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      04-05-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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M4 Safety Car at BMW of Austin. Revs M Performance Exhaust

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My buddy at BMW of Austin received the M4 Safety Car for the upcoming Moto GP race there. Don't worry, they only pulled it around and directly into the showroom for a much needed bath!

I'm liking the sound more with the BMW Performance exhaust. If you are close to BMW of Austin, stop by to check it out as it will be in the showroom this week. Enjoy!

Updated info on the exhaust: I have been informed that this mid-section is not stock. It does not have cats, so not even sure if it will be an option to purchase with their Performance Exhaust or not. This is most likely a one-off for the Moto GP car. Maybe Akra worked with them for this section? Maybe the mid-section will be offered separately by another company? Only time will tell for sure.

Revving it a little:


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More info / pics by whats77inaname:

Went to check it out during lunch. The sales person advised us that "this is currently the only M4 in production." Uhmmm, yeah. Anyways, I took a pic of the exhaust tips, and some various things I found interesting:

1) Interior. Extended leather w/white contrast stitching.
2) Cluster. Love the back lighting of the circular part of the needles. The "M" logo on the cluster lights up as well when the doors open.
3) Seats. The Recaros were nice and comfortable.
4) Cage. The cage was pretty awesome, as was the rear seat close out. I asked the sales person if BMW was planning to sell a rear close out as an "accessory" *lol*.
5) Exhaust tips. Seemed to be a lot of convo about them.

He declined our request to open the hood, citing it was "too hard to open and close." Guess he's never opened spring-latched hood pins or something, as it didn't seem like it was that big of a deal. This car was also equipped w/the HUD.

There was also a 6MT M235i in black sitting on the lot, stickered @ ~$48k. We we offered a test drive, but declined. Quite happy w/my E90 M3, thank you very much.








More info/pics by consolidated:

The width on the rear of the M4 looked great. After seeing the car I'm going to add LED headlights and probably go with black wheels. The polished spokes and rim is clearcoated with smoke grey tint so the contrast is more subtle than I expected. Sir Lion's pic are a very accurate representation.

The exhaust sounded louder, more aggressive and racy than I would have ever guessed. I have a full Akra on my E90 M3 and I'm not disappointed at all. Lots of depth and boom on start up, very nice, maybe too loud for me. I got to rev it and the motor picked up RPMs very quickly, no hesitation and damn it sounded great ringing off the buidings. Not as smooth as the V8 and Akra, but it very much had it's own character, this wasn't I-4 Civic w/ a can in any respect so let's just stop that silliness. The muffler itself was quite small, not big at all, must be light.

A few more pics. The cage was a bolt in and sano. The full leather interior had some nice touches, like where the dash ends at the door. The smoke titanium look finishing trim beneath the carbon dash trim looked great, glad it's not too bright or too dull.

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      04-05-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing this.
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      04-05-2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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its sounds like my 335is with DP lol.

Cant wait! will be picking one up in JUNE!!
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      04-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Great vids! Thanks for sharing. This might be the first video/sounds where the S55 doesn't make me long for the sound of the S65 revving.
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      04-05-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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Sounds good! That CF diffuser. I want it!
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      04-05-2014, 07:42 PM   #6
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Badass, thx for sharing bro !
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      04-05-2014, 08:08 PM   #7
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Nice zoom-ins

Thanks for sharing. Man I want that diffuser

I was hesitating on the front lip because of the tons of snow we are getting up here (my cars are used 4 seasons). I liked the CFRP front lip on the M4 Concept that left the other part of the front facia untouched. Now, this ///M-P version that has a non-CFRP lip with CFRP "covers" on the fins confirms I will pass on it.

As for the exhaust, if they offer it without the CFRP covers over the tips, that is what I will go for. Cleaner and more utilitarian look that way IMO .

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So which one did you order?
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Meh…still sounds terrible and can't believe they still have all that really cheap plastic around the gear shift/selector. Nice to see them stepping up with real CF trim though.
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your the man! thanks for posting this up! car sounds awesome can't wait to get one!
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Maybe since the CCBs delayed my car the upside is I can have this exhaust installed on delivery.
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My SA just sent me the same video. I'll be there on Monday. Now I want to know how much this exhaust is going to cost.
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My SA just sent me the same video. I'll be there on Monday. Now I want to know how much this exhaust is going to cost.
Givin that the M5 performance exhaust is 7-8k I'm guessin pretty expensive. If it is a Akrapovik like the F10 M performance exhaust wouldn't doubt that price range. People say CCB are expensive. HA
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I hope some other BMW parts online store will have the M Performance parts for sale for lower prices.
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Nice zoom-ins

Thanks for sharing. Man I want that diffuser

I was hesitating on the front lip because of the tons of snow we are getting up here (my cars are used 4 seasons). I liked the CFRP front lip on the M4 Concept that left the other part of the front facia untouched. Now, this ///M-P version that has a non-CFRP lip with CFRP "covers" on the fins confirms I will pass on it.

As for the exhaust, if they offer it without the CFRP covers over the tips, that is what I will go for. Cleaner and more utilitarian look that way IMO .
Agreed, exhaust with regular tip and diffuser good.
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Thanks for sharing the m4 porn, BigLares. Is there a new M3/M4 in your future?
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Thanks for sharing the m4 porn, BigLares. Is there a new M3/M4 in your future?

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Are the carbon fibre "fin" covers on the front separate pieces? In other words can you choose to only install the lip?
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How close is the lighter blue M stripe to YMBlue?
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Quote:
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Are the carbon fibre "fin" covers on the front separate pieces? In other words can you choose to only install the lip?
I'm in your boat; I love the lip but hate the "fin" covers. Unfortunately, I don't think you can get them separately. I would LOVE to be wrong though...
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How close is the lighter blue M stripe to YMBlue?
I've seen YMB in person and IMO it's similar, but the YMB is not as deep of a blue. Obviously metallic as well.
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Are the carbon fibre "fin" covers on the front separate pieces? In other words can you choose to only install the lip?
I'm in your boat; I love the lip but hate the "fin" covers. Unfortunately, I don't think you can get them separately. I would LOVE to be wrong though...
BigLare can you weigh in on this having seen this car in person?
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