This isn’t a typical article for the site, but I had recently received an email asking me to compile all the information I had on the BMW G8X M3 and M4 platform (many want info on a specific item in the car, or where to buy, etc). Of course I have my own, but I’ve also been around more G8Xs than anyone else on the planet, aside from the people that actually build them (not making that up).
I’ll update this article continually as I experience life with my own car.
Seeing the BMW G8X M3 and M4 for the first time
UDE events are always fun, but I got to see the BMW G8X M3 and M4 up close for the first time at the Ultimate Driving Event in New Jersey in August of 2020.
The original G80 M3 review
How I spec’d my G80 M3
I order one for myself, these are the specs.
Tracking your BMW
The elaborate process of building and tracking your own BMW is thrilling to watch, but tortuous to wait for.
Shooting at the BMW Performance Center (East and West)
The BMW G8X M3 and M4 are featured heavily at the schools.
Picking up a BMW G8X M3 and M4 at the Performance Center
The 1,200 mile break-in
Picking up the M3 at the PDC allowed me to break the car in relatively quickly. These are some of the things I noticed right off the bat.
The BMW G8X M3 and M4 buyer’s guide
Just how well does the G8X stack up against:
- older M3s
- an M2 CS and M5 CS
- an X3 M Competition
- an F82 M4 and E92 M3
- a 2022 M5 Competition (G8X comparison at the bottom).
- and an Alfa Romeo?
What’s it like to own a G8X?
I gather up a few owners and spill the beans about our rides.
I also head to AMMO NYC for a proper wash with the car one year into ownership.
The G8X invasion of New York City
A bunch of us decide to go into Times Square for some photo ops. A scene was made.
Speaking of NYC, the Performance Center sent me one of theirs for a few days of shenanigans in the city.
Maybe the M4 Convertible is the best version of the car?
The adventures continue! I will update this page continuously, and it’ll remain on the home page.
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