The 2014 Chicago Auto Show opened its doors today to journalists from around the country. While BMW had no premieres for us in Chicago, they did bring out the two “M brothers”, F80 M3 and F82 M4, along with the first M Performance Automobile in the U.S., the M235i.
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In display at the BMW stand the Yas Marina Blue M3 takes the front stage and gives us a look at the aggressive and sporty design put together by Adrian Van Hooydonk’s design team.
The F80 2015 BMW M3 Sedan will cost $62,000 and 2015 BMW M4 has a base price $64,200. Destination and handling is $925. The two M brothers will go on sale in summer of this year.
Since it starts on a smaller track (the F30), the F80 M3 has a width of 1877 mm versus 1870 mm for the M4, and furthermore, the rear-end features a wider bodykit to bring it to the same dimensions as the M4.
While the M4 stands out with its sleek design and highly attractive roofline, the F80 M3 is shaping up to be one of the best looking and balanced-designs in the current BMW lineup.
[Photos: Johan Lee Photography]