Steve Sutcliffe has the keys to two very fast versions of the BMW 3-series: the 435bhp petrol BMW M3 and the 345bhp diesel Alpina D3. Should you satisfy your high-performance saloon cravings with a petrol or a diesel engine? Let’s find out.
Photos from the Cars and Croissants event hosted by BMWNA, where a F80 M3 in Yas Marina Blue was lined up with a Santorini Blue E92 M3 for a visual comparison.
39x BMWs from M1 to the new M4 on the Nurburgring. You will see everything from the classic M1 to the new M4 (also with Akrapovic exhaust system) M1, M3 (E46 CSL, E92 GTS, F80), M5 (E60, F10), M6 (F12/F13), X6M.
BMW M4 vs. Mercedes C63 AMG Edition 507 Comparison Review by Caradvice.
Where the new M4 is the first of a new generation, the Edition 507 intends to see this 2008 C-Class out with a bang (pop, crackle and bark). It is the final car ever to utilise the Mercedes-Benz 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine also used in the SLS AMG supercar.
The next C63 will follow the M4 (and its E63 and CLS63 siblings) and go smaller and turbocharged (but still with eight cylinders … CONTINUED
Watch a member pilot his E92 M3 GTS vs. 911 GT3 RS and F10 M5 on the Nurburgring.
The BMW i8 is put to the test against the venerable 911 in this track test review by Auto Bild.
The test takes place at the Oschersleben track. Auto Bild regularly tests on the 3.7 km long circuit.
Sport Auto compares the F80 M3 vs. E30 M3 DTM around the Hockenheim Short Track.
Lap time results from this test:
F80 M3: 1.13,1 min
E30 M3 DTM: 1.09,1 min
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Videos from the Slipstream Pocono Raceway drag race event. Races were over a distance of 1600 feet with a 60 mph rolling start.
Watch the F80 M3 take on the C63 AMG (tuned and catless), RS5 and ESS supercharged E92 M3.
We have made an extremely popular and useful thread to compare various F80 M3 / F82 M4 results to competitors!
For the most up to date post/data scroll from threads end backward!
Please feel free to add data AND provide link to document. Let’s stick to major publications only. Multiple sources for each category are obviously encouraged. Keep her neat and please regard all formatting . Just copy and paste all of the data less any comments to add new data in another post. All cars … CONTINUED
A review of the BMW M4 by a C63 owner:
I had the opportunity to thoroughly test a new F82 M4 this afternoon. I was able to drive the car on both back roads and the highway. Traffic was minimal so I had plenty of room to have fun (within the bounds of the law, of course).
In short, I was floored (in a good way).
I’ll beef up the quick impressions I’m about to share here later. Feel free to throw out any questions as I’d … CONTINUED