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BMW M3 and M4 on track, on video ahead of Detroit debut

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The new BMW M3 and M4 on track at the Nurburgring

The next instalment for the new BMW 3 and 4 Series is the arrival of the new range-topping, benchmark-setting BMW m3 and M4 at Detroit in January. Ahead of that, BMW has already given us plenty of the specs for both the 2014 M3 and M4.

They include the arrival of a new 3.0 litre turbo engine for the M3 and M4 offering 424bhp and 369lb/ft of torque – more than the old 4.0 litre petrol could muster – attached to a manual gearbox as standard with a tweaked seven-speed dual-clutch auto as an option.

We also know the new M3/M4 gets the Air Curtain and M gills with integrated Air Breather, aluminium suspension, electric steering and the option of adaptive suspension and ceramic brakes.

Now BMW are bigging-up the track development of the M3/M4 with a new video showing DTM driver Bruno Spengler taking to the track to help BMW sort the cars dampers and give us a bit of a look at the new M saloon and coupe on track at the Nurburgring.

The BMW boffin on hand tells us it’s amazing how Spengler can instinctively tell what needs improving on the damper setup for the cars – with either electronic or conventional dampers – just from a  drive, with Spengler concluding the car feels really good, extremely stable and easy to drift perfectly.

Which all sounds very promising.

The new BMW M3 and M4 will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, with sales expected to start spring 2014.


By Cars UK