With the upcoming 2020 BMW M3 and M4 set to launch in Sept, BMW is slowly trickling info to set tongues wagging. This week's properly juicy - we have the top M engineer offering insights into the new M cars' development process.
Dirk Haecker, BMW M’s head of development shares his views on the cars as he races around Sachsenring. It’s a pretty technical track, and it bodes well for M fans as he says the car offers improved overall driving performance over its predecessor.
The new upcoming performance models will get a set of “much wider tyres”, new axles and different wheel dimensions to offer great handling to go with its power.
It seems BMW will satisfy both Jason and Arif. At launch, the new M3 and M4 will be available in rear-wheel drive guise - powered by a 480 PS engine mated to a manual gearbox. There’ll also be the Competition trim, and that will be automatic and all-wheel drive with a 510 PS mill.
In addition, both models will also allow the driver to adjust the sensitivity of the brake pedal to suit individual driving styles.
With Haecker saying that we're still half a year away from driving these cars, deliveries are expected to start sometime in 2021 - still plenty of time to save up.