In an interview with TopGear, BMW”s Matt Collins said that the 2015 BMW M4 and M3 are “as light as possible.” Citing a curb weight well below the average F30 3er’s two tons, Collins asserted that this is the end of the line as far as the super lightweight coupe moniker goes. According to previous reports though it is possible that an M3/4 GTS may be in the works, so there may be a faster one out there, just not one with a cardboard floor like the E46 M3 had. At 3,300 lbs, the new M3 and 4 are pretty light, but it seems surprising that BMW has not gone the way that other automakers have with charging exorbitant amounts for carbon fiber this and that.
It seems especially odd, given their recent proclivity to carbon fiber and composite chassis elements in their i series electric and hybrid cars. It may be mathematically possible, but it is also possible that the additional investment of these methods of construction may have proven to be a prohibitive investment.
-By: Sawyer Sutton