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Motor Trend M4 vs RC-F Review

12/08/2014 at 11:25 AM
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Motor Trend written review of the BMW M4 against the Lexus RC F.

BMW i8 vs BMW M1 Track Battle Video

11/28/2014 at 9:00 AM
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To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express we took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp … CONTINUED

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The M235i is a substantial 4 seconds quicker than the M3 around the track, a huge advantage (as also commented by the Auto Bild crew).

The E46 M3 is still the rawer and more entertaining car (according to one of them), but the guy “sponsoring” the M3 has to admit defeat in the end.

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BMW 2 Series Coupe (228i) vs Mercedes-Benz CLA vs Audi A3 sedan, by Auto Trader

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Road & Track has announced their winner and results from the 2015 Performance Car of the Year.

Winner: Porsche 911 GT3

The new F80 M3 was in the running.

“If, as some pundits charge, the M3′s become a German answer to the Pontiac Trans Am, this is surely Munich’s take on the rip-snorting, 400-cube, screaming-chicken variant used by the Bandit almost 40 years ago. It’s a muscle car par excellence, warping the trees around its head-up display with what feels like an unlimited reserve of force.”

“But is … CONTINUED

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The BMW M4 is featured in the just released Top Gear Perfect Road Trip Special, in which the F82 is raced and evaluated against the Jaguar F-Type R (V8) on the track. Segment is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

Check it out inside!

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You’ve seen the specs and details behind the new X5 M and X6 M in our Official Thread, now see how they compare to their predecessors, both on paper and visually.

BMW i8 Versus 911S and R8 by EVO

10/29/2014 at 2:49 PM
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EVO takes the BMW i8 out against the R8 and 911.

Can the i8 possibly keep up against these sports car icons? Read on…

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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

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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.

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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

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BIMMERPOST member and M4 owner Money2536 gives us the lowdown on his ownership experience after 1500 miles and compared to his Porsche 991 911.

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Photos, videos and results from the M3 / M4 dyno shootout event held this past weekend at EAS.

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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.

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A HPDE track day review by an M4 owner.

By gthal:

Today I finally got the M4 out for a HPDE day. Pretty full day with a lot of neat cars. I was running solo in the advanced group with a 911S, a 911 Turbo, a Corvette ZR1, a Z06, a Grand Sport, a Porsche 944 dedicated track car, an Audi R8 (V8) and an Audi R8 that was heavily modified and pushing 1100HP

We were running 20 minute lapping sessions and I ended up getting … CONTINUED

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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

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Mode Carbon shares with us this pictorial and review of the F80 M3 versus the C63 AMG Edition 507.