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EPISODE 01: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.EPISODE 01: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

EPISODE 01: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

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Performance and weight of BMW M3 and M4.

BMW M3 & M4 Explained, episode 01: Klaus, responsible for Functional Integration BMW M3 and M4, talks about the performance and weight of the new M vehicles.

11 January 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.

In episode one, Klaus, responsible for Functional Integration BMW M3 and M4, explains how he makes the vehicles lighter and faster. He also answers questions from the BMW M community.

EPISODE 01: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.EPISODE 01: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

EPISODE 01: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

START VIDEO

BMW M ENTHUSIASTS ASK, BMW M EXPERTS ANSWER.

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Why is there no carbon strut in the engine compartment?

In the given geometry of this vehicle, the choosen concept is the optimum solution functionally.

 

Are pistons forged in the S58 engine?

SPOILER ALERT – Watch out for another episode to come …

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What is the difference in weight between the M4 with all options and one with the minimal option?

The difference between maximum and minimum weight spec is approx. 70kg in the new BMW M3 and M4.

 

Is it possible to shift from xDrive to RWD in the AWD models of the M3/M4?

***SPOILER ALERT*** Yes, it is!

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How long have you been at BMW?

Since 1997.

 

How did you get into your job?

I have been a petrol head since I was a child …

 

Your own configuration of the M3 or M4?

The M3 (with 6-speed MT) and M Carbon bucket seats.

 

What do you drive Klaus?

M3 Coupé Competition (E46) in Silver Grey metallic on black leather.

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