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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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Rumor: BMW Is Planning The M4 GTS

According to BMW insider, after the release of the M2 next year, the next exciting news for the M brand is the GTS model of the M4.

For your reference, the GTS trim is a more track-oriented variant, it usually deletes some non-necessary parts and incorporates structural enhancements. For example, the E92 M3 GTS weights approx. 300 lbs less than the standard M3. Of course, there may be other upgrades to the powertrain, suspension and braking system.

Currently there is no further information about the M4 GTS, we will keep an eye on it and report back any updates.


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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 M4 convertible to be announced

The 2015 BMW M4 convertible will be announced in the coming NY auto show 2 weeks later.

All specs should be very similar to the M4 coupe, except one: the curb weight of the M4 convertible will be at a hefty 4,055lb. This is not a lot of weight loss compared to its predecessor E93 M3 Conv. And also, the trunk will be larger. These are all major key points we know at this moment.


Here is the detailed specs for you to dig deeper:


We will provide you the pricing guide once it is available. Meanwhile for those who want to lease the latest M car, here are the rates for a 3-year contract (for M3 and M4, not including M4 Convertible):

15k miles/yr – 55% RV;
12k miles/yr – 57% R...

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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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