA.com has added the “Explore” M5 and M6 sections to its website. Along with the new sections chock full of M5/M6 media and information, the F10 M5 Build Your Own configurator has come back online (after a couple weeks outage) and the F13 M6 Coupe configurator is online for the first time.
Click below to enter the BMWUSA M portal.
M5POST member GTR-Dad took european delivery of his F10 M5 and shares with us his enthusiast perspective (review) on his experience with the M5 in Europe. He provides some great feedback on the M5′s gearbox, steering, suspension, driver aids, and overall real-life experience with the car.
BMW NA has published some updated ordering information on colors, trims, and upholsteries for the 2013 US M5 and M6. They break down each into 3 levels of configuration and provide more ordering details and clarifications than previously available.
The BMW Performance Driving School Team (Steve Maguire) updates us on the results of the F10 M5′s performance in days 3-5 of the One Lap of America Race. The M5 is now in 13th position overall (very good for a stock car) after days 3-5. Check out the updates inside.
An M5POST owner recently took delivery of his Singapore Grey M5 F10 with Sakhir Orange interior. He shares with us some owner’s impressions as well as a beautiful set of wallpaper quality photos.
Photos and pricing has now been released of the F10 M5 M Performance Edition special “Frozen” models. From the photos, you can see M Performance black kidney grilles and side gills trim, as well as an alcantara steering wheel and contrast stitching throughout the interior (blue stitching for Frozen Blue, white stitching for Frozen White, and orange/red stitching for Frozen Red). The dash trim is inscribed with a “Number X of 30 M Performance Edition”. We also hope the full M Performance Parts catalog will also include upgrades for suspension, brakes, and more exterior and interior dress-up parts.
Pricing has just been announced at £95,140, a hefty £22,000 premium over the standard M5 in the UK. Only ten units of each color will be produced, … CONTINUED