CAR recently undertook a premium hot hatch comparison, featuring the M135i against the Mercedes A45 AMG and the Audi S3 (full review). Here’s how the trio stack up on paper:
The M135i serves up 320 HP and 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) from its 3 liter turbo N55 engine, mated to the 8 speed automatic ZF transmission and is RWD.
The Mercedes comes with the most power, but is also the most expensive out of this group, powered by a 360 HP / 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) 2-liter turbo engine and driven by a 7 speed dual clutch transmission and AWD.
The Audi S3 tested here has 300 HP and 380 Nm of torque from its 2 liter engine, 6 speed manual and AWD.
Here’s how they compare when tested.… CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member and owner of the first M6 Competition Package in the UK shares with us his review of his brand new F13 M6 Coupe with Competition Package, comparing it against his previous M6 Coupe, which was an early launch-spec car.
This review gives particular good insight into just how much/little difference the M6 Competition Package gives. Here’s his review:
Contrary to the majority of car nuts (in the UK anyway!), I do like my M6′s, having also owned a previous E63 shape a few years ago – they just seem to suit what I like in a car very well…..breathtaking thrust mixed with impeccable build quality and refinement without being as barge-like as the even bigger coupe’s like the Bentley GT or Mercedes CL.
After … CONTINUED
The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with twelve of the world’s best supercars and sports cars for 2013 facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights.
Motortrend gathered the Nissan GT-R Track Edition, SRT Viper, Jaguar F-Type V-8 S, Aston Martin Vanquish, Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Porsche Cayman S, Audi R8 V-10 Plus, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, BMW M6, Ford Focus ST and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S — all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is the fastest.
Here’s our exterior comparison of the F82 M4 Concept revealed last week, against the E92 M3 and E46 M3.
The E92 and E46 are both in the Phoenix Yellow color, while the M4 Concept features a custom Aurum Dust color, which is similar to Phoenix Yellow in person, but with much more metallic properties and a less green hue.
Here’s how the 4 Series dimensions compare to the E92 and E46.
4 Series Dimensions:
Length: 182.6 in (+1 in than E92 / +5.8 in than E46)
Width: 71.9 in (+1.7 in than E92) / +1.8 in than E46)
Height: 53.6 in (-0.6 in than E92) / -0.4 in than E46)
Wheelbase: 110.6 in (+2 in than E92 / +3.1 in than E46)
Here’s a real life look at the upcoming BMW X4 SAV versus the current X3. Both cars share the same platform.
Here’s a quick shot of the F15 X5 next to the E70 X5, for a good real life comparison.
You’ve seen them separately, now see them visually compared – the 4 Series versus 3 Series M Sport and M Performance Parts equipped models.
The 4 Series M Sport model can be ordered now and the 4 series M Performance Parts will be released in October-November.
Two generations of BMW coupes side by side – the E46 M3 coupe poses with a 4 Series coupe (in Luxury Line).
Chris Harris gives us his thoughts on the M135i hatchback versus the Mercedes A45 AMG hatchback. Winner? View inside.