BMW M3 / M4 exhaust comparison – Akrapovic, FI, Capristo, AC Schnitzer, Stanic

BMW M4 Sound AKRAPOVIC vs FI EXHAUST vs CAPRISTO vs AC SCHNITZER vs STANIC F82 Exhaust Comparison. ...

BMW M4 Sound AKRAPOVIC vs FI EXHAUST vs CAPRISTO vs AC SCHNITZER vs STANIC F82 Exhaust Comparison.

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Turner Motorsport orders two BMW M6 GT3 FOR 2016

Seven-Time Championship Winning BMW Race Team, Turner Motorsport is excited to announce the next chapter in their 20-year racing lineage. With 325 professional race starts with BMW, Turner Motorsport looks to continue the highly successful and long s...

Seven-Time Championship Winning BMW Race Team, Turner Motorsport is excited to announce the next chapter in their 20-year racing lineage. With 325 professional race starts with BMW, Turner Motorsport looks to continue the highly successful and long standing run behind the blue and white roundel. Turner is set to order two BMW M6 GT3 cars which BMW Motorsport is on track to deliver by the end of this year in anticipation for the 2016 24 Hours at Daytona.

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The team will campaign two all-new BMW M6 GT3 cars in the 2016 24 Hours at Daytona in the new homologated GT3 spec class of what will be the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “We are super excited for the new M6 GT3,” commented Will Turner. “BMW Motorsport has been extremely busy with testing and development on the new car so I am confident when we get the cars they will be very well sorted out Will Turner added, “The initial testing with the M6 has demonstrated the new car to be very strong so we can’t wait to get our hands on these cars.” With test dates on the calendar, Turner has yet to determine the final driver line ups for the 24 Hour at Daytona. “Once we go testing, we hope to nail down our 24 Hour at Daytona drivers as well as probable 2016 full season drivers for both IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge.” With the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule finalized the preliminary budget has been determined for the 11-race season allowing Turner to begin planning for the probable return and full season effort with the blue and yellow BMWs. In addition to likely return to endurance racing, the team is also in the initial planning stages to make a return to the Pirelli World Challenge sprint racing format with the new M6 GT3. “Both IMSA and PWC season long programs for 2016 are shaping up and I hope that we will be able to make an official announcement in the near future,” said Will Turner. With 2016 racing plans already in motion, Turner looks forward to continued partnership with the current 2015 race partners and sponsors like IHG Rewards Club, Alvarez & Marsal, Escort, Motul, H&R Springs as well as other long time partners. “Since the M6 has not officially been released by BMW we took our best shot at coming up with an accurate rendering of the new M6 GT3 to show our fans as well as sponsors what it may look like in the iconic Turner blue and yellow,” said Director of Marketing, Jay Baier. “Andy Blackmore did a fantastic job with the artwork based off the images of the camouflage car to come up with this rendering.” The BMW M6 GT3 features a longer wheelbase than the Z4 GT3 with a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 (similar to street M5 & M6) engine rumored to exceed 500 horsepower. The new platform will address the admitted shortcomings for the Z4 GT3 which struggled for top-speed. Stay tuned as 2016 programs are finalized and driver lineups are determined in the new BMW M6 GT3. The article Turner Motorsport orders two BMW M6 GT3 FOR 2016 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Insider report: BMW M2 CSL reportedly in the works

BMW insider Scott26 claims that a BMW M2 CSL is coming, and here are some first details! ...

BMW insider Scott26 claims that a BMW M2 CSL is coming, and here are some first details!

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Rumor: BMW M2 CSL to arrive in 2016

The idea of a BMW M2 CSL comes to forefront once again. Earlier this year we reported on the a possible lightweight M2 CSL arriving in the future and according to the usual suspect, Scott26, that might actually happen. BMW has always had a strong fan...

The idea of a BMW M2 CSL comes to forefront once again. Earlier this year we reported on the a possible lightweight M2 CSL arriving in the future and according to the usual suspect, Scott26, that might actually happen. BMW has always had a strong fan base for its CSL variants of its sports cars. The 3.0 liter CSL of the ’70s and the E46 M3 CSL are some of BMW’s most popular models among enthusiasts. The insider says more CLS cars will be launched in the future with design ideas borrowed from hommage concepts to give the car a fresh visual perspective.

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BMW Vision Gran Turismo Furthermore, according to the rumormill, “CSL cars will not only be the most extreme variants, but will also be used as the innovation test lab to test new and exciting innovation to enhance performance….” That also translates into the use of the eDrive platform and lightweight materials and construction. Weight saving play an import role in BMW’s future product strategy and M cars already feature carbon fiber and composite plastics. In a recent interview for Autocar, Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW Group Head of Design, said that the E30 M3 is an inspiration for future BMW cars. “I’d have to give Colin Chapman the credit for the ‘performance through light weight’ mantra, but that was another big factor for the E30, and that is also a priority for us”, van Hooydonk said. No other info has been shared at this time, and for now, BMW is preparing to unveil the M2 Coupe in October. The article Rumor: BMW M2 CSL to arrive in 2016 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Run of podium finishes continues.

BMW drivers followed in the footsteps of Augusto Farfus in 2013 and Maxime Martin last year to finish on the podium at this year’s DTM races in Moscow. Marco Wittmann finished runner-up on Saturday, followed in third place by Bruno Spengler. Spen...

BMW drivers followed in the footsteps of Augusto Farfus in 2013 and Maxime Martin last year to finish on the podium at this year’s DTM races in Moscow.

Marco Wittmann finished runner-up on Saturday, followed in third place by Bruno Spengler. Spengler went one better in race two, ending Sunday’s race in second place. In total, the BMW drivers scored 73 points in Russia. Three questions for… Bruno Spengler. Bruno, how would you sum up the races in Moscow? Bruno Spengler: “I leave Russia with a positive feeling. Unfortunately I did not quite manage to get a pole position or race win. However, I can obviously be very happy with third place on Saturday and second in Sunday’s race. I scored a lot of points for BMW Team MTEK. I finished runner-up here last year too. Moscow seems to suit me.” Both DTM races at the “Moscow Raceway” were quite eventful for you… Spengler: “Yes, there was quite a lot going on. On Saturday I managed to overtake Jamie Green in the final corner to make it onto the podium. In Sunday’s race, the early stages were very fiercely contested. I had a great battle with Mike Rockenfeller. Everything was fair. That is what motorsport should be all about. Even the pit stops were exciting. My team had a great strategy. Unfortunately I was not quite able to match Mike’s pace and he pulled clear. However, I came home second in the end.” What are your goals for the rest of the season? Spengler: “I want to score as many points as possible in the remaining races. We will have to see whether we will always be good enough for a place on the podium. Whatever happens, we will never stop fighting.”

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One-two for BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert.

BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert claimed its third one-two in the ADAC GT Masters at the Sachsenring. Dominik Baumann and Jens Klingmann in the number 80 BMW Z4 GT3, came home ahead of team-mates Claudia Hürtgen and Uwe Alzen, in the number 19 car,...

BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert claimed its third one-two in the ADAC GT Masters at the Sachsenring.

Dominik Baumann and Jens Klingmann in the number 80 BMW Z4 GT3, came home ahead of team-mates Claudia Hürtgen and Uwe Alzen, in the number 19 car, to claim victory at the sixth of eight race weekends. Hürtgen achieved a first in the ADAC GT Masters in the morning, when she became the first woman in the history of the series to secure pole position. Having climbed temporarily into second place in the overall standings courtesy of victory on Saturday, Baumann/Klingmann had to settle for 13th in qualifying for race two, which was held on the Sunday for the first time. The second Schubert car started one place back in 14th. In the race, Baumann/Klingmann were able to climb into eighth thanks to a good pit strategy, for which they were rewarded with six points.

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Watch the Self Parking 2016 BMW 7 Series

We’ve read about the feature and seen photos of it in action. Now we get to see the 2016 7 Series do the seemingly… The post Watch the Self Parking 2016 BMW 7 Series appeared first on… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...

We’ve read about the feature and seen photos of it in action. Now we get to see the 2016 7 Series do the seemingly… The post Watch the Self Parking 2016 BMW 7 Series appeared first on… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Learning How to Drift With an M3

Well known racing driver and instructor Randy Probst teaches the right and wrong way to drift with the ultimate drifter – the BMW M3. The post Learning How to Drift With an M3 appeared first… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...

Well known racing driver and instructor Randy Probst teaches the right and wrong way to drift with the ultimate drifter – the BMW M3. The post Learning How to Drift With an M3 appeared first… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Is this the upcoming Competition Package for F80 BMW M3?

Two interesting F80 BMW M3s were spotted in Germany on a transport carrier. The black M3 sedans are equipped with the exclusive light-allow 666M wheels, the very same wheels introduced by the BMW Concept M4 GTS – sans the Acid Orange accents. S...

Two interesting F80 BMW M3s were spotted in Germany on a transport carrier. The black M3 sedans are equipped with the exclusive light-allow 666M wheels, the very same wheels introduced by the BMW Concept M4 GTS – sans the Acid Orange accents. So the following question arises: What’s a regular BMW M3 sedan doing with the exclusive wheels and black exhaust tips? Are we looking at the F80 M3 with the rumored Competition Package or is BMW preparing an F80 M3 CRT similar in concept with the previous E90 M3 CRT?

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BMW has yet to acknowledge a new edition of the M3 CRT – the acronym stands for Carbon Racing Technology – but we’ve recently learned that future exclusive M3/M4 models are certainly being planned. These could also be the first test vehicles of the Competition Packages which is rumored to arrive in 2016 and has also yet to be confirmed by BMW.

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There is also a remote possibility that these prototypes are future F80 BMW M3 Limited Edition models which would carry unique wheels, some carbon fiber bits and an upgraded exhaust system. At this point, everything is pure speculation, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a special M3 arriving next year to coincide with BMW’s 100th anniversary.

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Sapphire Black BMW F82 M4 With MORR Wheels

Black colors are simple and they just work! While most of the new BMW M3s and M4 come in Austin Yellow, Alpine White or Sakhir Orange, a Sapphire Black allows the BMW F82 M4 to look “dark” and sinister giving the sporty coupe an aura of i...

Black colors are simple and they just work! While most of the new BMW M3s and M4 come in Austin Yellow, Alpine White or Sakhir Orange, a Sapphire Black allows the BMW F82 M4 to look “dark” and sinister giving the sporty coupe an aura of invincibility. This build from AUTOCOUTURE Motoring really shows the beauty of Sapphire Black M4, especially when the rich black color is coupled with a carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser, and a blacked out kidney grille. A custom exhaust systems with adjustable exhaust valves was also installed to improve the M4’s acoustics.

Mineral Black BMW F82 M4 With MORR Wheels

Last but not least, the aftermarket wheels further enhance the looks of this M4. The wheels are manufactured by MORR and they come from the MS11 Contoured line. The BMW M4 saw no power upgrades, therefore the 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivers 425 horsepower to the rear wheels. It allows for a sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.1 seconds.

Mineral Black BMW F82 M4 With MORR Wheels

The look of the BMW M4 is classy and clean, and it will certainly stand out on a road filled with flashy colors.

Mineral Black BMW F82 M4 With MORR Wheels

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