It’s not a secret anymore that the all-new BMW M4 Coupe is lighter and more efficient than its predecessor, the M3 Coupe, but today we found out some numbers. Sport Auto magazine managed to drive the new M4 Coupe on the Nurburgring and they lapped the well-known German race track in 7 minutes and 52 seconds.
This means that the new BMW M4 Coupe is 13 seconds faster than the car it replaces, the M3 Coupe. For those who don’t know, the 2014 BMW M4 Coupe is powered by a 3.0-liter high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine that delivers 431 hp and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.
With these numbers, the M4 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph). With the optional M Driver’s Package, top speed can be increased to 280 km/h or 174 mph.
The old BMW M3 Coupe used a 4.0-liter V8 high-revving engine that delivered 420 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The M3 Coupe is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.
The German premium carmaker gifted the new BMW M3 Sedan and the new BMW M4 Coupe not only with a stunning style but also excellent performance and outstanding handling characteristics. Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles, remarked that the superb performance of these two new models – the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe – is quite evident even at a glimpse.
He noted that the exterior of these high performance models offers a visual impact that takes the BMW M design language to a whole new level of expression, as underscored by their immense emotional appeal, powerful vitality and purposeful character.
Up front, the expressive features of both new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe were heavily defined by its three-dimensional fascia and their dynamic contours. Both high-performance models are provided with a number BMW M signature design cues. For instance, the front end of the new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe was provided with a modern interpretation of the twin headlights, which could optionally be specified as LED units.
These headlights flank the hallmark twin-bar kidney grille with black painted grille bars -- mirroring the looks of the BMW M double-spoke wheels with the M logo. The front end also comes with dynamic apron featuring three massive intakes that direct air to cool down the models’ high-performance engine and brakes.
Further signature BMW M design features on the new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe also include the power dome on the bonnet, which indicates the potency of their M TwinPower Turbo engine while offering more room for the intercooler. The new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe also comes with stunning exterior mirrors with twin-stalk mounts that help optimized the aerodynamics of these new models.