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EPISODE 14: M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.EPISODE 14: M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

EPISODE 14: M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

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The M Mode in the BMW M3 and M4.

The perfect setting: In episode 14, BMW M developer Mario explains to us the M Mode of the new BMW M3 and M4.

25 February 2021

The epitome of racing feeling in everyday traffic starts a new round. 35 years after the debut of the first BMW M3, BMW M GmbH presents the latest generation of its high-performance automobiles in the premium mid-size segment. Time to introduce the two new vehicles. In the #M3M4explained series, the developers have the floor.

BMW M3 Sedan:
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.2
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 231
CO2 class G
BMW M4 Competition Coupé:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 223
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 9.9
THE M MODE.THE M MODE.

THE M MODE.

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BMW M ENTHUSIASTS ASK, BMW M EXPERTS ANSWER.

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There are several functions deactivated in M Mode TRACK.

Can I lock the SPORT or TRACK mode?

For your full enjoyment all possible M Modes are always available and cannot be locked individually.

What will happen if I accidentally press any Driving Assistance button in M Mode SPORT?

The system will change back to M Mode ROAD. The Driving Assistance is only available in M Mode ROAD.

Why is the intelligent safety button LED green when activating M Mode SPORT?

M Mode SPORT activates the Individual settings of Intelligent Safety. The LED color depends on your Individual setting.

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Is there a dependency between M Mode and Setup?

No, the M Modes focus on driving characteristics such as assistant systems, whereas M1/M2 Setup focuses on driving dynamics.

Can you select M1/M2 while in the different M Modes, such as ROAD, SPORT and TRACK?

Yes, all combinations between M Mode and M1/M2 are possible.

Exhaust Mode is changed by changing the engine mode, right?

Yes, that's correct. Watch Episode 9 - Engine Sound for further information.

What does MSA stand for?

Auto Start Stop.

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Is it possible to use the infotainment in TRACK Mode?

The infotainment system will be deactivated in M Mode TRACK, to ensure the driver's concentration on the track. However, it can be reactivated again whenever you want.

Is it possible to change the car's default settings?

M1 and M2 can be individually configured.

How does the head up display differ from the F8x?

The all-new BMW M3 and M4 feature a new and bigger head up display and come with a bunch of new M specific features.

How does the drift analysis work?

Watch out for another episode to come.

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