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BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 Stock 18 Inch Wheels

Some photos with wheels design 513M for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 have been previwed on BMW Belgium’s website.

Tire measurements are 255/40 ZR18 at the front and 275/40 ZR18 at the rear.

An interesting note is that the 18-inch wheels won’t clear the optional M carbon ceramic brakes, which will need the optional 19-inch design 437M wheels.

For contrast sakes, we have actually likewise consisted of CGIs of these 19-inch design 437M wheels, both in silver and in black. Tire measurements for them are 255/35 ZR19 at the front and 275/35 ZR19 at the rear.

18″” 513M on Yas Marina Blue

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2014 BMW M3 / M4 Technical Specs

BMW has actually reverted to an inline 6 cylinder for the new M3 and M4. Unlike the S54 in the E46 M3, the new S55 is turbocharged. Based on the N55 six cylinder, the S55 makes use of VANOS and Valvetronic in addition to gasoline direct injection in the cylinder heads. But unlike the N55′′ s twin-scroll single turbocharger, the S55 uses 2 turbochargers, one turbo per three cylinders. Provided all of the heat the engine is capable of producing, BMW has taken excellent care in guaranteeing that it is effectively managed, especially understanding that the M3/M4s will see a lot of track time.

The M3/M4 use BMW’s proven double pivot strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. The front and rear suspensions use M particular aluminum elements which are light weight and biased towards tightness. The front suspension has additional stiffening in the form a CFRP strut brace, aluminum stiffening plate, and extra connection points in between the sub-frame and the framework. The drawback of the extra stiffening may be additional harshness however the responsiveness obtained is beneficial. The suspension features the M Adaptive suspension setups of Convenience, Sport, and Sport +.
An additional benefit of the extra stiffening might be an acceptable level of feedback for the electrically-assisted power steering (EPS), which BMW M utilizes for the first time. It will be interesting to check out the testimonials of the guiding equipment to determine exactly how much ‘‘ feedback’the EPS offers. Because the EPS utilizes software application to regulate its responses, different settings can be used ‘‘ on the fly’. The EPS will have Convenience, Sport, and Sport + settings, and the hope is that many drivers will leave it in Sport +.

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BMW M3 in Yas Marina Blue at 2014 NAIAS

The much awaited information of the 5th generation M3 and brand-new M4 have been launched, and after seeing the brand-new BMW M3 personally, and next to the M4 Coupe, the four-door stylish sedan has gone up to the leading area on the buying list.
BMW M has put the M3 and M4 on a major diet plan, handling to wring 176 lbs (80kg) from a likewise geared up 3 or 4 Series. For the new M3/M4 motor, BMW amped up the torque by nearly 40 % over the last gen E90/E92 M3, and putting it on tap means down at 1850 rpm dealing with one of the few problems I have actually heard from E90/E92 M3 owners.

Powering the new M3/M4 is an-all brand-new 3.0 L twin turbocharged inline-six cylinder twisting out a massive 431 hp, 406 ft-lbs of torque. Sometimes it’s tough to tell the number of turbos a BMW has with their liberal use of “TwinPower Turbo” which can refer to a twin scroll turbo or more turbos, but M3/M4 has 2 actual turbos.
0-100 km/hr is available in 4.1 seconds when geared up with the third generation M Double Clutch Transmission. In an incredible feat of engineering, not just does the new M3/M4 provide even more power, much faster acceleration however BMW has done it with a 25 % enhancement in fuel economy. Redline is a lofty 7,600 rpm and peak horsepower is between 5,390 – – 7,000 rpm. Peak Torque is readily available from 1850-5500 rpm. Stopping the M3/M4 are BMW M compound brakes, and M Carbon Ceramics packed with gold calipers are optional.

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First spot of BMW M4 in Austin Yellow

A BMW M4 in Austin Yellow was spotted in Germany. The new M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan will be officially unveiled to the world on January 13 at the Detroit Auto Show.
Both cars can be configured with the same exterior color pallet. The interior upholstery and trim options are also identical. The M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe can be ordered in Alpine White, Sakhir Orange, Black Sapphire, Silverstone, Mineral White, Mineral Grey, Austin Yellow and Yas Marina.

U.S. pricing will be announced in early 2014, but in the UK the prices for the M3 sedan start at £56,175, while the M4 Coupe starts at £56,653.
Both cars use the all-new, 3.0-liter BMW M3 and M4 engine is approximately 10 kilograms lighter than its V-8 predecessor and packs an even stronger punch. With 425 horsepower from 5,500 – 7,300 rpm, 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,850 – 5,500 rpm, and capable of 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds when equipped with the M-DCT transmission (4.1 seconds with standard 6-speed manual).
Here is a photo gallery courtesy of Autogespot

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Competition Package for BMW M5 F10

BMW M division has revealed at the M festival a special upgrade package for the recently released M5 LCI Facelift, named Competition Package. The presentation has taken place near the famous Nurburgring Race. The F10 M5 in cause was also painted in the rare and superb Individual paint Frozen Blue.

More than an actual looks package, this is a package focused on giving additional performance to the already blistering M5 sports sedan. The Competition package seems to really tweak the car totally, but mostly in the handling and steering departments. There is of course a small 15 bhp addtional power bump which takes an additional 0.1 sec off the 0-100kph time, probably due to some soft ECU tuning, but the upgrades to the suspension and steering seem to be quite a bit more significant.

F10 M5 Competition Package

Competition Package includes:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower then standard M5/M6).
Stiffer front axle bushings
Active M Differential with a unique tune for the competition package for improved traction
New hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic function with A MORE DIRECT PROGRAMMING to improve agility during cornering
M Dynamic mode (MDM) of DSC tuned with higher thresholds of intervention
New 20″ M light alloy wheels
Sport exhaust with black chrome tips
* 2014 US pricing: $7300

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BMW M5 World Drift Record – 82.5 km

With a 82.5 km long continuous drift, Danish pilot Johan Schwartz, in a 2013 BMW M5 F10, has destroyed the previous world record, which was only 11 km long.

Yet BMW has managed not only to break the record, but to humiliate other similar attempts. The event took place at the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. At the steering wheel of the stock M5, was one of the BMW performance instructors , Johan Schwartz, an expert in power sliding on tracks. He dropped the wheel after one hour and 40 minutes, during in which time, he managed to drift the White F10 M5 continuously over a distance of not less than 82.5 km. That is more than 7 times longer than the previous record!

bmw m5 f10 drifting world record going sideways

The event was held on a circular track 256 meters long sprinkled throughout the extended drift. The car was equipped with Continental tires 255/30/20 front and 295/30/20 ContiSport back. Obviously, the event had extensive promotion in the United States and the organizers have managed to gather $20,000 from the audience present, amount which will be divided to a number of charitable foundations.

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30 Years Limited Edition 2014 F10 BMW M5

A reader of website, has spotted a 30 year special edition F10 BMW M5 near the BMW M factory in the Garching region. As shown by the below picture, this particular M5 showcased a 30 Year Limited Edition badge found on the dashboard.

30 Years Limited Edition 2014 F10 BMW M5

The label found on the dashboard also indicates that this special edition will come limited to only 300 cars. Regarding any exterior modifications, the prototype shown in the pictures looks the same as a standard M5, beside the dark chrome front grills.

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