BMW unleash M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe
By Kyle Linsay
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:00
REVEALED: New BMW M3 Saloon
BMW have revealed their all-new M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe.
The launch of the high-performance, fifth-generation variants marks the first time the Saloon and Coupe models have received individual model names.
Both models will also adopt a turbocharged engine for the first time – the 431hp 3.0litre, six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.
Sprinting from 0-62mph takes both cars just 4.3seconds with six-speed manual transmission, or 4.1seconds with optional seven-speed M DCT.
The new powerplant also boasts fuel economy of 34mpg and CO2 emissions of 194g/km – an improvement of 25% over the previous model’s figures.
Both cars feature 19inch wheels, Adaptive M suspension and three steering assistance settings as standard.
Further standard specification includes heated and electric BMW M seats, exterior-folding mirrors and the full BMW Professional Media package with Bluetooth.
Professional Navigation, Driving Assistant Plus, adaptive full LED headlights and Active Cruise Control are also available.
Karim Habib, Head of Design at BMW Automobiles, said: “The superior performance of the BMW M3 Saloon and BMW M4 Coupe should be obvious at first glance.
“Indeed, the exterior design has a visual impact that elevates the BMW M design language to a new level of expression, highlighted by a purposeful character, emotional appeal and dynamic verve.”
Full specification, prices and release dates will be revealed in due course.