With the unveil of the new BMW M3 and M4 models, many BMW fans are facing the ultimate decision: which model to choose? While the first M4 stands out with the elegant and sporty design, the M3 sedan is one of the best four-door sports car offered by BMW at this point.
Design wise, the two M models are similar. They both sport the same front end, but with changes in the rear. The BMW M4 Coupe features an integrated rear spoiler and is made from particularly lightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic. As well as performing a functional aerodynamic role, the tailgate also contributes significantly to the BMW M4’s standalone design.
The M3 Sedan comes with a clearly defined Gurney spoiler at the rear.
Both cars come with an CFRP roof, for the first time in the history of the M3. Now, for the first time, the four-door BMW M3 will get this striking design and functional feature as well. The CFRP roof brings weight savings of five kilograms in the case of the BMW M3 Sedan and more than six kilograms in the case of the BMW M4 Coupe. It also lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity, which has a positive impact on driving dynamics.
The BMW M4 Coupe, for example, has a DIN kerb weight of 1,497 kilograms, thanks to the rigorous application of intelligent lightweight design measures. These include the increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum for a number of chassis and body components.
The show colors for the M3 and M4 are Yas Marina Blue and respectively, Phoenix Yellow.
See the photo comparison below and tell us which one you would choose.