Next-gen BMW M3 and M4 discussed by BMW M Head of Development

Sanjay · Aug 31, 2020 10:00 AM

2020 BMW M3 side

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. 

2020 BMW M3 interior

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. 

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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. 

2020 BMW M3 wheels

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.

2020 BMW M3 manual gearbox

In addition, both models will also allow the driver to adjust the sensitivity of the brake pedal to suit individual driving styles. 

2020 bmw m3 back

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.

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.