Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – December 11, 2013, 6:10pm Eastern Time . . .
The All-New BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe Lighten Up. Power Up.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 11, 2013, 6:10pm Eastern Time… BMW today
announced the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe models, which capitalize
on the strengths of the latest 3 Series Sedan and fresh 4 Series Coupe models as their
respective foundations. As the first-ever BMW M cars to feature the achievement of an
engineered-in reduction in curb weight from one generation to the next, the all-new M3
and M4 stand poised to attack corners, hills, and braking zones, and will vigorously defend
BMW M’s decades-strong position as segment leader around the world.
Featuring a return to the inline-6 engine format made famous by BMW M, the all-new,
3.0-liter BMW M3 and M4 engine is approximately 10 kilograms lighter than its V-8
predecessor and packs an even stronger punch. With 425 horsepower from 5,500 –
7,300 rpm, 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,850 – 5,500 rpm, and capable of 0-60mph in 3.9
seconds when equipped with the M-DCT transmission (4.1 seconds with standard 6-
speed manual), the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe will debut at the 2014
North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and will begin sales as 2015 models
in early summer, 2014 (Editor’s notes: All specifications preliminary. Complete USspecific
specs, pricing, options, and packages will be announced closer to the
The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW M GmbH
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. The “M4” badge is a reference to the model series
that provides the basis for the new M model – and, for the first time, the Coupe will be
introduced at the same time as the four-door variant. Logic dictates the latter will be
christened the BMW M3 Sedan.
“Four generations of the BMW M3 have blended motorsport genes and uncompromised
everyday usability within an emotionally rich overall concept,” explains Dr. Friedrich
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