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Old 9th May 2015, 17:09   #91
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Driving an M car takes getting used to (I certainly did). IMHO, on track you have to engage the DCT and keep at it to explore the legacy of what an M3 really is. Otherwise, I have felt that it drives just like a muscle car, or simply like an M5 -- though that can be a bit fun too.

Can you explain what you did not like about the M mode that you had to switch to D mode?
Its not like i did not like the M Mode its just that i could not cope with changing the gears & keeping the car on track (as its a pretty narrow track) at the same time. So switched to Auto, thats what i meant

Shall upload the video shortly you'l understand what i mean
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I too drove the M4, for maybe 15 mins. It was enough to give me first impressions of the car. I set up M1 mode with everything on sport plus, and the traction on MDM (allows more leeway before cutting in). In hindsight I should have left the throttle response a bit more dull, because it was definitely far too sharp.

Having spent a fair amount of time in M cars thanks to friends who own some, it felt right at home. The gearknob will be confusing if it is your first time driving an M. The ride felt as good or bad as a normal 3 series, infact it was much better damped.

Took it on the small track (too small to really enjoy the car at all), and took a few laps at a medium pace in M1 mode. The steering is really really crisp, though it does lack feel like all newer BMWs. Throttle response as mentioned before was too sharp in sport +. The handling seemed very predictable as is expected, though it wasn't as easy to get the tail out as I had thought.

Put it in M2 mode (which I had set up the same as M1 except DSC was off) and I easily managed to get sideways and it was so easy to control thanks to the LSD.

Just messed around a bit more with the car, and then returned it. I wish I could have got some more time with it, but there were other people (Karan) waiting to take it for a spin.

Definitely on my desirable cars list. The perfect size for everyday use, and the perfect amount of power. Must figure out a way to get one soon be it by begging, borrowing or stealing
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Finally here the VIDEO of me lapping the BMW M4;

Keep the volume max to hear the glorious exhaust note & the tyres screeching



Simply overwhelmed with the way i was able to carry/maintain the tail out fun (Thanks to the LSD ?) into the tight corners as this was the first time i was driving the car.

Its all in the video, Enjoy !

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"Extremely dangerous. I'll have to stop now". Lol.

Enjoyed the video.

What event is this? Did you have to be a BMW owner/customer to be invited?

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Put it in M2 mode (which I had set up the same as M1 except DSC was off) and I easily managed to get sideways and it was so easy to control thanks to the LSD.
Turned off DSC on an M? That takes some chutzpah. I haven't had the urge to try that in the 12 months I've had mine.

On my 330 in the snow? Heck yeah.

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Turned off DSC on an M? That takes some chutzpah. I haven't had the urge to try that in the 12 months I've had mine.

On my 330 in the snow? Heck yeah.
The track didn't allow me to go above 2nd gear the way it was set up, so I figured I would try it with DSC off. On a full fledged race track no way I would think about doing it, unless I had driven the car for a fair amount of time.

Try it out with the M. The E series were very, very sharp and predictable. I daresay a little more than the new ones.
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Finally here the VIDEO of me lapping the BMW M4;
Nice Video Karan! Btw, M4 GTS version is confirmed for US with more horses and water injection system. I hope its not too expensive and no roll cage in the back. If I ever plan to buy one which is a dream of-course, I would need those back seats for my kids.
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"Extremely dangerous. I'll have to stop now". Lol.

Enjoyed the video.

What event is this? Did you have to be a BMW owner/customer to be invited?

Haha, Glad you enjoyed it

Well this was the BMW Experience tour & was organised by BMW India. Existing & perspective customers were invited for this.

Other than the M4 i drove the X5 & Mini Cooper S too, but only some of us got to drive the M cars though.

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Nice Video Karan! Btw, M4 GTS version is confirmed for US with more horses and water injection system. I hope its not too expensive and no roll cage in the back. If I ever plan to buy one which is a dream of-course, I would need those back seats for my kids.
Thanks VIPER.

All the best for your future M4, hope that dream is nearer than you think
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Well this was the BMW Experience tour & was organised by BMW India. Existing & perspective customers were invited for this. Other than the M4 i drove the X5 & Mini Cooper S too, but only some of us got to drive the M cars though.
You'er lucky to drift and track an M4 which is a paid option in US; moreover all booked out for next 6 months.
http://www.bmwusa.com/performancecenter#overview
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BMW M4 spotted. Found the color too boring.
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