TEST – Descendant of a species that has continued to improve for 35 years, the sixth generation of the BMW M4 has not moved into the next world.
It’s almost a miracle these days. While many manufacturers are giving up their sportiest models to accelerate the drop in their average CO emissions2, BMW is keeping the M3 and its sister, named M4 on the program, when it takes on the appearance of a coupe.
This sixth generation of a line that forged the myth of the tricolor band (sky blue, purple and red), a rallying point for the Motorsport sports division, even avoids the use of electrification. Enthusiasts will not shy away from their pleasure because, at the same time, BMW’s best-selling M model is proving to be more efficient than ever. Shared with the X3 and X4, the twin-turbo 3-liter in-line six-cylinder now passes the symbolic milestone of 500 horsepower to claim a power of 510 hp in its Competition variant, the French subsidiary having given up importing the basic version of 480 hp . This is respectively 10 hp and 60 hp more than the exclusive M4 GTS and the previous M3 / M4 duo.
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