Drive Train Competition Models. M3 and M4 – explained, Episode 07.


Drive Train Competition Models. M3 and M4 – explained, Episode 07.

The developers of the BMW M3 and M4 have the floor. No frills; just information — first-hand from those who know best. In Episode 7, Stefan talks about the drive train of the new BMW M3 Competition and BMW M4 Competition.

BMW M3 Competition / BMW M4 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.2. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 234.
BMW M3 / BMW M4::
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.8. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 248.

The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval.

The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model. The values of the vehicles are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

For more information on the WLTP and NEDC test procedures, see
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and specific CO2 emission values of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: ‘Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen’ (Guide to the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained free of charge from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at

00:00 Introduction
00:25 The Engine
00:42 Engine Modes
00:53 M Steptronic Transmission
01:15 … with Drivelogic
01:26 D1
02:00 D2 & D3
02:19 Sequential vs. Tip-in D
02:59 Tip-in D
03:12 Sequential Mode
03:20 Overtake Function
03:38 Conclusion



  1. Who thought that shooting vertical for YouTube was a good idea?? I understand places like Instagram only have vertical orientation. But nowadays you can easily shoot for both orientations, shoot with something like a RED Monstro 8K and you can reformat in post; just keep your composition towards the centre and job done. Also turn off auto focus and mount a teleprompter to that rig.

  2. BMW M, you guys are doing a fantastic job with all these videos, please continue and keep these coming. I enjoy seeing the individual colors but also look forward to learning in each vid what makes the car M. Ignore the hate and continue your excellent marketing and professionalism.

  3. Hello BMW, I have a question, can the new M3 and M4, even the ones equipped with M Drive Professional package that has the 10-stage traction control do stand still burnouts? I currently have a 2019C63s, and even with TCS all the way off, the car is programmed to not allow you to do burnouts, so the ability to do burnouts in the new M3 would actually be a benefit if I were to trade in my AMG for it.

  4. @BMW M what about those grille snouts? When will you explain that monstrosity? I hope you make the grille smaller/better with the LCI and lighter.

  5. I am gonna buy a m4 With manual to summer i had a m4 from 2012 and it was amazing so cant wait to try the new. In the moment i drive a m550d from 2014 my all time favorit stationcar

  6. <150ms is way slower than M DCT. Would like to hear more technical details, such as oil supply in high lateral G corners, what was done to mitigate the inherently slower nature of planetary auto, etc. This is more of a sales video and less of introducing technical advancements.

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