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2020 BMW M3 and M4 Officially Launched

The new BMW M3 and BMW M4 have officially debuted – One thing we know for sure is that the world is talking about the new grille design! Right?!


Looking past that controversy though, there is plenty to like about the next-generation BMW M3 and BMW M4.

Much of the design was already known from an earlier leak. Both cars have typical wide arches and fender vents, quad exhausts at the rear and a small boot lid spoiler.


The launch colour for the BMW M3 is Isle of Man Green, with the BMW M4 wearing Sao Paulo Yellow.

Both cars are powered by a 3.0 litre, six-cylinder engine which comes in two flavours; a standard model and a competition model. The former produces 480 hp, the latter, 510 hp.

In the BMW M3 Sedan, the 100 km/h sprint times are 4.2 seconds and 3.9 seconds respectively. The M4 Coupe manages the same statistics.

Both the BMW M3 and BMW M4 get a carbon-fibre roof with aerodynamically optimised fins. BMW offers a range of new, exclusive exterior paint finishes and M Carbon exterior packages and BMW M Performance Parts are available as options.

BMW’s interior is an improved version of the 4-Series interior we saw a few months ago. Both cars get BMW Live Cockpit Professional with fully digital display grouping, BMW Maps navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard.

There is a significantly expanded selection of driver assistance systems. Park Distance Control, Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info are fitted as standard. Options include Driving Assistant Professional with Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Active Navigation, Emergency Lane Assistant, Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant, BMW Drive Recorder and BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific displays.

BMW M3 Sedan

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.8.
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 248.
Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 4.2 s.
Power: 353 kW, 480 hp, 550 Nm.
Top speed (limited): 250 km/h (with optional M Drivers Package: 290 km/h).

BMW M4 Competition Coupé

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.2.
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 234.
Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 3.9 s.
Power: 375 kW, 510 hp, 650 Nm.
Top speed (limited): 250 km/h (with optional M Drivers Package: 290 km/h).

We cannot wait for the M3 and M4 to land in our South African BMW dealerships. Ignore the rumours about the grille if you can. We still dig it!

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