The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and brand-new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW M GmbH revealing a brand-new interpretation of the high-performance cars– and holding the BMW M viewpoint over into the fifth generation of the M3. More than 40,000 examples of the fourth-generation BMW M3 Coupe were constructed, and now the BMW M4 Coupe is poised to continue this success tale. 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 presented at the exact same time as the four-door variant. Reasoning dictates the latter will be christened the BMW M3 Sedan.
“Four generations of the BMW M3 have combined motor sport genes and uncompromised daily use within a mentally rich overall principle,” discusses Dr Friedrich Nitschke, Head of state BMW M GmbH. “The BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe stand for an ongoing commitment to this approach. The engine is the heart of every M model, and the new turbocharged 6- cylinder unit fitted in the 2 new cars combines the virtues of a high-revving naturally aspirated unit with the strengths of turbocharger technology. A committed lightweight design idea produces a weight saving of around 80 kilograms over the outbound M3. The BMW M3 and BMW M4 take motor sport technology from the track to the roadway, and countless laps of the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife– the world’s most demanding race course– have actually readied the brand-new designs for that shift. Precise and enthusiasm- sustained development work has underpinned the production of two high- performance sports vehicles that set brand-new standards in terms of overall idea, accuracy and agility.”
The high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo innovation freshly developed for the new BMW M3 Sedan and new
BMW M4 Coupe produces an optimal output of 431 hp. Its peak torque of 550 Newton metres (406 lb-ft) is available throughout a wide rev band and outstrips the figure tape-recorded by the outgoing BMW M3 by roughly 40 per cent. And yet the engine likewise attains a reduction in fuel consumption and exhausts of around 25 per cent. Both the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe cover the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h / 62 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds (with the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission).
In the interests of making best use of dynamic ability and ensuring excellent effectiveness, weight savings of around 80 kilograms have been achieved over a comparably equipped predecessor model. The BMW M4 Coupe, for instance, has a DIN curb weight of 1,497 kilograms, thanks to the rigorous application of intelligent lightweight design measures. These include the increased use of light-weight products such as carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium for a number of framework and body components. Both designs include a carbon roofing system.
Among the primary objectives in the development of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe was to guarantee the new automobiles provided outstanding race track capability. For this reason the presence of a track-specification cooling system, which makes sure that the optimal temperature level balance for the engine, turbochargers and transmission is maintained at all times.
In order to highlight the racing character of the two models in terms of both their technical composition and the fine-tuning of the vehicles, the engineers worked closely with BMW Motorsport’s professional racing drivers throughout the development phase. For example, DTM drivers Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock took part in the comprehensive screening and set-up work held out at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit.
The balance of the overall concept: A blend of elements working in best harmony provides outstanding performance, precision and agility.
Low-slung and broad-set, the brand-new BMW M3 Sedan and brand-new BMW M4 Coupe share a finely balanced position on the road. Undoubtedly, the M-specific design of the 2 high-performance cars underscores their efficiency capability. Big air consumptions and Air Curtains at the front end, exposed carbon-fibre- reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium body elements, and the diffuser at the muscle rear end are not merely design flourishes; they also satisfy useful duties in regards to aerodynamics, cooling and weight saving.
Various aerodynamics measures incorporated into all areas of the body.
The aerodynamics idea of BMW M GmbH models has actually always been one of the crucials in their development. The engineers have to channel the air around the car to create the very best possible platform for dynamic excellence, while also guaranteeing the engine, powertrain and brakes get the requisite cooling even when running under heavy lots on the race track.
Details such as the powerfully formed front apron, smooth underbody and clearly defined Gurney spoiler at the back of the M3 Sedan (or integrated spoiler lip at the rear of the BMW M4 Coupe) minimize lift by an equal degree at the front and rear axle and produce optimal handling qualities. “The means in which we carry the inflowing air with the engine oil cooler creates a Venturi effect, which lowers front axle lift and, in so doing, enhances the steering,” describes Albert Biermann, Head of Development BMW M GmbH. Elements like the Air Drape and M gills with integrated Air Breather rearwards of the front wheels reduce turbulence in the front wheel arches. Together with the aerodynamically optimised outside mirrors in twin-stalk design, they are also highly unique design features of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe and assist minimize drag. These examples highlight in familiar fashion the success of M engineers in integrating the requirements of daily use with the needs of action on the race track.
Sophisticated cooling concept for optimal efficiency.
The exceptional efficiency potential of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe places very exacting demands on temperature level management in the engine and peripheral assemblies. In order to guarantee optimum operating temperatures in daily use, on short trips around town and out on the race course, the BMW M GmbH engineers have actually developed an extremely effective cooling system. Together with the two ultra- dynamic turbocharger systems, the air consumption system of the six-cylinder engine likewise consists of an indirect intercooler, maximizing charge pressure and engine output. Along with a main radiator, the track-ready cooling principle likewise makes up a water cooler rearranged to the side for the high- and reduced- temperature water circuits, and the engine and transmission oil (if the M Double Clutch Transmission is specified). These make sure a constant temperature level balance and for that reason high performance on the track in addition to the roadway. An added electric coolant pump cools the turbocharger bearing mounts when the vehicle is fixed.
Six-speed manual gearbox with throttle blipping.
The engine’s power is transferred to the road through a basic six-speed manual gearbox with robust double-plate clutch. This unit is considerably more compact than its predecessor and 12 kilograms lighter. As a suggest of increasing shift convenience, the manual gearbox utilizes ingenious brand-new carbon rubbing linings in its synchroniser rings. Dry sump lubrication supplies an efficient supply of oil to all parts of the engine. The gearbox blips the throttle on downshifts– formerly a function reserved for the M Double Clutch Transmission. This engagement speed control function enhances the smoothness of the transmission, helps to enhance security and was originally developed by motor sport engineers.
Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic with Launch Control.
The third generation of the M DCT sees the M engineers as soon as again setting the benchmark in terms of power and race track ability without needing to compromise on everyday usability. The optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic prompts the new high-revving turbocharged engine into emotionally outstanding accomplishments. As changing equipment immediately, in manual mode the transmission enables ultra-fast gear changes with no disruption in the flow of power. The incorporated Launch Control function makes sure optimum sprinting efficiency off the line, producing acceleration figures that would run out array with the manual gearbox. The Smokey Burnout function allows the motorist to enjoy a degree of rear wheel spin while the vehicle is moving at low speeds. Security Clutch Control opens the clutch when the automobile is understeering to bring it back into line. And M DCT likewise includes functions like the Drivelogic modes that can be chosen by the driver to give the BMW M3 and BMW M4 even more comfortable, more economy-focused or even sportier characteristics. The additional 7th equipment over the manual gearbox allows longer gear ratios– and provides the effectiveness acquires you would expect as an outcome.
The homes of the extremely light yet impressively durable material CFRP have allowed the engineers to follow an essentially brand-new method in the manufacture of the drive shaft. Made from CFRP, this element feeds the engine’s torque from the gearbox to the rear differential and works under very heavy loads– specifically in high-performance vehicles. “The excellent tightness and low weight of the CFRP tubing enable the drive shaft to be built as a single-piece unit without center bearing. Along with a weight conserving of 40 per cent over its predecessor, we have actually accomplished a reduction in turning masses and for that reason enhanced drivetrain dynamics,” discusses Albert Biermann.
Much more accomplished rear-wheel drive with Active M Differential.
Among the other components that include fresh polish to the dynamic arsenal of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe are the hollow lightweight output shafts of the rear differential and the Active M Differential, which utilizes an online controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential to optimise traction and directional stability. The multi-plate limited-slip differential deal with very high precision and speed. Its control unit connects with the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system as well as considers the position of the accelerator pedal, the rotational speed of the wheels and the car’s yaw rate. Every driving situation is therefore precisely evaluated and an upcoming loss of traction on one side of the car identified at a very early stage The degree of lock– which could be anywhere between 0 and 100 per cent– is adjusted as required within a portion of a second, enabling wheel spin to be prevented on slippery surface areas, in instances where the right and left rear wheel have widely varying friction coefficients, in tight bends and when changing direction with specific vitality. Optimising traction in this means likewise offers hard to beat driving stability in difficult conditions and permits impressively dynamic acceleration from corners.
M Dynamic Mode– a subfunction of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system– appeases the thirst of enthusiastic drivers for keen dynamics. While DSC intervenes as needed to neutralize understeer and oversteer, M Dynamic Mode allows higher wheel slip and for that reason easy drifting. Owners with a taste for sporty and dynamic driving will value this breadth to the cars’ handling, although DSC will still step in if the vehicle endeavors over the limitations– unless it is switched over off completely. Whichever setting the motorist chooses, she or he continues to be accountable for the vehicle’s stability.
Aluminium suspension aspects make sure sharper characteristics.
The core know-how of BMW M GmbH resides in establishing M automobiles that offer excellent steering accuracy, on-the-limit adjustability, agility and driving sensation, together with unequalled traction and impressive directional security– all without disregarding daily use. In order to attain these aims with the considerably increased performance ability of the new BMW M3 Sedan and brand-new BMW M4 Coupe, the axles of the outgoing BMW M3 have actually been revamped with painstaking focus on information.
Below once again, low weight and a high level of rigidity for the axle systems are important ingredients in guaranteeing the vehicles provide an ultra-dynamic driving experience. In the double-joint spring strut front axle alone, using a light-weight aluminium building for elements such as control arms, wheel carriers and axle subframes saves five kilograms over a standard steel design. Play-free ball joints and elastomer bearings developed particularly for the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe guarantee an optimum and direct transfer of forces both laterally and longitudinally. An aluminium stiffening plate, CFRP front strut brace and additional bolted joints in between the axle subframe and the body structure all help to increase the rigidity of the front end.
Also lighter than the construction in the outgoing BMW M3 is the brand-new five-link rear axle. All the control arms and wheel providers are produced using forged aluminium, which lowers the unsprung masses of the wheel-locating elements by around 3 kilograms compared with the previous model generation. The stiff connection between the rear axle subframe and the body– without using elastic rubber elements– is obtained from motor sport and serves to further enhance wheel area and for that reason directional security. “The double-elastic mounting for the rear differential within the rear axle subframe– which is bolted to the body property– has actually permitted us to attain a new level of driving precision, but without disregarding comfort,” says Albert Biermann, mentioning an additional example of the best symbiosis of pure-bred motor sport technology and excellent everyday usability.
The development of the tyres for the automobiles was included into the building procedure for the axles from the beginning. For high-performance cars like the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe, in certain, guiding feel and accuracy are the foremost considerations in the development of tyres for the front axle, together with lateral security and braking forces. At the rear axle, at the same time, traction, lateral stability and directional stability take center phase.. For this reason, both vehicles will leave the factory on low-weight 18-inch created wheels (front axle: 9 J x 18, rear axle: 10 J x 18) with mixed-size tyres (front axle: 255 mm, rear axle: 275 mm). 19-inch tyres are readily available as an option. The specially developed created wheels make a considerable contribution to the reduction in the automobiles’ unsprung masses and, in turn, to the optimisation of dynamic qualities and effectiveness. The experienced M engineers have taken fantastic care to guarantee all the parts between the
steering wheel and tyres work together harmoniously and therefore supply maximum driving precision and lateral security, in addition to good trip comfort.
Electric Power Steering with 3 setups.
The electromechanical steering system in the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe stands for a new development from BMW M GmbH and the vital component in the link between motorist and car. It provides the presents of direct steering feeling and exact feedback. The integrated Servotronic function digitally adjusts the level of guiding support according to the automobile’s speed, supplying maximum steering qualities at all speeds. The guiding for the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe also offers the motorist 3 setups as conventional, which can be picked at the touch of a button. COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes enable the level of steering help to be adapted to fit the scenario at hand and the driver’s individual tastes.
“Together, the stiff front and rear structures, accurate axle kinematics and a remarkably receptive electromechanical power steering system aid to deliver the outstanding steering and handling attributes of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe,” sums up Biermann.
The optional Adaptive M suspension likewise comes with COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes, allowing the driver to select in between a more comfortable damper setting for urban driving, as an example, a stiffer set-up for dynamic driving on country roads, and a 3rd alternative that minimises body movements and maximises dynamic efficiency for use on the track.
With their supreme dynamic qualities in mind, the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe also come as basic with BMW M compound brakes flaunting impressive feel, outstanding stopping power and high resistance to fade. Far lighter than conventional equivalents, these brakes add to a substantial reduction in unsprung masses and therefore assist to enhance dynamic performance. Even lighter BMW M carbon ceramic brakes can likewise be specified as an alternative, their further optimised efficiency associates equipping them even more efficiently for track use and giving them even greater resilience.
The new six-cylinder in-line engine: High-revving, turbocharged system integrates the finest of both worlds.
The brand-new BMW M3 Sedan and brand-new BMW M4 Coupe from BMW M GmbH see a go back to a six-in-line engine configuration, as used on the 2nd and third generations of this renowned sports vehicle. “When establishing a brand-new model we initially think of exactly what requirements the vehicle will be expected to meet, then decide which concepts and technologies will best satisfy these goals,” states Albert Biermann. The new turbocharged engine incorporates the very best of both worlds– reaching a maximum 7,600 rpm, it is unusually high-revving for a turbocharged engine, leading to linear power distribution over a broad engine speed range and a characterful engine note, while M TwinPower Turbo innovation ensures that peak torque is on top over a broad rpm variety. A further trademark of this engine is its impressive effectiveness.
The new engine sees a small power upgrade over the previous V8 to 431 hp, which is provided in between 5,390 and 7,000 rpm. Peak torque has actually been increased by approximately 40 per cent to 550 Newton metres, and is kept over a very broad rev band (1,800– 5,390 rpm). The standard sprint from absolutely no to 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) takes the brand-new BMW M3 Sedan and brand-new BMW M4 Coupe 4.1 seconds respectively. Top speed is 250 km/h / 155 miles per hour (online limited), or 280 km/h / 174 miles per hour if the optional M Motorist’s Package is pointed out. The brand-new powerplant also flaunts excellent fuel economy: the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe achieve consumption in the EU cycle of 8.3 l/100 km (34 mpg) and CARBON DIOXIDE emissions of 194 g/km, an enhancement of even more than 25 per cent over the previous design’s figures. Managed toxin exhausts are EU6-compliant.
Rapid response, courtesy of M TwinPower Turbo technology.
The M TwinPower Turbo technology comprises two fast-responding mono- scroll turbochargers, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-VANOS continually variable camshaft timing. VALVETRONIC and Double-VANOS work in tandem to effortlessly control intake valve lift. The outcome is smooth and reliable power delivery, very sharp feedback and reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
The six-cylinder engine includes a closed-deck crankcase design which is extremely rigid and permits cylinder pressures to be enhanced for better power output. And rather of liners, the cylinder tires feature a twin-wire arc- sprayed layer, which results in a significant decrease in engine weight.
A more technical emphasize is the created, torsionally rigid crankshaft which, in addition to providing enhanced torque-carrying capability, is also lighter in weight. This significantly reduces rotating masses, resulting in improved throttle response and acceleration.
Track-ready engine oil supply system for impressive performance. On the track, the exceptional driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe location extra needs on the engine oil supply system, whose design shows the considerable motor sport experience of BMW M GmbH. The low-weight magnesium oil sump, for instance, features a special cover to limit motion of the oil under the effects of strong dynamic lateral acceleration. Under severe longitudinal acceleration and deceleration, an oil extraction pump and a sophisticated oil return system located near to the turbocharger similarly help to keep steady oil flow. Oil is therefore provided continually to all engine components in all driving situations– whether in everyday motoring or during hard disk drive on the track.
An engine sound in keeping with the motor sport characteristics of the BMW M3 and BMW M4 is supplied by a cutting-edge flap plan in the twin-pipe exhaust system. The electrically managed flaps just prior to the rear silencer decrease exhaust back-pressure and produce a BMW M sound which is striking and apparent over the whole engine speed range, as well as offering exact feedback on engine tons. The various selectable drive modes, which provide drivers a choice of preconfigured, completely well balanced automobile set-ups, likewise showcase various engine sound profiles.
Lightweight design throughout the board: Shedding weight in all the right locations.
Smart lightweight design was a leading priority in the development of the BMW M3 and BMW M4. The goal was to minimize curb weight in order to offer both designs impressive driving dynamics and exemplary effectiveness. These procedures have actually provided impressive outcomes, offering the BMW M4 Coupe a curb weight of 1,497 kilograms, around 80 kilograms lighter than a comparably geared up predecessor design– with advantages for driving characteristics and fuel usage as well.
BMW M3 Sedan likewise gets CFRP roofing system for the first time.
On the outgoing models, the CFRP roof was restricted to the Coupe version. Now, for the first time, the four-door BMW M3 will get this striking design and practical feature. The CFRP roofing system brings weight cost savings of five kilograms when it come to the BMW M3 Sedan and even more than 6 kilograms when it come to the BMW M4 Coupe. It likewise reduces the automobile’s center of mass, which has a positive impact on driving characteristics.
Made from aluminium rather than standard steel, the front side walls and the bonnet (with power dome) make an important contribution to the designs’ lightweight design concept, while at the same time improving axle lots circulation.
On the BMW M4 Coupe, the contoured roofline with central stations continues into the boot lid, stressing the even sportier character of the brand-new model. The recently established boot cover not just supplies exceptionally efficient tail end styling, its geometry is at the same time exactly tailored for optimised aerodynamics, while the use of carbon fiber and plastics produces extra weight savings.
The new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe also feature a CFRP propeller shaft. The high rigidity and reduced weight of the CFRP tube mean that the propeller shaft can be produced as a single-piece element, without a center bearing. This accomplishes weight savings of 40 per cent over the previous model and a reduction in rotating masses, which in turn outcomes in more dynamic powertrain feedback.
The CFRP strut brace in the engine compartment is a more example of how all weight-saving steps on these automobiles have also been customized to the renovation of driving characteristics. Weighing just 1.5 kilograms, the strut brace offers exceptional rigidity to an equivalent aluminium component, and at the same time plays a key part in the excellent steering response and precision of both cars.
The use of carbon in these models is a suggestion that BMW is an international leader in high-strength, lightweight CFRP building, and that it was BMW who drew out the first mass-production automobile with a body consisting entirely of this material– the ingenious BMW i3.
The design of the new BMW M3 Sedan and brand-new BMW M4 Coupe visualises in appealing style the exceptional performance ability and remarkable handling properties of the 2 new designs. “The remarkable efficiency of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe need to be obvious at first glimpse,” discusses Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Vehicles”Certainly, the exterior design of the new BMW M3 and BMW M4 has a visual impact that raises the BMW M design language to a new level of expression, highlighted by a purposeful character, psychological appeal and dynamic verve.”
The front end: the strongly meaningful face of BMW M.
Viewed from the front, the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe stick out a lot of prominently with their powerful contours and a highly defined couple of- dimensionality, which lend them a strongly meaningful face. Particular design aspects leave no doubt that these vehicles are the work of BMW M. There is the contemporary take on the twin headlight plan (with optional LED technology), for instance, not to point out the unique twin-bar kidney grille with black painted grille bars– which show the design of the particular BMW M double-spoke wheels and bear the M logo– and the powerfully created front apron with its trio of huge intakes providing cooling air to the high-performance engine and brakes. Amongst the various other hallmark BMW M design functions on display is the characteristic power dome on the bonnet, which hints at the capacity of the brawny M TwinPower Turbo engine and develops space for the intercooler. And the striking outside mirrors– with their suggested twin-stalk mounts– also demand particular attention, their design optimising the aerodynamics of the new BMW M3 Sedan and brand-new BMW M4 Coupe.
The flanks: low-slung silhouette and dynamic lines.
The sides of both vehicles extend the dynamic impression developed by their particular front ends. The trademark BMW percentages of a long bonnet, long wheelbase, set-back glasshouse and brief front overhang are provided additional emphasis by familiar M design elements. “The muscle wheel arches and eye-catching surface area forms plainly underline the dynamic capacity of the BMW M3 and BMW M4,” includes Habib.
Those dynamics-accentuating details consist of similarly freshly developed M gills, which do both a stylistic and a functional duty. Integrated into them are Air Breathers, which join the Air Curtains in the front apron to help optimise the air flow around the wheel arches and for that reason improve aerodynamics.
The dark color of the CFRP roofing (with its contoured roofline) provides both designs a lower-slung and more compact look, as the eye perceives the roof pillars– painted in body color– to be the uppermost point of the car. A flowing roofline lends the currently sporting general appearance of the
BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe an additional beauty and finesse. The line gains in momentum when again as it heads rearwards, increasing aerodynamic downforce and offering the rear a more muscular take a look at the exact same time.
The back: BMW M4 with spoiler incorporated into the boot cover.
The design of the back side screens striking distinctions in the 2 designs. The BMW M3 Sedan, for example, is fitted with a Gurney spoiler to minimize lift, while the tailgate of the BMW M4 Coupe showcases an integrated rear spoiler and is made from specifically lightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic. As performing a functional aerodynamic duty, the tailgate likewise contributes considerably to the BMW M4’s standalone design. The pair of lines which begin life flanking the power dome in the bonnet– and score a plainly defined path over the CFRP roofing system– complete their trip in the boot cover.
A shared feature of the two designs are the plainly flared rear wheel arches which, in mix with the wide track, highlight the positive appearance of the BMW M3 and BMW M4. A particular BMW M detail of the rear end are the high-gloss refined, now inclining pair of twin exhaust tailpipes, which are framed like jewels by the sculptural rear apron with its integrated diffuser.
The interior design: flawless ergonomics in a sporting ambience.
Climbing up into the BMW M3 and BMW M4, motorists will be greeted by the indoor architecture familiar from the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series, complete with unimpeachable ergonomics and clear motorist focus. In keeping with the character of the two models, nevertheless, the interior fulfils an even more greatly defined sporting short. To this end, the host of conventional BMW M devices information consists of M door sill finishers, an M motorist’s footrest, M gearshift lever, M-design round instruments with white graphics, M natural leather guiding wheel with chrome trim, color contrast sewing and electroplated- look shift paddles (if the M DCT gearbox is specified).
The front seats likewise represent an evocative expression of BMW M’s motor sport genes. Taking visual motivation from the container seats fitted in racing automobiles, the seats showcase a full-size single-piece back panel. This implies the construction of the seats is extremely flat, while the high, width-adjustable side boosts and low-set seat surface permit an ideal seating position and offer excellent support. Despite their unquestionably sporty design, the BMW M sports seats can be specified as an alternative with comfort-enhancing functions consisting of electricity change and heating. On the seat surface, the stitching, furniture segmentation and perforation provide the seats a slim-fitting feel. Illuminated for the first time, the BMW M logo design on the seat backrests includes a new and special emphasize.
Devices: Extensive basic equipment signed up with by a host of alternatives that boost dynamics and convenience.
The brand-new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe leave the manufacturing facility with a comprehensive selection of devices on board which mirrors their character as exceptionally performance-oriented automobiles offering outstanding daily functionality. In addition, clients can select from an extensive array of optional equipment to give the high-performance cars a much more uncompromising sporting edge or push their comfort levels to the maximum. And for customers keen to place a really individual stamp on proceedings, the wide-reaching spectrum of BMW Individual products– consisting of BMW Person paint finishes, BMW Person Merino natural leather and BMW Individual interior trim elements– will be an additional avenue well worth discovering.
Carbon roofing system as a visible indicator of the commitment to light-weight design.
The CFRP roofing system, which was fitted to the Coupe version just of the outward bound BMW M3, is a standard feature of both the new BMW M3 Sedan and the brand-new BMW M4 Coupe. The “exposed” styling of the carbon-fibre construction highlights not only the exclusivity of the 2 designs and their direct links to motor sport, it also stresses plainly the lightweight design viewpoint underpinning the vehicles.
Other standard-fitted and exclusive outside information include the light-weight bonnet with attractive power dome, the font side panels made from aluminium, the sculpted front apron with 3 big air intakes, the black double-bar kidney grille, the trademark M exterior mirror casings, the rear apron with incorporated diffuser, the exhaust system with 4 tailpipes, and the boot cover with fitted Gurney on the BMW M3 or the aerodynamically shaped light-weight tailgate with incorporated spoiler of the BMW M4. Both designs come as basic with forged 18-inch BMW M light-alloy wheels with mixed- size tyres. Forged 19-inch light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tyres can be ordered as an option, in either Ferric Grey or Black.
Interior with elegant products and motor sport environment.
The BMW M3 and BMW M4 also stand apart with an interior that is special and useful in equal procedure. The M Sport natural leather multifunction steering wheel is fitted as requirement, as are bucket-style M sports seats and the BMW Person roofing system liner in Anthracite. Like the front seats, the distinctly contoured backrests of the rear seats also offer remarkable lateral support. They are made from a lightweight composite product and can be folded in a 60:40 split. This provides the BMW M3 and BMW M4 a degree of variability and everyday functionality that is well beyond the norm for high- efficiency sports cars of their level.
Drivers of the BMW M3 and BMW M4 can anticipate piloting their vehicle from behind a double-spoke M leather guiding wheel. The M logo design, chrome trim and color contrast stitching are main elements of the cabin’s racing environment. Both models come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission is available as an option. M DCT permits the motorist to alter gears using either the selector lever on the center console or the change paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
Ingenious driveline and framework innovation deliver unequalled dynamics.
The optional M DCT Drivelogic modifications gear with no disturbance in the flow of power, enabling it to lower change times, while a Launch Control system optimises acceleration off the line. M DCT additionally showcases the Smokey Burnout function, which enables the driver to savour a degree of rear wheel spin while the automobile is moving at low speeds.
The standard-specification Active M Differential at the rear axle guarantees maximum traction, while the also factory-fitted electromechanical
M Servotronic steering with 3 settings delivers stylish, direct feedbacks. Both the brand-new BMW M3 and brand-new BMW M4 are geared up as standard with BMW M substance brakes, however customers can also order their vehicle with even lighter and more effective BMW M carbon ceramic brakes, which feature the additional visual highlight of gold-painted callipers.
Optional add-ons for detailed driver information.
Keen track drivers will be pleased to hear that BMW M GmbH has developed a cost-free BMW M Laptimer app, which enables owners to evaluate their individual driving style. When their smartphone is hooked up to the BMW– via USB cable television or the automobile’s snap-in adapter– consumers can operate the
BMW M Laptimer app easily utilizing the iDrive Controller. The app then gets to work without hold-up, recording the car’s speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, engine revs, the equipment engaged (if the M DCT or automatic gearbox is specified), steering angle, accelerator position and fuel consumption. That indicates, when the data is consequently assessed through graphic screens on the consumer’s smartphone, the motorist’s responses can also be evaluated. An additional feature allows 2 recordings on the exact same track to be compared corner-by-corner. The readings utilized right here can be either the motorist’s own or data shared through email.
The BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe are likewise available– unnecessary to state– with the wide range of motorist assistance systems and mobility services presented under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner, a few of which will currently be familiar from the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series. Among the highlights are a brand-new generation of the Navigation system Specialist, offering additional ability, sharper graphics and 3D aspects for the map display, Driving Aide Plus, which cautions the driver of a looming collision with a pedestrian, the smart anti-dazzle LED High Beam Assistant, Active Defense with Attention Assistant and an additional established version of Active Cruise Control with Stop & & Go function.
The optional Head-Up Display in the BMW M3 and BMW M4 includes added, M-specific functions such as a gear screen, rev counter and Optimum Change Indicator.