We are nearing September, the month of spectacular car reveals that we are ought to savour because the next BMW M3 and BMW M4 will be revealed on the same day. BMW M announced that both models will come with a 3.0-litre straight six turbo engine with different power outputs. A 480 hp (353 kW) version will be paired to a six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive whilst the more powerful 510 hp (375 kW) competition model will come with an 8-speed automatic driving only the rear-wheels but an all-wheel drive version which has M xDrive, has been announced as an option for that competition model.
So essentially you have the Sedan and Coupe M models coming in a few weeks but there are two more versions that we can expect. The M4 convertible is currently undergoing final tests as several spy shots and videos surfaced revealing the latter but recently BMW M revealed on an Instagram post that a M3 Touring version has been considered and has begun the development phase as of the month of August.
They have stated that it is usually a two-year development programme to fine tune a BMW M car so that means we won’t be seeing it until 2022 at least but the car community is jumping for joy as most wanted a BMW M Touring model for the longest time.
A BMW M4 Coupe and M4 GT3 racing car can be seen wearing a cool camouflage and presented by BMW M GmbH CEO, Markus Flasch, where he took the M4 Coupe around the Red Bull Ring Track. “I am very pleased we are able to present both the new BMW M4 Coupe and the new BMW M4 GT3 together here”, said Flasch.
On the reveal day, it will be disclosed on which models will come to SA and my prediction is that we won’t be seeing the manual version nor the standard one at all. This is because we are only seeing competition models landing in SA. Case in point, the BMW M8, BMW X3 M, X4 M, X5 M and X6 M, and the BMW M5 facelift are only available in competition spec. That’s probably our cup of tea when it comes to BMW M cars.