MotorTrend takes the new F80 BMW M3 to the dyno test and compare it versus the previous generation E90 M3.
On K&N’s dyno, the brand-new M3 took down 379 horsepower at 6600 rpm and 378 lb.-ft. of torque at 4300 rpm. Main figures reveal the engine being ranked at 425 hp at 5500 rpm and 406 lb.-ft. of torque at 1850 rpm.
Using 13 percent as a rough quote for drivetrain loss, the two figures are matching however the peaks are different.
As explained by Albert Biermann in a current chat, the curve of the S55 engine is where we should be paying attention. Generally the power shipment is consistent and offered across the entire RPM variety.
The torque build-up starts way low as compared to the previous 4.0 liter V8.
According to Automotive Information, BMW plans to build a brand-new manufacturing facility in Mexico will be disclosed on Thursday.
Rumors of a new plant in the Americas have been circulating for several years now and Mexico has typically been mentioned as one of the possible nations to host another BMW plant.
A Mexican official, talking on condition of anonymity with Reuters, stated details of the strategies would be made in a statement arranged for July 3.
BMW said today it will certainly make an announcement in Mexico on Thursday. “A choice will certainly be made public,” a BMW spokesperson said.
The same report discusses that the plant would likely total up to a financial investment of at least 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion) and would be found either in Hidalgo state north of Mexico City or San Luis Potosi in main Mexico.
Parts providers told Reuters in October that BMW had currently drawn up a production timetable for Mexico, with a tentative strategy to begin assembly operations in late 2017 ramping up yearly capacity to 200,000 by 2020.
We are certainly no unfamiliar person to BMW M cars, having actually ended up being intimately acquainted with every generation of the mighty M3. At the moment, we have every generation of M3 on hand, from the competition-bred E30 on through the fire-breathing E92. Seen in this light, the next rational development is that of the brand-new F80 M3 and F82 M4. So take a journey with us as we discover every detail and unlock the capacity of the burning new BMW M3/M4 platform. We assure to bring you a total photo paperwork of every step we take with the Sakhir Inferno.
Our M4 showed up with 11 miles on the clock, directly from the dealer as the sun began to set.
The majority of the night was spent methodically recording every element with our photographer, and fitting the first of many modifications to come. Wheel measurements were taped, and a gorgeous set of 19 ″ Hyper Bronze Volk Racing TE37 SL wheels were fitted in place of the OEM 19s together with H&R Super Sport springs.
Here is a cool photoshoot of an Alpine White BMW M235i with M Efficiency Components. The incredibly stylish coupe has a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber mirror caps, blacked-out kidney grille, BMW M Efficiency Double-Spoke 624 M Bicolor and rear-end diffuser.
Offered as of market launch in March 2014, the M Efficiency Parts were established in close collaboration with BMW M and the magazine offers upgrades to the drivetrain, suspension, aerodynamics and design.
In the power department, BMW offers an M Efficiency Power Kit for the 220d Coupe enhancing the output of the 4-cylinder diesel engine by 12 kW/16 bhp to 147 kW/200 bhp and optimum torque by 40 Nm to 420 Nm. A BMW M Performance silencer system is available for the BMW M235i Coupe. BMW M Performance tailpipe trim elements are offered in chrome or carbon, bearing the M logo.
For the first time, an optional BMW M Performance limited-slip differential is readily available for the BMW M235i Coupe.
Everyone’s preferred reporter, Chris Harris, goes to Lost Angeles to check drive the brand-new BMW i8.
BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system including a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the kind of an electric drive system.
In the back of the BMW i8, the B38 three-cylinder engine makes 231 hp and delivers its power solely to the rear wheels. At the front, an electrical motor is set up, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery in the middle of the vehicle. The system efficiency drives up to 362 horsepower.
Reporters are reporting 0 to 60 mph times of 3.8 seconds.
Let’s take a look.
Audi has targeted their new Diesel bi-turbo engine (called BiTdi), which is available for now only on the A6 models, against the 5 series F10 535d, which produces the same power output of 313 HP. As the following videos will show, the 2012 BiTdi is almost as fast as the top of the Diesel range offered by BMW, the M550d.