BMW M3 & M4 Refresh to Unleash 518 HP in 2024

BMW is preparing to refresh its popular M3 and M4 models. Initially, rumours suggested the 2024 M3 and M4 would boast 525 horsepower. However, it now appears that the actual output might be slightly lower. Specifically, many enthusiasts expect the M3/M4 Competition, G80 M3, and G82 M4 LCI models to deliver 518 horsepower. Whether the rear-wheel-drive M3 and M4 siblings will also enjoy a power increase remains uncertain, especially considering the limitations of the six-speed manual transmission.

Expect design changes, as new spy photos showcase slim headlights with distinct inner graphics, reflecting the contemporary design language of the X1 and future G60 5 Series. Fresh interior pictures will rejuvenate the taillights, and modifications to the diffuser are possible. The 2024 BMW M3 and M4 interiors will feature the large curved display, now driven by iDrive 8.5. Additional trims, leather options, and an updated colour scheme may also be available. The carbon bucket seats option will persist.

At first, the mid-cycle LCI offered only minor updates for the BMW M3 and M4, with a major facelift unlikely. However, with these M models anticipated to enjoy a lengthy market run, BMW might have chosen a design overhaul to preserve its modern allure. Production of the G82 M4 Coupe, G83 M4 Convertible, and G83 M3 Sedan starts in the summer of 2024. And deliveries will follow in the fall. Additionally, the M3 and M4 models aren’t expected to retire before 2027 or 2028.

The extended life cycles of the current M3 and M4 have left some uncertain about the future of these next-generation vehicles. Initially expected to be plug-in hybrids, BMW may now transition the M3 and M4 to all-electric models. The first M electric vehicles will set to launch before 2030, while the Neue Klasse family will debut in 2025. BMW is currently testing its upcoming EV platform for M vehicles on an i4 prototype.

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