German automaker BMW is set to launch its new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, revealing a new interpretation of the high-performance sports cars.
The ‘M4’ badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for the new M model, which will be introduced at the same time as the four-door variant.
Dr Friedrich Nitschke, President of BMW M GmbH, said: “Four generations of the BMW M3 have blended motor sport genes and everyday usability within a rich overall concept.”
“The engine is the heart of every M model, and the new turbocharged six-cylinder unit fitted in the two new cars combines the virtues of a high-revving naturally aspirated unit with the strengths of turbocharger technology. A committed lightweight design concept produces a weight saving of around 80 kg over the outgoing M3.”
The new six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology newly developed for the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe produces a maximum output of 431 hp. It also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of around 25 per cent.
The presence of a track-specification cooling system ensures the optimum temperature balance for the engine, turbochargers and transmission is maintained.