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 |  Dec 11 2013, 3:30 PM

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Detailed specifications for the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been revealed, both of which will be powered by a 3.0-liter straight-six engine with 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 8:31 PM

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While we’ve been fortunate enough to see the production BMW M3 without any camouflage, BMW has still kept its M4 coupe slightly under wraps.

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 5:32 PM

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It might be almost 2020 when it happens, but BMW M models will finally bring all-wheel drive to its production cars.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 5:01 PM

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The next-generation BMW M3 and M4 models will have optional carbon-fiber backed seats, similar to those found in the BMW M3 CRT model.

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 |  Sep 24 2013, 9:02 PM

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BMW is promising its new M3 sedan and M4 coupe will bring a new interpretation of the German automaker’s popular sports cars, while raising the bar for performance once again.

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 |  Aug 27 2013, 5:52 PM

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Following recent spy photos of the BMW M4 convertible, AutoGuide‘s photographers have now captured new photos of the M4 coupe.

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 |  Aug 27 2013, 2:01 PM

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Now that BMW has whet our appetite by unveiling the M4 Coupe Concept, the production M4 coupe and convertible just can’t come soon enough.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 4:49 PM

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This past weekend at Pebble Beach, BMW unveiled the Concept M4 Coupe, garnering plenty of attention as it previews the all-new M4 that is now set to make its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. When it does arrive, however, one important piece of the puzzle will be missing.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 9:45 AM

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Can’t get enough of the BMW Concept M4 Coupe? You’re not alone.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 5:38 PM

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BMW will be giving this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance attendees a sneak preview of what the new M4 coupe will look like when it finally debuts.

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 |  Aug 13 2013, 4:52 PM

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BMW is working on the next generation of M3 and the newly minted M4 (essentially an M3 Coupe), and today the brand released a teaser video that lets us hear the new engine at work. 

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 |  Jul 22 2013, 9:05 PM

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The next-generation of BMW M models is currently undergoing track testing, as AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have caught both the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe in action.

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 |  Jul 22 2013, 4:02 PM

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Last week, BMW unveiled its 4 Series M Performance Kit, showing off that it plans to offer to 4 Series buyers looking for accessories rather than investing in the future M4 model.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 3:30 PM

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Now that the BMW 4 Series has become official, it’s only a matter of time before the German automaker reveals its new M4, the successor to its popular M3 coupe.

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 |  May 22 2013, 12:56 PM

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The BMW M4 is in pre-production form now, as AutoGuide’s spy photographers have caught a non-black M4 testing at Nurburgring.

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 |  Mar 14 2013, 10:28 AM

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Our Spy photographers have been getting one heck of a workout this week, and are delivering the goods every day. Today we see the beefed up BMW M4 Coupe.  Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 07 2012, 3:02 PM

BMW officially unveiled its new 4 Series Concept this week, which raised an important question: will there also be an M4?

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 |  Dec 05 2012, 4:01 PM

The newest iteration of the 3 Series Coupe, officially dubbed the 4 Series by BMW, unofficially broke cover this morning, and now the brand has released a large set of official images and some additional info on the new 4 Series. 

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 |  Aug 24 2012, 12:02 PM

Details are surfacing on the next-generation BMW M3, as we continue to wonder whether or not it’ll be offered with a manual transmission. It’s starting to appear that the sedan M3 model will be available with a dual-clutch transmission only, while the coupe M4 will probably see a manual option.

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 |  Jul 18 2012, 8:01 AM

If it’s slipped your radar, BMW‘s next generation M3 will be called the M4, and these are some of the very first spy photos of the car.

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 |  Sep 10 2011, 10:00 AM

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Rumors are flying left and right on what BMW has in the works to power the next-generation M3/M4, with four potential engines being spoken of. These include a turbocharged 4.4L V8, turbocharged 4.0L V8, a 3.2L inline-6 with three turbochargers and now BMW has filed a patent for a uniquely-designed twin-turbo V6.

And while the schematic is probably a bit over-the-head to us laymen, BMW breaks it down in their patent application: “…the principle of this turbocharger layout invention (#1) in a 6-cylinder internal combustion engine in V configuration (#2) with a first cylinder bank (#2a) — pictured as 3 circles and labeled with Z — and a second cylinder bank (#2b) — also pictured as 3 circles labeled with Z.

In other words, the exhaust gases of all six cylinders are routed into one turbocharger – which BMW has said could possibly be a twinscroll unit – and once the gases exit from the turbo, they can be routed either into the exhaust system or another turbo. So in the possibility that there would be another turbocharger involved, it would be a sequential twin turbo (think bi-turbo) setup and would also allow BMW to use different sized turbochargers.

Which of these four options will BMW choose for the next M3? Only time will tell.

[Source: Bimmerpost]

 |  Sep 06 2011, 1:00 PM

Despite reports to the contrary, new rumors suggest the BMW M3 sedan will live on. The bigger news, however, is that it will be the only M3 model offered.

Not to worry two-door lovers. BMW has not forgotten you. There will in fact be a coupe model, it’s just that it will wear the M4 badge in keeping with BMW’s new naming policy that will have sedans wear odd numbers, while coupes and others will get the even digits.

As perhaps a sign of just how different the upcoming M3/M4 will be compared to its “regular” counterparts, BMW has reportedly given the new M cars their own chassis code. Any BMW enthusiast can rhyme off their chassis codes, from the E30 M3 to the E90 M3, and while it was expected the new M-powered F30 3 Series would be called the F30 M3, it will instead be called the F80. So for fun, mess with a BMW fanboy today and ask him what he thinks of the new F82 M4 coupe.

[Source: F30Post]