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Posted: 01 Jan 2014
Just how good will the BMW M3 and M4 be?
The all-new versions of BMW's super-saloon and super-coupe (the M3 is the four-door, the M4 the two-door) land early in 2014, and the big news is that the standard-bearer for high-revving natural aspiration has gone turbocharged.
A twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six, specifically, making 431bhp and capable of getting the M3 and M4 from 0-62 in a fraction over four seconds. We've got high hopes: the standard 3-Series and 4-Series are fine drives, and if anyone can make a turbo with proper zip, it's BMW's brilliant engine boffins. Could the M3/M4 possibly be even better than that sublime 1M Coupe?