Other prestigious cars on the list are the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P13, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Lexus LF-C, Lamborghini Urus, Porsche 960, Rolls-Royce Wraith and Audi Q8.
With the new generation 3 Series and 4 Series BMW decided to separate the M3 sedan and Coupe as well. The M3 moniker will be used for the four-door model, while the M4 badge will be plastered on the former M3 Coupe designation.
The F80 and F82 M3 and M4 drop the V8 naturally-aspirated engine in favor of a new inline-six engine that sources say will develop around 440 horsepower. The new M4 is expected to be slightly faster than the current E92 generation thanks to a lower weight achieved by use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and carbon fiber.
The BMW M4 will sport an aggressive front bumper with styling cues imported from the 1M and M6 models, as well as a carbon fiber rooftop. The side lines have also been enhanced to give the car a more muscular and sporty look. As expected flared fenders and side skirts are present, along with M-specific wheels. 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 engine is mated to a double-clutch transmission 7-speed transmission. The U.S. enthusiasts will most likely see a manual transmission option as well.
Expect the BMW M4 to debut in Spring of 2014.
BMW’s future supercar has been highly debated on BMWBLOG, and not only. So far we only know that BMW is constantly looking at the idea of a supercar, and that things are in motion, but it remains to be seen if an M8, or whichever name will carry, ends up in production. Same Car and Driver seems to believe that the car is in works.