New BMW M3 And M4 To Be Unveiled In Mid-2020

The all-new M3 and M4 are, reportedly, scheduled to launch in mid-2020 as 2021 models.

Car and Driver notes that the two models will be powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six engine announced with the new BMW X3 M and X4 M.

This means they will offer up the same 473 HP in standard guise, a full 48 HP more than their predecessors. The new models should also be available in Competition guise from launch with a hearty 503 hp, which is identical to what the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 of the Mercedes-AMG C63 delivers.

Also Read: We Seriously Hope The 2020 BMW M3 Will Not Look Like This

One key difference between how the M3/M4 and X3 M/X4 M perform is set to be how they send their power to the pavement. The new high-performance SUV models come with an all-wheel drive system just like the current M5 but cannot be driven in rear-wheel drive mode like they the M5. According to some reports, the M3 and M4 will be sold in base form with rear-wheel drive but, should customers wish to send power to the ground in an easier-to-control manner, all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.

The M3 and M4 should also differ from most other current BMW M models as they will arrive as standard with six-speed manual transmissions and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic as an optional extra.

A key change is also set to be made for the new M4 Convertible: according to Car and Driver. it will ditch the heavy retractable hardtop in favor of a simpler, and much lighter, power-operated soft top.

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  • eb110americana

    Probably the gigantic internal volume to hide the farty turbo noises. That thing looks big enough to be a gas tank.

    • Jay_Sam

      Agree with you. LOL.

  • eb110americana

    “The M3 and M4 should also differ from most other current BMW M models as they will arrive as standard with six-speed manual transmissions…”

    If true, this is promising. However, I will believe it when I see it.


    release the 4 series first

  • SteersUright

    “compact”?? They’re huge!

  • Matt

    It’s just packaging. If the 3-series had longer rear overhang then there would be more room to put the muffler up into the bumper, but BMW are very particular about their proportions. I don’t mind it personally, looks aggressive.

    • Jay_Sam

      I do not think C63 does have a much longer rear overhang than this. But somehow Merc did it better.

  • Kapi19

    Just take the Alfa

    • Jay_Sam

      Do not judge until beemer arrives. Seems germans are cooking up something hot enough to put italians back on a drawing board. (as always they did)

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