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      04-15-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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M3/M4 Options and Features FAQs

I want to put together a thread with links to the most popular topics on the new M3 and M4's options and features. If you have suggestions on links to add to the list, please post below.

User Manual:
English
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=952797

Package Related:
Executive Package:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=948914

Driver Assistance Plus Package:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=945054
Video of Surround View/Side-Top cameras operation:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...3#post16224953
Picture of regular HUD and M HUD:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1007713

Speed Limit Info:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=962157

LED lighting information:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=944264

LED and Xenon headlights Side-By-Side Comparison:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...8#post15341768

HUD
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=950234
Screenshot and a video of the HUD in action:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=90
Direct link to 4:19 of this youtube video:
http://youtu.be/ICmr5mnxhtA?t=4m19s

Options:

Full Leather vs. Extended Leather:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=938660

Cloth Seats Pictures:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...1#post16212801
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...2#post16428012

M Adaptive Suspension:
BMW M3 / M4 Chassis: Deep Dive and Interview (Standard Suspension vs. M Adaptive Suspension):
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...php?p=16219521

Racer20, a chassis engineer, Explains how M Adaptive Suspension works:
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=942225

Racer20 Reviews M Adaptive Suspension During His European Delivery Trip:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...php?p=16220902


http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=942225
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=893448
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=951270
Look for Racer20's posts for details

Blank Button for cars equipped with the standard Passive suspension:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...5&postcount=29

6NS Enhanced USB and Smartphone integration:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=945964
Specifically this post by GregW:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...&postcount=123

Aluminum Blade Trim and Wood Trim Pictures:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...4#post16132124

19" wheels comparison:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=963211

18" and 19" wheels weight:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...8#post16426788

If you need a skinny spare tire for long road trips:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...2#post16335182

Carbon Ceramic Brakes and M Compound Brakes:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=971411
An opinion piece on CCB in general:

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ic-brakes.html
CCBs not covered under the BMW Maintenance Program:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...6#post16196496

Video of How Carbon Ceramic Brakes Are Made:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...&postcount=146

F8x Console Buttons (Near the shift lever)
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=940111

Compilation of Color Picture threads
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=953954

Features:
M Servotronic EPS Steering:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=960886

M Drive and M Driving Dynamics:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=946048

Sound and Exhaust System:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=979417

Launch Control:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...1&postcount=72

How To Activate Launch Control:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...0#post16647620

M Laptimer App:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=959475

Demonstration of iDrive playing different video and music media:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1005632

Other:
Don't press the SOS button until your dealer has uploaded you car's data:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1020350

BMW University F80/F82 Complete Technical Info
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...1#post16359941


BMW M3 / M4 Engine (S55): Deep Dive and Interview

http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=975864

M3 / M4 Nurburgring Time, Electric Steering Manual Transmission & Other Tech Highlights w/ BMW M Reps
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=934947

Animated Comparison between M3/M4 and 3/4 Series M Sport:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=959533

F80/F82 M3/M4 Break-In, Oil, Launch Control Tidbits from Owners Manual
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=965749

Answers from BMW to Frequently Asked Questions
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=973551

BMW Press Kit PDF Document for M3 and M4:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=989531

BMW Individual Program Discussion
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=975428

Reviews:
Compilation of first drive reviews:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=983106

Scanned Magazine Reviews:

Road & Track September 2014 Review:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...4#post16398404

August 2014 Car And Driver: M4 vs 911 (Scan)
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...5#post16206605

September 2014 European Car Review:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...7#post16281927

July 2014 BBC Top Gear - BMW M4 vs. C7 Corvette Stingray:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1003069

August 2014 Motor Trend M3 and M4 Review:
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...8#post16197628


Car Magazine Comparison test: M4 VS 911S VS F-type S (Scans)
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=988629

Sport Auto review of the M3 and M4 (Scans)
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=988340

BBC Top Gear June 2014 M3-M4 Test (Scans)
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=988763

Evo Magazine Full M4 review + Jaguar F-type twin test (Scans)
Scan is in post 20 in this thread http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=986615
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=20
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      04-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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Well done - thanks for taking the time to put this together.

It isn't frequently asked yet, but I put together a post on M Drive and M Driving Dynamics awhile back that would probably be worth adding. I'll let you make the call on it.
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Well done - thanks for taking the time to put this together.

It isn't frequently asked yet, but I put together a post on M Drive and M Driving Dynamics awhile back that would probably be worth adding. I'll let you make the call on it.
Yes, we should add that. This? http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=946048
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This is perfect!! Thanks so much! Very useful and easy to find the answers I need. The search function doesnt always get me what I need then I find myself asking the same question 10 people asked! Awesome!!
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Thanks a lot for this combined post... eases up things very much
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Yep. Thanks for adding it.
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Thanks guys. All I did was just put together a list of informative threads that have helped me decide on packages and options.

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Added a link to a video of the HUD in action. I think this is the first time I see the new M's HUD in motion pictures .

http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=90
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Added a link to a video of the HUD in action. I think this is the first time I see the new M's HUD in motion pictures .

http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=90
That MG is really nice, exactly what I got for my M3 and cant wait with Exec package. The Hud is freaking nuts, it will really come in handy on the track. Thanks for posting.
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Added links to S55 engine deep dive article and BMW Individual discuss thread to OP.

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A link to information on English user manual has been added to the OP.
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This might make a good addition.

http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=940111
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Absolutely! Added it under the Options section. I wish there is a Wiki feature on bimmerpost so everyone can contribute directly. But I am happy to keep this thread up to date.
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