The 2015 BMW M4 was spied for the first time at Nurburgring. Moving away from the M3 nomenclature, the coupe version of the highest-sold M model is starting its public test sessions. The F82 platform will be sold under the M4 badge, a move that some hardcore fans are finding hard to digest.
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 coupe roofline gives the car a sleek look which will further differentiate the coupe from the M3 sedan.
The front-end design is said to take its cues from the recently launched M6. The front bumper mimics the one from the 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.
Under the hood, BMW will use an inline-six turbocharged engine with a power output up to 450 hp. These numbers are of course unofficial and won’t be known until BMW releases the information publicly.
The BMW M4 goes on sale in 2015, a year later after the sedan version.
More spy photos at MotorAuthority