BMW is currently having international press drives for the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, so you should be seeing reviews in publications already. Ours will be up soon enough as well – our man Anthony Lim will be heading there to try it out.
In the meanwhile, they’ve also released a new set of photos of the new M duo, and we’ve uploaded them after the jump in full resolution so you can pick whichever you’d like for stuff like desktop wallpaper usage.
The new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe lose the previous generation‘s normally-aspirated V8 for a new 3.0 litre twin-turbo inline-six engine. The two single-scroll turbos run in parallel, fed with exhaust gases from three cylinders each. Compared to the V8, power is up from 420 hp to 431 hp at 5,390 to 7,000 rpm. Maximum torque sees a significant hike from 400 Nm to 550 Nm, which is now available across a wider rev band of 1,800 to 5,390 rpm.
The engine revs up to 7,600 rpm, which is relatively high for a turbocharged engine, although not as high as the 3.8 litre V8 in the McLaren MP4-12C which goes up to 8,500 rpm. Zero to 100 km/h takes just 4.1 seconds in both the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, assuming of course you use the seven-speed M DCT twin clutch gearbox’s Launch Control.
GALLERY: BMW M3 and M4 Group Shots
GALLERY: BMW M3 Sedan
GALLERY: BMW M4 Coupe