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Yesterday BMW unveiled their first M4 model, along with the M3 sedan. Both cars will launch in Summer 2014 as 2015 Model Year. While the M3 is produced at Regensburg plant, the M4 joins the 4 Series Coupe production in Munich.
Featuring a return to the inline-6 engine format made famous by BMW M, the all-new, 3.0-liter BMW M3 and M4 engine is approximately 10 kilograms lighter than its V-8 predecessor and packs an even stronger punch. With 425 horsepower from 5,500 – 7,300 rpm, 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,850 – 5,500 rpm, and capable of 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds when equipped with the M-DCT transmission (4.1 seconds with standard 6-speed manual), the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe will debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Here are some of the most important figures of the new Ms:
- 3300 lbs / 1497 kg (all fluids, 90% fuel, no driver)
- 3466 lbs / 1572 kg / (plus 68kg driver and 7kg luggage)
- M4 is 80kg (176 pounds) lighter than E92 M3 coupe
- M4 is 23kg (50 pounds) lighter than M3 sedan