BMW M3 and M4 Leaks are Real, But Both Models Are Far From Making Their Debut
There’s going to be a wait if you want a new M3 or M4by Robert Moore, on LISTEN 00:15
Remember those leaked images of the BMW M3 and M4 that we saw on the production line last week? Well, BMW M President, Markus Flasch, has confirmed that they were legitimate and that they were, indeed, pre-production models. However, he also went on to say that there’s more than a year to wait before they go on sale.
The BMW M3 and M4 Will Go on Sale in Early 2021
Despite the fact that the leaks of the pre-production M3 and M4 were proven to be legitimate by none other than BMW M Boss Markus Flasch, he also claimed that they wouldn’t actually go into production until late 2020 – about a year from now – and will launch in early 2021.
“The [M3] pictures didn’t leak on purpose,” he said. “I mean, the car’s ready. It’s a pre-production car that leaked.”
What he didn’t elaborate on was why there’s such a long gap between the preproduction models and when the car will actually go into production. Fortunately, the M3 will probably forgo that ridiculous big grille, but the M4, on the other hand, will sport it in all its glory. After all, the Concept 4 was the basis of its introduction.
The wait for the M3 and M4 isn’t exactly good news, but Flasch did confirm previous reports that the M3 and M4 would be offered with your choice of RWD and AWD, and both will be available with a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission.
Both models will be powered by the 3.0-liter inline-six found under the hood of the X3 M and X4 M. It’s good for around 473 horsepower and about 442 pound-feet of torque. As we’ve now learned, expect the M3 and M4 to make their debut sometime in late 2020 with first models slated to hit dealerships in early 2021.