Matt Farah of /DRIVE reviews the new 2015 BMW M4 Coupe with a manual transmission.
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The new M3 and M4 models went on sale this past summer and are both offered with a standard manual gearbox or a 7-Speed DCT. Use of lightweight materials slashes the kerb weight by 83kg to 1497k (3300 lbs) for the manual transmission. The M-DCT gearbox adds 40 kg over the six-speed manual.
After ditching the amazing V8 naturally-aspirated engine, many journalists have wondered if the the new M3 and M4 with a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine will still deliver the ///M experience we all become accustomed to.
The S55 engine produces 425 HP (430 hp in Europe) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs under 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs). From 0-100 km/h (0-62), the 2014 BMW M4 runs in 4.1 seconds with DCT while the M3 runs the same distance in 4.3 seconds, with the same transmission. With launch control, both the M3 and M4 run the same distance in less than 4 seconds.
Without any further ado, let’s have a look at the review: