hey everybody its Justin and welcome back today we have an exciting video for
you today we&039;re going to be unveiling the new and improved BMW M3 in my garage
here let&039;s go ahead and get started
all right so there you have it a new BMW M3 in my garage nobody&039;s buying it
nobody at all this doesn&039;t look familiar maybe it does all right so not a BMW M3
it&039;s my old 325is I did not get rid of it I did not get a new BMW M3 I know I&039;m
a little late on the April Fool&039;s joke but we have actually done a lot of
upgrades to this thing in the off season believe it or not it has been m3 ties it
has a lot of m3 parts on and now we&039;re going to go through what we have already
installed on the car and we actually have some more stuff to install as well
let&039;s talk about what we&039;ve got and what we&039;re going to do all right so the large
majority of the upgrades that we did from an m3 part perspective are on the
front of the car if you guys have a keen eye for 3-series BMWs and the
differences between an M car and a non M car you&039;re probably noticing that these
front brakes are a lot larger than what are on the non M car or on my previous
325is before we had these brakes so this is actually an entire m3 front-end or m3
front brake setup so we have the m3 rotors we have the m3 calipers of course
we have m3 hubs and spindles and bearings and we also threw on some
stainless steel brake lines as well as a hard motorsports brake ducting kit so
that was a pretty huge upgrade from the stock parts on the car everything is
bigger from the bearings to the rotors to the calipers to the brake pads to the
spindles lot stronger a whole lot better performing and overall a much better and
reliable set up for the track driving that I do with this car now on the non
m3 part upgrade side we added new stock lower control arms and bushings we added
a z3 steering rack from a BMW z3 this makes the steering a lot more responsive
and a lot quicker as the stock steering rack is very very slow took many turns
of the steering wheel just to get the car to turn on the interior of the car
we added a Sparco 383 steering wheel to replace that gigantic stock steering
wheel and the airbag that goes in it alright so that covers all of the m3
upgrades that are on the car right now we have more to do believe it or not I
have a few parts actually more than a few parts stored up in my shed out here
I&039;m gonna go grab those and then we&039;ll go over what we&039;re going to be putting
in the car today
all right so as you can see we have quite a few parts here to go on the car
I have my new or not new they&039;re actually used apex arc eight wheels
seventeen by nine with brand new hand Kuk RS four tires I used to have a set
of these wheels for my BMW some years ago I sold them to buy the wheels for my
first FRS and anyways picked up this used set from a friend of mine not too
long ago so we can have a second set of wheels again for the BMW on the floor
here we&039;ve got the rest of the hard motor sports brake duct kit which we
have to get installed I have a new front what do you call these things a front
grille panel or front nose panel the one on the car right now is all bent up and
out of shape so we&039;re gonna get that replaced we also have the Sparco Evo
seat here you guys probably recognize this one it actually came out of my BRZ
what I&039;m going to do is put the Sparco Evo in the driver&039;s seat of the BMW so
it&039;s a more comfortable seats than the Sparco Sprint&039;s that are in there what I
did is I took the drivers Sparco sprint out of the BMW and put it in the BRZ so
both cars will have the nice seat in the driver&039;s side so it&039;s comfortable last
but not least in order to be a wannabe m3 you got to have an eBay m3 bumpers so
that is what is in this box we&039;re gonna open this thing up real quick take a
look and then finally get started on installing all of the parts on the car
and hopefully have it ready in time for the race weekend or actually going to
Pueblo Motorsports Park this weekend in about five days so we got to get it
going get the car on the track
all right so this is my m3 ebay bumper this is polypropylene some kind of
reinforced plastic terribly inexpensive these bumpers are I think I paid 130 or
140 dollars for this thing shipped so the reasoning behind this you guys are
probably wondering why did you go with a cheap knockoff m3 bumper on eBay well
for track cars like mine dedicated track cars and road racing cars they all opt
for these cheap eBay bumpers because they get trashed so often in racing
whether it&039;s doing HP de or time trials in a dedicated track car like mine if
you&039;re going off course you&039;re bouncing through the dirt potentially hitting
brush or shrubs or ruts in the dirt that kind of thing the bumpers get jacked up
in road racing there should be no question there all of the bumper to
bumper contact front ends to rear ends on the cars the bumpers just get messed
up so they get replaced a lot so my race shop SCR performance up in Loveland
Colorado here they had recommended to go the eBay route there&039;s no point in
spending the extra money on a real om style grill or something that you might
find from ECS tuning or something like that
eBay is the way to go these things fit really great or at least hopefully we&039;re
gonna find out that it fits really great I&039;ve been told that the fitment is
pretty much perfect with these things so we&039;re gonna go ahead and get it on the
car here it also comes with this mesh front grille as you can see here which
we will probably put on and the big deal with the m3 bumpers is well with the
hardened Motorsports brake duct kit that I have it is specifically designed for
the m3 bumper ports so I needed to get an m3 bumper because it doesn&039;t
necessarily work with my stock 325 bumper so we&039;re gonna start ripping
things apart get this guy on get the nose grill on and hook up the rest of
the hard motorsports brake duct kit as well and then we got a
bunch of other stuff to put in the car 236 bumper removal is pretty
straightforward at least from what I have read
researched I actually have never removed the bumper on this car I&039;ve done it
multiple times on the BRZ or I&039;m sorry on my FRS have not done it on the e36
yet but what it looks like is there&039;s this strip across
the front of the bumper and I&039;m not gonna do a detailed how-to on how to
remove this stuff I&039;ll kind of give you guys the overview and then throw it on a
time lapse but you remove the little bumper strip here there&039;s bolts behind
it obviously I have to remove my tow hook and then on the rear side of the
bumper back here and here and then on the underside are some other screws and
bolts that tie the bumper into the fender liner once you get those bolts
and screws removed the bumper pretty much just pulls straight out now a
similar process with this front nose grille the metal panel piece that is all
dinged up and dented on my car there&039;s a number of bolts around the top and
around the inner sections of the grille area that hold that in when I get the
bumper off maybe I&039;ll try to show you a little bit closer look at that we have
to take the headlights out as well or at least you have to to make it an easier
process getting that nose grille out so we&039;ll probably do that also so let&039;s go
ahead and crank up the time-lapse we&039;ll get started and rip things apart and
hope everything goes well
so the bumper came off pretty easy just about as I had suspected four bolts on
the front of the bumper underneath that rubber strip that I had showed you and
then a handful of little bolts around the fender liner and on the underneath
now there is a metal support beam on the stock bumper that needs to be moved to
the m3 bumper so this little piece down here it&039;s kind of a I can&039;t tell if it&039;s
a metal or some kind of hard plastic but anyways that needs to come off and then
that needs to go on to the backside of the m3 bumper which we&039;ll show you here
real quick so that piece will fit in here in this area on the m3 bumper and
that acts as the bumper support for the bumper and kind of what holds the bumper
into place so next up we&039;re going to get this nose panel off on the front of the
car and then probably take the headlights off as well
so for this nose grill there is about 12 different bowls that you have to get off
in order to loosen this thing up and be able to remove it there&039;s two on the
edge of the bumper side two and four on the top here and then two on the inner
side of the bumper will try to point out the different bolts here real quick
on the underside of the ends by the wheel weld there is two right up in this
area there&039;s two bolts down in this area one on top and one on the bottom there
already taken out here&039;s the side with the bolts still installed one there one
down there and then you have the four top bolts two up here and then two
exactly on the other side with all of those bolts remove this thing will pull
right out so we&039;ll get this thing off real quick here and then take a look at
that compared to the new one that I have or I guess the new used one that I have
so neither of these front nose panels is very pretty
so the one reason I got this other one is because it&039;s not dented this is the
newer one of the two that I have this is the one that I just took off you can see
there&039;s all kinds of dents and dings in these areas and what it does is it makes
it select the grilles you know standard BMW grilles they don&039;t really fit and
stay in there there&039;s another big dent there it&039;s dented down here and overall
just not in the best shape now the other used one that I picked up super cheap a
long time ago you&039;re probably wondering why I&039;m putting better parts on because
I just mentioned you want to go with the cheap stuff for the race cars but this
was cheap I don&039;t even remember how much I paid for it but the grilles fit in it
it is straight and it&039;ll allow the hood to line up a little bit better so it in
itself is not very pretty but better than the one that I had on there before
now while we have the whole front end of this car off what I&039;m gonna do is a
little bit more weight savings on the car and actually remove the entire air
conditioning system so the AC compressor the a/c condenser and the fan down here
and the related hoses and components now the good thing with doing this is I
don&039;t have to worry about emptying or bleeding out the AC system because when
I bought the car the owners said that the system was completely dry it had no
more air conditioning refrigerant in it and it needed to be refilled and I never
did that because I didn&039;t really care about air conditioning in this car it
was mostly a race car and a future track car so we tested out on the bleed valve
there&039;s zero pressure in the system so we&039;re good to go they&039;re already started
unplugging some of the piping and the tubing and I&039;m gonna go ahead and do
this kind of offline taking everything apart because it&039;s gonna take a little
bit of time and I just want to jam it out and get it done so I&039;ll show you
everything that comes off of the car once it is done we&039;ll give you a quick
look at the condenser section on the car that&039;s this fan up in the front and the
condenser is the little radiator system in behind it so all of this stuff will
come out and then the compressor for the AC is kind of up in that area you can&039;t
even really see it and then there are some additional parts down here in the
hoses and things that go along with it so we&039;re gonna go ahead get all that
stuff removed and save some weight on the car make this thing even lighter
than it is already and voila we now have an empty front and
no more condenser or fan in front of the radiator we have the compressor removed
from underneath the engine there that little canister and the associated hoses
are also out as well alright finally we got all of these air conditioning parts
out of the car let&039;s take a look at what we have all on the floor I&039;m gonna try
to weigh it up here I&039;m not sure if I&039;ll be able to do it or not but anyways
let&039;s take a look at all of the pieces so here we have the AC compressor this
is the heaviest piece in the car that lug that sits on the front of the engine
this thing took me a while to get out of the car and just because of the space
and the restricted area that you have and really all it is is these four bolts
here one two three and four and then you have
the tensioner that holds the AC belt in place that runs off your engine these
long hoses that go up into the engine bay to the AC system itself this little
unit here I&039;m actually not even sure what that does and then over here we
have the condenser fan and then the AC condenser which is this radiator looking
thing here so all of those AC parts on the floor weighed just about 40 pounds
so knocking off 40 pounds on the car is pretty significant just with that
compressor the condenser the pulley and the various little components hoses and
things that go along with it so a good drop from the front of the car now we
can get started on putting everything back together turn this into the Amma
three that I&039;ve always wanted
all right the new nose panel installed without a hitch everything fit pretty
well I&039;ve got the new bumper preps new the new m3 bumper that is and this one
was a little bit tricky only because of this piece here the big support brace
this is the I don&039;t know metal piece it&039;s metal it doesn&039;t sound like it now
because it&039;s attached to all of the plastic but that one was a little tricky
to get installed there&039;s the old bumper over there but we were able to get that
installed and everything worked out okay
so the m3 bumper is now ready to be test fitting to test fit at first I had a
hard time with the hard Motorsports brakes ducts they have these little
brackets that come with them these little guys that connects the hard
braked up tubes to the lower subframe somewhere I couldn&039;t figure out where it
goes exactly so I have to get that installed again at a later time possibly
if I can&039;t get it done before the race weekend but now we&039;re gonna test fit
that m3 bumper and see how that works out
all right everything is mocked up on the car now
I haven&039;t tightened anything down like the headlights or even the front nose
panel here or the ends of the bumper this is really just the test-fitting
phase and I&039;m gonna make sure everything is fitted properly but so far looks
pretty good my wannabe m3 is nearing completion at least for this phase of
the project let&039;s take a closer look at how things turned out
all right so not half bad for a budget eBay bumpered bmw m3 with other m3 parts
on it but we still have more work to do I&039;m gonna button up all of these parts
that I just test fitted get everything secured in place then call it a night
for tonight I think tomorrow we have my Sparkle Evo to put in the car and that
hard Motorsports brake kit or brake duct kit if I can call the shop and get the
tips on how to get that thing installed we&039;ll install that thing as well but
that&039;s not a deal breaker if I don&039;t get that installed this go-around we do need
the RACI is stalled for obvious reasons so we&039;re gonna finish this up pick it up
in the morning all right after some poking around and making some phone
calls and a visit to the dealership I was able to get the hard Motorsports
brake kit installed and got the bumper back off of the car and basically I was
missing a little screw attachment where the hard Motorsports brake duct tubes
mount to I&039;ll try to show you that in a second but these little teeny tiny
plastic things that a screw goes into and actually I think I have one over
here show you what it looks like for those that are doing this brake duct
install and it&039;s only because I have an on M 3 so the m3s have these little
screw dealies so these little guys actually pop up into the frame rail and
then allow you to put a screw into it and that&039;s where the mouse go for the
hard motor sports brake duct kits we&039;ll take a look at it here now right up in
there you can see where that little plastic piece went that little white
line and there&039;s another one back here but those are what you screw this little
bracket into or the mounting bracket for the main tube and then here&039;s what our
main brake duct tube looks like
and it comes out on the wheel well side obviously this is a flexible tube so
when the wheel turns getting do that one-handed but the tube squishes with
the wheel or with the turning of the wheel that is so that it stays out of
the way so now we can finally button the rest of this up get the m3 bumper on
there get it all bolted in and secure it I got to put the grill on it – real
quick actually and then I&039;ve got to mount my Sparco seat in the car I&039;m
doing a hard mount on it so you got to do a lot of test fitting and REE bolting
and test fitting and bolting to get your seat position just right because there
is no slider and obviously it&039;s a hard mounted back seat so it doesn&039;t recline
or anything like that so you have to get the seating position just right and it
bolts in there solid and stays in place we&039;re gonna get to work cuz I gotta hit
this thing going by the morning so we can get off to the racetrack
I will spare you guys the visual trauma of me test-fitting the spark array seat
in and out of the car 20 probably 25 times over just to get the seat height
and the fitment proper and instead just show you the finished product came out
pretty well and is looking to really slick with the Sparco steering wheel now
the bumper I had one more last thing to do and that was to update my
glow-in-the-dark Batman duct tape over the fog light covers I think it looks
pretty sweet and goes really good with the all-black Batmobile theme of this
car and one last thing to do before we get this thing back on the ground
getting the wheels and tires back on those Hankook rs fours on the apex arc
eight wheels and then we&039;re ready to get it off the quick Jack and on the ground
all right I think we&039;ve finally wrapped up a haul of the work for the e36 bmw
for this week we did so many things obviously we went over the m3 upgrades
that had done to the car by the shop the steering rack upgrade the Sparco
steering wheel we added the EBA m3 front bumper and the new front nose panel on
the car as well along of course with the hard motorsports brake duct kit we took
out a whole bunch of the a/c stuff that we&039;ll see on the floor this is basically
all of the stuff we have taken out of the car this week and we&039;re just about
ready to head on to the track we got the wheels and tires back on those apex r8
wheels with the new hand qu car S four tires so really pumped to get this thing
on the track it&039;s been a long time in the coming since last season I got a run
out to get my trailer I&039;m going to show you guys one last look at the finished
product and then I am heading out
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Right guys welcome to Stef ABtv if
you are new to this channel make sure to subscribe for plenty of automotive
content and today we are in the BMW m2 and I&039;ve been kindly invited down by BMW
to test drive the BMW m2 we are in our own
cars which is absolutely fantastic that just sounded absolutely mean so this
will be my first ever drive of the BMW m2 so I can&039;t see what it&039;s like we&039;re
at Bedford autodrome I&039;ve got my own BMW m2 it looks absolutely stunning
Lets see what it&039;s like to drive
the first thing that I know is about the BMW m2 is this beautiful steering wheel
and instrument clatter in front of me and the sound of that exhaust
it sounds pretty fantastic the paddle shifts feel very comfortable as well
I got a nice click to it I hear that and the rev matching I can see this is gonna
be fun I like the fact that it&039;s a smaller
length will pose a smaller wheelbase and the likes of the m4 and the m3 I like
the fact that it&039;s almost it&039;s it&039;s a baby powerhouse yeah these brakes really But
that rev-match that crisp tone of their exhaust note on the m2 I love it
we can then those gear changes that I
thunderbolts they just kick you now to the s-bend
the thing is with this car it just makes you want to drive fast which here is
fine completely fine we&039;re on a public private road we&039;re on a circuit
effectively on the public road I&039;d be be too scared to a really long it
yeah they said…
listen to that sound this feels like a proper M car and I&039;ve had
two e46 m3 but what they&039;ve done now with these…
BMW are just making me really smile theres 70
with these 85 miles an hour slowing down
I&039;ll tell you what the thing with his car and I&039;ve I&039;m rambling a little bit
but quite frankly I don&039;t care because I&039;m having such a great time the thing
with these car that exhaust though
you can never get bored of that no listen
on the brakes downshift again that rev-match and in the bottle
it just wants to keep giving I mean we&039;re doing lap after lap after lap and
each time I feel
I feel more and more confident in this thing
they&039;ll be squeaky pop glamour on that corner over there rev-matching
Oh yes that German grunt. now I realize that this isn&039;t probably the
review that most of you guys are expecting to see on this channel this
car but this is plainly simply an opportunity that I&039;ve been given by BMW
to basically rag an M2 around a track and if you were me would you
this is too much fun it&039;s addictive this is the problem it&039;s adding the seats I&039;m
in holding here they&039;re so comfortable the cabin is it&039;s beautiful this – this
it looks classy the steering or the feel of this do the pebbles it&039;s just you
feel really connected with the car and
noise is the noise are the pinnacle for me that that&039;s where it peaks and
is this car fun right so in summary what do I think
fun factor is lay out their performance is right up there
sound you tell me he&039;s right up there and my word those are the three things
that you need in a car sound performance and looks and this little car is not
that little but this car at all
I don&039;t even saw that I almost killed a rabbit
the one positive with it he&039;ll help me to draw back a bit and really boot the
car now that rabbit just came out of nowhere
I think you get a lot of car for this price tag I don&039;t even know how much
these are on the secondhand market it&039;s tempting
I did indeed brilliant right let&039;s park up and it&039;s summarize I yeah again if I
could describe this car in one word it would be awesome and I&039;m not even joking
it would literally be awesome but guys that&039;s the end of this kind of first
look or first drive even for the BMW m2 I really hope you&039;ve enjoyed the video
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Reparation (painting) leather steering wheel
Step by step process
First wash the leather to clean from dirt
Next is drying leather
The next is sanding and puttying of the skin
When putty is dry, with fine sandpaper clean all unevenness
And at the end leather is painting and drying
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Ciao everyone, here it&039;s Marchettino and today let&039;s have fun with the BMW M2!
Right, today I&039;m behind the wheel of the BMW M2, I&039;m not hiding I&039;m truly excited to drive this car because
I think the M2 is the best M you can buy nowadays on the market – obviously brand new.
If I set myself a higher budget with the idea to buy a BMW, I think I would have gone for this.
I find the M3 very pretty, not to mention the colour!
For being an exotic, the size is right – it&039;s not too small and not too big like an M4 for example.
It&039;s compact but still, it has 4 seats – 4 seats that are real because you can sit in the back without problems.
In terms of power I already drove the M4 and I can tell you I find it a bit exaggerated, it&039;s more challenging because it has lots of power and torque hard to unleash whereas
this M2 we can define it more civilzed and practical, in fact in front of us we have a 3.0L inline-six turbo
able to produce 370hp and 465nm of torque that sound pretty much like this!
Sound is not bad at all and as I told you I think
all this power is the right power to have fun without being costantly worried to risk to slide and crash.
We&039;re talking about a RWD with almost 400hp, you need to be careful anyway but compared to an M4, I think you have more fun with a car like this.
The engine sounds pretty good for being turbo!
By smashing the foot on the throttle you feel a bit of turbo lag between the response of the throttle and the engine
but you can feel all the 465nm of torque that keep you pushed to the seat!
and the engine pulls nicely up to 7000rpm!
One of the things I like most about the M2 is that all the power gets unleashed without much problems
compared to an M4 with the electronics ON, you can feel the electronics that costantly cuts the power and if you turn them off you need to have good skills because it slides all the time!
You know I&039;m a lover for the manual gearbox but honestly this double clutch is not bad!
Gear changes are quick and at every upshift you feel the kick in the back, it&039;s not a flat gear change.
Overall it&039;s a good gearbox and what I love also about the M2 is that on request you can have it manual too.
If we press again the manettino of driving settings and set Sport+
we unleash the best of this M2, its most racing side.
Gear changes are even more sharp and quick, electronics is partially off by making this car even more fun and tail happy.
I like the steering very much because it&039;s not just very precise and accurate but also very communicative,
around these tight corners with the electronics off you have a perfect idea of what&039;s going on the front tires but also about the grip of the rear tires.
Overall this M2 gave me the idea of being the car I was expecting it to be, I think it&039;s the perfect sports car to daily drive and
to take on a racetrack or winding roads like these on weekends!
In Comfort it feels like to be driving a normal BMW with exhaust valves closed and soft suspensions but by switching to Sport or to those who da dare more – Sport+
The suspensions get stiffer, the steering more direct, and this car becomes into a pocket rocket
that is more usable, enjoiable and fun than an M4.
The performance of this M2 are remarkable, 370hp may be a not so impressive number but still, this car goes from 0 to 100kph in 4.3s
with a top speed limited to 250kph and overall these figures and performance are ideal to have fun.
And another factor to keep in mind is the the mod factor because it&039;s turbo which means with a few mods you can unleash lots of power and even more performance!
A stock M2 is enough to have fun to me, in terms of performance is similar to my M3, I can&039;t think of an M2 with full exhaust and ECU remap!
It&039;s a second hand car that can be bought at 45.000€ and it&039;s a car with a great potential,
So at this stage of the video you may have understood that I like this M2 very much!
After having acted like an hooligan around winding roads in Sport+, I have set back to Comfort in the city and here&039;s the double character of the M2,
from a civilized car that can be daily driven you press a button and it becomes a truly exciting and fun exotic to drive.
I thank Alex the owner of this 2 weeks old M2 with just 1000km – we just finished properly the break in period!
Make sure to Like the video if you enjoy it, subscribe to my YouTube if you haven&039;t yet and as always thanks for watching, ciao!
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Automotive journalists can be spoiled.
Give us 600 horsepower, and we’ll invariably think that another 100 horsepower or so wouldn’t
This crowd is hard to please.
But every once in a while, there’s a car that leaves us wanting nothing more.
Today, we have driven one of those: The BMW M3 CS.
It’s the latest and ultimate expression of the current-generation M3, the culmination
of what this nameplate represents.
The M3 CS marks a significant step up from the base M3 and even from the Competition
The horsepower increase over the M3 Competition is modest, from 444 horsepower to 453 (the
regular M3 makes 425), but the torque boost is strong: The S55 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter
inline-six, in this iteration, peaks at 443 lb-ft, versus 406 for the base and Competition
The result, Munich claims, is zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed governed at
In our test of the Competition model, it got to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat and was governed
to 163 mph.
The ease with which the M3 CS attains triple-digit speeds is incredible.
There is an excess of power on tap at all times, delivered with a mischievous eagerness.
We didn’t detect the slightest turbo lag, and this straight-six relentlessly revs up
to 7600 rpm.
The exhaust is louder than on the regular M3 (it varies with the selected driving mode
via electrically operated flaps in the exhaust system), and when you take your foot off the
gas, there is a perfectly engineered crackle.
Sport Plus is our favorite setting for the powertrain, and we prefer the fastest setting
for the gearshifts of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Because, alas, there is no manual-transmission option on this ultimate M3.
To be sure, the dual-clutch gearbox does everything right.
The shifts are quick and refined, and if you prefer to use the console shifter instead
of the paddles on the steering wheel, it is configured properly: Pull back to upshift,
push forward to downshift, just like in a racing car.
This is exactly as you want it, given the severity of the M3’s acceleration and braking
The chassis works in perfect unison with the engine.
Compared with the base M3, the entire window of characteristics is pushed toward an even
sharper, more competitive edge.
Frank van Meel’s team has tinkered with the stability-control system, the electrically
assisted steering, the rear differential, and all the driving modes.
We drove the M3 CS on Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, size 265/35ZR-19 up front and
285/30ZR-20 in the rear, and with the optional ($8150) carbon-ceramic brakes.
Less-aggressive summer tires will be standard in the United States.
The differences among the driving modes are significant—the Comfort setting of the dampers
leads to a relatively wallowy ride for such a focused driving machine, Sport is ideal
for most occasions, and Sport Plus is so stiff that it works well only on very smooth surfaces.
The same settings apply to the power steering.
We find that an artificially heavy steering feel doesn’t signify sportiness, and thus
we prefer either the Comfort or Sport settings but not Sport Plus, which is heftier without
adding any feel for the road surface.
You can also fiddle with the stability control; while turning it off entirely is recommended
only for expert track drivers, we found the intermediate setting to be a smart and happy
compromise between hyper-vigilant intervention from the computers on the one hand and a reckless
dismissal of electronic supervision on the other.
But the M3 CS leaves you the choice.
Approaching the limits of adhesion in the sportier modes is a safe and fun affair, with
plenty of feedback from the chassis.
Even if you happen to be stuck in traffic, the M3 CS offers something more than the standard
model: Its cabin is adorned with specific microfiber suede decor.
The strips on the passenger side of the dash and on the steering wheel are pure awesomeness.
And the light-gray and black leather on the seats is specific to the M3 CS.
The exterior is distinctive as well, thanks to dark-gray wheels designed to resemble those
on DTM racing cars (which are skinned to resemble M4 coupes) and a pronounced Gurney flap on
Like the hood and roof, the spoiler is made of carbon fiber.
BMW says the CS is 110 pounds lighter overall than the standard M3, not accounting for the
couple-dozen pounds of mass reduction that comes with the carbon-ceramic brake package.
It was all but impossible to find fault with the M3 CS, the first four-door sedan to wear
BMW’s storied CS badge.
Sure-footed and civilized yet aggressively playful, it will be priced at $99,245.
Hurry if you want one: Almost all 1200 units are already spoken for.
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A team of ‘white hat’ hackers has uncovered 14 software and hardware vulnerabilities in a range of BMWs after carrying out what BMW says is the “most comprehensive and complex testing ever conducted” by a third-party company
The hackers found a range of vulnerabilities in the BMW i3 and X1, as well as the previous-generation 5 Series and 7 Series
Eight of the flaws related to the cars’ infotainment systems, four were linked to their telematics units, and two concerned the vehicles’ on-board diagnostics’ gateway
• Car security: staying one step ahead of criminalsThe Chinese cyber-security firm that uncovered the flaws, Tencent Keen Security Lab, said “these attack chains could be utilized by skilled attackers at a very low cost”, adding they would allow hackers to “trigger or control car functions over a wide-range distance”
While nine of the attacks required a physical connection to be made between the cars and hacking equipment, five could be enacted remotely by exploiting weak points in Bluetooth and GSM connections, as well as BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment services
After a year’s worth of research uncovering the flaws, Tencent Keen Security Lab alerted BMW to the vulnerabilities
The carmaker confirmed Tencent’s findings within two weeks, and subsequently announced it had addressed the vulnerabilities with “upgrades [that] were rolled out in the BMW Group backend and uploaded to the telematics control units via over the air connection
“BMW was so impressed with the Tencent’s discoveries – calling its endeavours “outstanding research work” – that it awarded the company the first-ever BMW Group Digitalization and IT Research Award
The two firms are now “discussing options for joint in-depth research and development activities
“• How to avoid keyless car theftBMW’s decision to reward and plan future projects with Tencent Keen echoes similar programmes employed by Silicon Valley tech companies
Facebook has paid out $6.3 million (approx £4.7 million) to white hat hackers for pointing out vulnerabilities since 2011, while Google has awarded $12 million (approx £9 million) since 2010
With internet-connected cars becoming increasingly standard within the marketplace, and huge investment in autonomous cars from industry, manufacturers may turn to white hat hackers to unearth security flaws more frequently in the future
This practice could act as a safety net for vulnerable software, enabling weaknesses to be patched before being exploited
New 2019 BMW 3 Series spied again ahead of Paris debut
BMWs next 3 Series has been caught on camera again, with a substantial drop in camouflageBMW is gearing up to launch its most important car of the decade: the all-new, seventh-generation 3 Series.
The saloon will be the brand’s star at September’s Paris Motor Show and will usher in a new platform and more electrification when it arrives in UK showrooms early next year.
Ahead of its Paris debut the new saloon has been spied testing yet again, and the wraps are really starting to come off the firms next Mercedes C-Class rival, confirming an evolutionary redesign. • Best executive cars on sale.
Under the skin the new 3 Series makes the switch to BMW’s new CLAR platform, which also underpins the larger 5 Series and X3 SUV. This allows a new generation of powertrains to be fitted.
The most significant of these is a fully electric version, which will sit on the same platform and be badged i4.
Based on the Vision Dynamics concept from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, its set to arrive in 2020 and will have an all-electric range of up to 435 miles.
Before that, two plug-in hybrid variants will be launched to satisfy consumers’ growing appetite for PHEVs.
The first, expected to be badged 325e, will feature the same powertrain as the MINI Countryman PHEV, which comprises a 148bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and a 110bhp electric motor.
It’s likely BMW will also roll out a second, more powerful plug-in hybrid, badged 330e, which will make use of a 20-litre turbo and electric motor to develop around 280bhp.
The pair will also be compatible with BMW’s inductive charging tech, which launches with the larger 530e later this year.
Of course, the plug-in hybrids will still play a secondary role in the engine line-up; a new range of petrol and diesel powerplants will continue to be the more popular options with buyers.
The petrol motors will kick off with a 1. 5-litre three-cylinder engine in the 318i, while a 20-litre four-cylinder turbo will feature in the 320i and 330i, with power expected to range from 190bhp to 260bhp.
All of the diesel engines used will be 20-litre four-cylinder units, with outputs starting at 150bhp and going up to around 230bhp.
Lower-powered models will come paired with a six-speed manual box, while an eight-speed automatic will be standard on the more potent versions. BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive will continue to be offered on selected variants, too.
Based on a wealth of spy shots and our exclusive images, we know the new 3 Series won’t benefit from a dramatic redesign. Sharper lines and a new headlamp and kidney grille arrangement will feature.
It’s important that BMW keeps the design of the 3 Series as inoffensive as possible to ensure it remains one of the brand’s biggest sellers with fleet and private buyers.
The car’s new backbone also means the German manufacturer doesn’t have to alter the size of the 3 Series in order to gain improvements in passenger or luggage space.
The Mk7 saloon will grow slightly in length and width and shed around 30-40kg of weight thanks to the cutting-edge architecture.
Auto Express understands the cabin will feature an evolutionary design, while BMW has confirmed the latest model will benefit from the car maker’s latest iDrive 70 operating system.
Once the bread and butter of the line-up has landed in showrooms, BMW will then turn its attention to the M Performance and full-blooded M models.
The M340i and M340d are likely to be the only variants in the standard range available with a six-cylinder engine, developing around 360bhp and 320bhp respectively. Both will be four-wheel drive as standard and use an eight-speed auto.
The new M3 isn’t due to arrive in dealers until 2020, but will make the switch to all-wheel drive for the first time. It will get a version of the selectable 4WD system that first appeared in the latest M5.
The 30-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo motor will be reworked from the existing M3 to develop around 460bhp – a 30bhp boost over today’s model. While this is not a dramatic increase, the addition of 4WD will significantly improve the M3’s performance stats.
The 3 Series range will also expand to include a more practical Touring estate by the middle of next year, while the Convertible and more svelte 4 Series and 4 Series Gran Coupe will appear before the end of the decade.
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8 Series Coupe 218 will debut at Le Mans 8 Series Coupe 218 will launch later this year at Le Mans
The new luxury sports car will be presented for the first time on 15th June 218, on the eve of the 24-hour race
At the event the M8 GTE, a sportier and performance-focused version of the car, will also be competing at the competition
claims that the production version of the M8 GTE, benefits massively from the company’s motor racing experience
In particular the M85i xDrive Coupe, is said to offer “outstanding dynamic handling characteristics
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8 Series Coupe 218 design revealed in new teaser image ahead o. This is said to be down to a new V8 engine, intelligent four-wheel drive, controlled rear axle differential lock and Integral Active Steering
The car is also said to benefit from feature such as: adaptive M suspension technology Professional featuring Active Roll Stabilization and 2-inch light alloy wheels boasting high-performance tyres
“There isn’t be a better setting for the world premiere of the new 8 Series Coupe than the 24-hour race at Le Mans,” says Klaus Fröhlich, board member of the AG, Development
“The race is a pure demonstration of passion, dynamics and long-distance capability
“These characteristics define our new sports car in a special way.”The market launch of the new 8 Series Coupe will begin during the course of 218
Previously, Chairman of the Board of Management of AG Harald Krüger has said that the 8 Series be “the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark for coupes in the segment