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You can’t build a truly great car without an exceptional engine. Powertrain is the heart and soul of every vehicle on the road; it’s the mechanical equivalent of life. Without propulsion systems cars are little more than expensive, over-engineered pieces of yard art.
BMW revealed two jaw-dropping performance cars at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The M3 sedan and M4 coupe are race-bred and ready for the track or a twisting mountain road near you.
Despite the rising cost of fuel and growing concerns about the environment, performance cars are not dead, not yet at least. Catering to true enthusiasts, BMW just fired a double-barrel salvo at the market with its hot new M3 sedan and M4 coupe.
10. Manual Transmission with Throttle Blipping
Now that the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been officially revealed, the German automaker has released full details on the next-generation of its popular sports cars. So if you’re looking for all the details on the M3 and M4, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 10 facts you need to know on the all-new M3 and M4.
Hardcore BMW enthusiasts are grateful that the manual transmission does exist for the new-generation M3 and M4 models and this time around, the six-speed comes with throttle blipping. The transmission features a double-plate clutch which is considered more compact than its predecessor and is 26.4 lbs lighter. To increase shifting comfort, the German automaker has given the manual transmission new carbon friction lining in its synchronizer rings. But it’s the throttle blipping that owners will look forward to helping improve the smoothness of the transmission and enhancing stability. Throttle blipping was previously only available on M3 models with a M-DCT.