The motor and gearbox, which will get a new generation of sportsedan, called the head of “units M”. A manual transmission is.
Possible avoidance of mechanical transmission served as a cause for indignation from the fans of the “emka” in recent months. Now you can exhale: the head of BMW M Marcus Flush in an interview with Car confirmed that the sedan will be really a “clean” version with the usual rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission.
However, it will be somewhat weaker than major modifications, of which there are four (if you count along with the BMW M4 coupe). The official stated that such “emka” will be equipped with three-liter turbocharged engine code S58. The same engine is installed on the crossovers BMW X3 and BMW X4 M M, where it develops 480 HP and 600 Nm in the standard version and 510 forces (and the same torque) – in the version of Competition.
Accordingly, it can be expected that the efficiency of the engine on the M3/M4 will be similar, but, respectively, the sedan and coupe because of less weight needs to be somewhat dynamic crossovers. The most powerful BMW X3 M spends on acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
Such BMW M3/M4 will receive a “gift” from BMW M5 all-wheel drive system with a drift-mode – an opportunity completely disable the front axle, as well as vosmidiapazonnoy automatic. As for performance, the Pure manual transmission different it will be uncontested rear-wheel drive with an electronically differential, and the motor less power. According to preliminary data, this “emka” will receive at their disposal only 450 HP
It is expected that the premiere of all on the planned production versions of the family and the M3 sedan and M4 coupe will be held in September at the Frankfurt international motor show. Later, BMW may present and open modification of the M4 convertible in the body.