if you’re a petrolhead, chances are you love an M car, especially the M3 and M4. So you will no doubt be pleased to know that the new BMW M3 and M4 are finally here.
Both the M3 and M4 seem like an absolute beast on paper. They both are powered by 3 litre inline sixes, with one turbo for each three-cylinder half. That helps in delivering an astonishing 503 horsepower in the Competition Spec, put through by an Eight-speed Auto, propelling this car 0-62mph in less than 4 seconds for the rear-wheel-drive version. And yes, for the first time ever, there is a four-wheel-drive system optional as well on the competition. More specifically, an M four-wheel-drive system which can also let you go sideways, very sideways. There is also an electronically controlled rear differential, and when the M Drive Professional mode is activated, you can adjust the axle slip from a choice of 10 stages.
What’s more, you can have the base 473hp M3 and M4 with a proper three pedal Stick-shift manual gearbox, though the option is not available in the higher powered cars. The torque figures are 406lb-ft in the base cars, and 479lb-ft in the competition versions. The Top speed is limited to 155-mph but can be raised to 180-mph.
The new M3 and M4 are more distinctive than the 3 series and 4 series than ever before, and it is not all because of those huge kidney grills. The M3, in particular, with wide and angular body parts and a large rear diffuser, looks much more aggressive than it’s speed camera friendly version.
Inside, there’s the usual M car drill, the interior though very reminsicent of the models they’re based on, have a lot of carbon fibre trim and M badges. There is a fat steering wheel which is grippy, and new seats that offer a lot of lateral support in fast corners.
The new BMW M3 will set you back $70,895, and the M4 will start at $72,795. The Competition package will be offered at an extra $2900. You can expect to start seeing these in your nearest BMW showrooms in March 2021, while the xDrive all-wheel-drive Competition models will start rolling in next summer.