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OFFICIAL 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe

Discussion in 'BMW M3' started by LaArtist, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. rs271

    rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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    • rs271

      rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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      Source: BMW Motor Show Blog
       
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      • m-power

        m-power Well-Known Member

        GTS.
         
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        • martinbo

          martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

          Man, that M4's one good looking car.

          [Heads off to the X4, Macan, GLC et al comparo thread...]
           
        • rs271

          rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

          DTM Champ, Marco Wittmann, gets M Performance BMW M4 52413e10bab6782072407299422e95c7.

          Marco Wittmann is one of the youngest DTM drivers BMW’s contingent has at the moment, but that didn’t stop him from claiming his second Driver’s Title this year, after a thrilling battle with the rest of the opponents in the German championship. As a reward, BMW offered him a special edition BMW M4, decked out with M Performance parts.

          Almost four weeks since he won his second driver’s title in the final of the DTM racing season at the Hockenheimring, on Friday the 18th of November, Marco was a guest in Munich where he collected his new and very special company car. His ride is now a BMW M4 Coupe equipped with a comprehensive package of BMW M Performance Parts.

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          During the morning at a workshop, Wittmann was given a detailed first-hand description of the fitted components before receiving the key of his Java Green BMW M4 Coupe at the BMW Welt in the afternoon. During the course of the day, he also gained his first impressions behind the wheel of his new M automobile.

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          “My new company car looks great and is a really fantastic drive,” Wittmann said. “The color suits me very well, because I love being on the road in a slightly more conspicuous car. BMW M Performance Parts refine the already awesome BMW M4 Coupe and turn it into a valuable and unique one-off. Many thanks to BMW, the BMW M GmbH and to BMW M Performance Parts. I will enjoy every kilometer in my new car.”

          Marco chose the BMW M Performance Parts himself, including a carbon rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, front grille slats in high-gloss black and side panel attachments. Inside the cabin, a carbon gear selector trim, pedal pads and LED illuminated door sills provide a special feeling.



          Source: BMWBlog
           
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          • Matski

            Matski Active Member

            BMW M4 GT4

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            This does not portray the car seen a couple of pages back with the additional underbody aero.

            .. interesting.
             
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            • rs271

              rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

               
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              • rs271

                rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                AVUS and TELESTO: Limited editions of the BMW M3 and M4 for Belgium and Luxembourg

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                With three strictly limited special models based on the BMW M3 and M4, dealers in Belgium and Luxembourg attract new customers to BMW’s car dealerships. Three special cars are being offered, in the form of the BMW M3 Telesto Edition, the BMW M4 Telesto Edition and the BMW M4 Avus Edition, named after their respective individual livery. While the BMW M4 is available in both Grigio Telesto and Avus Blue, the M3 sedan is the only gray to choose from.

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                As the pictures from BMW Belux show, the models of the coupe are already variants of the 2017 BMW M4 Facelift. While the Telesto edition of M3 and M4 is built 20 times each, the BMW M4 Avus Edition will only be delivered to 10 customers.

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                As connoisseurs already recognize, the wheel are in the design star spoke 666, and all the special models are equipped with the optional Competition Package. As a result, the power of the six-turbo straight-six cylinder increases to 450 hp, but just as important are the extensive modifications to chassis, steering, electronic tuning and exhaust system.

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                In addition to the special individual paint finishes, the vehicles carry some tuning components from the BMW M Performance accessories range and the interior has also been thoroughly upgraded. In addition to the color matching contrast seams, an engraving in the carbon interior trim highlights the exclusivity of those models.

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                Source: BMWBlog
                 
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                • Giannis

                  Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                  I absolutely love these rims!
                   
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                  • rs271

                    rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                    CFRP driveshaft in the BMW M3/M4 replaced with steel

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                    From November 2017 onwards, the CFRP driveshaft in the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible will be gradually replaced by an M specific driveshaft made of steel. BMW says this measure will create the necessary technical basis for meeting future statutory emissions requirements. At a later point in time, a petrol particulate filter (PPF) will be incorporated into the existing installation space in these models in major markets.

                    “The newly developed steel driveshaft has been designed to ensure the superlative performance and handling qualities of the BMW M3/M4 high-performance sports cars remain unaffected,” BMW says in a press release.

                    For production-related reasons, this pre-enabling needs to be carried out universally for the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible. This measure does not apply to the BMW M4 CS and BMW M4 GTS special-edition models.

                    Source: BMWBlog
                     
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                    • Giannis

                      Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                      So why do they replace the CFRP driveshaft with steel ones?
                       
                    • maragulon

                      maragulon Active Member

                      "This measure will create the necessary technical basis for meeting future statutory emissions requirements. At a later point in time, a petrol particulate filter (PPF) will be incorporated into the existing installation space in these models in major markets."
                       
                    • CrunchSlaughtered

                      CrunchSlaughtered Active Member

                      But then why will they leave the CFRP driveshaft for the CS? Maybe it will be out of production when the time for the PPF comes(n)
                       
                    • SCOTT27

                      SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                      The M3 exits next year and the M4 in early 2020. So the M4 is still required to offset emissions regulation.
                       
                    • Giannis

                      Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                      Oh please.

                      What does the driveshaft have to do with the emissions?

                      If anything, the lighter CFRP one helps reduce emissions!
                       
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                      • DjordjeC63

                        DjordjeC63 Active Member

                        Actually it reduces emissions...of money.
                         
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                        • CrunchSlaughtered

                          CrunchSlaughtered Active Member

                          Maybe the steel one is with smaller diameter, so more space is ensured (just supposing)
                           
                        • CrunchSlaughtered

                          CrunchSlaughtered Active Member

                          I meant that the CS will be out of production, not the M4
                           
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                        • chonkoa

                          chonkoa Well-Known Member

                          Yep, lower drivershaft mass, less parasitic losses, less emission. I have no idea what they are talking about
                           
                        • Matski

                          Matski Active Member

                          Packaging, or so it seems.

                          The CFRP shaft is one long straight piece with a uniform diameter. The shaft in a 440i (for example) is a two piece, smaller overall girth in places, and has a UJ in the middle which surely allows for better packaging options. Add to that, that the CFRP driveshaft apparently has additional metal cladding to protect it's weave from road debris, which must take up some additional space.

                          If they need to fit a PPF in the existing transmission tunnel, I'm sure moving back to a two piece steel shaft gives them more room to play with.

                          It does appear to be an odd move to make the change without actually having the PPF installed though - it seems they've decided the ability to offer a relatively quick and easy PPF retrofit is perhaps quite important.
                           
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