The two of the latest models of BMW hitting global market known as M3 Sedan & M4 Coupe basically are designed pretty much the same way from engine, transmission choices to basic dimensions. As for the number of doors, they differ since coupe cars are cars with two doors, M4 Coupe too, is also a two door car where as M3 Sedan is a normal car with 4 doors. The other difference found in both the cars is also of curb weight, because of four doors Sedan weighs 55 pounds more than M4 Coupe.
||Starting Retail Price
||As Tested Price
||HP / Lb-Ft
|2015 BMW M3 / M4
||$62,000 / $64,200
||$62,950 / $65,150 (without options)
||425 @ 5500-7300 rpm / 406 @1850-5500 rpm
||As Tested MPG
|Rating: BUY IT!
Sedan and Coupe almost share the same built design with just a few exceptions, obviously the difference mainly and more importantly is of the number of doors used in both the models, there’s this slight difference in the greenhouse contour which is also found to be different with C pillar configurations. BMW have designed both the cars in such a fashion that both of them sit lower over the wheels & tires, which showcases low sculpted sloping hoods. Apart from many additional features of this year’s models, both of these cars also feature short rear decks and display a forward rake in their stance.
The front of the car has been given headlamps which give a look and feel of a cat-eye and wrap the side of the car going into the sleeker. As for the vertical grille bars, with a new look of finished in black, add into their beauty which gives an extra feel to the car. There’s some other improvement in the look of the car in shoulder line and side character line, they run side by side which continue until the tail lamp; lenses.
Both, BMW M3 as well as BMW M4 have been integrated with an inline 6 cylinder format that became famous by BMW M. This inline 6 cylinder is basically generated by the latest 3.0-liter,further more, this by 24-valve in line six featuring VANOS as well as Valvetronic including two single scroll turbocharger which have a capacity of a high precision direct injection. It’s in the range from 5500-7300 rpm that the engine cranks out 425 horsepower, at the same time it also develops 406 pound feet of torque which goes on from 1850-5500 rpm. Motive energy is routed to the rear driving wheels through the longitudinally mounted front engine by using a a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed M-DCT automatic transmission with Drivelogic.
To reduce the overall weight of both cars, the company has used carbon fiber for the production of the roof, inner hood, driveshaft, front strut brace including the inner trunk liner. The company was able to trim more weight of their cars by using aluminum for suspension links, as a result of the use of carbon fiber and aluminum for some of the parts of the car, the company has been able to decrease the weight of Coupe and Sedan by 40% as compared to the previous models of both the cars.
With the advancement of the high technology, BMW seem to have made the most of this by making the electric power steering in such a unique way that it now has been designed with three driver settings which are just a touch away of a button: Comfort, Sport or Sport+. This feature will prove to be one of the major cause of attracting sports guys towards these cars. Apart from this, there has also been added an optional adaptive M Suspension which does the same job as the three variations just mentioned, in damping. The power-assisted four-wheel vented discs which are ABS, DSC, ASC, DTC, DBC, CBC and Start off Assistant including electronic limited slip function has what brought the M3 and the M4 to a halt.
In this modern world cars don’t only have to be a means of transportation only, rather people are expecting more than just being transported from one place to another, considering this mood of people, both M3 and M4 are full of features that provide you all the connectivity. Both the cars have been integrated with excellent features that assist you while you are driving the car. The navigation system has been designed with such cool features which makes driving and rather more productive. The new navigation system offers extra capability with 3D elements for the map showing with sharper graphics to make it more visible and comprehensive for you to find the place more accurately like never before. There’s this Active Driving Assistant which basically alerts and warns the driver of a threatening collision with a walker which is synchronized with the adaptive full LED headlights. Apart from all these excellent features that both M3 and M4 come with, there’s more to these models functions like a gear display, rev counter including Optimum Shift Indicator, as a matter of fact these features or options are only specific to M series of BMW.
If you have been looking forward to the best from BMW, then the “Ultimate Driving Machine” BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe are the ones just for you. The attraction in these cars comes mainly the phenomenal new features which make these cars the best choice not only for not only the businessmen but rather it is more appealing to the car sports professionals at the same time. If you wanted a two door car, then coupe is for you but if you wanted more of a business class car then the M3 Sedan is for you. Both of these cars are some excellent piece of work from BMW, their comfortable and powerful performance is what makes both of them Buy It!
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