Prototypes of refreshed BMW M3 and M4 spotted ahead of premiere

Prototypes of refreshed BMW M3 and M4 spotted ahead of premiere

August 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Auto publications have captured prototypes of the updated BMW M3 and M4, which were high-speed tests at the German Nürburgring race track. There is a month left before the debut of these new products.

The high-performance BMW M3 (sedan) and M4 (coupe) versions of the 2021 model year will debut on 23 September. However, while BMW is almost ready for the presentation of these models, the automaker has yet to tweak them a bit. The video, which was filmed at the Nürburgring race track, shows the high-speed testing of these two “charged” new products.

Both the BMW M3 and M4 will be powered by BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six twin turbocharged engine producing 473 horsepower.

There are rumors of a less powerful (460 hp) base M3 Pure. This version of the car will be equipped with rear wheel drive and a six-speed gearbox. The most productive performance will be the Competition – both M3 and M4 in this case will be able to boast 503 hp. Competition versions will get all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

While the BMW test cars captured are camouflaged, the sedan and coupe design is no secret. Both are built on the regular versions of the current 3 and 4 Series, so we have a good idea of ​​the high-performance design. Neither car will miss the large and controversial grille, although both should also get aggressive front and rear bumpers. On the inside, expect sportier seats, Alcantara and other enhancements that come with BMW’s M sports division.

We will see the debut of both models on September 23rd. The RWD version of the M3 Pure is rumored to go on sale earlier than the all-wheel drive version. Sales of the M4 coupe, along with the M4 / M3 Competition, are due to kick off shortly thereafter. In a few years, another representative of the M3 may appear – the M3 Touring station wagon.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo will no longer be sold in the USA. In some regional markets, this German liftback is not in high demand. This trend is currently seen among American BMW customers.