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    • The 2021 G80 M3 will do low 11's stock - C&D 2020 BMW F98 X4M Competition test shows 11.6@119 1/4 mile

      Just more great S58 performance news. As previously stated, the F97 X3M and F98 X4M preview the BMW G80 M3 as they share the same drivetrain. The main difference will be that the G80 M3 comes in a lighter package.


      How much lighter? Well, the curb weight of the X4M as measured by Car and Driver is 4539 pounds. Not terrible for an SUV today but hardly light. The G80 M3 will not be light and will be the heaviest M3 platform ever made (especially once we get the convertible M4 derivative).

      How heavy will it be? Let's say BMW gets it in the 39XX pound range. They may get it lighter but let's be realistic. So, that would make the G80 M3 roughly 600 pounds lighter than the X4M. By drag racing rule of thumb that works out to 11.0 in the 1/4 mile. This is not hyperbole, the G80 M3 will do low 11's out of the box.

      The X4M test figures are simply fantastic and support the S58 being a beast. There is only one major problem on the horizon and that is the styling of the G80 M3. Why BMW had to screw with a good thing that clearly is working on the X3M and X4M is anyone's guess.


      2020 BMW X4 M Competition

      VEHICLE TYPE
      front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback


      PRICE AS TESTED
      $86,495 (base price: $81,395)


      ENGINE TYPE
      twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
      Displacement
      183 cu in, 2993 cc
      Power
      503 hp @ 7300 rpm
      Torque
      442 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm


      TRANSMISSION
      8-speed automatic


      CHASSIS
      Suspension (F/R): strut/multilink
      Brakes (F/R): 15.6-in vented, cross-drilled disc/14.6-in vented, cross-drilled disc
      Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, F: 255/40R-21 (103Y) ★ R: 265/40R-21 (105Y) ★

      DIMENSIONS
      Wheelbase: 112.8 in
      Length: 187.5 in
      Width: 75.9 in
      Height: 63.8 in
      Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
      Cargo volume: 19 cu ft
      Curb weight: 4539 lb


      C/D

      TEST RESULTS
      Rollout, 1 ft: 0.2 sec
      60 mph: 3.3 sec
      100 mph: 8.0 sec
      150 mph: 21.5 sec
      Rolling start, 560 mph: 4.6 sec
      Top gear, 3050 mph: 2.7 sec
      Top gear, 5070 mph: 3.1 sec
      -mile: 11.6 sec @ 119 mph
      Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 161 mph
      Braking, 700 mph: 147 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.97 g


      C/D

      FUEL ECONOMY
      Observed: 15 mpg
      75-mph highway driving: 26 mpg
      Highway range: 440 miles

      EPA FUEL ECONOMY
      Combined/city/highway: 16/14/19 mpg

      This article was originally published in forum thread: The 2021 G80 M3 will do low 11's stock - C&D 2020 BMW F98 X4M Competition test shows 11.6@119 1/4 mile started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 14 Comments
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        There is zero chance they get the AWD M3 below 4000lbs
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        There is zero chance they get the AWD M3 below 4000lbs
        Maybe. The 340i xDrive is 39XX.
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Maybe. The 340i xDrive is 39XX.
        Real world or listed?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        Real world or listed?
        BMW quote. I'd have to dig through independent weights.

        This is the 330i xDrive: https://www.bimmerboost.com/content....-trans-option)
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        I have never seen a car weigh the same on the scales as what the manufacturer lists. It’s always higher.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        I have never seen a car weigh the same on the scales as what the manufacturer lists. It’s always higher.
        That's usually the case, yes.
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        I have never seen a car weigh the same on the scales as what the manufacturer lists. Its always higher.
        European car makers like to use dry weights which means no fluids whatsoever.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        European car makers like to use dry weights which means no fluids whatsoever.
        Depends who. Europeans also tend to list the weight with luggage and a driver too.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        There is zero chance they get the AWD M3 below 4000lbs
        You think its going to be 400lbs heavier than an F80??? AWD only adds about 200lbs.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        You think it’s going to be 400lbs heavier than an F80??? AWD only adds about 200lbs.
        The G20 models point to it being at least this much.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        The G20 models point to it being at least this much.
        I wouldn't be surprised if the fully optioned out versions are over 4,000lbs, but I think there's a good chance the base equipment AWD models will come in under 4,000lbs (and the RWD versions even less).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        I wouldn't be surprised if the fully optioned out versions are over 4,000lbs, but I think there's a good chance the base equipment AWD models will come in under 4,000lbs (and the RWD versions even less).
        BMW has a chance to do something very cool with the RWD and manual models.
      1. Jerain's Avatar
        Jerain -
        It will be a bit heavier but performance figures will improve even more with 4WD. When tuned that G80 M3 will be a straightline monster that can handle some curves...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jerain Click here to enlarge
        It will be a bit heavier but performance figures will improve even more with 4WD. When tuned that G80 M3 will be a straightline monster that can handle some curves...
        I agree but on a tighter track an M2 C2 with a tune will likely run circles around it... the M3 is a dragster now.