BMW M3 vs. BMW M4 – Photo Comparison

BMW M4 | December 12th, 2013 by 12
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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 …

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.

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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.

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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.


12 responses to “BMW M3 vs. BMW M4 – Photo Comparison”

  1. BMW BEST says:

    Must get both of them…but if only can take 1, I’d take the M4 with blue…

  2. says:

    Simple , Family takes the M3 and younger and single the M4 , great looking and sporty , they will sell good,,,,,,,

  3. Roland Renno says:

    I love the M4, amazing rear-end.

  4. jason bourne says:

    Overall, both are really nice, but the side mirrors and lower front bodywork look over-engineered.

  5. auaq says:

    Under that long bonnet lies nothing but shivering chills down you spinal chord and a little something lower up front!

  6. Ronald Beach says:

    Looking at both of them, I have to say the M3 with those meaty rear fender flares looks better than the more subtle rear flares on the M4. An M car should look aggressive, leave the Subtle to Audi S cars…

  7. Dux Mea Lux says:

    The coupe is better looking no doubt but it should still be called an M3 IMO. E46 M3 owner here.

  8. Chanteł Smalberger Rodrigues says:

    M3 for sure, 2door always problem at parking lots, longer door, less space to get in and out. Also when anyone wana join and it’s raining mission to get in and out at the back. If you’re very single no friends jumping only then M4, glass roof really not safe in accidents and one never knows. Both are beauties=) -currently brandnew 3series driver with M-sports pack

  9. Rishwan Balak says:

    I should buy the M4 in black I think.

  10. RuelSpot says:

    Like no other… The BMW M3 and M4 sports cars….

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