The historic Mid-Ohio Raceway roared to life this week with the sound of power, M Power. In an unprecedented show of force, BMW brought together every generation of M3 street and race cars and invited Justin of MotorTrend along for the ride.
Of course, he couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of the all new 2015 BMW M3 to record some of the first driving impressions on the latest evolution of a legend.
After ditching the amazing V8 naturally-aspirated engine, the new M3 and M4 use a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine that produces 425 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs under 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs). From 0-100 km/h (0-62), the 2014 BMW M4 runs in 4.1 seconds with DCT while the M3 runs the same distance in 4.3 seconds, with the same transmission.
So how does it do on track?