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Old 10th September 2014, 18:11   #76
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According to recent reports the new BMW M4 shall be landing on the Indian shores in November 2014 along with new M3 too. As per IAB, this has been confirmed by BMW recently.

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Look at the shape of the M4's wing mirror:

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Why's that? Better aerodynamics?

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On Indian shores:


More pics here : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...ml#post3543388 (Supercars & Imports : Chennai)

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@Gannu_1 - not sure, but I'd say design legacy has a part to play here too. Sure looks cool.

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India Launch on 26th November!

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The BMW M3 and M4 will be launched in India on November 26, 2014.

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This should make things more clear I reckon ! So excited for this launch. Any idea on what the stipulated price could be for the m4 ?

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Should be nudging to a bit over a crore the ex-showroom prices (around 1.2-1.3?CR). India wont get the 6 speed manual also I would imagine. So could be even more costly for the 7 speed dual clutch sequential transmission option.

Cant wait for the launch. Like all M3's before, this too is a cracker based on reviews from experts.
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The BMW M3 and M4 have been launched in India. The M3 is priced at Rs. 1.19 crore, while the M4 is priced at Rs. 1.21 crore (ex-showroom, all India).

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Can someone to me how does an M4 which is 32lakhs landed price before customs as can be seen from the Zauba screenshot above,become 1.2 crores ex showroom? A price which is 300% more?
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Can someone to me how does an M4 which is 32lakhs landed price before customs as can be seen from the Zauba screenshot above,become 1.2 crores ex showroom? A price which is 300% more?
Avishar- It's the infamous malpractice of under invoicing !

What I would like to know is how a 75 lakh M3(previous gen price) now becomes 1.22cr! Yes the taxes have gone up in recent years however not to the extent of the price hike.
Moreover, Audi is still selling the RS5 which is M4's arch rival at 1cr today. 21 lakhs cheaper and has a NA V8.

Given that the 2015 M5 is prices at 1.35cr, I was expecting the M4/M3 to be 1cr as internationally the M5 is 30% more expensive.
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Can someone to me how does an M4 which is 32lakhs landed price before customs as can be seen from the Zauba screenshot above,become 1.2 crores ex showroom?
32 Lac is basic Assessable Value - around 41,000 Euro - Add Custom Duty on CBU + Local Taxes + Dealer Margin

You can use this online tool to calculate

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-im...ils/189806563/
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Arrow A bit of a disappointing exhaust note

I had one of these pull up next to my E92 M3 at a gas station. I didn't realize it was an M3. (Hmm wonder why... HINT HINT)

So after filling up gas I fired up my V8 and moved on to the automated car wash and waited in line behind another car and turned off my engine. After a minute or so, I see this pull up again behind me.

What are the odds of 2 random black M3's lining up to a car wash at the same time of day?

I started looking it over in my rear view mirror and noticed the M bumper panels. Well, must be a 335 or something with M body panels, I think to myself.

In a few minutes, the car ahead of me moves ahead as the booth becomes free. I press the start button on my M3 and it fires up the monster and the engine goes through the cat heat cycle. I engage and move up one car space. The engine then idles to a smooth V8 burble.

Now, the driver in the M3 behind me decides he longer wants to wait and drives out of the line and past me.

Thats when I noticed the 4 exhaust pipes on its rear and realized that it was an indeed an M3, not a 335 with M body panels (which has only 2).

I was a bit intrigued as I stared at it and then quickly appalled that it did not sound anything like a special car, let alone an M3. No burble, no rasp, no nothing. D-uh!

That day I was glad that I was the driver of this car and not the other.
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I was a bit intrigued as I stared at it and then quickly appalled that it did not sound anything like a special car, let alone an M3. No burble, no rasp, no nothing. D-uh!

That day I was glad that I was the driver of this car and not the other.
Well, the new M3 is a pretty impressive , highly capable machine BUT that tactility of the older BMW's in terms of feel and noise are muted.

It makes a delightful noise from the inside (since some of it is piped in). From outside, it is a relatively muted. The M5 V8's sounded better although these have been muted also!
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Got the opportunity to track the M4 today;

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This car is a beast and loved every bit of oversteery action i had in the car.

The car was set up in M1 mode with the gearbox in the most aggressive setting (also full manual mode).

The thrust from the 6 cyl engine was surreal & no complaints there (sure some old gens 8 cyl purists will not agree). On the other hand the exhaust note was aggressive enough for any enthusiasts heart to go thumping, right amount of burbles & crackles

The braking was spot on too & there was no hint of any dead spot. Also point to be noted was the brake pedal travel was short.

The DCT though i was driving in manual mode was brutally quick shifting & coping up with not hitting the limiter & maneuvering the car through the track was getting difficult for me hence i put her back in "D" mode.

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Overall i had immense fun & would love to own one someday. But for me to enjoy this id stick with the 3 pedal config M/T only

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Driving an M car takes getting used to (I certainly did). IMHO, on track you have to engage the DCT and keep at it to explore the legacy of what an M3 really is. Otherwise, I have felt that it drives just like a muscle car, or simply like an M5 -- though that can be a bit fun too.

Can you explain what you did not like about the M mode that you had to switch to D mode?
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