The next generation BMW M3 and M4 is just a month away from its debut and it’s time to unload what we know both from sources and using our best guesses.
The Two Flavors of the 2021 G80 BMW M3 and G82 M4
BMW M is planning on two models for the next generation M3 and M4; Pure and Competition. While there was an initially planned “base” model, sales and positioning of the Pure and Competition models made it harder to justify bringing the base model to market. Rumors point to Pure being exactly that – rear wheel drive and delivering 480 ps (approximately 473 hp) with a choice of automatic and manual transmission.
The Competition model will come 510 ps (503 hp) will be available in both RWD and AWD formats with manual offered only on the RWD configurations.
M3 Colors In and Out
The M3 will be offered in a handful classic and new colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Dravit Grey, Portimao Blue, Sao Paolo Yellow, Toronto Red, Tanzanite Blue and a new green called Isle of Man Green.
Inside, M will offer the standard black alongside orange/black, blue/black at launch. Sources tell us that there will be a number of new colors in the forthcoming years.
Expect two seats; sport buckets similar to the current seat and a optional CF bucket.
Wheels and Brakes
For the first time BMW will use staggered wheel sizes; 18″ front and 19″ rear wheels on the base and 19″/20″ on Competition models (also optional on others). Carbon ceramics will remain optional on Competition models.
Yes it’s going into production mostly how you see it above. In fact both the M3 and M4 will share the front-end with the new, much larger grille. How does it look in person? According to sources BMW has lessened it’s visual impact a bit with black trim but it’s still a monster. But we’re told you quickly get over the size and it fits the character of the car.
Both the 2021 G80 M3 and G82 M4 will have their internet debut later this year with US sales beginning in late 2020.
Some info sourced from our friend ynguldyn