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.
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]