Sony announced today that the new Gran Turismo 6 will go on sale on December 12th. The rumor is that BMW is also planning the unveil of the new BMW M3 / M4 on the same date to coincide with the launch of the popular video game. The game creators worked closely with BMW M to recreate the M4 in their game and we will learn more about this collaboration in the upcoming weeks.

The new M3 and M4 use a 3 liter turbocharged engine that produces 430 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs under 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs) so the 0 to 62 mph sprint is expected to be lower than the current generation M3.

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Here is the official quote:

BMW M4 Coupé to come to life in Gran Turismo®6

Present at Ronda and Ascari Race Resort for the launch of Gran Turismo 6 was a camouflaged version of the yet-to-be-launched BMW M4 Coupé. The stunning new car – shown publicly only as a concept until now – will go on sale in 2014. Thanks to an innovative collaboration with BMW “M” GmbH, Polyphony Digital enjoyed unprecedented early access to the car during its development phase in order to meticulously recreate the M4 Coupé for Gran Turismo 6. It will be made available through a free update shortly after the release of GT6, allowing car enthusiasts around the world to drive it before it arrives in BMW showrooms. More news on the unveiling is expected soon!

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BMW M3 and M4 will be offered with on following colors:

Exterior Colors

300 – Alpine White
B39 – Mineral Grey Metallic
475 – Black Sapphire Metallic
B50 – Sakhir Orange Metallic
A29 – Silverstone Metallic
B67 – Austin Yellow Metallic
A96 – Mineral White Metallic
B68 – Yas Marina Blue Metallic