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      03-31-2021, 01:42 PM   #1
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Weight of my base G82 M4 = 3660 lbs

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Weighed my Base M4, came in at 3660 with a half tank of fuel. Scale was recently calibrated by the state and has 20 pound increments.

My options are Exec pack, carbon buckets, full leather, 19/20 wheels. Stock steel brakes.

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That's 1660kg. This is the lightest M4 configuration, but all things considered that's not bad: Shelby 350 is 1733kg and Camaro SS 1LE is 1699kg (according to caranddriver), and both were designed before stricter safety regulations came into effect. Also those older cars probably don't have as much bracing and structural reinforcement.
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I wonder how much lighter then M4 is compared to the M3. Heard the automatic only adds 50 lbs.
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That is not bad at all considering how much standard equipment there is on the G8x platform. Everyone crying about 4K lb weight just needs to pay attention to their build.
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That's 1660kg. This is the lightest M4 configuration, but all things considered that's not bad: Shelby 350 is 1733kg and Camaro SS 1LE is 1699kg (according to caranddriver), and both were designed before stricter safety regulations came into effect. Also those older cars probably don't have as much bracing and structural reinforcement.
It’s far from the lightest configuration. The car here has exec. package, full leather, upgraded 19/20 wheels and standard brakes, all of them add significant weight over the true lightest configuration.
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Light weight spec would include 18/19 wheels, carbon ceramic brakes which OP doesn't have so this is very promising. We knew the 4000Lbs was fake news, par for the course these days.
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Light weight spec would include 18/19 wheels, carbon ceramic brakes which OP doesn't have so this is very promising. We knew the 4000Lbs was fake news, par for the course these days.
I don't think you can do CCBs and 18/19s.
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Around 1680kg with full tank of fuel, again +70/80 kgs over the F82, not that bad
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Light weight spec would include 18/19 wheels, carbon ceramic brakes which OP doesn't have so this is very promising. We knew the 4000Lbs was fake news, par for the course these days.
Interestingly, BMWBLOG in late September spread the fake news weight.
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Good if true, but it doesn't appear straightforward. OP has a one off light G82 or are the scales (in)correct? If the G82 weighs 3660 lbs with OP's G82's specs, I would have expected M to show this off from the outset.

1805 kg (3,971 lbs) according to Autoexpress
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I think any time we discuss weights, they should be adjusted for a full tank of fuel. Otherwise you get misleading numbers posted on the front page like this.
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I think any time we discuss weights, they should be adjusted for a full tank of fuel. Otherwise you get misleading numbers posted on the front page like this.
I get your point but it will still not be precise unless the owner drive straight to the closest pump and record the fuel volume to fill up. Half tank on the gauge is not reliable.

It should be 40-60lbs but even that 50% range is not reliable in my experience. Iíve had cars that in reality are close to 3/4 full when the gauge show 1/2...
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I think any time we discuss weights, they should be adjusted for a full tank of fuel. Otherwise you get misleading numbers posted on the front page like this.
With a full tank of fuel it would add around 50 pounds, so 3710
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Good if true, but it doesn't appear straightforward. OP has a one off light G82 or are the scales (in)correct? If the G82 weighs 3660 lbs with OP's G82's specs, I would have expected M to show this off from the outset.

1805 kg (3,971 lbs) according to Autoexpress
Autoexpress didn't actually weigh the car, was just regurgitating BMW. Not to mention that's a comp which is 50 pounds heavier. The scale I used was recently certified by the state as accurate, so it's not the scale. Full of fuel it should weigh around 3710
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      04-02-2021, 12:37 PM   #15
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With a full tank of fuel it would add around 50 pounds, so 3710
This is probably rather close, it would also be in range when using the 3767 lbs of the weighed competition model as reference. The auto add about 50 lbs if I recall right.
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That is very surprising considering BMW themselves were the one's saying that it would weigh closer to 4K lbs. It's not "fake news" as the car media was told specifically by BMW that this is how much the car is going to weigh.
I for one am really glad that the car is this light. Even if you aren't a fan of it, it at least lets us know that BMW M has the car's weight as a target. So if you're waiting on the next M2 or whatever, stuff like this should give you hope. So I for one thank the OP for posting this.
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That is very surprising considering BMW themselves were the one's saying that it would weigh closer to 4K lbs. It's not "fake news" as the car media was told specifically by BMW that this is how much the car is going to weigh.
I for one am really glad that the car is this light. Even if you aren't a fan of it, it at least lets us know that BMW M has the car's weight as a target. So if you're waiting on the next M2 or whatever, stuff like this should give you hope. So I for one thank the OP for posting this.
It is surprising to some extent. It also explains why some reviewers say it feels lighter than the F8X while others say it feels heavy since it’s around 4K lbs. The weight difference is small enough that other aspects as chassis tuning and responsiveness play more of a role of the feel than the absolute weight. Some think they know it’s heavy and are biased to confirm a heavy feel while others are more open minded and don’t feel it’s heavier at all.
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That is very surprising considering BMW themselves were the one's saying that it would weigh closer to 4K lbs. It's not "fake news" as the car media was told specifically by BMW that this is how much the car is going to weigh.
I for one am really glad that the car is this light. Even if you aren't a fan of it, it at least lets us know that BMW M has the car's weight as a target. So if you're waiting on the next M2 or whatever, stuff like this should give you hope. So I for one thank the OP for posting this.
its misleading news id say lol they didnt really highlight the fact that the standards they use to measure weight have changed so people naturally went off and compared it to all kinds of current generation cars when its an apples to oranges comparison and came to unrealistic conclusions. youre really comparing just about the heaviest possible g80 spec to the lightest possible F80 spec when you compare the two bmw figures.
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Looks like about 135-155bs extra compared to similarly equipped F82 M4 (3525 for M/T with half a tank of fuel) https://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1023335

Carbon bucket seats (9.6kg weight savings) negate the extra weight of bigger wheels

Question to OP: what GVWR numbers does it say on the door card? Picture of it would be cool.

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It is surprising to some extent. It also explains why some reviewers say it feels lighter than the F8X while others say it feels heavy since itís around 4K lbs. The weight difference is small enough that other aspects as chassis tuning and responsiveness play more of a role of the feel than the absolute weight. Some think they know itís heavy and are biased to confirm a heavy feel while others are more open minded and donít feel itís heavier at all.
I think the weight comments are mostly coming from the sheer size of the car. The car is going to feel like its heavier because of the length of the wheelbase. For example my M2 feels a lot more playful than my M3 did (Both are comps). The main difference, the wheelbase. The G8X is simply bigger inside and out, so it would feel heavier as you're moving more mass around.
The other aspect is that the G8X does in fact weigh more than the F8X. I know that when I have a passenger in my car, the dynamics shift. So yes, you're going to feel a difference between the cars if you're on track or even spirited driving. However, in like 70% of the time when you're not driving like an A-hole, I honestly don't think you'll notice any difference at all.
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The weight of new M4 remains within a reasonable range given all the options a typical buyer will select.
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I think the weight comments are mostly coming from the sheer size of the car. The car is going to feel like its heavier because of the length of the wheelbase. For example my M2 feels a lot more playful than my M3 did (Both are comps). The main difference, the wheelbase. The G8X is simply bigger inside and out, so it would feel heavier as you're moving more mass around.
The other aspect is that the G8X does in fact weigh more than the F8X. I know that when I have a passenger in my car, the dynamics shift. So yes, you're going to feel a difference between the cars if you're on track or even spirited driving. However, in like 70% of the time when you're not driving like an A-hole, I honestly don't think you'll notice any difference at all.
Size and stability can be mistaken for a heavy feel vs a more unsettled and darty car for sure. Interestingly enough it was more the reviewers cruising the streets that said it feels heavy than those who actually pushed the car...not to mention some of those that said it’s heavy had passengers in there
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