As more and more car companies stop putting manual transmissions on their cars, BMW have decided to keep things old-fashioned and pure with the new 2021 M3 and M4. Fortunately for us, they had a track day for the disguised car, which we now have some footage to drool over.
Not only have BMW kept the six-speed in the M4, but they also fit a camera by the driver’s feet, s that we can watch him use the pedals. The 3.0L twin-turbo six-cylinder from the X3 M and X4 M will also be in the RWD variants of the M4 and M3, giving them an impressive 473 horsepower.
There are also spec’d up versions of the M3 and M4 coming out, with AWD and 503 horsepower. Although, the competition versions with their higher power will come without that six-speed manual, instead featuring an eight-speed auto with torque conversion.
As for the video, it definitely seems like the M4 will come appropriately suited for the track, and have all the BMW pedigree you could hope for. I’d be interested to hear how you all think it sounds and looks, because some are seemingly more upset than others about changes with the design and acoustics.
As some added goodies, here is a new video that BMW put out about the new M3 as well.