of BMW M3 and M4 are undoubtedly the two most iconic BMWs. Both models are in the sixth generation and are very different from what we know. They got a new engine, a new chassis, a new interior and a new face. The biggest topic now is of course the real big grille, which seems to be inspired by Alfa Romeo from some perspective. The grille design of the two high-performance cars has caused different opinions on the Internet. If you ask us to provide one, then we are not a loyal supporter of the grille. To a certain extent, it reduces the charm of the otherwise beautiful high-performance cars. it is good! Let’s go over the grille and delve into the other details of the car.
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Both M models come standard with a carbon fiber roof or optional sunroof, at no additional cost, M-specific front and side splitters and staggered wheels-18 inches at the front and 19 inches at the rear. Higher-performance competition models are equipped with 19-inch wheels on the front hub and 20-inch wheels on the rear hub. Then, these two models also offer the optional M Carbon kit, which adds more lightweight elements to the exterior, and adds shadow lines on the exterior mirrors and rear spoiler. Even the exhaust pipe turned black. Both sides of the large kidney grille are full LED headlights (optional BMW laser light), and a large curtain at the bottom of the bumper covers the bottom of the bumper. Then you can choose multiple colors. In terms of size, the new M3 and M4 have increased in size. The M3 is 116.84 mm longer, 10.16 mm wider and 2.54 mm taller than the previous one, while the M4 is 116.84 mm long, 17.78 mm wide and 10.16 mm high. However, the wheelbase of the two cars has not changed.
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Under the hood is a new 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine, which can generate 496 horsepower and 650 Nm of peak torque in the competition series, and the two new competition ladies can achieve three positions in 3.8 seconds Number of speed timers. The same unit in the standard M model can output 467 bhp of torque and 550 Nm of peak torque, and they complete a 0-100 kmph sprint in 4.1 seconds. The top speed of both models is limited to 250 kmph, and you can choose the M Driver package to increase the top speed to 290 kmph. The standard model is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, while the competition model is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which only transmits power to the rear wheels. BMW also said that a rear-biased all-wheel drive (AWD) system with stability control is also on the market.
Unlike the previous traditional drive mode, the new M3 and M4 have a specific M mode, which can be changed using the M button on the center console. Therefore, engine response, steering feedback and suspension settings, everything depends on the mode-high efficiency, sport and Sport Plus. The drive mode options of the chassis are Comfort, Sport or Sport Plus. Both comfort and sport can choose M dedicated power steering. The exhaust system also has a special M sound button to make the exhaust notes sweeter. Then there are specific exhaust, braking and suspension treatments. Under the skin, it received new front and rear axle subframes, and added bottom supports and adaptive M shock absorbers. The front brake is a six-piston fixed caliper brake with a 379.46 mm disc, while the rear brake is a single-piston floating caliper with a 370.84 mm disc.
The interior of these two cars has also undergone major updates. Both models are equipped with new Merino leather bucket seats that provide excellent side support, integrated headrests with illuminated model badges, and M-shaped perforations for better ventilation. In other words, due to the lightweight carbon fiber structure, the optional package also includes a lighter M Carbon seat, which is 9.5 kg lighter than the standard bucket seat. They are wrapped in Alcantara and feature new integrated headrests, more impactful side pillows, seat bottom pillows and illuminated M badges.
Then, both models provide more space. Compared with the previous model, the front legroom of the new M3 is actually reduced by 10.16 mm, but the headroom has increased by 7.62 mm. In the M4, the front legroom is also reduced by 12.7 mm, but the front legroom is increased by 12.7 mm. Both models have the same 10.3-inch central touch screen and 12.3-inch digital dashboard as other BMWs, and only the dashboard has M-specific graphics. The latest iDrive 7.0 operating system provides navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connections, and BMW’s personal voice assistant. A head-up display is optional for both models.
M3 and M4 also have the optional M Drive Professional function, which can help the driver analyze the driving route and time on the track. It also has M Drift Analyser, which records the duration of the drift, the distance covered, and the straight line and angle, and displays the final level on the control display after each drift. In addition, iPhone users can also download an app that supports M Drive Professional and M Drift Analyzer, and can have a bird’s eye view of the track and access the lap comparison table and data such as speed, accelerator position and total mileage. G force. Cool audiophile stuff, isn’t it? The standard active driving assistance package includes lane departure warning, speed limit information, active blind spot detection, rear cross traffic warning and automatic rear emergency braking. However, the competition model can be equipped with BMW’s more advanced driver assistance active safety package, which provides full-speed adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assistance, active lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring and high-speed automatic emergency braking.