Ugly, Disgrace, Disappointment? The 2021 G8X M3 / M4 has been called all this and more, but it’s not the first BMW to get the walk of shame before it even hits the dealership. Some of you might remember when the E90 M3 debuted back in 2007. The community was in an uproar about the styling compared to the timeless E46 M3. Social media wasn’t as big back then, but the enthusiast forums raged with disapproval over its looks and the fact that BMW decided to throw a V8 in it. Needless to say, the E9X M3 has become endearing to most BMW fans and many even complained when they got rid of the V8 in the F8X. So it might be a little early to judge the new G8X.

Now, we know these newest additions to the M series family aren’t the most attractive BMW’s that will be available on the market. However, not everyone marries the hottest girl or boy, because we all know there are more important things than looks. So let’s just look past the grille and focus on the good parts of the 2021 BMW M3 and M4. BMW’s approach isn’t all that bad depending on how you view it. Once you get behind the wheel your mind might possibly be changed and perhaps you’ll fall in love.

The M3 will receive a wider wheel track than the standard 3 Series, increased camber and improved steering kinematics and elasto-kinematics. It will provide a drive-by-wire braking feature with two different modes for brake feel. This allows you to drive around with Comfort brakes, which offers a more relaxed, more natural brake feel, or you can put them in Sport mode for a sharper brake pedal response. Additionally, the M3 and M4 both use the new S58 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-six that will come in two different power levels. In the standard BMW M3/M4, it will make 473 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. Just like the standard BMW M3 and M4 it will offer its refreshing manual transmission, which is quite interesting considering that we live in the modern era of automatic-everything. Both the M3/M4 Competition will give you a whopping 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

Taking a look inside the G80 M3 and G82 M4 there are M-specific graphics and extra buttons that allow the shortcut to preferred, pre-configurable settings. There’s a rather large steering wheel that looks really grippy, and the seats offer a lot of lateral support in fast corners. Specific M details and customization are what separate the M3 and M4 from the 3 and 4 series. We know it can be difficult to look past the front grille but if you’re able to—both the BMW G80 M3 and G82 M4 seem to be very promising as a driver’s BMW. We can’t wait for them to be on the streets around March of next year and we’re definitely looking forward to people forgetting about the car’s front-end and modding them. Who knows, maybe in 7 years when the next M3/M4 debuts we’ll say the exact same things about the new version.

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