Tonight, at the BMW Villa in Pebble Beach, the M Division revealed their first BMW M4 Coupe model. In concept form, the BMW Concept M4 Coupe comes with a new polarizing color that enhance the elegant yet aggressive lines of the new two-door M3. We meant M4.
The Aurum Dust paint job resembles the Phoenix Yellow color seen on previous M models.
With many unveils scheduled this year in Pebble Beach, the new BMW M4 Coupe seems to have already earned its seat at the big table and the first impressions of those at the press conference were extremely positive.
Using an already attractive base car, the BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW Chief Designer Adrian Van Hooydonk and his team give the M4 an aggressive front end which stands out with large air inlets and Air Curtains.
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.
The front apron sports a carbon fiber front splitter.
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. 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.
At the rear, the wide track and flared wheel arches showcase the car’s stability on the road. Horizontal lines accentuate the car’s width, lowering the visual center of gravity even further.
The production version of the BMW M4 will debut in early 2014 followed by a market launch in the summer of next year.
[Photos: John Hietter]