New M3 and M4 from BMW
We are happy to share the first information about main technical characteristics of a new sedan M3 and a coupe M4. Both models are expected to be introduced next year.
Models have many changes but there is the main one –it is the weight. The 2014 M4 weighs nearby 80 kilograms. Cars weight is reduced due to using carbon fiber materials.
The second change is an engine. The auto manufacturer has made decision to replace the common V-8 engine by a six-cylinder in-line that can produce the power of 430 horsepower with the torque of 369 lb-ft. Besides, the car will be offered with a 3.0-liter engine.
Both models will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox -a standard and a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox of M-series. The transmission became lighter by 26 pounds.
There is the electric steering wheel with three modes of driving; there is Comfort mode, Sport, Sport Plus modes. The vehicles get the adaptive suspension of the M-series and carbon ceramic brake system.
Moreover, the third advantage of M3 and M4 is aerodynamics; it is achieved owing to special panels located on the body, a spoiler; the M4 gets the integrated spoiler lip, and shape of side mirrors reduce the drag.
Both models will be officially presented next year at the annual auto show in Detroit.
We will keep you informed.
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