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VIDEOS: 2014 BMW M3 & 2014 BMW M4 at Nurburgring

Videos | July 24th, 2013 by 8
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The 2014 BMW M3 and 2014 BMW M4 go to Nurburgring to test their abilities. With the new generation 3 Series and 4 Series BMW …

The 2014 BMW M3 and 2014 BMW M4 go to Nurburgring to test their abilities.

With the new generation 3 Series and 4 Series BMW decided to separate the M3 sedan and Coupe. The M3 badge will apply to the four-door model, while the M4 badge will be plastered on the former M3 Coupe designation.

The F80 and F82 M3 and M4 drop the V8 naturally-aspirated engine in favor of a new inline-six engine that sources say will develop around 440 horsepower. The new M4 is expected to be slightly faster than the current E92 generation thanks to a lower weight achieved by use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and carbon fiber.

VIDEOS: 2014 BMW M3 & 2014 BMW M4 at Nurburgring

The M3 and M4 use 80 percent different parts than the 3 and 4 Series models are based on, including a bespoke version of BMW’s new modular engine, a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox and completely overhauled suspension.

Not confirmed at this point, but our sources say that the new engine will produce around 440 horsepower.

  • JB

    I don’t like the new M3/M4. It sounds like a Civic with modified exhaust. Heck, my 2011 V6 Camaro sounds better.

    • Jester

      So don’t buy it.

    • auaq

      Well, then stick to your Camry.

      • JB

        I would if I had a Camry. Besides, I’m not saying it not a nice car. I love it. It’s just I wished they stuck with the V8 rather than the 6 for an M vehicle.

        • auaq

          With all due respect, sir, I’m fed up with all these wishes that BMW should have stayed with the v8 engine and not astray from any other configuration. In all honesty, M’s philosophy is not or has never really been all about the engine(s). It’s all about the overall package of the package. It’s taking that level of performance to a higher degree that race car drivers
          experience all day long at the race track and delivering it to the general public like you and me.

          We need to adapt ourselves to new trends in technology and in performance where one not only gets the same or better driving experience but to be able to spend less time at the pump station. Imagine of how much one can enjoy at the N’ring before going for a pit stop. Compare that to the current M3 with its all mighty, glorious, but very thirsty v8 engine. Think about it.

          • bandile

            Very very good point bra

  • digivue

    BMW, stop teasing! Release it already!

    • auaq

      I’ve been saying that for ages! But they won’t listen to me anymore.

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