BMW shows off latest M3 and M4 tarmac tearaways

The manufacturer's newest additions come with all the specs you'd expect from an M vehicle – as well as a fierce kidney grille

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BMW has just unleashed imagery and specs for its new M3 and M4 vehicles, a pair of tarmac hooligans beloved by speed fiends the world over.

This is the sixth generation of the M class, which has a history stretching back some 35 years, and new arrivals in it always provoke a degree of excitement.

They don’t, of course, disappoint power-wise.

The new models are fitted out with a 3-litre turbocharged engine that will get you from 0-100 kilometres per hour in 4.2 seconds in the M3 sedan and the M4 coupe, but that goes down to 3.9 seconds in the special Competition versions.

And there's no mistaking what these vehicles are from the outside. The manufacturer has added its daunting kidney grille to the front of the new cars, there are newly sculpted wheel arches, and they're a few millimetres wider than their predecessors, but it's still obvious these are BMW M models.

Inside, the manufacturer assures us it’s been “ergonomically optimised”, with displays and controls specific to the M brand. The Merino leather sports seats have been upgraded and the selection of driver assistance systems has been expanded, too.

It’s all part of what BMW refers to as a “familiar blend of dynamism, agility and precision”, paired with “everyday usability and long-distance capability”.

The price is yet to be confirmed, but the new M3 and M4 should be making their way to UAE shores in March 2021.