2014 will be the year of M, said BMW at the launch of BMW M6 Gran Coupe. However, it is of no doubt that German carmaker will bring in a couple of more M models here. But specifically, it is said to be the M4, the replacement of M3, and the facelifted M5. Both the said M models will be of the LCI trim. And the aforesaid car models had just did their global unveiling days back, now they are said to be a part of the India’s lineup, which the brand thinks Indian market is eager to usurp those all new global products easily, as being one of the youngest.
The new M3 err the M4 is powered by a 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo six-cylinder engine of 431 hp and 550 Nm of torque. Its 0-100 kmph slot takes only 4.1 seconds to clear sweep, while the top-speed is restricted to 250 kmph or 280 kmph with the M Driver’s Package.
On the flipside, the bigger M sibling i.e. new M5 drains its power from the existing 4.4-liter V8 engine, but due to an optional Competition Package, power output is increased by 15 hp to 575 hp. Various add-ons like M ceramic brakes, lower ride height and a new sport exhaust system, makes the M5 LCI a bit quicker to 100 kmph by 0.1 seconds.
The most delighting part of this report remains “7 Series Active Hybrid”. Yes, the BMW is reported to bring in the hybrid of its flagship model by this year with a Twin-Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine attached to a 53 hp electric motor. The sedan will be for the niche executives who are quite conscious about the environment. Hybrid 7-Series features an advanced ECO PRO mode which optimizes the coasting capability, thereby resulting in lower fuel consumption. And the big boot of surprise is, the car will be soon on display at the BMW experience center in India. By the time if Hybrid gets to roll out here, then it could be the first car in India amongst the niche carmakers to do so.
BMW 7 Series, BMW India to launch 7 Series Hybrid, M4 and M5 Facelift India Launch this year.