Just as said, automakers are going gaga over bringing the performance models to India. It’s now BMW once again, after the new M5, to launch a couple more of them: the new M3 and M4 for Rs 1.19 crore and Rs 1.21 crore (ex-showroom India) respectively.
To be a bit precise, M3 and M4 both have lost their V8 engine of previous generation, and have gained a inline twin-turbo 6-cylinder motor that produces 431bhp and 550Nm of torque mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox – provided with pedal shifters behind steering. Likely a suitable car for most of the drifters both sent traction to rear wheels, and for racers they clock 0-100kmph in 4.1 seconds. The given amount of money has tuned BMW to deliver only 250kmph of max speed. All thanks to light-weight materials allowing them to tip the scale before 1,500kgs. Hence, the low on weight mechanism has also boosted the fuel-economy figures, which we wouldn’t like to unfold here for the reason of its performance branding and no utilitarian appeal, the German automaker had claimed it to be delivering 25% better results than before.
From inside, cabin of M3 and M4 reflects the similar aura of 3-Series sedan, albeit minor changes. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), launch control, and three driving modes – comfort, Sport and Sport plus – are already on-board for those who were curious about the technical extravaganza.
Just for the saving grace, M4 is a coupe with two-doors and comparatively low-slung but M3 is a full-fledged sedan (like 3-Serries) with four-doors.