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BMW Concept M4 Coupe – WORLD PREMIERE

BMW M4, Featured Posts | August 15th, 2013 by 27
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On 16 August, amidst magnificent award-winning sports cars of yesterday on show at the “Concours d’Elegance” in Pebble Beach, the BMW Group will be offering …

On 16 August, amidst magnificent award-winning sports cars of yesterday on show at the “Concours d’Elegance” in Pebble Beach, the BMW Group will be offering a first outlook on a high-performance sports car of tomorrow – the BMW Concept M4 Coupe.

“The BMW Concept M4 Coupe reflects the BMW M philosophy in ideal form: It combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly emotional overall concept. For four generations, the BMW M3 has put motor racing on the road and the BMW Concept M4 Coupe consistently continues to pursue this fundamental idea. The new model designation “M4” refers – like all other BMW M automobiles – to the series on which this concept car is based,” explains Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Managing Board of the BMW M GmbH.

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THE DESIGN OF THE NEW BMW CONCEPT M4 COUPE.

The BMW Concept M4 Coupe, finished in the color “Aurum Dust” exclusively developed for this model, continues with BMW M’s design language – strong in character, emotional and extremely dynamic. From every perspective it is the embodiment of agility, dynamism and superior performance. Large air inlets in the dynamic front, a swift design language in the side and a sporty, low rear give clear visual indication of the car’s tremendous dynamic potential. CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) elements such as the front splitter, the roof, or the rear diffuser underline the optimized lightweight concept down to the smallest detail. “At BMW M, design is above all an expression of function. Each design element is based on the underlying technical demands of the BMW M high performance concept. Thanks to this authenticity, the design provides a taste of what can be experienced with each model: Power, precise control and superior handling – an unforgettable driving experience on the racetrack as well as on the road” says Adrian van Hooydonk, head of BMW Group Design.

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THE FRONT END.

Faceted surfaces, precise contours and distinctive visual depth shape the powerfully expressive front end of the BMW Concept M4 Coupe. The classic “BMW face” with its double kidney and a modern interpretation of the twin round headlamps featuring LED technology provides the car with a distinctive identity, making it recognizable as a BMW M automobile at very first glance. The bonnet with its characteristic power dome symbolizes the immense power of the engine that lies beneath it. This dynamic element is further emphasized by a distinctive contour. A further striking feature on the front of the new BMW Concept M4 Coupe is the BMW M double bar kidney grille: The black kidney grille bars imitate the characteristic M double spoke design of the BMW M wheels, the M4 emblem on the kidney grille adding an exclusive accent to the front end.

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The powerfully shaped front apron sporting the carbon fibre front splitter immediately catches the eye. The three large air intakes supply the high performance power unit with sufficient cooling air. At the same time, the interplay of surfaces, contours and volume authentically express the car’s supreme potential. The sharply outlined vertical air vents located in the outer section of the side air intakes, the so-called Air Curtain is a design statement of its own. Together with the Air Breather, this feature ensures the aerodynamic closure of the wheel arches and consequently, improved air flow and fuel consumption.

THE SIDE.

Viewed from the side, the dynamic impression conveyed by the front end continues. A streamlined, flat silhouette and an athletic body design characterize the BMW Concept M4 Coupe. Typical BMW proportions – a long bonnet, long wheelbase, set-back greenhouse and a short front overhang – create an exceptionally dynamic appearance even when the car is at a standstill. Muscular wheel arches and the powerfully expressive surface language reveal the BMW Concept M4 Coupe’s supreme performance capabilities at very first glance.

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The flowing roofline enhances the BMW Concept M4 Coupe’s sporty design with elegant finesse. As a visible high-tech lightweight element, the contoured CFRP roof characterizes the BMW Concept M4 Coupe’s technically innovative design. The CFRP roof reduces weight and ensures a lower centre of gravity, thus facilitating an even sportier driving experience. Here, form and functionality are optimally combined in typical BMW M fashion.

The coupe-like roofline flows into the muscularly designed rear end, which then adopts the contour of the roof. A rear spoiler lip is integrated into the trunk lid for optimum downforce. Thanks to this feature, the BMW Concept M4 Coupe not only has better downforce values, but when viewed from the side, also gains in volume and length, in athletic presence. Below it, the boldly shaped, muscular sill emphasizes the car’s sportive stance on the road.

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A conspicuous detail on the car’s side panels is the redesigned M gill. This characteristic M design element constitutes a both sporty and functional statement. On the Concept M4 Coupe, the M gills incorporate the Air Breather, which together with the Air Curtain within the front apron serves to ventilate the wheel arches and facilitate better airflow values. Exclusively designed, bicoloured 20” M light alloys boasting the typical M double spoke design complete the sportive design of the car’s sides. The five filigree double-spokes rims with polished outer surfaces reveal M Carbon ceramic brakes.

THE REAR.

The muscular rear end of the BMW Concept M4 Coupe gives visual indication of the car’s supreme power. The entire tail section boasts a sculptural and broad appearance. The large shaded areas beneath the spoiler give the rear end an even flatter and athletic appearance. At the same time, the flat taillights located far to the outside, the wide track and the powerfully flared wheel arches underscore the car’s stable stance on the road. Horizontal lines accentuate the car’s width, lowering the visual center of gravity even further.

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Within the tail section of the BMW Concept M4 Coupe, the design feature of the front apron comprising faceted surfaces is formally replicated and continued further. The interplay of surfaces and precise contours around the optical air vents further accentuates the rear end’s dynamic design. Twin tailpipes are a characteristic M feature on the rear end. The two pairs of carbon fiber tailpipes are encompassed by the sculptural rear apron. A carbon fiber rear diffuser completes the overall aerodynamics package.

  • Ankit Chandaria

    Looks superb!

  • digivue

    Awesome! Love ///M power! Two problems: bring the real thing already (we know, BMW, you have it ;) ) and M4 just doesn’t sound right – rename it back to ///M3.

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  • Mav

    Do you think people will remove the M4 badge and replace with M3?
    It just sounds like it should be…

    • TheBingoBalls

      You would have to replace the side vent as well but I know I will see some people do it.

    • auaq

      I’m pretty sure that there are aftermarkets companies making ///M3 badges for this M4 now. When this ///M4 comes out the first thing the owners are going to do is to replace those badges immediately. Again, I just don’t understand the reason of why BMW went or decided to give a different name to this car. They are basically copying what Audi’s have been doing lately. Am I wrong in saying that?

  • FRED

    it really looks greats….but we have doubts, we really dont know if this CONCEPT will be the real one…that word ” CONCEPT”…dont like too much…

    • TheBingoBalls

      Going by the E92 M3 and F10 M5 Concept, the final production model shouldn’t be that different and what we see in the photos today is going to be pretty much what it will look like.

  • Guest

    Thanks for publishing this.

    They didn’t release any interior shots?

  • viper

    I dont understand the word Concept here , why shouldn’t this be a production version? why is this a concept car?
    2nd: if this is a concept (boo) , then you can forget about those cool mirrors then and probably other fancy detail. bummer.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Because the production car comes out in about a year from now.

      • auaq

        So, you are saying that the official car will be released/introduced next year from now? Well, that isn’t exciting news to me Horatiu …… ):<

        • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

          Production car will most likely be shown in early 2014, followed by press test drives then summer release. It’s pretty typical BMW, not sure why the surprise.

          • auaq

            Ehhhh! Now I have to patiently wait for a year now …… sigh!

          • L1ndja

            I am used to the BMW “concept” strategy, but honestly I don’t like the “wait one year for the real thing”. They probably optimize it further, but I think that the earlier the real thing comes out the better for the company as they will rack up more sales as long as the design is Brand New as opposed to when it is a year older. This also gives the competition more time to respond.

          • auaq

            Well, I suppose I will just have to wait like I said earlier hoping that BMW prepare themselves thoroughly before production implementation.

            Let us cross our fingers.

      • viper

        that’s what I don’t like about bmw , why don’t they develop the M version along with regular car?! explain please.

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  • merc

    Still ….no 4 series concept body style

  • bfd

    Anyone know how heavy this car is suppose to be?

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Too soon. No official numbers

  • toni796

    love it

  • Irakli Razmadze

    looks great … well done !

  • LaMa

    was it designed by a Japanese fan-boy who grew up on fast and furious ?
    most likely. too much flame surfacing stuff, not a clean car. After the Grand Coupe Sedan and the Z4 and other new BMW’s I thought they will actually keep on going with the elegant style. This does not follow the trend.

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