Archive for the ‘M Series’ Category

BMW Driving Experience in Sweden

Apr
15

BMW Driving Experience in Sweden t BMW Driving Experience in SwedenThe BMW Driving Experience program has recently visited Arjeplog, Sweden, which is no less than 60 km south of the polar circle.

The test aimed to teach the drivers and owners of ///M cars, what to do on ice and snow, when sitting behind the steering wheel of BMW M3 and particularly the E92 model.

BMW E92 M3 is powered by S65B40 – 4.0 litre V8 delivering 420PS (309 kW) at 8300RPM and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) at 3900RPM. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. Without the limiter, E92 M3 can easily pass 300 km/h (186 mph).

Of course, the tested models were fitted with spiked tyres to maintain traction. (more…)

2014 BMW M4 Convertible

Apr
08

bmw m4 convertible tt 2014 BMW M4 Convertible2014 BMW M4 Convertible is finally here! The stylish coupe-cabriolet is powered by the same BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six as its siblings.

The exterior boasts twin headlight arrangement with optional LED technology, distinctive twin-bar kidney grille with black painted bars, BMW M double-spoke wheels and the ///M logo all over the car. BMW M design features on display is the characteristic power dome on the hood and striking mirrors, with their suggested twin-stalk mounts, optimize the aerodynamics of the new BMW M4 Convertible. (more…)

Prior Design BMW M6 F13 Pickup [render]

Apr
07

Prior Design BMW M6 F13 Pickup tt Prior Design BMW M6 F13 Pickup [render]Prior Design has published a render picture of BMW M6 F13 Pickup. For now it is just an idea, but Prior actually said that it could become a reality. There is a lot of positive feedback from fans on the Facebook page of Prior Design.

The tuning package for M6 F13 Pickup by Prior Design includes  new front bumper, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and carbon fiber fins. There is also a new ventilated hood, a pair of widened side skirts and extended wheel arches. The rear bumper is also new and comes with an integrated diffuser.

BMW M6 F13 Coupe is powered by a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 (S63B44TU) – 560HP (412 kW) at 6,600RPM and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque available at just 1,500RPM. 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (more…)

BMW 1-Series Coupe V10 – 555HP

Apr
04

TJ Fahrzeugdesign BMW 1M CSL tt BMW 1 Series Coupe V10   555HPTJ Fahrzeugdesign has fitted a 1-Series 118d Coupe with 5.0 liter V10 (S85B50) from E60 M5. The tuning company further tune the powerful naturally aspirated unit to 555HP. The result is simply impressive.

0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in less than 12.0 seconds. 0-300 km/h takes 36 seconds and the top speed is over 322 km/h (200 mph). The engine also comes with a 7-speed SMG III gearbox.

Other upgrades include a carbon fiber roof as well as front and rear hoods. The 1M CSL rolls 19” alloy wheels and sits on a KW Clubsport coilover suspension Variant 3. The stopping power is granted by brake system from X6 M. More needed components for the suspension are taken from E92 M3. (more…)

2015 BMW M3 and M4 – US Price $62,925 and $65,125

Apr
03

2014 bmw m3 tt 2015 BMW M3 and M4 – US Price $62,925 and $65,125 BMW US is now offering 2015 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. They are priced from from $62,925 and $65,125, respectively, which means that the Sedan is $5,350 more expensive than its predecessor (E90 M3) and the coupe cost just $2,800 more than the previous version (E92 M3).

The option list includes carbon ceramic brakes for additional $8,150. The Driver Assistance Package is $1,900 and includes side-view camera, autonomous braking, lane departure warning system and blind spot monitoring. BMW is also offering an Executive package for $4,300 packing a rear-view camera, head-up display, heated rear seats, parking sensors, heated steering wheel, keyless entry and satellite radio.

The exclusive options for M4 are the 19” alloy wheels for $1,200 and the Adaptive ///M Suspension for additional $1,000.

As a reminder, the engine is a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo Inline six-cylinder – 431HP (317 kW) at 5,500RPM and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) at 1,850RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174 mph). The acceleration is even better, when fitted with the optional 7-speed ///M DCT – 4.1 seconds to 100 km/h. The new M3 and M4 are able to cover 100 km with just 8.8 liters of fuel in the combined cycle with the manual transmission and 8.3 liter with the DCT.

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2014 BMW M4 DTM – New Liveries

Apr
01

2014 BMW M4 DTM tt1 2014 BMW M4 DTM   New LiveriesBMW Motorsport unveiled the designs for the remaining four M4 DTM Race Cars at the start of the first official test of the DTM season, which takes place from Monday to Thursday at the Hungaroring (HU). Augusto Farfus (BR) will endeavour to follow on from the success he has enjoyed over the past two years with the Castrol Edge livery. Marco Wittmann (DE) will continue to race in the colours of his Premium Partner from 2013 and will line up for his second DTM season in the Ice-Watch car. DTM rookie Maxime Martin (BE) drives the Samsung M4 DTM and Red Bull will be represented by DTM newcomer António Félix da Costa (PT) in the Red Bull BMW M4 DTM. 

“I am now entering my third season together with my partner Castrol EDGE,” said Farfus. “The bright colours have been very lucky for me so far, and I hope I can represent them well again in 2014.” Farfus has won four DTM races together with Castrol EDGE, was named Rookie of the Year in 2012, and finished runner-up in the 2013 Drivers’ Championship. (more…)

2015 BMW M3 and M4 – US Price

Mar
31

2015 bmw m4 coupe 20 2015 BMW M3 and M4 – US PriceBMW US has officially announced the pricing of the 2015 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. They are priced from $62,925 and $65,125, respectively, which means that the Sedan is $5,350 more expensive than its predecessor (E90 M3) and the coupe costs just $2,800 more than the previous version (E92 M3).

  • The options list includes:
  • Carbon ceramic brakes – $8,150
  • Driver Assistance Package – $1,900 – side-view camera, autonomous braking, lane departure warning system and blind spot monitoring.
  • Executive package – $4,300 – a rear-view camera, head-up display, heated rear seats, parking sensors, heated steering wheel, keyless entry and satellite radio.

The exclusive options for M4 are:

  • 19” alloy wheels – $1,200
  • Adaptive ///M Suspension – $1,000. (more…)

BMW M5 F10 Competition Package

Mar
19

BMW M5 F10 Competition Package tt BMW M5 F10 Competition PackageHere is a nice video and several pictures of the 2014 BMW M5 Competition Package. The sports saloon comes with minor styling upgrades and some performance goodies.

The Competition Package boosts the 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 to 575HP (423 kW) – an increase of 15HP. It also makes the response sharper and the acceleration is slightly better. 0-100 km/h is improved with 0.1 seconds and 0-200 km/h with 0.2 seconds. Other highlights include ///M carbon ceramic brake system and revised suspension and damping. (more…)

Fostla BMW M6 E64 Convertible

Mar
18

bmw m6 convertible by fostla tt Fostla BMW M6 E64 Convertible The German-based tuning company Fostla has presented their latest project based on BMW M6 E64 (Convertible). The tuning specialists fitted the car with styling and performance upgrades as well.

The exterior boasts a full foil wrap in matte PWF Yellow color. The front hood, front spoiler lip and parts of the exterior mirrors have Monza carbon finish. Other features include tinted windows as well as headlights, taillights and indicator signals. Last, but not least are the huge alloy wheels – 9J x 22” ET30 front and 11.5J x 22 ET30 at the rear.

The 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V10 is boosted to 537HP (395 kW) and 545Nm (402 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 30HP and 25Nm. 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). (more…)

2014 BMW M4 DTM

Mar
17

2014 BMW M4 DTM tt 2014 BMW M4 DTMBMW has published several images with the 2014 M4 DTM cars coming with three new livery designs.

Three of last year’s four driver/car pairings remain unchanged. Tomczyk will continue to take to the track in the iconic BMW Motorsport design for premium partner BMW M Performance Parts.

“White with blue and red stripes: those are the classic BMW Motorsport colours. I am very proud to appear in this design for the third year in a row,” commented the BMW Team Schnitzer driver.

The colour yellow will again be closely associated with Timo Glock this DTM season. As in 2013, he will drive the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM.

“I have had a very good partnership with Deutsche Post for such a long time that I am obviously proud to appear in its colours again in 2014,” said the BMW Team MTEK driver, who won last year’s season finale in Hockenheim (DE). (more…)

2015 BMW M4 Convertible [unofficial]

Mar
14

bmw m4 convertible f83 tt 2015 BMW M4 Convertible [unofficial]BMW is going to reveal the all-new 2015 M4 Convertible at the 2014 NAIAS. The manufacturer will also exhibit the X4 as well as the 4-Series Gran Coupe, X3 Facelift and the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe.

2015 BMW M4 Convertible will have the codename – F83 and will use the same drivetrain like the M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan. This includes a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo Inline six-cylinder – 431HP (317 kW) at 5,500RPM and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) at 1,850RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.

0-100 km/h in 4.3 s and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174 mph). The acceleration is even better, when fitted with the optional 7-speed ///M DCT – 4.1 seconds to 100 km/h. The fuel consumption will be probably a little bigger compared to 8.8 l / 100 km for M3 and M4. (more…)

BMW X6 M PP-Performance Stage V vs BMW M6 and Porsche 911 Turbo [video]

Mar
12

bmw m6 tt BMW X6 M PP Performance Stage V vs BMW M6 and Porsche 911 Turbo [video]Here is an interesting drag race between BMW X6 M PP-Performance Stage 5 with 850HP versus BMW F13 M6 PP-Performance Stage 2 with 680HP and Porsche 911 Turbo DT1200 R with 1200HP.

The first start is versus the M6, which managed to cover ¼ mile in 12.257 seconds with 205 km/h and 1 mile in 28.974 seconds with 293 km/h, while the X6 M needed 11.772 seconds with 190km/h at ¼ mile and 30.200 seconds with 265 km/h at 1 mile.

The second start was made only by the powerful SAC (Sports-Activity-Coupe), and the times were identical 11.734 seconds with 192 km/h at ¼ mile and 30.014 seconds with 268 km/h.
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