Based on the most recent spy photos, rendering artist Gerald Alvarez / JAdesigns75 updates his design impressions of the future BMW M4. Due out in late 2014, the F82 M4 Coupe is based on the new 4 Series Coupe and it will differentiate itself from the 3 Series family through a sleeker front apron and slightly redesigned headlights.
The rendering shows a front bumper that showcases design cues from the recently launched M6 with the 1M-like air curtains. The air vents are large in size with angled fins that give the car not only a road-focused look, but also a dominating stance.
The M4 Coupe will also get a hood bulge, for both aesthetic and aerodynamic reasons.
The powerplant found under the hood is rumored to be a newly developed 3.2 liter unit, still inline-six, which has its fundamentals in the current M3 engine, the S65 V8. The engine is rated at 450 hp and with a new performance package it could reach 480 horsepower and a top speed of 300 km/h.
BMW M CEO, Dr. Nitschke said in an interview with BMWBLOG that the sporty division’s goal for the iconic M3 and now M4 models was the reduction of weight.