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[DETROIT] IT’S Official BMW M3 AND M4 Coupe is here!

It honestly feels like today is Christmas with so many teasers so many awesome cars coming out and today BMW just hit us with the big bang unveiling the 2015 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Performance Coupe. The M4 and M3 will use a straight-six as reported earlier, which is good for 425 Horsepower 406 Pound Feet of Torque with a 0-60 Time of 3.9 seconds and 4.1 seconds for the 7 Speed DCT manual gearbox .

BMW has stated that they managed to shaved off around 176 pounds off the M4 from the pass E92 M3. Along with producing a more fuel efficient vehicle by shaving off nearly 25% of the outgoing M3 while adding 50% more unique parts. 

2015 BMW M4 COUPE REAR

2015 BMW M4 COUPE REAR

The new performance monster from BMW is featured with a Track specification and cooling system, A new lap time application(see below)

 These two monsters are expected to hit the showroom come summer 2014, and although pricing hasn’t been announced as yet, we advise that you all should get your pennies ready. 

2015 BMW M3 SEDAN FRONT RIGHT

2015 BMW M3 SEDAN FRONT RIGHT

SMADE|MEDIA OFFICIAL NUMBERS: BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe Official Numbers:

ENGINE |  EXHAUST OFFICIAL NUMBERS:ENGINES: 3.0L inline 6 cylinder Twin Turbo engine (S55)STROKE|BORE: 89.6mm / 84mmHORESEPOWER: 425 HP from 5500-7300 RPM

TORQUE: 406 LB-FT torque from 1850-5500 RPM

0-60 MPH: 3.9 seconds (DCT) / 4.1 seconds (manual)

RPM: 7600 RPM rev limiter

TOP SPEED: 155 MPH

 ENGINE AND EXHAUST INFORMAITON AND FACTS

  • 10.2:1 compression ratio
  • Nearly 25% fuel consumption and emissions reduction over E90/E92 M3
  • 22 pounds / 10 kilograms lighter than S65 V8 predecessor engine
  • Two mono-scroll turbochargers
    • Mitsubishi mono-scroll turbochargers
    • 18.1 PSI / 1.25 BAR max peak
    • Pre-tensioned in Sport and Sport+ modes (keep spinning at a high rate of speed even after throttle lift-off, for ultra-quick response
    • Impulse charging for optimized responsiveness
    • Flow-enhanced manifolds
    • Electric wastegate actuator
  • Direct Injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing and Double-VANOS continuously variable camshaft timing
  • Closed-deck crankcase design (4.4 lbs / 2kg lighter)
  • Twin-wire arc-sprayed coating used instead of liners (saves weight)
  • Forged, torsionally rigid crankshaft
  • Track-specification cooling system
    • Air intake system features an indirect intercooler
    • Water cooler repositioned to the side for the high- and low-temperature water circuits, and the engine and transmission oil (if the M Double Clutch Transmission is specified)
    • Additional electric coolant pump cools the turbocharger bearing mounts when the car is stationary
    • Low-weight magnesium oil sump features special cover to limit movement of the oil under the effects of strong dynamic lateral acceleration
    • Under extreme longitudinal acceleration and deceleration, an oil extraction pump and a sophisticated oil return system situated close to the turbocharger help to maintain stable oil circulation
    • Double-flow oil recirculation pumps
    • Turbocharger suction system
    • Main radiator plus additional radiators for the high- and low-temperature circuits, turbocharger and transmission
    • Large indirect intercooler (sits atop engine, necessitating hood bulge)
    • Low-weight magnesium oil sump (2.2 lbs / 1kg lighter)
    • Temperature-stabilizing electric water pump
  • Electronically control Exhaust
    • Electrically controlled flaps just before the rear silencer minimize exhaust back-pressure and produce a BMW M sound, as well as giving precise feedback on engine load
    • When closed, flow is forced into and laterally across the silencer; when open, flow is more directly through the narrow part of the silencer
    • Different selectable drive modes feature different engine sound profiles
    • Catalysts with metal substrate (less restrictive than ceramic)
    • Exhaust always exits all four tail pipes

 

TRANSMISSION
  • 7 Speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) with Drive logic
  • Third generation M-DCT
  • Integrated Launch Control function
  • Stability Clutch Control opens clutch when car is understeering to bring it back into line
  • Drive logic modes can be selected for more comfortable, economy focused or sportier characteristics
  • 6 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Robust double-plate clutch
  • More compact and quieter than predecessor
  • 26.4 pounds (12kg) lighter than predecessor
  • New carbon friction linings in synchronizer rings increases shift comfort
  • Dry sump lubrication
  • Automatic throttle blip downshifts

 

PHYSICALS | CURB WEIGHT | CONSTRUCTION  LENGTH:

  • M3 – 181.6 in / 4615 mm (1.3 inches longer than E90 M3)
  • M4 – 183.8 in / 4671 mm (2 inches longer than E92 M3)

WIDTH:

  • M3 –
  • M4 – 73.6 in / 1870 mm(1.9 inches wider than E92 M3)

HEIGHT:

  • M3 – 56.0 in / 1424 mm (1 inch lower than E90 M3)
  • M4 – 54.4 in / 1383 mm (1.2 inches lower than E92 M3)

WEIGHT:

  • 3300 lbs / 1497 kg (all fluids, 90% fuel, no driver)
  • 3466 lbs / 1572 kg / (plus 68kg driver and 7kg luggage)
  • M4 is 80kg (176 pounds) lighter than E92 M3 coupe, when comparably equipped

50:50 weight distribution

INTERIOR
  • Front seats visually inspired by bucket seats, with illuminated M logo on seat backrests
  • Contoured rear seats made from lightweight composite material can be folded in 60:40 split
  • M Sport leather multifunction steering wheel with chrome trim and color contrast stitching
  • Anthracite roof liner standard
  • M door sill finishers, M driver’s footrest, M gearshift lever

 

BMW TECHNOLOGY
  • BMW M Lap timer app
  • Optional Head-Up Display (HUD) (comes with gear display, rev counter and Optimum Shift Indicator, etc.)
ACTIVE M DIFFERENTIAL
  • Hollow lightweight output shafts
  • Electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip differential (LSD)
  • Control unit links up with the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and also takes into account the position of the accelerator pedal, the rotational speed of the wheels and the car’s yaw rate
  • 0% – 100% degree of lock
  • M Dynamic Mode allows greater wheel slip, but with the safety net of DSC

 

(CFRP) drive shaft
  • feeds engine’s torque from gearbox to rear differential
  • increased stiffness
  • reduced rotating mass for better acceleration and throttle response
  • single-piece unit with no center bearing
  • 40% weight saving over predecessor
  • tested for speeds up to 205 MPH

 

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING
  • Entirely new electric power steering (EPS) unit, built by ZF
  • Servotronic function electronically adjusts the level of steering assistance according to the car’s speed
  • 3 modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+ (standard option)
  • Specially tuned for M3/M4
  • Will not compensate for understeer, over steer, coarse road surface. Motor will not help unwind the steering wheel and it will self-center by natural forces

 

SUSPENSION | TIRES | BRAKES
  • Optional EDC Adaptive M Suspension features 3 modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+
  • Double-joint spring strut front axle
  • Lightweight aluminum construction for components such as control arms, wheel carriers and axle sub frames saves 11 pounds (5kg) over a conventional steel design
  • Play-free ball joints and elastomeric bearings developed specially for the M3/M4 ensure an optimum and direct transfer of forces both laterally and longitudinally
  • Aluminum stiffening plate
  • CFRP front strut brace
  • Five-link rear axle
  • Forged aluminum construction for control arms and wheel carriers – reducing unspring mass of wheel-locating components by around 6.6 pounds (3 kg)
  • Rear axle sub frame bolted directly to body structure (bolted joints between the axle sub frame and the body sills, without use of elastic rubber elements)
  • Tires incorporated into construction process for the axles
  • Low-weight 18-inch forged wheels (front axle: 9 J x 18, rear axle: 10 J x 18) with mixed-size tires (front axle: 255 mm, rear axle: 275 mm).
  • 19-inch wheels and tires are available as an option (in Ferric Grey or Black)
  • BMW M compound brakes standard (in blue)
  • four piston front |  two piston rear
  • BMW M carbon ceramic brakes optional (in gold)
  • six piston front | four piston rear

 

LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION
  • BMW M4 Coupe features DIN curb weight of 1,497 kilograms (3300 pounds), around 80 kilograms (176 pounds) lighter than a comparably equipped predecessor model.
  • Contoured (double-bubble) CFRP roof on both M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe
  • saves 11 pounds (5kg) on M3
  • saves >13 pounds (6kg) on M4
  • CFRP trunk lid on M4
  • CFRP drive shaft saves 40% weight
  • CFRP strut brace (weighs 3.3 pounds / 1.5 kg) offers more rigidity than aluminum counterpart
  • CFRP roof bow
  • Aluminum front fenders and hood

 

AERODYNAMICS
  • Front apron, smooth underbody and gurney spoiler at the rear of the M3 Sedan (or integrated spoiler lip at the rear of the BMW M4 Coupe) reduce lift by an equal degree at the front and rear axle.
  • Inflowing air through the engine oil cooler creates a Venturi effect, which reduces front axle lift and, in so doing, improves the steering.
  • Air Curtain and M gills with integrated Air Breather rearwards of the front wheels minimize turbulence in the front wheel arches.
  • Aerodynamically optimized exterior mirrors in twin-stalk style.

 

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