BMW M3 saloon will come before coupe

Sean Carson

BMW has confirmed that the next M3 will appear in four-door guise first with an M4 badged coupe to follow.

After the release of the all-new 3 Series last week, according to Autocar magazine, the Bavarian firm will release the saloon version of its family-swallowing hot-rod first as it then doesn't have to wait for the 3 Series coupe to be released – that means the M3 hungry UK market will get the car sooner than usual.