2015 BMW M3, M4 to Have Optional Carbon-Fiber Seats

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

The news comes after a prototype M3 was crashed at the Nurburgring and spy photographers were on hand to snap photos of the interior. The BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) shed nearly 150 lbs off the standard weight of the sedan and if the manufacturing is the same as before, the new M3 and M4’s seat backs will feature carbon fiber layers wrapped around a recycled-paper honeycomb.

SEE ALSO: 2014 BMW M3, M4 to Make 430-HP, Shed 200 Lbs.

BMW recently revealed more data on its upcoming new M3 and M4 models, which will make around 430 hp and will weigh around 200 lbs less than before. In addition, the M3 sedan model will gain a carbon fiber roof for its first time and will (despite rumors) continue to be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as well as a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.


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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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