German luxury car manufacturer BMW has introduced several new and exciting products in India during 2014. The Bavarian Motor Works has announced that it will be launching its M3 and M4 vehicles in India on the 26th of November, 2014.
BMW had promised to make 2014 an interesting year in India, so far they are shaping up well. Both the M3 sedan and M4 coupe were bound for India and are expected to strengthen their performance segment. The German manufacturer promises to launch couple of new vehicles before the end of 2014.
What to expect from the M3 and M4?
Surprisingly, both the M3 and M4 share a similar BMW engine. They will be powered by an inline six-cylinder, 3.0-litre engine. The German engineers have not tuned the engines differently for either cars.
Both M-badged vehicles will be paired to a 7-speed M double clutch transmission. In international markets BMW offers a 6-speed manual gearbox option, however, it won't be offered in India.
The M3 and M4 engine will produce 550 Nm of peak torque, along with 425 horsepower. The top speed of these vehicles have electronically been limited to 250 kph. The M3 and M4 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in a matter of 4.1 seconds.
What are some features to look out for?
These performance cars will get an Electric Power Steering with three settings—Comfort, Sport and Sport+, as well as the adaptive M suspension. There will also be an optional BMW M Carbon ceramic brakes on offer with gold callipers. All these additions will make the M3 and M4 more track worthy than ever.
Karim Habib, Head of Design at BMW Automobiles, expressed, "The superior performance of the BMW M3 Saloon and BMW M4 Coupé should be obvious at first glance."
He further added, "Indeed, the exterior design has a visual impact that elevates the BMW M design language to a new level of expression, highlighted by a purposeful character, emotional appeal and dynamic verve."
Note to reader:
BMW M, "M" (for Motorsport) was initially created to facilitate BMW's racing program, which was very successful in the 1960s and 1970s. As time passed, BMW M began to supplement BMW's vehicles portfolio with specially modified higher trim models, for which they are now most known by the general public. These M-badged cars traditionally include modified engines, transmissions, suspensions, interior trims, aerodynamics, and exterior modifications to set them apart from their counterparts. All M models are tested and tuned at BMW's private facility at the Nürburgring racing circuit in Germany.
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