BMW has announced the all-new 2015 BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe models, which will appear in the Braman BMW West Palm Beach showroom in early Summer 2014.
The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW revealing a new interpretation of the high-performance sports car – and carrying the BMW M philosophy over into the fifth generation of the M3. More than 40,000 examples of the fourth-generation BMW M3 Coupe were built, and now the BMW M4 Coupe is poised to continue this success story.
Weight savings of around 175 pounds have been achieved over a comparably equipped earlier models thanks to the increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum for a number of chassis and body components. Indeed, both models feature a carbon roof.
Featuring a return to the inline-6 engine format made famous by BMW M, the all-new, turbocharged, 3.0-liter BMW M3 and M4 engine puts out even more power than its V-8 predecessor, 425 horsepower, with 0-60mph acceleration in 3.9 seconds. And yet the engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of nearly 25 percent.
The engine’s power is transferred to the road via a standard six-speed manual gearbox that automatically blips the throttle on downshifts to produce smoother shifting. The automatic gearbox option is a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic with Launch Control that also allows the driver to shift manually.
Interior features include a standard M Sport leather multifunction steering wheel, as well as bucket-style M sports seats and the BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite. Technical features include a new generation of the Navigation system, Active Driving Assistant, which warns the driver of a looming collision with a pedestrian, and adaptive full LED headlights, as well as an optional Head-Up Display.
For more information, or to reserve an early test drive, please visit Braman BMW West Palm Beach. To see videos of the M3 and M4 being tested at the Nurburgring, click here.