BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe launched in Malaysia

BMW M3 and M4 at Sepang MalaysiaBMW M3 and M4 engine specs include 2,979cc in line 6, M TwinPower Turbo engines. These engines offer 431 hp peak power at 5,500-7,300 rpm and 550 Nm torque at 1,850-5,500 rpm mated to a 7 speed M Double Clutch Transmission gearbox. The engine allows a top speed of 250 kmph on both models which can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.1 seconds. The 7 speed DCT gearbox weighs about 12 kgs less than its earlier counterpart, resulting in a 50:50 front rear weight distribution on board 3 Series and 4 Series models.

Both M3 and M4 come in attractive exterior colours of Alpine White, Sakhir Orange. M3 also has an exclusive color of Yas Marina Blue while the M4 Coupe receives Mineral Grey and Austin Yellow. Interiors of M3 are done up in Leather Merino Silverstone while the M4 gets Leather Merino Sakhir Orange.

BMW Malaysia M3 and M4 launchExteriors boast of special M details to include double bar inserts on the kidney grille and 10” M double spoke wheels. Wing mirrors are aerodynamically designed for augmented airflow while the roof of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic results in a 5 kgs weight reduction on the M3 sedan and 6 kg on the M4 Coupe. Sound from the exhaust pipe can be adjusted via Driving Experience Control.

M sports steering wheel, M design instrument panel, M gearshift levers and sculpted front bucket seats with M emblems enhance sportiness in its interiors. Infotainment features include iDrive Touch Controller with Navigation System Professional with 3D map display.

As far as India launch of M3 and M4 is concerned, BMW India has confirmed that they have scheduled a couple of M launches for 2014.