Car and Drives says BMW M4 Confirmed

BMW M4, Featured Posts | December 8th, 2012 by 12

U.S. magazine Car and Driver says that BMW has confirmed the nomenclature for the upcoming M model based on the 4 Series Coupe. And as …

U.S. magazine Car and Driver says that BMW has confirmed the nomenclature for the upcoming M model based on the 4 Series Coupe. And as BMWBLOG reported over a year ago, the new designation of the super sporty coupe will be M4. The M3 badging will be used for the sedan variant while the M4 is reserved for the coupe and a future convertible. An M4 Gran Coupe is also expected to appear in the next few years.

BMW has yet to confirm the powerplant under the hood, but the overall specs are known: a 3.0 liter inline-six turbocharged engine with a power output up to 450 hp.

The F82 M4 Coupe is based on the new 4 Series Coupe and as seen in the regular series, 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.

Car and Drives says BMW M4 Confirmed

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.

The BMW M4 goes on sale in 2015.

[Rendering: TopSpeed]

  • BabkenBMW

    Car and driver had better not make any statement since they don’t even have slight understanding in cars and, besides, they hate BMW.

    • bmwracer

      How can they hate BMW if they’ve named the 3-Series to their Top 10 cars for the 22nd year in a row?

  • kidz

    So there won’t be an M3 coupe anymore?

    • Mateo

      nope, but original m3 was 2-door saloon, not a coupe

      • Firewombat

        um, a 2 door saloon is a coupe

        • Adam

          Nope, it was on a sedan chasis, or so I have heard. plus the whole cabin area from A to C pillars was different on the E30 M3 vs its sedan and coupe counterparts. Maybe somone who knows the E30 better than I can elaborate.

          • auaq

            Nah! … it was a suv :-)

  • Efoza

    Nice 5 GT design use and also the muscular 5GT front image. Will sell well for this reason alone.

    • Nnnn

      you’re *still* doing this??

  • Colin

    Really can’t express how ridiculous BMWs nomenclature/model lineup has gotten. I miss the good old days of small (3), medium (5) and large (7) and grand tourer (8) cars, and small (X3)/medium (x5) “SUV”s. Are they serious with a 4 series gran coupe? According to their new thinking, it’s called a 3 series. The amount of bloat in the company’s model lineup is downright embarrassing.

  • digivue

    BMW ran out of creativity to such extent they rip off Audi’s approach.

  • Sam

    What is BMW thinking? They’re lineup of cars is sooo cluttered

    1 series, 3 series, 4 series, 4 series sedan, 5 series, 6 series, 6 series sedan, 7 series, X1, X3, X5, X6, and the Z4.

    BMW is honestly killing its name.