BMW unveil the brand new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. Thirty-five years after the launch of it very first M.
Powered by the latest version of the 3.0-liter, inline-cylinder, BMW TwinPower Turbo S58 motors producing up to 503 hp, the new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. The base M3 and M4 come exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, something that is rare in the cars’ segment.
The new S58 powerplant delivers 473 hp at 6,250 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque between 2,650 and 6,130 rpm. This allows the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds on the way to a top speed of 155 mph or 180 mph when the M Driver’s Package is selected. The Competition models’ S58 engine is tuned to produce 503 hp at 6,250 rpm and 479 lb-ft of torque between 2,750 and 5,500 rpm and reduce 0 to 60 mph acceleration time to 3.8 seconds and see similar top speeds of 155 mph or 180 mph. Both core and Competition models rev to a redline of 7,200 rpm.
The new 2021 BMW M3 and M4 include water and oil cooling systems designed to stand up to the high temperatures of track use. Large front intakes ensure that there is a sufficient flow of air to the low-temperature and high-temperature radiators in the upper part of the grille opening. The lower area air flow is used to support the engine oil cooler, and in Competition models, a separate transmission oil cooler.
The low temperature cooling circuit features an electric cooling pump which supplies flow for the intercooler. The high temperature circuit supplies coolant to the engine and turbochargers through a mechanical coolant pump, main radiator and two supporting radiators in the front wheel wells. An additional electric cooling pump allows for turbocharging cooling to continue even after the engine has been switched off.
“The design is resoundingly function-driven, pure and reduced without compromise,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “At the same time, it provides an emotionally engaging window into the vehicle character.”
Exclusive exterior paint colors, forged M light-alloy wheels, a carbon fiber roof and the optional M Carbon exterior package emphasise both form and function of the new BMW M3 and M4.
The front end of the new M3 displays the most aggressive differentiation from its non-M sibling. Like the new M4, the front end is highlighted by the large and deep frameless BMW kidney grille designed to feed air needed for fulfilling the cooling requirements under the most rigorous conditions. There is also an optional M Carbon exterior package is available for the new M3 and M4.
The interior of the M3 and M4 added signature M details include red accents for the M buttons on the M leather steering wheel and the start/stop button on the center console. The gear selector lever with Drivelogic switch in the Competition models is leather covered with an embedded M logo and stitching in M GmbH colors. It also features an eye-catching cut-out, which is accentuated by integrated “waterfall” lighting. Cars with the optional Carbon Fiber interior trim also feature carbon trim for the inlays in the M leather steering wheels and the shift paddles for the Competition models. The carbon paddles also have a unique design.
BMW M3 and M4 feature standard fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display and a 10.25-inch digital, high-resolution touch screen center display. The latest iDrive 7.0 operating system includes Navigation with new cloud-based BMW Maps, wireless connectivity for your mobile devices including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and M-specific displays for the instrument cluster and optional Head-Up display.
Pricing for the base M3 starts at $70,895, and $73,795 for the M3 Competition. The base M4 starts at $72,795 and the M4 Competition starts at $75,695. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.