In pictures: The new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupé
The new models will retail from $112,022
BMW Group Middle East has today announced the arrival of two new BMW M vehicles – the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupé. The Coupé will be introduced at the same time as the four-door Sedan variant for the first time. The fifth generation of the M3 is retailed at $112,022 and is around 80 kilograms lighter than its predecessor model. The new BMW M3 limousine features 19 inch Light Alloy Wheels Double Spoke Style 437 M with Mixed Performance Tires and M Carbon Ceramic Brakes. Increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium for a number of chassis and body components has been implemented. Both models feature a carbon roof. The BMW M4 Coupe is retailed for $116,120. The “M4” badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for the new M model. The M-specific design of the two high-performance sports cars underlines their performance capability. Both cars have large air intakes and Air Curtains at the front end, exposed carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium body components, and a diffuser at the rear end. The track-specification cooling system is incorporated to ensure that an optimum temperature balance for the engine, turbochargers and transmission is maintained. The six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology is newly developed for the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe and produces a maximum output of 431 hp. BMW claims that the peak torque of 550 Newton metres (406 lb-ft) is available across a wide rev band yet the engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of around 25 percent. Both the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe cover the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission.