More Smoky Teasers Of The BMW M3 And M4 Have Surfaced
As September 23 draws near, BMW has released yet another round of smoky teasers aimed at revealing some of the key features of the upcoming BMW M3 and M4. While the G20 3 series was a good car in its own right, for enthusiasts a lot of the focus was on the rather fantastic M340i model and was essentially the closest thing to an M3 at the time. . Heck, it wasn’t until relatively recently that BMW finally announced the coming of an M3 and M4, including a superb touring (station wagon) version.
It certainly didn’t help that the rather divisive kidney grid was at the center of the leaks and rumors. But, as with all BMW M cars, we can expect impressive performance regardless of the grille. Right away we have a really good shot of the new BMW grille despite all that smoke, and since it’s an M car we can expect a blackened treatment with subtle badges. The new M3 and M4 are expected to come in new colors, and this Isle of Man green is pretty amazing and is sure to turn heads. Next, we get a glimpse of the shifter in all its six-speed manual glory; a refreshing and welcome sight with all automatic transmission options.
We also get a preview of the new seats for the BMW M4, sporting the illuminated M4 logo, reworked shoulder bolsters and contrasting piping. Fixed headrests and seat belt loops are a highlight here. We love them and are pretty sure they will have all of the adjustments needed to get the best seating position for all that manual shifting quality.
Finally, we see a photo of the rear of the M3, with a neat trunk lip and reworked rear diffuser, and a real exhaust quad.
Expect power to come from a familiar 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six producing 473 horsepower (353 kilowatts), while the upgraded Competition model will get 503 horsepower (375 kW). The competition model will however be limited to an automatic. Guess you can’t have it all. Expect the M3 and M4 to arrive in the United States next year.