Autocar reports that over 200 pre-orders have been recorded in the UK for the new BMW M3 and M4. The M brothers will go on sale this June and expectations are that UK buyers will account for 10 per cent of all BMW M4 sales.

BMW UK is targeting annual sales of 1200 M4s and 700 M3s in its first year on sale. Over its seven-year lifecycle, BMW UK expects to sell around 5000 units of the M4.

The UK is currently the second-largest market for M-badged models.

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With the move from the naturally-aspirated V8 to the six-cylinder turbocharged engine, official economy figures say that owners should expect around 32.1mpg on a combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 204g/km for the manual, and 194g/km for the DCT version.

The M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe can be ordered in Alpine White, Sakhir Orange, Black Sapphire, Silverstone, Mineral White, Mineral Grey, Austin Yellow and Yas Marina. The launch colors are Austin Yellow for M4 and Yas Marina for the M3 Sedan.

Production of the M3 and M4 is due to get underway in March, with prices starting at £56,175 for the M3 and £56,635 for the M4.