This week on Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago pits the BMW M4 versus the Lexus RCF in a battle of tire smoking glory. Also, they find out which one is faster and more fun to drive by visiting the test track, the infamous winding road at Hyundai
Factory stock M4s have already put down 11′s at the quarter mile track, but TPG Tuning shows that with just a few more modifications, the M4 is starting to sniff the 10 second range!
Check out this one-off “Z4 Red Carbonic” by Carlex Design. Especially impressive is the custom bespoke alcantara interior.
Enjoy some laps at Laguna Seca in the TCKR M4, as TC chases down a McLaren MP4-12C and then opens it up for a few hot laps.
The car is on TC Kline Double Adjustable Suspension and Apex Wheels with Hoosier R6 tires. Everything else is stock.
The new M3 and M4 exhaust system has been perhaps the most polarizing aspects of the cars, so it’s no surprise to see owners interested in modifying the factory exhaust.
Here is a review and rundown of one owner’s various modifications to his exhaust, in different configurations:
1) Stock exhaust with stock midpipe (valve flap disabled).
2) Stock exhaust with secondary catalytic converters removed from midpipe (valve flap enabled).
3) Stock exhaust with secondary catalytic converters removed from midpipe (valve flap disabled).
4) Stock exhaust with … CONTINUED
Motorweek gives us a blast from the past look at their review from years ago for the 1999 BMW M Coupe review, a nostalgic darling among BMW enthusiasts.
Some background on the M Coupe for those unfamiliar:
The M Coupe, manufactured from 1998 until 2002, was developed under the leadership of engineer Burkhard Göschel with the intention of adding increased torsional and structural rigidity to the Z3 roadster’s chassis. The development team had a hard time convincing the Board of Directors to approve the model for … CONTINUED
BMW teases the F85 X5 M and F86 X6 M in this new video. Not much can be made of the styling, but we hear some great sounds.
We will reveal the new X5M and X6M to you in just a few weeks.
Promotional piece created for Akrapovic USA for the M4 Evo Exhaust System.
GSR Autosport gives us the skinny on their Global Time Attack M4 prior to SEMA. The GSR Autosport Global Time Attack project car is being developed to run in the 2015 GTA Pro Am Series in Street Class. The overall concept is sort of a Jekyll & Hyde thing where certain parts will be able to be swapped back and forth – between track duty and street duty – parts such as the front splitter, rear decklid/wing, roll bar, seats, wheels/tires, etc.
GSR started … CONTINUED
Owner’s appreciation video featuring his M235i with M Performance Parts.
Watch the BMW M4 GTS in action on the Nurburgring as it undergoes further testing.
Using MotoGP M4 Safety Cars as a basis (or as decoys), we see a large front spoiler lip and high trunk wing on the prototype. These parts are different than the M Performance front lip and trunk spoiler featured on the MotoGP M4 Safety Car and instead resemble the protuding front spoiler lip and elevated trunk wing from the E92 M3 GTS.
The prototypes also features M Carbon Ceramic Brakes and … CONTINUED
TC Kline shows off its M4 prowess at the Road America Track. There’s some serious driving to behold in this video.
The car is on our TC Kline Double Adjustable Suspension and Apex Wheels with Hoosier R6 tires. Everything else is stock.
Follow This BIMMERPOST couple’s dual (that’s right – two simultaneous!) F80 M3 european deliveries.
Don’t we all wish we had a wife this cool!
BIMMERPOST member JDy80 shares with us his experience from the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience Car Control Clinic at Citi Field in Queens, NY.
BMW put on a great event at Citi Field last week. Was able to test drive the F80 M3 for the first time which was nice, but the car control clinic really showed some of the highlights of the M3 and the M235i. It was basically a mini one day ///M school and so close to my house that I had to … CONTINUED
An M4 owner compares his F82 M4 and E36 M3 on the track. Check out the full review and impressions inside.
Here’s how they compare on paper:
E36 M3: 248 rwhp (S52), 3154 total weight w/ driver = 12.7 w/p ratio
Hankook Z214 C71 245/35/18, GC full race suspension, EBC yellow, stock rotors, half cage, Full containment OMP race seat, brake and oil coolers
F82 M4: 415 rwhp (S55), 3761 total weight w/ driver = 9.1 w/p ratio
Toyo R888 265/30/19 & 295/30/19, Carbotech XP 12/10
Great short video with some excellent aerial camera work by BMWTrueNorth.
On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against BMW motorcycle dealer and four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier on a speedway bike.
The respective starting points for the driver … CONTINUED
F8x Eisenmann Heritage exhaust system, presented by IND:
F8x Eisenmann Heritage exhaust system, presented by IND:
When inspecting the F8x M3/4 in any amount of detail, one thing becomes abundantly clear- in their quest for the perfect M car, BMW left no stone unturned, no issue unaddressed, no aspect of the car’s behavior un-optimized. Technology and art in engineering has enabled BMW to create an absolutely spectacular M3, a car that’s capable of plush comfort when driven normally, and life changing performance when driven in anger. … CONTINUED