Can A Tuned, 490-HP BMW M240i Take On the Porsche 911CS and BMW M3?
Sometimes, the best drag races are those that have some form of handicap. Take this race hosted by YouTube channel Track Day, for example. It’s a three-car throw down involving an F80-generation BMW M3 Competition, a 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S, and a BMW M240i. The latter is the obvious underdog in this race, but this isn’t your stock M240i that comes into the race with significant modifications, none more important than an engine upgrade that helps the turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine produce more output than both the M3 Competition and the 911 Carrera S. The scales tip differently now, do they? Does the modified M240i have what it takes to beat the M3 Competition and the 911 Carrera S? Let’s find out.
Will The BMW M4 CSL Bring Enough Fight To Combat the Porsche 911 GT3?
We Bet You Didn’t Realize How Much Effort BMW Made to Make the M3 and M4 Sound Amazing
While BMW isn’t even thinking about dropping its current design approach (ahem, the bucktooth grille) on some of its sports car, Munich has been hard at work promoting the new M3/M4 via a mini-series of videos that focus on the performance sedan’s and coupe’s features.
This time around, we’re getting schooled on how and why the new M3 and M4 sound the way they do.
2021 BMW M8 Gran Coupe by G-Power
G-Power has unveiled a new tuning program for the BMW M8 Gran Coupe, and it is a doozy. Three different engine upgrades await owners of the mighty M8 Gran Coupe. The most potent upgrade involves significant modifications to the Bimmer’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged engine, resulting in an increased output of 808 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The German tuner’s new kit also comes with aesthetic and aerodynamic changes, as well as the option for a new set of wheels.
The BMW M5 CS Has The Best Weight-to-Power Ratio Of Any M Car On The Planet
Now that BMW’s new hyper-sedan is out in the wild, pundits can finally shed the speculation aside and focus on the M5 CS’ impressive spec sheet. One such outlet is Bimmer Today, which found out that the new M5 derivative sports the best power-to-weight ratio of all M cars ever built.
The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It’s As Fast As a Supercar
So far, BMW has been industriously churning out CS versions of the M2, M3, and M4. Which means a CS-badged BMW M5 was always on the cards. Well, what we all could suspect finally happened and the 2022 BMW M5 CS is here as the fastest and most powerful car ever built by BMW M.
BMW Has Gone Out Of Its Way To Make the i4 Sedan a Driver’s Car
BMW is dropping more info on the incoming i4 all-electric four-door and in doing so, it pledges allegiance to top-notch performance - something that’s been at the core of the brand since day one - beyond the mundane straight-line sprint. What this basically mean is that even when the road gets twisty, the new i4 should handle like a dream.
BMW M Electrification Is Coming, And It Is Happening Sooner Than You Think
By the end of the year, we might witness the debut of BMW M’s first-ever all-electric car. We’re not the ones saying it, it’s BMW itself. Even so, there are a lot of unknown puzzle pieces and before more official info comes our way, here’s what we know so far about BMW M’s plans to electrify, partially of totally, its range.
The New Manual M4 Is Heavier, And We Blame That Ungodly Grille
When it’s not concocting videos of synthetically added Lamborghini V-10 sounds to its M2 sports car, BMW is hard at work educating the public on the new M3 and M4 performance brothers.
In a recent video posted by BMW M on YouTube, we get to find out that the current M4 fitted with a manual is heavier than the previous M4 fitted with the dual-clutch transmission.
Throwback: BMW’s Holiday Video Features Rarely Seen M3 E30 Pickup
With Christmas literally being a few days away, automakers have started rolling out their holiday greetings for the masses. BMW’s M Division is the latest to do so with a holiday-themed ad that features a vehicle that was never sold to the public. We’ve seen it a handful of times over the years, but this is probably the first time Bimmer is using the pickup version of the BMW M3 E30 for any of its promotional videos. Consider it a treat then that BMW is doing it for the holidays. Merry Christmas, indeed!
A Rendering Artist Has Tweaked An Original BMW M850 In Unimaginable Ways
It’s well established that I count the first-generation BMW 8 Series as one of my grail cars. It still ranks as one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen, and two decades after BMW ended production of the E31 8 Series, I’m still smitten by it every time I see it. This, then, leads me to the Instagram page of Khyzyl Saleem, a rendering artist who has earned followers for his incredible creations. Saleem recently rendered a BMW 850CSi in what he described as his “perfect spec,” and the results are, well, intriguing, to say the least.
BMW Made the 4 Series Ugly Because It’s Okay With You Making It Look Better
It’s been a while since the 4 Series was launched and understandably, some people haven’t been able to get over its looks - yeah, we’re looking at you, bucktooth grille. BMW, on the other hand, seems to have accepted the 4er’s polarizing nature and has no problem whatsoever if customers modify the coupe’s front design.
Historical Car for Sale: 1957 BMW 507 Series II Hardtop
The hand-built 507 is arguably the most eye-pleasing BMW to ever hit the streets and the fact that it was made in very limited numbers only adds to its desirability.
BMW built just 254 units between 1955 and 1959 and as some of you might recall, Elvis Presley drove one. You can, too, but only if you’re willing to shell out north of $1.6 million.
Car for Sale: 1988 BMW E30 M3
BMW M3 needs no introduction. The new model with the kidney grille has faced a lot of flak, but that’s because the yesteryear models had set the bar so high. One such M3 from the 1980s has arrived at the Bring-a-Trailer auctions and it looks absolutely droolworthy. This ’88 belongs to the first-gen of the M3s ever produced by BMW. This particular example comes with a four-cylinder engine, a manual gearbox, and has over 80,000 miles on the odo.
The Alpina BMW i8 Didn’t Happen Because of Limitations in the i8’s Design
Whenever BMW unveils a cool model, Alpina usually modifies it into something even more exciting. Unfortunately, the i8 hybrid sports car was an exception from this rule.
Alpina did develop a beefed-up i8, as revealed back in 2019, but the performance hybrid never made into production. Alpina initially said that BMW didn’t agree for the project to go on, but the tuning company is now back to explain why the souped-up i8 remained just a prototype. As it turns out, turning it into a production model would have been too complicated and expensive.
Here’s the BMW M3 and M4 Redesigned Yet Again - Maybe BMW Should Listen
The latest BMW M3 and M4 sports compacts are the most powerful of their kind, but they’re also highly controversial due to a single design feature: the kidney grille. Not just wider than before, the grille also extends all the way to the bottom of the front fascia. This design cue alone makes the M3 and M4 looks significantly different than their predecessor, despite the rest of the car many of the old features. American car design Chip Foose also thinks that the M3 and M4 look a bit strange, so he did his own version of BMW’s new kidney grille.