Anticipation has been building as Australia prepares itself for the fifth generation launch of BMW’s favourite son, the M3 and newly initiated sibling the M4. Finally the 2014 BMW M3 and M4 specs and pricing and here.
The 2014 M3 will enter the market at $156,900, while the recently renamed two-door BMW M4 Coupe will command a $10,000 premium. With prices increasing slightly BMW assures buyers their new M cars come with an additional $8500 worth of features and specs over their predecessors – minus the V8 engine.
Yes folks BMW have ditched the naturally aspirated V8 for the more fuel efficient (fuel consumption has dropped 25%) spec’d up version of the 435i’s turbocharged V6. The new engine produces 317kw, 8kw more power than the V8 and the cars have shed roughly 60kg thanks to wider user of carbon fibre. BMW will also offer a 6 speed manual transmission for the purists however it will cost the same as the standard auto.
Both cars hit dealerships in June and we’ll be doing our very best to get behind the wheel to give you a full run down!