The new BMW M3 (G80) and M4 (G82) is set to be officially revealed in September and a new report suggests when it goes on sale, the only option initially will be rear-wheel-drive configuration.
The market launch for the all-wheel-drive xDrive versions is scheduled in late 2021.
It has also been confirmed that the six-speed manual transmission will only be offered with the rear-wheel-drive variants and the “Pure” models will deliver 473 hp (353 kW).
The 8-speed automatic M3 and /M4 Competition will be paired with the xDrive variants producing 503 hp (375 kW).
For those interested, the “Pure” models are likely to have restyled aprons front and rear, their own wheel design, an optional standalone signature paint job, special fabric and Alcantara upholstery, colour-coded cabin trim and bespoke instrument graphics.