The worldwide rollout of the new 2014 BMW M3 sedan and 2014 BMW M4 coupe is well underway with the German marque just announcing U.K. pricing for the pair of sports cars.
At the lower end, the new M3 will set English buyers back at least 56,175 pounds while the M4 starts at 56,635 pounds. BMW hopes to sell 180 units of the new M3 and 1000 examples of the M4 in the U.K. in the first year of sales.
As standard in the U.K, both cars will receive Adaptive M suspension, BMW M Compound brakes and three-mode adjustable steering. Moreover, the 2014 BMW M3 and 2014 BMW M4 come standard with a manual six-speed transmission (yes, you read that correctly!), 19-inch M alloy wheels as well as front and rear parking sensors alongside a host of other standard equipment.
Some of the most notable optional extras include the carbon-ceramic brake discs with gold calipers, the dual-clutch transmission complete with launch control, Adaptive full LED headlights and Adaptive cruise control complete with a stop & go function.
Under the hood, both the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe are fitted with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine revving to 7,600 rpm and producing an impressive 431 hp between 5,390 rpm and 7,000 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque from a low 1,800 rpm to 5,390rpm. That torque figure is available across a broad rev range and is an improvement over the outgoing BMW E92 M3 of 40 per cent.
As a result of brand new powerplant, both the 2014 BMW M3 and 2014 BMW M4 will sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.1 seconds when equipped with the optional seven-speed M double clutch transmission. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h but this can be increased to 280 km/h with the optional M driver’s package.