Consider this an early Christmas present from BMW . The respective debuts of the new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe were initially earmarked for early next year, and the public debuts are still scheduled to take place at the North American International Auto Show . The first look at these new models, however, is now rumored to happen as early as this Thursday when Gran Turismo 6 drops a new DLC that features both the new M models.
In true BMW fashion, the German automaker decided that a nice little teaser video would do well enough to drive up the anticipation leading up to the online unveilings of both models.
Well, Mission accomplished, BMW.
The video itself doesn’t give us a close look at the two models, only a creative strobe lights effect that shows the silhouettes of both models. It wasn’t much at the end of the day, but it was enough to make us all geeked up to see if Thursday really is the day that the next generation M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe finally make their world debuts, albeit in a virtual setting.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and the 2014 BMW M4 Coupe
Gallery BMW M3
Gallery BMW M4 Coupe
The next-generation BMW M3 is coming and its coming with a lot of new additions with the most important being a new 3.0-liter, straight-six engine that bumps up the M3’s horsepower to over 400 ponies.
Equally important, the new M3 is likely to get a slew of new cosmetic changes, including new to-the-grille headlights and a forward-leaning kidney grille. With the release of the M4 Coupe, the M3 will come in a sedan version and a hatchback model inspired by the 5-Series GT.
Gallery BMW M3
The upcoming BMW M4 Coupe will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 430 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The car will weight under 3,300 pounds and will hit 60 mph in less than 4 seconds.
The new BMW M4 Coupe will be offered in eight exterior colors: Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Austin Yellow Metallic, Mineral White Metallic and Yas Marina Blue Metallic.