BMW welcomes the M4

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2013 , 11:03:57 byVeronica

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BMW welcomes the M4

For most people, the regular version of the BMW 3-Series will work just fine, will manage to do the job they were asked to do. The thing is that ever since the Bavarian carmaker offered the M logo on the E39 back in the middle of the 1980s, customers have started wanting to experience the best the Bavarians have to offer in this segment. The best choice was the BMW M3.

Now, the carmaker made a change with the F30 3-Series. BMW split the range in two, naming the sportier models Coupe, Convertible and the upcoming Grand Coupe, 4-Series. Despite the fact the M3 will continue as a 4-door sedan, the far more popular coupe and convertible models will be recognized by their new name, the M4s. In the gallery below you can see some spy picture taken during a cold weather testing session. We can see it looks better and also has several bespoke styling elements that set it apart from the standard model.

At the front, the new BMW M4 receives a bespoke bumper, a double kidney grille with black slats and also a power dome on the bonnet. At the back there is also a different bumper sporting a diffuser and quad exhaust pipes, but also an integrated spoiler on the boot lid. The blistered wheel arches accommodate the wider tracks and the 19-inch wheels used to send the output to the road, but also a new set of side sills and different mirrors. The roof is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer which will be visible on the production version of the car. For the interior, the model gets a pair of adjustable sport seats up front, bespoke instrument panel and gauges, an Alcantara headliner, sport steering, trim appliqués and gearbox lever. The new BMW M4 will not be powered by the current naturally aspirated 414 4.0-liter V8 engine, but it will receive the new 3.0-liter inline-six with two or three turbochargers. This is all for the moment folks. Source: carscoop.blogspot