BMW M Initiation

M4 DriftingBMW seems really into advertising the drifting capabilities of their brand new models lately and we love it!! After the video of the M4 drifting on a Aircraft carrier, (which was completely edited), and the video of a couple of M235i drifting around a roundabout (actual footage) the M family is back and with all its ancestors this time. This M4 initiation brought together 52 privately owned M models ranging from classics to recent ones, all here to welcome the new born. I would really be curious to see the reaction of the private owners as the M4 drifts a few centimeters away from their cars! I have to point out that with these new commercials BMW is doing a really good job bringing awareness about their new models with every commercial getting no less than millions of views. They are also stressing on the potential of their new models and what they can accomplish in terms of maneuverability and feel.

M4 interiorRegarding the M4 I have already written a full review on it back when it was still a concept. (which you can access by clicking here). I would like to add to it the fact that I have had a ride in a M4 lately. To start with, I find this car gorgeous. The design lines and aerodynamic details look really good and yet are not too extreme making this car classy to drive to work and sexy to drive on the track. The interior has been refined with some red and blue stitches and other carbon fiber finishes. The central infotainment system is clear and useful with a properly sized screen. Regarding the ride, the car feels super comfortable on our bumpy roads even though sitting on those massive 19 inch rims. The exhaust sound ain’t as bad as people are saying it is but I do understand that the E92 V8 must sound better and less “digital”. What particularly astonished me was how fast the gear shifts of that dual clutch 7 speed automatic gearbox are specially in sport settings! I have tried the new generation PDK and 7 speed dual clutch of Ferrari and believe me it can easily compete. About that turbo-charged engine, with its turbo for each 3 cylinders, with one that starts spooling at low rpms and another one at higher rpms, turbo lag has practically disappeared! I guess this is the new trend that most of the manufactures will be fitting in their upcoming models. Let’s see what the competitors will be announcing at the Paris motor-show in a couple of weeks!

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BMW Commercial: Christmas Special

M6 HP4How about waking up this morning and finding in your garage two huge red boxes like those. This commercial by BMW is just explosive. I really like this type of commercials, power, engine noises, drifting, and a nice slogan at the end. It features two of there latest babies, the  M6 GranCoupe and the HP4 motorbike drifting all over the place. The M6 features the brand new twinturbocharged 4.4 liters V8 engine that delivers up to 560hp and 680 Nm of torque. This new M car is gonna be equipped with the M Double Clutch transmission that allows it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. About the HP4 now, HP stands for High Performance in the BMW dictionary. This fourth edition has the same engine performance as the S 1000 RR, 193hp and 82 ft-lb of torque. The difference is the weight that has been reduced to only 169 kg.

BMW Commercial: The Fastest Song in The World

BMW 135 christmasPresenting the BMW M135i, one of the hottest and fastest hot hatches available in the market nowadays. It is powered by a 3.0 liters V6 twin turbo charged engine that delivers 320hp and 450 Nm of torque. This sport version of the 1 series will be available in rear wheel drive and in xdrive all wheel drive. This 2012 135i M will be the first 1-series to feature AWD. Now for Christmas, the BMW team will be trying to sing you a Christmas song while riding with Martin Tomczyk, the professional DTM driver, in the brand new BMW 135i M. The result? Well the fastest song in the world!