Akrapovic is well-known for its exhaust systems that deliver the best sound from the engine and honestly to think we didn’t believe that these guys will create something even better. Until today, when we saw and heard the brand new Akrapovic titanium exhaust developed for the new BMW (F80) M3, the (F82) M4 Coupe and Cabriolet.
The sound delivered by the new 3.0-liter high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, that delivers 431 hp and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque, is absolutely amazing.
Thanks to Akrapovic, the smaller 3.0-liter engine delivers a better sound than the previous V8. For those who don’t know, the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe are able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.
For those who want more, BMW offers the optional M Driver’s Package that increases top speed to 280 km/h or 174 mph. Meanwhile, the M4 Convertible accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, when using the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission.
The stylish design of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe essentially indicates their performance potential and superb handling characteristics. Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles, remarked that the superior performance of both these models should be obvious at first glimpse. He noted that the new BMW M3 and BMW M4 feature an impactful exterior that takes the BMW M design language to a new level of expression – as underscored by its purposeful nature, powerful vitality and emotional appeal.
Up front, both the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe are marked by a dynamically expressive face as defined by their powerful contours and their three-dimensional appearance. As creations of BMW M, the new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe carry a number of distinctive design elements, such as the modern interpretation of the twin headlight layout (available with optional LED technology).
There is also the highly distinctive twin-bar kidney grille with black painted grille bars and the M logo, thereby mirroring the styling of the BMW M double-spoke wheels. The M models also feature a dynamically designed front apron with three large intakes that supply air to cool the engine and the brakes.
Meanwhile, the performance potential of the M TwinPower Turbo engine powering both the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe is hinted by the bonnet with distinctive power dome, which also creates space for the intercooler.
Furthermore, the exterior mirrors with suggested twin-stalk mounts don’t just add to the aesthetics of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe, but also help optimize their aerodynamics.