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Radical BMW M3 and BMW M4 Officially Revealed

The new BMW M3 and BMW M4 have officially debuted. They must be the most talked about models in BMW’s history, owing to BMW’s new grille design.

Looking past that controversy though, there is plenty to like about the next-generation BMW M3 and BMW M4.

BMW M3 and BMW M4: Highlights

2021 BMW M3 and M4

– Powered by a 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine, producing 480 hp or 510 hp for the Competition model.
– Kidney grille allows improved air flow
– Carbon fibre roof and flared wheel arches
– Adaptive suspension and electronic dampers
– BMW Live Cockpit Professional
– Optional M Carbon Bucket Seats

BMW M3 and BMW M4: Engine and Chassis

2021 BMW M4 Exhaust Tips

Both cars are powered by a 3.0 litre, six-cylinder engine which comes in two flavours; a standard model and a Competition model. The former produces 480 hp, the latter, 510 hp.

In the BMW M3 Sedan, the 100 km/h sprint times are 4.2 seconds and 3.9 seconds respectively. The M4 Coupe manages the same statistics.

Customers will have the choice of either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. BMW plan to release a version which uses the xDrive all-wheel-drive system in summer 2021.

xDrive models will get an Active M Differential, rear-wheel-biased setup, with three selectable modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD.

The suspension is adaptive with electronically controlled shock absorbers and M Servotronic steering. There is a new integrated braking system with two settings for pedal feel and response. M Compound brakes come as standard, with M Carbon ceramic brakes optional.

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) includes an M Dynamic Mode and, for the first time, integrated wheel slip limitation and M Traction Control adjustable through ten stages.

BMW M3 and BMW M4: Design

Green 2021 BMW M3

Both models get distinct designs. To start with the most obvious feature, the new frameless kidney grille. It gets horizontal bars, as opposed to the traditional vertical versions.

Typical BMW wheel arch flares give both cars the M-car look, alongside M gills, side sill extensions and new front and rear aprons.

Both BMW M3 and BMW M4 get a carbon-fibre roof with aerodynamically optimised fins. There is a small rear spoiler and a familiar quad tailpipe. BMW offer a range of new, exclusive exterior paint finishes and M Carbon exterior package and BMW M Performance Parts available as options.

BMW M3 and BMW M4: Interior

2021 BMW M4 Seats

BMW’s interior is an improved version of the 4-Series interior we saw a few months ago. Both cars get BMW Live Cockpit Professional with fully digital display grouping, BMW Maps navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard.

There is a significantly expanded selection of driver assistance systems. Park Distance Control, Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info are fitted as standard. Options include Driving Assistant Professional with Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Active Navigation, Emergency Lane Assistant, Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant, BMW Drive Recorder and BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific displays.

There are M-specific control/operating concept with Setup button for direct access to the settings for the engine, chassis, steering and braking system. The two steering-wheel mounted M buttons return.

There is a choice of seat designs too. They include a newly developed M sport seat with fine-grain Merino leather trim and an impressive new M Carbon bucket seat, shown here in the BMW M4.

BMW M4 Photo Gallery

BMW M3 Photo Gallery

SPIED: 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Lighter, faster, more powerful and more efficient than the current M3.

Rumor had it that the F82 M4 coupe had begun its public testing, and now that’s been confirmed by spies who spotted it for the first time in and around the BMW M Test Center at the Nurburgring!

Although the BMW prototype wears the typical mule camouflage, there’s still plenty to see. The camo mule caused little doubt that it is in fact the M version of the upcoming F32 4 Series coupe. Signature features could be spotted like the M quad exhausts, the flared fenders, signature blue M brakes, wide tires, and M6 steering wheel.

Specs

Exterior:
Front and rear fenders on the M4 coupe are significantly flared and stretched compared to the F32 4 Series prototypes
Rear flare is easy to spot, while the front is less conspicuous – a the gap in the front fender camouflage clearly shows the front fender as much wider than the rest of the side body.
Stretched fenders will accommodate a wider track for the M4 – vs the regular 4 Series
Sleeker version of the F30 3 Series front end
Sportier lights and grilles
M styled front bumper
Mirrors are from the F30 3 Series – for testing purposes only – final production mirrors will be sportier
Carbon Fiber Roof / Brakes

Interior
Shift paddles in the interior – optional or standard manual transmission
Steering wheel from the new M6

Powertrain
Powered by an inline 6 cylinder engine with multiple turbochargers
Engine output approximately 450 horsepower
Rumored reworked and reinforced N55 6-cylinder engine with a strengthened aluminium block with a heavily modified cylinder head
Induction technology will be completely new as will be the latest bi-vanos variable valve timing

The F82 M4 will most likely NOT be constructed extensively from carbon fiber (CFRP) as earlier reports had rumored. This next generation of M3/M4 had begun its development two years ago, which is said to have been too early to take advantage of BMW’s CFRP developments.

Even without the CFRP construction, the M4’s new aluminum chassis, and aluminum and reinforced plastic body panels will make it lighter than the current M3 sedan and coupe.

The 2015 BMW M4 Coupe is looking to be introduced no earlier than late 2014.

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)

Sx-Z | 2015 BMW M4 Coupe (F82)