Updated on 10th September 2014
The BMW M3 Sedan and the BMW M4 Coupe may be launched in India in November 2014, according to a report. Accordingly, bookings for the same is expected to begin by end-October or early-November. Meanwhile the BMW M5 facelift has been previewed at a track event in Chennai, details soon.
Information Courtesy: IndianAutosBlog.com
Updated on 26th July 2014
Mercedes-Benz has been on a launching spree in India almost as if to celebrate their national team winning the much coveted Football World Cup. But whatever the folks at Mercedes do BMW has to go one up -and vice versa- with reports coming in that not only is BMW preparing an all out assault on the Indian market, this assault will be led by their elite squad, The BMW M division. In the words of Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President of BMW India, “2014 will be the year of ‘M’ models in India” at the launch of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. BMW will be launching the BMW M3, M4 and new M5, apart from the X3 and i8 in India this fiscal. While the M3, M4 and i8 are completely new cars, the X3 and M5 are updated versions of their current respective models which are already on sale. Keeping our sights on the M4 and M5 in this report let’s see what can we expect in what is shaping up to be quite the year for the average BMW-M enthusiast.
Expected Price and Arrival:
Expected price of the M5 would be around the Rs. 1.20 Crore mark with the M4 expected to hover around Rs. 40-45 Lakh.
While BMW India has confirmed the news on its Facebook and Twitter handles, the company is yet to confirm the exact launch date of the M4 in the domestic auto market. If reports are to be believed, the car will be reaching Indian shores by August 2014.
The M4, an Overview:
The BMW M4, which is essentially a M3 coupe, was revealed in late 2013 along with the new M3. It will be offered with similar levels of power and transmission options as the M3 and yet they cater to different segments. While the M3 will be bought by those who want the practicality of an everyday car along with sporty performance, the M4 will be preferred by those who just crave for performance and do not mind on losing out two doors and some space. Powered by a 3.0-litre BMW M Twin-Turbo engine, the M3 sedan and M4 coupe produce 425 BHP of power and 550 Nm of torque. BMW offers a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT.
The M5, an Overview:
The 2014 BMW M5 will also be introduced here. The M5 is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine that churns out a maximum power output of 560 HP and a peak torque of 680 Nm right from 1500 RPM. The engine is a twin-turbo unit and power is sent to the rear wheels which makes the M5 completely fun to drive, especially if you like going sideways. The V8 engine is matched to a 7-speed DCT gearbox and you can even get a manual transmission without any added cost. It is not yet confirmed whether the manual will be offered for Indian buyers but most likely it won’t be. The sprint from 0-100 km/hr is quick at 4.4 seconds.
So watch this space for more as we keep you updated on the latest on the M-Series. And we leave you with this amazing video of the M4 doing what it does best, amaze & excite.
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