About half a year after the production of the last, for the foreseeable future, M3 Coupe, today at the BMW plant in Munich production of the new BMW M4 Coupe has begun.
The first F82 BMW M4 came off the production lines today in the Austin Yellow color and was presented by DTM driver Martin Tomczyk.
The color palette for the middle-class athlete will include Austin Yellow, Yas Marina Blue, Sakhir Orange, Mineral Gray, Mineral White, Silverstone II, Sapphire Black and Alpine White. Other color versions such as the popular Frozen matte finishes will follow later .
The production of M4 Coupe joins a range of four models which run at the main plant in Munich on the same production band. It takes 40 hours for the entire production of a single M4. A special step here is the installation of the standard carbon-fiber roof. The actual installation of the roof is done through robots but the finish will be completed by hand.
The all-new, 3.0-liter six-cylinder BMW M3 and M4 engine is approximately 10 kilograms lighter than its V-8 predecessor and packs an even stronger punch.
With 425 horsepower from 5,500 – 7,300 rpm, 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,850 – 5,500 rpm, and capable of 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds when equipped with the M-DCT transmission (4.1 seconds with standard 6-speed manual).
The F80 2015 BMW M3 Sedan will cost $62,000 and 2015 BMW M4 has a base price $64,200. Destination and handling is $925. The two M brothers will go on sale in summer of this year.