In the middle of last year, 14 BMW fans and their families headed all the way from Canada to Munich to pick up their new BMW M3s and M4s from BMW Welt. The following clip takes a look at what the participants of the BMW M European Tour 2014 got up to during their visit to Germany.
Earlier in the week, it emerged that BMW Welt delivered a total of 22,500 cars during 2014. The Munich experience centre has become an increasingly popular choice for BMW customers wishing to pick up their new vehicles in style and every day, BMW Welt hosts between 80 and 120 vehicle deliveries with up to 160 cars being handed over at the facility daily.
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