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Why the BMW M4 is better than the M3 V8 (2013)

Rated 3 out of 53

Ben Barry, 25 September 2013 09:10

It’s no exaggeration to say that the turbocharged engine in the upcoming BMW M3 (saloon) and M4 (coupe) models is one of the most important engines ever produced by BMW’s M Division. No, it’s not the first turbo lump the performance off-shoot has built – you'll probably know we’ve already had the X5/X6M mutants plus the brilliant 1M and M5 ...

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Why the BMW M4 is better than the M3 V8 (2013)

Rated 3 out of 53

Ben Barry, 25 September 2013 09:10

It’s no exaggeration to say that the turbocharged engine in the upcoming BMW M3 (saloon) and M4 (coupe) models is one of the most important engines ever produced by BMW’s M Division. No, it’s not the first turbo lump the performance off-shoot has built – you'll probably know we’ve already had the X5/X6M mutants plus the brilliant 1M and M5 ...

BMW i3 ‘virtual test drive’ app (2013) CAR review

Rated 1.5 out of 51.5

Ollie Kew, 13 September 2013 14:00

Though we’ve seen new the BMW i3 in full production trim, and had a ride in the carbonfibre electric city car, there’s still a short wait before anyone can get behind the wheel of a showroom-spec example in the UK – or is there? BMW has launched a smartphone and tablet app – ‘BMW i3: Become Electric’, which it claims ...

CAR scoop: BMW and Toyota's joint sports car plot

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 13 September 2013 09:00

BMW is buddying up with Toyota on an all-new sports car platform, set to underpin the replacements for the Z4, 6-series and GT86. The unlikely collaboration stems from an alliance that began in 2011, where BMW and Toyota agreed to co-develop next-generation lithium ion batteries, and for Toyota to use BMW’s fourpot diesels in its European cars. An engineering team is ...

BMW i8 (2013) at Frankfurt motor show

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ben Pulman, 10 September 2013 08:00

This is the new BMW i8, unveiled this morning at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. It’s BMW second ‘i’ model (after the i3 city car) and thanks to lightweight carbonfibre construction and a new downsized turbocharged engine, the new i8 is a sports car that offers the performance of an M3 and over 100mpg. The supercar of the future? >> ...

BMW X5 M50d (2013) first pictures of the new super-diesel SUV

Rated 3 out of 53

Ollie Kew, 30 August 2013 10:50

BMW has created the first high-performance version of its new X5 SUV: the X5 M50d. It’s a triple-turbocharged, six-cylinder diesel-powered model good for 42mpg, apparently. Until the new V8 X5 M sends purist enthusiasts into a froth-mouthed frenzy, this circa-£65k leviathan is the most powerful, fastest X5 you can buy. What’s the BMW X5 M50d’s engine spec? Doing the business ...

BMW Concept X5 eDrive (2013) plug-in hybrid at Frankfurt motor show

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Damion Smy, 22 August 2013 09:19

Sharing the stage with the BMW i3 at the Frankfurt motor show is the BMW Concept X5 eDrive. The plug-in hybrid X5 is set to re-write the SUV rulebook with its four-cylinder petrol-electric drivetrain producing claimed figures of less than 90g/km of CO2 and a tree-hugging 74.3mpg, smashing the Lexus RX450h which produces 145g/km and 44.8mpg. What’s more, it’s better ...

BMW M4 Concept (2013) first official pictures

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Georg Kacher, 16 August 2013 02:01

This is the new BMW M4 – don’t believe the ‘Concept’ tag. BMW’s M concepts always look identical when they reach production, and this new 424bhp coupe will be no exception. The M Division 4-series employs forced induction, signalling the death of the outgoing E92 M3’s sonorous 4.0-litre V8. Don’t worry though: the new car is faster, more efficient, and ...

BMW M4 gets noisy (2013): listen to the new M4’s turbo straight-six here

BMW M4 gets noisy (2013): listen to the new M4’s turbo straight-six here
  With the unveiling of the new BMW M4 imminent, BMW’s excitement has got the better of it with the M Division releasing a video showing featuring the new M4’s engine note. What do we know about the new BMW M4’s engine? The video might be called ‘BMW M is preparing something new’, but the engine isn’t really a fresh ...

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BMW Z4 sDrive 18i (2013) CAR review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 13 August 2013 06:25

When BMW facelifted the Z4 late last year, you’d have been forgiven for thinking it was administered placebo medicine. Apparently, the new car has reshaped headlights and a revised side ‘gill’ vent. Mercifully, the powertrain updates are easier to identify – especially in the case of this new entry-level Z4 18i model. Using a detuned version of the Z4 20i’s ...

BMW i3 (2013) at Frankfurt motor show

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 29 July 2013 13:30

The new BMW i3 offers the potential dream ticket of carbonfibre construction and zero tailpipe emissions (not to mention a posh badge) for £25k. It’s an electrically driven city car designed from the ground up to be as eco-friendly as possible, but still a decent drive. The all-new city car's order books will open this summer, with the i3 range ...

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