A lot of changes to come on the new generations BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupé! The BMW M GmbH has announced that they are preparing the car on the racetrack.
Among the numbers relased on news, the preliminary data for the fuel consumption combined: 10.9 – 10.5 l/100 km [25.9 – 26.9 mpg imp] and CO2 emissions combined: 249 – 239 g/km are very optimistic. The suspention is another item mentioned as an M-specifc setup and the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring is the set to develop the new technology, but the engineers intend to expand the test programme to include further circuits.
The BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupé will be offered in two levels: A 353 kW/480 hp with a 6-speed manual shift and 375 kW/510 hp and an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.
“For customers who prefer a puristic performance experience and particularly intense interaction with their vehicle, the model variants with a manual transmission constitute an offer that is unique in this segment, On the other hand, with the Competition versions of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupé, we are addressing maximum dynamics in regards power development and transfer – initially with classic rear-wheel drive and, at a later date, also in conjunction with the latest version of our four-wheel drive system M xDrive.” explains Dirk Häcker, head of Development M Automobiles and BMW Individual.
Coparing with the old models, the new engine will deliver a maximum output increase of 36 kW/49 hp and 44 kW/60 hp (Competition models) and a maximum torque of up to 650 Nm.
With all this improvement we can expect this to new beasts to deliver a lot of fun on track days!