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Here's Why You Won't Find an Electric BMW M2, M3, or M4 Anytime Soon

Here’s Why You Won’t Find an Electric BMW M2, M3, or M4 Anytime Soon

BMW M’s big boss is very certain about the transition, but you can still fantasize about gas-powered M cars for the time being

Good news for the hardcore M car fans, BMW is not yet ready to refurbish its fully-fledged M models with solely electrified powertrains, as the technology isn’t there yet. And, according to the CEO of BMW M, Frank van Meel, you will have to wait until 2030 at the earliest to get your hands on a fully electric M2, M3, or an M4. M Performance cars, like the BMW XM and iX M60i will be growing and getting more advanced between now and then.

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2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

The M4 CSL is lighter, more powerful, and quicker than the M4 Competition, and costs $140,000!

Following the footsteps of the M3 CSL from almost two decades back and the M4 GTS that came out six years back, BMW has launched its latest special edition model, the M4 CSL. For the longest time, it was a well-kept secret, but in recent times, we had spied it a few times and had an idea of how it looked on the outside and the inside. Fast forward to the present day, the M4 “Competition, Sport, Lightweight" is finally here.

The M4 CSL comes with a lot of tweaks when compared to the M4 Competition. It makes 40 extra horses, features an aggressive suspension tune, carbon-ceramic brakes, ultra-high performance tires, and is 240 pounds lighter. The M4 CSL is limited to just 1,000 examples worldwide and costs $139,900; nearly twice as much as the M4 Competition. Is it worth the extra price?

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Formula Drift BMW M2 Attempts To Go Fast In a Straight Line, But A BMW 318is Time Attack Monster Has Something To Say About It

Formula Drift BMW M2 Attempts To Go Fast In a Straight Line, But A BMW 318is Time Attack Monster Has Something To Say About It

Hoonigan drag races two very different "Beemers"; Both are out of their element on a drag strip

Hoonigan’s “This vs That” has given us some of the most epic drag race battle, we have ever seen. If a build is crazy fast and weird, it’s bound to show up on their channel, and this time, we have two very different BMWs squaring off against each other. The first bonkers machine is a BMW M2 Formula Drift car while the second one is a BMW E36, built specifically for Time Attack. Neither of the cars is meant to race on a drag strip, so it should be very interesting.

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An Epic Drag Race Between A BMW M4 Competition xDrive And An Audi RS5 Takes Place On An Empty Runway

An Epic Drag Race Between A BMW M4 Competition xDrive And An Audi RS5 Takes Place On An Empty Runway

The Audi RS5 and BMW M4 Competition xDrive prove they can exchange blows all day, on the drag strip

German performance cars are capable all-rounders, but when on the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn, only one thing matters – straight-line acceleration and top speed. With this in mind, YouTube channel Daniel Abt has arranged for two German performance coupes – a BMW M4 Competition xDrive and an Audi RS5 – to battle it out on an empty runway, and see how quickly they can get up to Autobahn speeds.

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A Bold Design Could Foreshadow The Next BMW M4 GTR

A Bold Design Could Foreshadow The Next BMW M4 GTR

An independent Vietnamese designer has done a better job on the BMW M4 than the entire BMW design team

BMW makes some of the best performance cars, but the company’s design language has been quite divisive in recent times. This is especially true for the BMW 4 Series, which is expected to get its most powerful, road-going version – the M4 CSL – in May 2022. While the test prototype has revealed plenty of details, a Vietnamese designer that goes by huy.a.tran on Instagram has given us his take on what a BMW M4 CSL should be, and it looks way better than BMW’s own creation.

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Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

The Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air prove high-performance EVs are faster than gravity

High-performance EVs are here and they are very fast. The Tesla Model S Plaid and, now, the Lucid Air are both capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the two-second range, and both pack over 1,000 horsepower. To get an idea of just how fast cars have become, both EVs will square off against the fastest sedan from 20 years go – the BMW M5 E39 – in a quarter-mile drag race with a twist, after which both EVs will race against…a person falling from an airplane.

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Track Battle: Can The Ultra-lightweight Caterham 360R Take On The BMW M3 xDrive Competition

Track Battle: Can The Ultra-lightweight Caterham 360R Take On The BMW M3 xDrive Competition

This hot-lap battle between a Caterham 360R and a BMW M3 Competition xDrive prove that numbers don’t tell the whole story

Power to weight ratio is an important tangible aspect of any car when it comes to performance. But where is the point in which big horsepower prevails over a better power-to-weight ratio? Auto Express has provided an answer to that, by pitting the ultra-lightweight Caterham 360R versus the tech-heavy BMW M3 xDrive Competition, in a race around a racetrack.

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The BMW M3 Superwagon Could Launch Very, Very Soon

The BMW M3 Superwagon Could Launch Very, Very Soon

In a weird twist, the M3 Touring – the first and last of a dying breed – could launch before the updated 3 Series

The BMW M3 Touring – the first-ever wagonized M3 – has been in the works for a very long time. We saw the 2023 M3 Touring testing at the Nürburgring way back in October of 2021, which means it was in development for at least a year before that point. By early 2022, BMW had actually confirmed the M3 Touring. Despite being a forbidden fruit here in the U.S., the M3 Touring is one of the most anticipated BMWs in recent memory, and now we’ve learned that it could be revealed this summer with sales likely to commence before the end of fall.

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A Tuned Toyota GR Supra Attempts To School The BMW M4 Competition In Gappology

A Tuned Toyota GR Supra Attempts To School The BMW M4 Competition In Gappology

A Toyota GR Supra with a tune shows the new BMW M4 Competition how to put the power down in a drag race

Ever since the Toyota GR Supra came out, we have been wondering how it stacks up to some of BMW’s higher echelon of performance cars. To answer the question, Sam CarLegion has arranged for a tuned Toyota GR Supra and a BMW M4 Competition G82 to meet at the drag strip. We know the GR Supra is quite capable and has beaten much more powerful cars on the quarter-mile. Can it win this one?

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Can The BMW M8 Prove To Be The ‘Head Of The Table' In This Race Against The M5 CS And The M5 CS?

Can The BMW M8 Prove To Be The ‘Head Of The Table’ In This Race Against The M5 CS And The M5 CS?

You can hear the BMW M5 CS channel its inner Kramer and scream "Giddy Up!" at the M8 every time!

What happens when three different cars with the same engine, transmission, drive system, and torque figures take on each other? Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ decided to find the answers. They pit the BMW M8 Competition, the BMW M5 CS, and the BMW M5 Competition against each other for a series of drag and rolling races. Which of these three do you think wins?

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BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back

BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back

BMW M3 Competition takes on the hardcore Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm around a track. Which will prevail?

Carwow has been synonymous with staging some of the most exciting drag races, more often than not, between stock, production cars. However, the same YouTube channel, occasionally gives us a proper comparison between two high-performance vehicles – in this case, the new BMW M3 Competition and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm.

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Interfamily War: Watch Three Different BMW M Cars Take On Each Other For Straight-Line Supremacy

Interfamily War: Watch Three Different BMW M Cars Take On Each Other For Straight-Line Supremacy

A BMW M140i takes on an M2 and an M3 Competition – all tuned – to claim bragging rights

Jamie from ‘Officially Gassed – OG’ uploaded a video on his YouTube channel that involved three BMW M cars. The suspects were a tuned 650-horsepower M140i, a 590-horsepower M2, and a 580-horsepower BMW M3 Competition. All of them were unique in their ways and hold accolades that make them a sure winner. But, there can only be one winner, and the best way to find that out is to pit them against each other.

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BMW G80 M3 Competition Puts Down A Sub-Three-Second 0 to 60 MPH Time

BMW G80 M3 Competition Puts Down A Sub-Three-Second 0 to 60 MPH Time

The BMW M3 G80 gets xDrive, and it puts down a supercar-like 0 to 60 mph Time of under 3 Seconds

The BMW M3 does not need an introduction. It has been setting the benchmark for performance cars since 1986, and although the newer models are a far cry from the lightweight homologation model that was the E30 M3, they are still some of the most praised driver’s cars. With the G80 now being the quickest-accelerating M3, you have to ask yourself, can a stock BMW M3 get any quicker? The answer is given by YouTube channel Drag Times, which managed to get its hands on a BMW M3 Competition xDrive.

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Does The BMW X6M Stand A Chance Against The Lamborghini Urus?

Does The BMW X6M Stand A Chance Against The Lamborghini Urus?

The X6M costs half the price of an Urus but matches its performance levels

The Lamborghini Urus is Lamborghini’s first SUV and it has broken the sales records for the company. The Urus is practical and can be used as a daily driver, unlike the other bulls in the Italian automaker’s portfolio. But that doesn’t mean it is compromised when it comes to performance. The Urus boasts of specs that make it one of the quickest and fastest production SUVs.

The folks at Carwow, however, decided to pit the Urus against the BMW X6M. The latter is an incredible performer and made the Urus sweat. But, was the German able to trump the Urus, or did the latter prevail?

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Thanks to Hybridization, There Is No Ceiling for the BMW M Brand

Thanks to Hybridization, There Is No Ceiling for the BMW M Brand

In other words, expect even more powerful M cars

Harnessing electricity - fully or partially - in a vehicle has opened a whole lot of avenues for car brands to explore in their quest to offer more power than the rival next door.

One such nameplate is BMW’s M division, which doesn’t have the slightest intention to limit the level of grunt offered by its future models. On the contrary: it plans to boost those figures.

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2020 BMW X4 M

2020 BMW X4 M

The first-ever X4 M is here to take on the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe

The 2020 BMW X4 M is the high-performance version of BMW’s compact coupe SUV. Unveiled alongside its 2020 X3 M sibling, the X4 M arrived five years after the nameplate was introduced in 2014. A bit late to the party, but BMW finally offers a competitor for the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe. Based on the second-generation X4 that was unveiled for the 2018 model year, the X4 M shares underpinnings and technology with the X3 M. It features BMW’s brand-new S58 engine, a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter inline-six that will also power the next-generation M3 and M4 models. The X4 M is, together with the X3 M, the first M vehicle that’s available with two power ratings at the same time. The X4 M is the base model with 473 horsepower, while the X4 M Competition acts as the range-topping version with 503 horsepower.

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2020 BMW X3 M

2020 BMW X3 M

The popular X3 is finally available with M-rated performance and features

The 2020 BMW X3 M is the high-performance version of the company’s popular compact SUV. The M-badged crossover arrived a full 16 years after the X3 made its debut and enables BMW to compete with beefed-up versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q5. Alongside the X3 M, BMW also introduced a higher-spec Competition model. The highly anticipated X3 M arrived to put an end to more than a decade of speculation. Rumored ever since the crossover arrived in showrooms back in 2003, the X3 M is finally here to take on the Mercedes-AMG GLC63. The Competition model boasts a bit more power and extra standard features, which places it in the same league with the AMG GLC63 S.

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