These two vehicles are perfectly designed in almost every way both are 10lbs of having the same curb weight along with an exact bending stiffness. Both BMW models come with a similar exterior such as a carbon roof, bulged hood, quad pipes, and flared fenders giving both models a nice design and making them road ready. The BMW M3 is going back to a straight six engine which most BMW consumers associate with the M3, so now instead of a 4-liter V8 engine which was huge and hard to start will be replaced with a 3.0-liter six cylinder engine. This engine is a great fit for the M3 as this engine is not widely or commonly used within the auto industry, giving the 3.0-Liter Six an Auto of its own.
This particular six cylinder engine has a bit more power than the original V8 in previous models; it ranges from 414 hp up to 424 hp with approximately 406lb-ft torque and 1800-5500 rpm placing BMW’s M3 in a whole new light. BMW’s M3 uses a dual-clutch transmission which is paired with a 3.0 liter six cylinder engine that can reach speeds of 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds which is down 0.7 seconds from their previous model. Giving BMW’s M3 a significant amount of power and the best way to highlight or show off this vehicles power would be while it is in the park position simply by gently press the right pedal (gas pedal) while in idle the motor revs should swing all the way to 3500 rpm you should hear a bang from the clutch this would be a lot of fun to try but definitely NOT while in regular street traffic.
So when choosing between automatic and stick-shift, always go with the stick-shift on this model. There are two features that are definite must haves; one being the price is which includes the DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) a definite must have and the vehicles weight is another, the manual box within these models weighs approximately 88lbs less than previous models. Remember to take into consideration that with any transmission you choose you might have strong traction with no under-steer.
These new vehicles from BMW the M3 and the M4 are very well made with almost every detail finding new power in the form of the six cylinder engine which is paired with a dual clutch transmission was surely brilliant addition especially for the high speed drivers that want excitement on the road this might fix that need for speed. On a closing note the M4 should be the smarter buy even if your thinking of purchasing a car six years down the road this car may not lose its value, while still weighing less than the Nissan GT-R.