Rendering: 2014 BMW M3 / M4 Coupe

Rumors | December 28th, 2011 by 18
2013 bmw m3 rendering Rendering: 2014 BMW M3 / M4 Coupe

In 2014, BMW will bring to market the new, redesigned M3 Coupe. Our own sources say the company is still toying with the idea of …

In 2014, BMW will bring to market the new, redesigned M3 Coupe. Our own sources say the company is still toying with the idea of rebadging the M3 Coupe as the M4, but that decision has yet to be finalized. While the M3 sedan will carry the internal code F80, the M4 coupe takes on the F82 internal designation.

The design of the 2014 BMW M3 Coupe (or M4 for that matter) will build atop the upcoming 4 Series, due out in 2013. The M version of the popular coupe will incorporate the typical M design cues, both on the inside and outside, with the typical wide track, an M front bumper, full LED headlights, and the signature four exhaust pipes at the rear.

2013 bmw m3 rendering Rendering: 2014 BMW M3 / M4 Coupe

The biggest dilemma comes from under the hood. BMW announced in the past that the current generation M3 is the last one to be offered with the award-winning V8 naturally aspirated engine. Therefore, a new engine will now power the iconic M. What we do know for sure is that the powerplant will now use six cylinders, but will it be an inline-six turbo or a newly designed V6? The rumor mill is cranking overtime and different opinions surface almost every month with most of them favoring the turbocharged sixer as the final choice. The runner-up V6 was said to be a 3.3 liter BiTurbo engine with around 450 horsepower.

An interesting piece of information comes from Road and Track, quoting Albert Biermann, head of product development at M, who states that the new M3 or M4 will not have torque vectoring; instead, look for an electronically controlled differential as found in the M5.

The engine is expected to be mated to a dual-clutch transmission, but we won’t be surprised if a manual box will be offered for the U.S. customers.

[Photo: Road and Track ]

18 Responses to “Rendering: 2014 BMW M3 / M4 Coupe”

  1. Giom (iPad) says:

    Nice render, but too mainstream for an M3/4.

    About the engine, I’m thinking it’s going to be an i6. They’ve given us dozens of reasons why a v6 isn’t right for them. If they do go with a v6, you can be sure there will be a revolutionary breakthrough to the configuration. But I’m hoping i6!

  2. Bry says:

    That is one of the best renderings that I’ve ever seen. The only thing I’d like to see changed is something new with the powerdome on the hood.

  3. Viper says:

    too too ordinary.

  4. Ricky Calo says:

    Looks really good but to plain for an M car. I think for a 335i M sport is would be just right.

  5. qwerty says:

    Looks awesome! Most beautiful vehicle I ever seen.

  6. Mrmaxiz says:

    Lame rendering. E92 with new 3er headlights.

  7. LoengartL says:

    It Look very interesting – Not like a Tuning Car but like an elegant and powerful coupe in a fantastic color

  8. Dan says:

    Very nice!

  9. Flakis27 says:

    Piece of shit!

  10. Nothing new. The same E-92

  11. Papa says:

    Not aggressive at all

  12. goodtoberight says:

    Looks like current M3 with exception of slight headlight mod. Still, a handsome car.

  13. joe bob says:

    Gorgeous. If they brought that to market they’d sell a gazillion…

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