The Munich manufacturer BMW unveils its new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe.
BMW presents on December 12 and its new fifth-generation M3. The name change, becoming the M3 Coupé M4 Coupe . The sedan remains. For the first time, the 4-door variant is presented along with its sister 3 doors.
For the flow of air, the duo take large catches in the front, side vents and a rear diffuser that may lack a bit of fluidity in the drawing. The exhaust outlet 2X2 is successful, restart the older generation and still promising a performance standpoint.
431 horses and 550 Nm
Under the hood, the manufacturer announced the new six-cylinder bi-turbo “combines the advantages of a naturally aspirated engine spinning at high speed and the advantages of turbo technology.” The block has an output of 431 horsepower, 11 more horsepower than the old 4.0-liter V8. But it is the couple taking off from 400Nm to 550Nm! At the same time, Helix Announces consumption and CO2 emissions down 25%. Expect 8.8 l/100 km on average (8.3 l/100 km with the dual-clutch transmission M DKG) to 204 g / km of CO2 penalty-2014-8000 euros (194 g / km and 6.500 euros) .
As for performance, the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe accelerates both in 4.1 seconds on the exercise of 0-100 km / h when equipped with the optional M DKG, box 7-speed dual clutch. The latter allows you to enjoy the departure automated function “Launch Control” for optimum acceleration. Another function “Smokey Burnout”, which speaks for itself, “allow a rear wheel slippage,” says BMW nicely. Notice to skiers and snowboarders.
The effect blip
Standard, customers will have a lighter 12 pounds compared to its predecessor mechanical transmission 6-speed. Downshifting, the box triggers a blip function, hitherto reserved to the M double-clutch transmission. This speed control spillover helps stabilize the car. The exercise of the 0 à 100 km / h takes 2/10 extra seconds to 4.3 seconds. The maximum speed is still electronically limited to 250 km / h.
80 pounds lost
Compared to the previous generation E92 M3, the weight of the car has been lowered by about 80 kilos in favor, at least one imagines, a driving dynamics even better. The M4 Coupe is announced and exactly 1,572 pounds on the scale (with driver EU weight 75 kg). The M3 Sedan displays 23 pounds heavier. For this system, BMW has used the particular carbon fiber reinforced plastic or aluminum. The lightweight material used for many components of the chassis and bodywork. Example with carbon roof that takes place on both models.
The German duo worked its effectiveness and refined its all settings throughout thousands of laps on the legendary Nordschleife of the Nurburgring. Check out the video of our colleagues Auto Bild on the circuit! DTM drivers Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock have not been idle. Technically, M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe is also equipped with a cooling system designed for the circuit, which guarantees the right temperature of the engine, turbochargers and transmission.
Presentation in Detroit
BMW has not yet provided the French rates M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe respectively € 70,000 and € 72,200 in Germany. The price should climb a few thousand euros here. The official presentation is meanwhile expected on the Detroit Auto Show next month.
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