2021 BMW M3 & M4 (G80 & G82)

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A dedicated thread is finally needed. The full reveal is Wednesday, September 23./

BMW M3 / M4 Teased, Reveal Imminent

BMW has teased its new M3 which is due to be revealed this week.

We’ve seen the spy photographs and videos of the forthcoming M3 testing at the Nurburgring and we have even driven a pre-production M3 prototype in Germany earlier this year. Now, the wait is almost over as BMW is about to reveal the new M3 and the M4.

In a series of teaser posts on BMW Australia’s Facebook page, the reveal of the new M3 and M4 has been confirmed for 23 September 2020.

The smokey images reveal the presence of a large grille, which has been the subject of much debate this year. You will also notice the large air intakes and sleek headlight design which will further contribute to the aggressive look of the new M3 and M4. The rear teaser shows an aggressive rear-end featuring a large quad exhaust system (also confirmed in previous spy shots) as well as a spoiler mounted onto the boot lid.


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Leaked! New BMW M3 and M4 emerge online ahead of schedule

Images of the new BMW M3 and M4 have emerged online just a day ahead of the official scheduled reveal of the high-performance twins.

The four leaked images were posted on Instagram by Canada-based @carswithoutlimits.

The first photograph shows front three-quarter angles of both the G80-generation M3 and G82-generation M4, in their respective launch colours (Isle of Man Green and Sao Paulo Yellow).

The second image depicts the sedan and coupé’s rear ends, while the third and fourth gives us a closer look at the face of the new models. And, yes, both feature the controversial kidney grille design seen in earlier spy shots.

While the Munich-based firm will no doubt drop the juicy technical details after the official unveiling, we already know the “standard” models will be offered with a twin-turbo 3,0-litre straight-six petrol engine delivering 353 kW via a six-speed manual gearbox.


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New BMW M3 / M4 Leaked

Update: But, as is to be expected, images have leaked online ahead of the official reveal. You'll immediately notice that both the M3 and M4 Coupe wear BMW's new oversize kidney grille which has been the source of hot debate on social media. The images also reveal 2 interesting hues with the M3 in green and the M4 Coupe in yellow. Both feature agressively-sculpted bonnets and airvents while a boot-mounted spoiler and quad exhaust system communicates performance intent from the rear.

As for engine power, the new M3 and M4 Coupe will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder engine with outputs of 352 kW and 600 Nm while the Competition derivatives will pack no less than 375 kW. Both all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive layouts will be available. The interior teaser image confirms that a 6-speed manual shifter will be on offer alongside 8-speed automatic transmission which will please the purists out there.


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What a fugly beast, BMW's lost their marbles. Maybe the design works in China. Yesterday I was driving behind a pristine black E46 M3, still my favourite, what a beauty...
 

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As a current 4 Series owner (so slightly biased), I must admit that new nose is disgusting! Not sure if it is just me, but dam, what went wrong there!
i couldnt agree more, the new fronts are really not nice
 

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BMW M3 Sedan Competition

The standard-bearers for racing-car exhilaration in everyday driving are primed for action in new-generation form. 35 years after the first BMW M3 took to the stage, BMW M GmbH is presenting the latest generation of its high-performance models at the premium end of the midsize class. The new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupé stand shoulder-to-shoulder in their interpretation of dynamically thrilling driving pleasure - characterised by a time-honoured sporting spirit and executed with cutting-edge technology. The two cars occupy very different territory: one a sedan with space for five occupants, the other a four-seater coupé. And the powertrain technology at work also offers drivers greater scope than ever for indulging personal preferences. The high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology at the heart of both models is available in two output levels. Nowhere else in this segment can customers choose a six-speed manual gearbox for their high-performance sports car, while an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the intelligent all-wheel-drive system M xDrive - as an alternative to classical rear-wheel drive - both also find their way onto the specification sheets.

A variety of powertrain options unsurpassed in their segments provides both the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupé with three distinct character options. Offering a performance experience of authentic purity are the examples of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupé which channel the six-cylinder in-line engine's maximum output of 353 kW/480 hp to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. In the new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and new BMW M4 Competition Coupé, meanwhile, the 375 kW/510 hp version of the straight-six teams up with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and sends its power to the rear wheels as standard. The two Competition models will also be available (est. from summer 2021) with M xDrive, handing them even greater directional stability and supreme traction without compromising on agility.


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BMW M4 Coupe Competition


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New BMW M3 and M4 officially revealed (but manual models not for SA)!

While you’ve probably already seen the new BMW M3 and M4, the Munich-based firm has now officially unveiled its high-performance twins, releasing all the juicy facts and figures, too.

We’ll leave you to make up your own mind about that M-specific version of the vertically arranged kidney grille and focus on the performance details instead. Before we get there, though, take note BMW Group South Africa says only Competition variants will be offered locally. So, that means no manual gearbox option for us...

So, what do you need to know? Well, the new G80-generation M3 sedan and G82-generation M4 coupé are powered by a twin-turbo 3,0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, sending 353 kW and 550 N.m (the latter from 2 650 to 6 130 r/min) to the rear axle via a six-speed manual gearbox. This cog-swapper, says BMW, features a “gear shift assistant”, which uses “engagement speed control to ensure slip-free operation when downshifting under braking into corners”.

For the new M3 Competition and M4 Competition, meanwhile, BMW has turned the wick up to 375 kW and 650 N.m (peak twisting force is on offer between 2 750 and 5 500 r/min), and fitted an eight-speed automatic transmission. These Competition-based models will later become in “M xDrive” all-wheel-drive form, too.

 
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