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Published on September 24th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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BMW M3 and M4 Officially Shown, Here Are The Essential Facts

BMW M have officially shown the all-new M3 (G80) and M4 (G82), and yes the leaks from the day before were 100% accurate. Expect the cars to be in customer hands by March 2021. Both vehicles inherit the giant beaver teeth grille from the second-generation 4 Series. BMW M’s gallery (which we’ve shared in this article) show both cars in Competition Spec.

Both the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupé come with a six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, and high‑revving character. This engine puts out 510hp and 650Nm of torque. An 8-speed M Steptronic transmission or a model-specific 6-speed manual gearbox with Gear Shift Assistant are available. Also available is the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, but these models won’t appear until later in 2021. M xDrive links up with Active M Differential, rear-wheel-biased setup, three selectable modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD for pure rear‑wheel drive and deactivated stability control.

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Both vehicles get as standard Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and M Servotronic steering with variable ratio and M Compound brakes. The last of these can be upgraded to M Carbon ceramic brakes at cost. Integrated Wheel Slip Limitation has been introduced on these models for the first time. The M3 and M4 models start with 18” wheels at the front and 19” wheels at the rear. Competition models with M xDrive up these sizes by an inch. All wheels are Forged M light-alloys.

Being proper BMW M models, the new M3 and M4 have had their body structures and chassis mounting stiffened with bracing elements in the engine compartment, underfloor, and subframes.

Inside, the new M cars have fresh looking M sport seats, fine-grain Merino leather upholstery. You can option in M Carbon bucket seats too.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional with fully digital display grouping, BMW Maps navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant all come standard on the M3 and M4. There’s also a brand new M Drive Professional system, software that maximises your track statistics with an M Drift Analyser, M Laptimer and M Traction Control.

Expect an extended range of driver assistance systems including: Park Distance Control, Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info fitted as standard. Options include Driving Assistant Professional with Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Active Navigation, Emergency Lane Assistant, Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant, BMW Drive Recorder and BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific displays.

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