Text: Mac Avendano / Photos: BMW Press | posted July 22, 2013 17:36
BMW M managing director reveals the new M3 and M4 will be revealed at 2014 NAIAS
Much buzz is about with BMW, particularly BMW M, as the German automaker is set to make a pair of world premieres at the Detroit Motor Show (otherwise known as the North American International Auto Show) next year: the all new BMW M3 Sedan based on the F30 3 Series as well as an M4 to be based on the new 4 Series.
Friedrich Nitschke, the managing director of BMW M GmbH, told Motor Trend that the new M3 and M4 will make their debuts in Detroit, featuring new engines will combine the best high-rev features of a naturally aspirated engine with the torque of a turbo. Power and torque figures are still unconfirmed, but it is expected that the next generation models are going to be faster despite the smaller engines: a twin-turbo six-cylinder motor that will reportedly make about 456 PS and 550 Nm of torque.
The segregation of the 3 Series and 4 Series (Sedan and Coupe/Convertible, respectively) has generated much discussion online about BMW's new direction, particularly in the sense that the M3 will be a super sedan only and the M4 assuming the super coupe's duties.
Elsewhere, BMW gave the world the first preview of the upcoming M4 in the form of a 4-Series Coupe with M Performance Parts. The upgrades fitted to the BMW 435i Coupe enhance the aggressive look of the new 4 Series, and further foreshadows what the M4 would actually look like.
SOURCES: BMW, Motor Trend