The brand new 2014 BMW M4 has officially been welcomed into the BMW M family with the release of an awesome clip showing an Austin Yellow example drifting around dozens of famous BMW M models. The video was shot in the United States and many local M owners lent their cars for filming.
In total, there were 53 BMW M3 cars in attendance four of which were full blown racing cars. All up, there was more than 11,566 hp. The M4 was driven by Matt Mullins, the Chief Driving Instructor for the BMW Performance Driving School as well as Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg during filming.
Under the hood, both the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe are of course 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.
In addition to this increase in power and torque, both new models weigh around 80 kg less than a comparably equipped predecessor model. As a result, the BMW M4 Coupe tips the scales at 1,497 kg while the M3 Sedan stands at 1,520 kg in base specification. These weight savings have been achieved through the extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic as well as a carbon fiber roof and aluminium chassis and body components.