24 Sep 2020: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 make global debut: Details here
German automaker BMW Motorrad has finally unveiled its much-anticipated sixth-generation M3 and M4 performance cars.
Both vehicles get two variants- Standard, and Competition. They sport an updated front fascia, refreshed chassis, and new interiors.
Further, they draw power from a 3.0-liter, straight six-cylinder twin-turbocharged petrol engine, and can clock a top-speed of 250km/h.
Here are more details.
Exteriors: 2021 BMW M3 And M4: At a glance
The 2021 BMW M3 And M4 sport a big kidney grille flanked by LED headlamps (BMW Laser light given as optional), and a large curtain at the bumper's bottom.
Both cars get M-specific front and side splitters, a carbon fiber roof, an optional moon-roof, and staggered wheels (18-inch front and 19-inch rear).
On the rear section, there are wraparound taillamps, and blacked-out quad exhausts.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
The 2021 BMW M3 And M4 have a luxurious cabin, featuring Merino leather bucket seats, and integrated head restraints. M carbon seats wrapped in Alcantara leather and a head-up display are also provided as optional.
The car packs a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment console with iDrive 7.0 operating system. The OS supports navigation and BMW's personal voice assistant.
Details: What are the safety features of the two cars?
The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 get a standard Active Driving Assistant package which comprises rear-automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, active blind-spot detection, speed-limit information, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Meanwhile, the Competition variants come with a better safety suite, which offers features such as blind-spot monitoring, full-speed adaptive cruise control, active lane-keep assist, traffic jam assist, and high-speed automatic emergency braking.
Engine: Power and performance
The 2021 BMW M3 And M4 draw power from a 3.0-liter, straight six-cylinder twin-turbocharged petrol engine that makes 467hp/550Nm in the Standard models, and 496hp/650Nm in the Competition variants. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
The cars can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds, and 3.8 seconds respectively in the two variants.
Pricing: What about the pricing?
The Standard models of the 2021 BMW M3 And M4, are priced at $69,900 (roughly Rs. 51.6 lakh), and $71,800 (approximately Rs. 53 lakh). The Competition models sport a price-figure of $72,800 (around Rs. 53.7 lakh), and $74,700 (roughly Rs. 55.1 lakh), respectively.
No details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the two cars in India are currently available.