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
Documentary on the E30 3 Series and its devotees.
BIMMERPOST member MGWally shares with us his most impressive result from running his F80 M3 in the quarter mile drag strip at Atco Raceway.
His 2015 M3 turned in a 11.66 sec @ 119.24 mph run. The car is stock, DCT and was running with 103 octane gasoline.
Check out the video and run results inside.
South African BMW race prep and tuning experts, Team SavSpeed Racing, revealed their brand new BMW F30 wide body racer at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit recently at one of the BMW Car Club Gauteng’s track and race days.
This was the first full shakedown of the car in proper race trim and there was no better place to do it than in front of a crowd of BMW enthusiasts and at a race series that the car was ultimately built to compete in.
Very briefly, … CONTINUED
This is the official trailer for our action documentary ADRENALIN – THE BMW TOURING CAR STORY. Coming this November on DVD, Blu-ray and VoD.
It’s about charismatic drivers and fascinating racing cars from five decades. Times were changing rapidly from the drifting touring cars in the 60s to the victories of the BMW M4 in the highly sophisticated new DTM.
The legends behind the wheel tell their stories from the cockpit view and let the golden era of touring car racing come alive again.
JOHNNY CECOTTO … CONTINUED
Custom built 2013 E93 M3 by ONEighty. Roaming on the streets of NYC. Modifications include custom headlights, vinyl work, paint work, carbon fiber lip and diffuser, H&R lowering springs, BC Forged 19″ HB29 wheels, Stoptech BBK, Borla full exhaust, AFE intake, ESS tune.
AC Schnitzer shows us its take on the 4 Series Gran Coupe — dubbed the ACS4 Gran Coupe.
On the performance side, the ACS4 gets power bumps for the following models:
428i – 294hp (+94 hp over factory)
435i – 350hp (+50 hp)
420i – 245hp (+61 hp)
420d – 218hp (+34 hp)
430d – 309hp (+51 hp)
435d – 360hp (+47 hp)
The gasoline engines are all available with an intercooler. Suspension upgrade includes 1) a sports suspension which lowers the front by 10-25mm and the … CONTINUED
An owner’s review of Dinan’s Dinantronics software tune for the F80 M3 / F82 M4.
As promised, I decided to throw together a review of my recent Dinantronics install. I posted this in my Journal, but I thought more might be interested here.
First, let me explain why I chose it. I’ve been down the voided warranty road too many times, and for some reason I feel like my luck is about to run out. The only Turbo car I’ve ever owned was a 1988 … CONTINUED
Photos, videos and results from the M3 / M4 dyno shootout event held this past weekend at EAS.
Great little short film featuring e30 by Max Daines.
BMW is hosting 8 days of BMW M Track Days event at The Thermal Club in Palm Springs, CA. BIMMERPOST member SEWELLGT (Chris) shares a great recount of the whole experience:
I’m always appreciative of the members who take the time to sit down and write up trip summaries, event summaries, etc. Typically, I read those posts and enjoy living vicariously through them. I was fortunate enough to get an invite to the BMW M Track Day being hosted out at The Thermal Club … CONTINUED
HPDE instructor Nick gives us his review on the F82 M4 after providing hotlaps in the car to attendees of the Coronado Speedfest.
Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust Systems for the F80 M3 / F82 M4 / F83 M4 – weights, dyno and impressions by EAS.
Eisenmann releases the first preview of its valved exhaust system for the F80 M3 / F82 M4.
This video shows the Eisenmann rear section installed on IND’s own F82 M4, driven in the “Sport Plus” M mode. Like the rest of the F8x M car, the Eisenmann system’s behavior and sound will change to suit the driver’s mood, using the original BMW in-cabin controls.
For now, this is all IND can say about the new Eisenmann system, but check back in a week, when all … CONTINUED
The BMW M4 and i8 participate in Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 4, which contains all 10 contenders from Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car competition.
BMW CCA shared this video with us from their hotlap ride-along at the Coronado Speed Festival in San Diego last weekend in the BMW Motorsport E92 M3 GT2 piloted by Bill Auberlen. The accelerations and speeds are so fast that it makes the action appear sped up (it’s not)! Enjoy.
Motor Trend has announced the results of its 2014 Best Driver’s Car, in which the BMW M4 placed 5th. First-Fourth place went to the Camaro Z/28 (1st), Alfa Romeo 4C (2nd), 911 Turbo S (3rd), Nissan GT-R Nismo (4th).
The editors had this to say about the M4 (see full review / results):
The M4 is the best-driving M Division product in years, easily eclipsing even the pretty dang great M6 Gran Coupe. This becomes especially true when it’s time to make the snot yellow coupe’s … CONTINUED