As nice as the new 3 Series and 4 Series are, let us all be honest for a second, it’s the M cars that we have all been waiting for right? We have been drip-fed details about design and have heard that the pair will aim to reduce weight. A concept car of the M4 was even shown a few months ago just to get us all salivating. Well, prepare to feast your eyes on the next generation of offerings from the legendary M division.
Just as BMW split the 3 Series line-up into two separate models representing Coupe (4 Series) and saloon (3 Series), the M cars follow suit. The new M3 saloon represents handsomely aggressive performance package with the practicality of having rear doors. Bold body lines and signature kidney grills bring this motoring icon bang up to date. The M4 mimics this design architecture but in a more seductive coupe body style. Its stance appears a bit more butch over the M3 and with those black alloy wheels it looks nothing short of evil. Inside you will find body hugging seats, a widescreen display and your usual brilliantly German ergonomics.
Both cars are powered by a 425BHP straight six that has not one, but two turbos! 0-62MPH for this pair is done and dusted in just 4.3 seconds, or with the optional seven-speed DCT, 4.1 seconds. As standard the top speed is electronically limited to 155MPH but tick the right option boxes and it can be raised to 174MPH. The 2014 BMW M3 and M4 go on sale in May at £56,175 and £56,635 respectively.