Here are some photos from the Drift Record Attempt this past Saturday at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC.
The driver was Performance Center Instructor Johan Schwartz in a bone stock F10 M5. They only changed the engine oil. The old record was 41 miles or 251 laps on the skid pad. The new record is now 51 miles and it took 322 laps on the skid pad to get the record.
AFTER/DRIVE considers whether the BMW E30 M3 is the most overhyped classic.
Car and Driver speculates on a BMW M8 super car coming in 2016, an on-again off-again rumor. Without citing sources, they say that BMW will be pursing a 2760 weight target through the use of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium and titanium.
Its powerplant will be a upgraded version of the M5 and M6′s 4.4L turbo S63Tu engine, matched to DCT dual clutch transmission, outputting 600-650 horsepowers.
The M8 price is said to be around 250,000 euros or $330,000 equivalent.
Have a look at Powerbeast’s new and improved Dakar Yellow E90 M3, courtesy of IND.
How do you take one of the best modified E90 M3s ever created, and make it even better? How do you add to a car nearly any enthusiast would call perfect, without taking the project too far? These are the questions we had to ask ourselves at IND when Felix’s amazing Dakar Yellow BMW Individual M3 arrived at our facility. Although we have all seen photos of this M3 … CONTINUED
BMW has released its Media Guide 2013 for BMW M as the Official Car of MotoGP.
Download the media guide (PDF) HERE.
Driver of the M6 Coupe competing in the 2013 One Lap of America provides an update from the competition.
The 2013 One Lap of America got underway at 8:30 this morning with the traditional Wet Skid Pad event at Tire Rack’s Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Usually we’re greeted with cool temperatures and occasional showers, but for a change we had bright sunny skies and a large crowd was on hand to watch the competition unfold. This particular test requires each competitor to drive two laps … CONTINUED
BMW M CEO Friedrich Nitschke discusses several hot topics regarding the upcoming F80 M3 / F82 M4 and M cars in general.
Nitschke answers questions regarding electric power steering, AWD, high-revving engines, and weight issues.
Feature promotional video of the Manhart MH5 S Biturbo (710hp, 649 lb-ft) F10 M5.
The 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe has now begun arriving at dealers worldwide. This particular one just arrived at at Dutch dealership and should be the first customer car delivered in the Netherlands.
Like the M5, the M6 is also expected to receive a Competition Package for the 2014 model and we have spied it being evaluated on the Nurburgring. The M6 Competition Package should receive the same features and upgrades as the M5, which are currently expected to be:
• HP increase (approximately 15-20hp)
• Top speed increase
• M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
• Sport suspension
• Sport exhaust with black tips
• Enhanced steering
• 20″ competition wheels
• Carbon fiber trunk spoiler (seen on M6 only)
• Rumored to priced at 9800EUR (M5) and … CONTINUED