During the recent BMW M Fascination Nordschleife event at the famous Nurburgring, a selection of BMW M4 Coupes hit the famous German racetrack and the following clip provides an on-board look at one of the many flying laps.
While the lap featured in this clip isn’t record-setting pace for the German sports car, it does provide us with an excellent look at the poise and performance the M4 Coupe is capable of at ‘Green Hell’. Back in June, German automotive magazine Sport Auto managed to set a 7 minute, 52 second lap time in the M4 Coupe which is 13 seconds faster than the E92 M3 Coupe.
As a reminder, 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.
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 1497 kg while the M3 Sedan stands at 1520 kg in base specification. These weight savings have been achieved through the extensive use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic as well as a carbon fibre roof and aluminium chassis and body components.