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Report: No AWD Version Plan for the BMW M3, M4 & M5

During the 2014 LA auto show last week, we have a chance to talk to Mr. Alexander Bilgeri, VP of Corporate Communications of BMW USA.

According to Mr. Bilgeri, there will not be any AWD variants for the current M3 sedan and M4 coupe/convertible. When being asked about the next-generation of the M5 sedan, he also mentioned that BMW does not plan to make an AWD variant as well.


Mr. Bilgeri explained to me that, this decision is based on the fact that BMW upper management wants to keep the M car’s RWD tradition, and they want to keep the M3/M4/M5 go be a “pure sports car”.

While technically speaking, AWD setup can greatly enhance the acceleration and handling of a large-ho...

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Extensive Technical Information: 2015 BMW M3/M4 and the S55 Engine

The S55 engine-equipped 2015 BMW M3 and M4 has been for sale for a while.

However, before looking at the below two technical documents from BMW, I bet you do not know the M3 and M4 in such depth. These two official documents provides precious details about these M cars and its heart: the S55 engine.


For example, some of the major differences between the S55 engine and the N55 engine (which is found in all BMW *35i models), are: 1. the S55 has closed deck crankcase, and the N55 is open deck; 2. the S55 has LDS-coated aluminum cylinder liners, while the N55 is using cast iron liners.


Download the documents for more insights.

M3/M4 Technical Document

S55 Engine Technical D...

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2015 BMW M3 and M4 online builder is up on BMW website

Two days ago we told you the prices and options of the new 2015 M3 and M4. Today you can build your favorite M3 or M4 on the official website.

Want to negotiate and grab one from your local BMW dealerships? This M3/M4 price guide can help you.

For the $8,150 carbon ceramic brakes (CCB), compared to the price of M3/M4, it is steep. But if we compare it to other similar aftermarket products in the market, you will find this OEM one is quite reasonable. For example a set of 380mm Brembo GT Big Brake Kit costs you around $7,850, and this even does not include installation. Another good news: CCB brakes has another advantage in addition to its superior performance...

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