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3 Minutes Of New BMW M5 Driving Reveal Its Amazing Exhaust Note 16
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW M, BMW M5, BMW Videos, new cars, video on 12 16th, 2017


The first reviews of the new BMW M5 have started flowing in, and with them come a number of videos that reveal the joys of driving the new Bavarian super saloon.

One of them demonstrates the V8 symphony by taking the new M5 out for a short drive on public roads. Now, it seems that the microphone might have been placed near the exhaust instead of the interior, but that doesn’t make the sound any less exciting.

The clip is accompanied by a short caption that reveals the driver’s opinion on the latest M-car. So, according to him, “the M5 sounds proper, louder, more aggressive than before, and a more complete and cohesive symphony, with deeper tones and frightening backfire crackles”.

We bet we’ll soon see a video comparing the sound of the new M5 with that of the Mercedes-AMG E63, which also has a tremendous soundtrack to go with its ballistic performance.

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3 Minutes Of New BMW M5 Driving Reveal Its Amazing Exhaust Note 16
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW M, BMW M5, BMW Videos, new cars, video on 12 16th, 2017


The first reviews of the new BMW M5 have started flowing in, and with them come a number of videos that reveal the joys of driving the new Bavarian super saloon.

One of them demonstrates the V8 symphony by taking the new M5 out for a short drive on public roads. Now, it seems that the microphone might have been placed near the exhaust instead of the interior, but that doesn’t make the sound any less exciting.

The clip is accompanied by a short caption that reveals the driver’s opinion on the latest M-car. So, according to him, “the M5 sounds proper, louder, more aggressive than before, and a more complete and cohesive symphony, with deeper tones and frightening backfire crackles”.

We bet we’ll soon see a video comparing the sound of the new M5 with that of the Mercedes-AMG E63, which also has a tremendous soundtrack to go with its ballistic performance.

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Would You Buy This BMW M3 Convertible For £25k? 13
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW M, BMW M3, BMW Videos, UK, used cars, video on 12 13th, 2017


Like most performance models out there, old M3s are more desirable with a fixed roof and manual transmission, but BMW catered for a wider range of customers, not just dyed-in-the-wool petrolheads.

Take this Ε46 Μ3, for instance, that’s listed by Hexagon for £24,995, or $33,420 at today’s exchange rates, and is a Convertible with a six-speed automatic transmission.

For £7,000 ($9,360) less, one could have this M3 E92, which is not only 5 years newer, but drops the E46’s 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine for a 4.0-liter V8 that makes over 75hp more and is paired to a proper six-speed manual gearbox.

Whatever purists might think, there’s no denying that this 14-year old M3 is in perfect condition, as its carbon black metallic paint, 18-inch alloy wheels and Imola Red leather interior look almost as good as new.

Moreover, it has only 29,100 miles (46,832km) on the clock, two former owners, and it’s supplied with a full BMW service history and a 12-month written warranty.

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This Might Be The Cheapest Well-Maintained BMW M3 In The U.S. 12
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M, BMW M3, BMW Videos, reviews, used cars, video on 12 12th, 2017


Even though you might be able to score a BMW M3 for less, spending $3,000 on a solid, working E36 M3 Convertible sounds like a great deal if there are no surprises.

As you’d expect, the man behind this “project” is none other than Tyler Hoover, the same one who had his ML55 AMG stolen earlier this year, and who later bought an E65 7-Series for just $3,400.

So how great of a deal is this E36 M3 you ask? According to Hoover, the car is in tip top shape, doesn’t make any weird noises, there’s no ‘Check Engine’ light warning and the electric top works, which is always a bonus.

Furthermore, he was also impressed with the state of the front suspension, although the rear end felt a little “loose and wobbly”. Still, the car sounds like plenty of fun, even if it does have an automatic transmission.

Also worth noting is that the M3 has 152,000 miles (244,620 km) on the clock, which can be a lot for this type of car, but since it drives well, looks well and sounds good, says its new owner, then perhaps that’s all that matters for now.

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2020 BMW M3 G80 Spied For The Very First Time, Could Get AWD 8
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M, BMW M3, BMW Scoops, Scoops on 12 8th, 2017


A new BMW 3-Series prototype has now been spotted in public, wearing heavy camouflage, yet having noticeably wider fenders. Gotcha, M3!

Our marksman with the lens had very little time to take pictures of the car as it was driving by, but he did notice that aside from the fenders, nothing else looked different at the front.

As for the rest of the car, we can see what appear to be M side skirts, a small trunk lid spoiler and a set of quad-exhausts, which is actually what gave the car away – it made more noise than any regular 3-Series prototype seen so far.

According to sources, the 2020 M3 will be powered by a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, utilizing the same water-injection system as the M4 GTS, sharing the latter’s power output of 493 HP (367 kW) and 442 lb-ft (598 Nm).

If this turns out to be true, it will make the new car significantly more powerful than the current M3, not to mention lighter and more Eco-friendly, if it does indeed adopt a 48-volt mild hybrid system and electrically spooled turbos.

Like its larger sibling, the M5, the all-new M3 is also expected to come with all-wheel drive, although rumor has it this is going to cost buyers extra and that it won’t be standard on the car. The system will likely be coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the six-speed manual may yet survive the generational shift, if only in rear-wheel drive variants. Grain of salt though.

The launch date for the 2020 M3 remains unknown. But since the all-new 3-Series will come out to play sometime next year, we could see the M-version make its presence felt either in late 2018 or sometime in 2019, the latter scenario being more probable.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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BMW’s New Strategy: M All The Things – 26 Models Reportedly Coming By 2021 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, BMW M, BMW M3, BMW M8, BMW X2, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X7, BMW Z4, Reports on 12 7th, 2017


BMW recently announced plans to offer 25 electrified models by 2025 and it appears the company is going to need all of these eco-friendly vehicles to help offset a massive onslaught on new M models.

According to Autocar, BMW is preparing to launch 26 M and M Performance vehicles over the next few years. The M8 will be unveiled next year but the real push will begin when the all-new M3 debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019. As BMW M boss Frank van Meel explained, “The M3 is a crucial car for BMW M … it wasn’t the first fully fledged M car but it continues to stand for everything the brand is based upon.”

The report says the new M3 will ride on the CLAR platform and feature more aluminum and high-strength steel. The car is also slated to adopt a number of carbon fiber components to ensure it weighs less than the M3 CS which recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Despite rumors of a hybrid powertrain, sources told the publication we can expect a conventional twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces around 465 hp (346 kW). The car will reportedly be offered with a six-speed manual and an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of which gearbox is selected both are slated to send power to the rear-wheels as the rumored all-wheel drive system was reportedly deemed too heavy and expensive.

Besides the M3, we can expect M versions of the X3, X4, and Z4. They are slated to be joined by M Performance variants of the 3-Series, 4-Series, X2, and X7.

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New BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car Feels At Home On The Track 6
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW M, BMW M5, BMW Videos, reviews, video on 12 6th, 2017


As reviews of BMW’s new-generation M5 continue to pour in, it’s pretty interesting to see the MotoGP Safety Car version being tested as well.

This 2018 M5 was driven on the track in Valencia, where it could make the best of its power and its Sport M xDrive 4WD system.

While performance is identical to what you get in the regular M5, meaning 600 PS (591 HP) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, there are several differences between the stock model and the Safety Car.

For starters, it’s packed with all the M Performance parts you can get, such as carbon fiber side skirts, rear diffuser, exhaust tips, rear spoiler, front kidney grille and wing mirror caps. It also comes with a titanium M Performance exhaust, a custom front splitter that you can’t order for the street car, bonnet latches and M4 GTS bucket seats.

The final touches in making this M5 a safety car were the addition of LED lights on the roof and the grille, flashing headlights and, of course, a special livery. You can check out the end result in the video that follows right after the jump .

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New BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car Feels At Home On The Track 6
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW M, BMW M5, BMW Videos, reviews, video on 12 6th, 2017


As reviews of BMW’s new-generation M5 continue to pour in, it’s pretty interesting to see the MotoGP Safety Car version being tested as well.

This 2018 M5 was driven on the track in Valencia, where it could make the best of its power and its Sport M xDrive 4WD system.

While performance is identical to what you get in the regular M5, meaning 600 PS (591 HP) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, there are several differences between the stock model and the Safety Car.

For starters, it’s packed with all the M Performance parts you can get, such as carbon fiber side skirts, rear diffuser, exhaust tips, rear spoiler, front kidney grille and wing mirror caps. It also comes with a titanium M Performance exhaust, a custom front splitter that you can’t order for the street car, bonnet latches and M4 GTS bucket seats.

The final touches in making this M5 a safety car were the addition of LED lights on the roof and the grille, flashing headlights and, of course, a special livery. You can check out the end result in the video that follows right after the jump .

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BMW’s M SUVs Could Get Competition Package Variants 30
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M, BMW X5M, BMW X6M, Reports, SUV on 11 30th, 2017


BMW isn’t opposed to offering a Competition Package for its M-branded SUV models, including the X5 M and X6 M.

During an interview with Auto Guide on the floor of the LA Auto Show, BMW M boss Frank van Meel said the popularity of Competition Package variants of other M models means the firm’s SUVs could get the same treatment.

“Well Competition is a strong growing market in demand, and that goes for every M. So that’s also a feature we’re going to use more often in the future. And that does not exclude SUVs,” van Meel said.

BMW first introduced its Competition Package to the previous-generation M5 and M6 a few years ago. Since then, both the BMW M3 and M4 have been offered in Competition Package guise and both models have proven popular.

If the company does decide to equip one of its M models with the same performance upgrades, it would likely do so on the next-generation X5, tipped to arrive in 2018. Like other Competition Package-equipped models, it could receive engine modifications, suspension tweaks, and new branding.

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The Idiot’s Guide To Using The Launch Control In Your New BMW M 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW M, BMW M4, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, video on 11 29th, 2017


Using the Launch Control in a modern performance car can make the difference between winning and losing a drag race, but do you know how to engage it in a new BMW M?

The ritual starts with the most important part, one that’s often ignored: warming up the engine. Then you’ll have to turn the DSC off, put the gear shifter from automatic to manual and set the ‘Drive Logic’ to level three to speed up the double-clutch gearbox.

Bear with us, because you’re just seconds away from turning the feature on, as all you have to do now is press down on the brake with your left foot and apply full throttle with the right foot. This activates the Launch Control, as highlighted by the chequered flag that appears on the instrument cluster under the rev meter.

As a final step, you have to choose the rpms by using the button that normally adjusts the cruise control speed; BMW recommends setting it between 3,000 and 3,500 rpm.

Now you’re finally ready to go, so keep an eye on the lights/flag, and remember: drag racing is best kept for a track, not public roads.

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BMW M760Li Individual Looks Extra Special In Long Beach Blue Coat 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Individual, BMW M, Middle East on 11 23rd, 2017


BMW Individual have come up with yet another stunning machine: a customized M760Li that’s on display in Abu Dhabi.

Likely made especially for a local customers, the flagship saloon has a very special exterior color, called Long Beach Blue.

Furthermore, this range-topping 7-Series also benefits from what BMW Abu Dhabi calls a “3D design body kit”, which combines the Alpina-like front apron and rear spoiler with carbon fiber mirror caps and 21-inch multi-spoke wheels finished in Liquid Black.

Red leather dominates most of the interior, including the front and rear seats, lower part of the dashboard, central console and doors, and is joined by black leather, wood trim and metallic accents. Two rear individual seats assure the passengers of this stunning M760Li of the required comfort, alongside the rear entertainment system with two displays mounted on the back of the front seats.

In the engine compartment, this M760Li remains stock, meaning that its 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 puts out 600 PS (592 HP) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque that are directed to the xDrive all-wheel drive system via an 8-speed auto transmission.

Despite being no lightweight, this luxo-barge needs just 3.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) and maxes out at 250 km/h (155 mph).

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This BMW 2002 Project Car Is Powered By An M5 V8 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 2002, BMW M, BMW M5, BMW Videos, Classics, Restomod, tuning, video on 11 23rd, 2017


When BMW first launched their 2002 model in the late 60s, it’s unlikely they ever imagined somebody would fit a 400 horsepower V8 underneath its bonnet.

Then again, the title of this video is “Dream Build”, where the dream was to get this 2002 Bimmer to accept the S62 V8 engine from a 2001 E39 M5.

Now that the build is ready, the owner of the car thought fit to talks us through everything that went into this project and how this car differs from your regular 2002 model, even though you might not know it just by looking at it.

For starters, a lot of mechanical changes were made in order to help this car handle all the extra muscle. So despite it looking mostly stock, some major underbody reinforcement took place, while a Nissan 240SX “donated” its front and rear suspension to help the cause. Other mods include brand new fenders, new doors, a new quarter panel, rear tail section, basically a lot of changes that thankfully didn’t do much to alter the car’s appearance.

Inside, you’ll find Recaro seats, a momo steering wheel, custom gauge cluster and some nice white contrast stitching all over the black leather.

Earlier this year, we saw Jay Leno drive a 1976 BMW 2002 with an S14 M power unit, from a 1989 BMW M3. It’s safe to say this one here is way quicker.

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BMW Reveals It Is Already Working On Hybrid M Cars 22
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW M, Hybrids, Reports on 11 22nd, 2017


BMW has admitted that it has started work developing M-branded hybrid models.

According to the vice president of BMW’s M division, Dirk Hacker, electrification is something the automaker can’t avoid, Autocar reports.

“We cannot avoid the need for electrification and it is true that we are working on hybrid power already. For now, all I will say is that we are working on a very precise technical solution, but there is no final decision on how to deploy the concept.”

Despite the work being done, Hacker expressed some reservations about electrification, namely the weight it would add and how this could affect the handling of an M product.

“Adding mass to performance cars is never ideal. But if we can use electrification to install more performance, then we start to have the answers. That might be more speed, or it might be the ability for a car to be driven on electric power in a city. It might also be the case that we need different answers to that question in different cities,” Hacker revealed.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about BMW M planning a future with electrification. In fact, company chief Frank Van Meel revealed earlier this year that all M vehicles will eventually become all-electric. In the meantime, hybridization will be adopted as an intermediary response to changing consumer sentiment and stringent fuel emission laws.

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BMW 340i Touring M Performance Is The Closest Thing To An Estate M3 18
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 3-series, BMW M, BMW Videos, Sweden, video on 11 18th, 2017


Since BMW has yet to make an M3 using the 3-Series estate, cars like this 340i Touring with M blood running through its veins are as close as you can get to one.

You don’t have to speak Swedish in order to realize this car, for sale on Wayke, is absolutely loaded with just about everything BMW can squeeze into a 3-Series. Considering the spec, the car should have cost 903,470 krona, which is roughly $107,000, however the price was set to 799,000 kr, or $95,000.

This 340i xDrive Touring has a lot going for it. Not only does it feature an M Performance power and sound kit, but it also has M Performance brakes, 20″ wheels, rear wing, carbon fiber mirrors, Alcantara-rich interior (including the steering wheel, handbrake, armrest), carbon fiber gear lever and center console, LED door lights and quite a lot more.

As for performance, the 340i comes with 326 PS (321 HP) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) of torque out of the factory. This car however, thanks to the power kit, has 360 PS (355 HP) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque that’s enough to get it from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 5 seconds.

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Watch A BMW M3 Crash At The ‘Ring During A Snowstorm 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, BMW, BMW M, BMW M3, BMW Videos, Nurburgring, Offbeat News, video on 11 17th, 2017


Taking a fast rear-wheel drive car to the track in slippery conditions might not always be a good idea, especially when talking about the Nurburgring, which has very little runoff space between the tarmac and its barriers.

This is probably one of the slowest and most unfortunate incidents you’ll see all year. The driver was clearly being careful with his speed, but was caught off-guard by the treacherous conditions upon exiting that right-hand corner.

Luckily, the M3 poked the barrier with little force, and as far as we can see, there wasn’t a lot of damage to the car. Still, after the repair bill comes in, it might be best to keep this 431 PS (425 HP) sports sedan away from cold and wet surfaces.

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