In BMW, Cars, International News/ By Gerard Lye/ / 0 comments
After providing us a taste of the upcoming G80 BMW M3 last week, the German carmaker has actually now dropped another video featuring the G82 BMW M4 lapping the Sachsenring in Germany. While it is certainly entertaining to enjoy the sports sedan charge around a race track, there is some valuable info to accompany it too.
To Start With, BMW has officially confirmed something that numerous knew to be true for a long time now: the M4 will load a 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six engine, which is most likely the S58 unit utilized for the X3 M, X4 M and the M3. The mill comes in 2 states of tune– 480 PS (473 hp) and 510 PS (503 hp), with up to 650 Nm of torque.
Manual lovers will be pleased to understand that the straight-six will be paired to a six-speed handbook transmission, with drive going to the rear wheels.
Other pieces of info revolve around tire sizes, with the M4 set to get a staggered setup that sees 275/35 ZR19 front and 285/30 ZR20 rear rubbers. This isn’t something new, as other carmakers like Porsche likewise run a mixed-tyre plan, with the latest 992 911 Turbo S being a prime example. For those who appreciate environmental figures, initial information for the M4 shows a combined fuel usage of as low as 10.5 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions is as low as 239 g/km.
Styling-wise, the shadowy automobile seen towards the end of the video compares to what we formerly saw in a spyshot posted earlier this month. This indicates a considerable vertical kidney grille at the front that is signed up with by large lower intakes and BMW Laserlight headlamps. When it comes to the interior, it is largely comparable to the regular G22 4 Series, with a revised centre console to accommodate the manual equipment lever and M-specific dials residing within the BMW Live Cockpit system.
The new M4 will officially make its launching in September together with the M3, as validated by Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M in the past. With some time to go until then, this video of the M4 being driven flat out (with a lot of heel-and-toe action) is all you get to delight in for now. Excited?
Originating from the corporate world with a background in financing and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars and trucks led him to take the plunge into the automobile media industry. It was only then did he understand that there are more things to a vehicle than just horsepower count.