The M Series is Changing, but It’s Still the Same

October 12th, 2020 by

With thirteen current BMW M Series models available, the BMW M Series continues to be the market leader in performance vehicles, outpacing Mercedes AMG and Audi S Series with its full lineup of cars and SAVs. As we continue to move into a new era of street legal and track-ready vehicles, we want to take a look at where things are and where we are going, specifically at the new BMW M3 and M4. 

Let’s look at the current BMW M Series lineup. 

Our thirteen current BMW M Series models consist of both cars and SAVs, with multiple configurations and several trim packages available. 

“Packed with power and made to maneuver, BMW M excels on the track and in the street. And after four decades of hair-raising thrills, it’s still pushing the limits. Grip the wheel of any of our M vehicles – from coupes and convertibles to Sports Activity Vehicles® – and elevate your adrenaline rushes to a higher level.” – BMW USA

We currently have four M Series models available, from the always popular M2 Competition to the impressive M8 Competition GC. If you haven’t tried the new X5 M, then you haven’t experienced M8 performance in an SAV package. These cars and SAVs do not last long, but … they’re about ready to get a refresh too. 

The new 2021 BMW M3 and M4 are coming! 

“Four models will be offered at the global market launch next March: the RWD, manual-transmission M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe and the RWD, automatic transmission M3 Competition Sedan and M4 Competition Coupe. Summer 2021 will see the addition of M xDrive for the Competition models, further enhancing their traction capabilities.” – BMW Group Press Club

While the new M3 and M4 models certainly look different, especially with their large and often controversial kidney grilles, they will retain and improve upon their power and torque, brake and handling, and come off the lot ready to blow your mind with competition models that track the same as the Long Range All Wheel Drive models with sub 4 second 0-60 times. If you’ve never snapped your head back while driving, then you’ve never taken the new 2021 BMW X7 M50i out for a test drive. Now imagine that, but faster and more functionable on San Diego roads in your new M3 or M4. Sure, there are a few cars faster, but none are tuned specifically for the SoCal driver and none that offer the handling. View our current new vehicle inventory and keep checking back here for more information on the upcoming 2021 M3 and M4. 

“If you are irked by the protruding nose of the new BMW 4-series, we have bad news for you: The vertical kidneys of the new M4 are even bigger and more prominent, and what’s more, they carry over to the M3. This, however, should be by far the most controversial element of the new M3 and M4, because in every other respect, BMW’s M performance division has stuck to the proven formula that has made the duo such a resounding success.” – Car and Driver

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