BMW Motorsport is currently on its final sprint to start the production of the 2020 BMW M3 and M4. In other words, the reference of Sedan/Coupé sports cars, after revealing the next 4 Series Coupé. Text: Luca W. © Images: BMW M GmbH ©

As mentionned in the title, yes, the most powerful M3 and M4 will reach 510HP with the Competition Package. In addition, fuel consumption combined should be 10.9–10.5 l/100 km (25.9 – 26.9 mpg) and CO2 emissions: 249–239 g/km (preliminary data). This is a significant increase in performance vs. the predecessor models and ecology(+ economy). The new sports cars are completely different: we are dealing with a new engine (S58), suspensions, brakes and other technologies.

A couple of videos that bring joy

Of course, we have seen many videos on the Nordschleife and Sachsenring track. Starring the BMW M3 and M4… coming with a manual gearbox!

BMW M3 and M4: what we know so far

The 2020 BMW M3 and M4 are offered in two performance levels: first is a 353 kW/480 hp variant with a 6-speed manual shift. Second is the Competition model with 375 kW/510 hp and an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.

“For customers who prefer a puristic performance experience and particularly intense interaction with their vehicle, the model variants with a manual transmission constitute an offer that is unique in this segment…”

explains Dirk Häcker, head of Development M Automobiles and BMW Individual

“On the other hand, with the Competition versions of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupé, we are addressing maximum dynamics in regards power development and transfer – initially with classic rear-wheel drive and, at a later date, also in conjunction with the latest version of our four-wheel drive system M xDrive.”

Dirk Häcker, head of Development M Automobiles and BMW Individual

Compared with the predecessor models, the engine output offers an increase of 36 kW/49 hp and 44 kW/60 hp (Competition models). The maximum torque should be up to 650 Nm.

All we have to do is to wait and save money for mid-September 2020 for the world premiere.