BMW M brand was also well represented at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Alongside the BMW M4 Convertible, the M4 Coupe made another striking appearance in the beautiful Sakhir Orange color.

Just like the F80 BMW M3, the F82 M4 can be also ordered with Austin Yellow, Yas Marina Blue, Alpine WhiteMineral Grey MetallicSakhir OrangeBlack Sapphire MetallicSilverstone Metallic and Mineral White Metallic. Frozen colors will be offered in 2015.

Under the hood, the M4 features the the S55 six-cylinder 3.0 liter turbo engine. Along with it comes a dual-clutch 7 speed transmission (optional) or the six-manual. While a fan of manual transmissions, I came lately to not only admire but also appreciate the precision of the 7-speed DCT. For a car that aims to be a sporty cruiser, the 7-speed DCT seems like the natural choice.

2014 BMW M4 Coupe F82 Sakhir Orange Autosalon Paris LIVE 18 750x500

In the U.S., the 2015 BMW M4 has a base price $64,200. Destination and handling is $925. The European Delivery price for the M4 starts at $59,755.