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The new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe -
Innovative engine technology and a focus on lightweight design
Munich - The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe sees
BMW M GmbH revealing an all-new interpretation of the high-performance
sports car – and carrying the BMW M philosophy over into the fifth
generation of the M3.
More than 40,000 examples of the fourth-generation BMW M3 Coupe were
built, and now the BMW M4 Coupe is poised to continue this history of
success. The “M4” badge is a reference to the model series that provides
the basis for the new M model. And for the first time, the Coupe will be
introduced at the same time as the four-door variant, which logic
dictates will be christened the BMW M3.
BMW M3 M4 Overall Concept
“Four generations of the BMW M3 have blended motor sport genes and
uncompromised everyday usability within an emotionally rich overall
concept;” explains Dr Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M GmbH. “The BMW
M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe represent an ongoing commitment to this
The engine is the heart of every M model, and the example fitted in the
two new cars combines the virtues of a high-revving naturally aspirated
unit with the strengths of turbocharger technology. An all-embracing
lightweight design concept keeps the cars’ weight to just under 1,500
The BMW M3 and BMW M4 take motor sport technology from the track to the
road, and thousands of laps of the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife –
the world’s most demanding race track – have readied the new models for
that transition. Meticulous and passion-fuelled development work has
underpinned the creation of two high-performance sports cars that set
new standards in terms of overall concept, precision and agility.
The high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo
technology newly developed for the new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe
produces maximum output of approximately 430 hp. Its peak torque soars
far beyond 500 Newton metres (369 lb-ft), outstripping the figures
recorded by the outgoing BMW M3 by well over 30 per cent. And yet the
engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of
around 25 per cent. The weight of the cars has been reduced to just
under 1,500 kilograms, which helps to ensure outstanding driving
dynamics and exceptional efficiency.
(Sept. 24, 2013)