BMW has released a fresh set of photos detailing its new M4 GTS alongside many of the brand’s classic special edition models.
Since production of the BMW M3 Evolution began in 1988, the German brand has been pumping out special high-performance editions of its already potent M cars every few years.
The latest from BMW is the M4 GTS, which features a power boost up to 493 horsepower thanks to a water injection system and plenty of track-ready upgrades. It set a Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes 28 seconds according to BMW, which puts the car in contention with the likes of supercars such as the Ferrari 458 and McLaren MP4-12C.
We’re dealing with a bit of a contrast here. On the one hand, the Mopar machine goes up against another coupe with a supercharged V8, but we can’t call the race anything but odd, since we’re dealing with an E92 BMW M3 Coupe that has been gifted with a blower kit.
We’ll start by mentioning the Hellcat is completely stock, so we can move on to discussing the Bavarian beast now. The M3 has been touched by ESS Tuning, with its V8 throwing natural aspiration out the window, in favor of a VT2-625 supercharger kit.
Now, the name of the blower package indicates the output at the crank, but when talking rear-wheel numbers, this Bimmer delivers 570 rwhp. At first, it might seem like the 707-pony Hellcat has the advantage here, but we mustn’t forget the weight difference between the two.
If you’re a die-hard fan of the BMW brand, chances are you’ve made, or owned, some sort of BMW art in your life. Whether it be doodling the BMW Roundel in a notebook or buying a BMW poster for a bedroom wall, chances are there’s some sort of BMW artwork in your life. But it’s not likely that any of us have ever made anything quite like this.
Meet Nicole, a math teacher who has an artsy side and whose husband owns a BMW M3 that they both seem very much obsessed with. Nicole is working on an alphabet project where she creates artwork based on each letter of the alphabet. When it came time to do the letter M, she chose BMW’s M Division, with some prodding from her M-loving husband. So she set out to make some artwork based on the M Division and she used a method of paper-folding, called “Quilling”, to do so. What she ended up with is awesome.
This year, BMW unveiled what it calls a “customer-ready” smart home app for iOS, as well as a “research application” that allows cars to interface with Samsung’s SmartThings platform, which includes a complete home-monitoring system, according to Tech Times. The Korean and German companies are working together to integrate SmartThings functionality into BMW vehicles.
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