An official teaser for the 2021 BMW M3, which shows the vehicle being tested at the Nurburgring, has been released through BMW M's official Youtube channel.
While the seventh-gen BMW 3-series sedan (G20) was launched in 2019, the performance-oriented ‘M’ version is long-anticipated to follow its route to the showroom floors. Now, the German automaker has released an official video which shows the upcoming BMW M3 being tested with all of its highlights. The video is explained by Schmid Peter, Head of Driving Dynamics for M3/M4 and Christian Flessa, Head of Driving Dynamics at BMW M. Firstly, let's have a look at the video.
According to the video, the driving dynamics of the upcoming BMW M3 have been developed in a quite sophisticated manner. While most of the testing occurs at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the car has also been prepared for bumpy country roads. The two testing conditions contrast with each other, which suggests that a great balance between handling and ride comfort can be ensured.
The pre-production model seems to have good handling and riding quality.
The 2021 BMW M3 will be offered in an RWD system and an AWD one. The former is reported to feature the ‘Pure’ moniker and will be debuted first, possibly during the first half of next year with an MT unit while the latter is likely to sport the ‘xDrive’ badge and will be introduced in mid-2021 with only an AT unit. This will be the first BMW M3 to feature an AWD system. This sophisticated ‘xDrive’ AWD system will help the car handle well on many rough terrains: snow, ice, wet roads and ice, etc. This system can sense the traction between the road and tyres, thereby adapting accordingly. The new M3 will be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-6 gasoline burner which can produce 480 PS against 600 Nm.
The pre-production test model looks like a really fun to drive one around Nurburgring, and the production-spec model is expected to be as fun as this one to drive on open roads and highways. BMW is expected to launch the car in India as well shortly after its launch in some international markets like US and Europe. Once launched, the vehicle will compete against the Audi RS4 and Mercedes C-Class.