The next-gen BMW M4 already has people excited, even though the details have barely been released. Fortunately, there have been a few sightings on the test track that have many just as excited as ever about this M4 coupe.
M4 Coupe – The Goods
One of the biggest pieces of news about this vehicle is its large grille. While it’s tough to tell exactly what it might look like from the camouflage BMW notoriously puts on its cars for trips to the test track, what is clear is that it is significantly larger than that of the 3 Series, and it may even be much bigger than the vehicle actually needs. It’s this large piece of news that has many interested in a model that’s bound to look pretty seriously different from anything this brand has previously released.
A few other details were visible while the vehicle was at the test track. The windows seem to be shorter than the older M4 models tend to be, and the entire car seems to be much closer to the ground. It seems to have carbon ceramic brakes, as well as a quad-tipped exhaust and a large muffler. Previous shots of the vehicle have shown the cabin to look quite a bit like the 3 Series. It seems to have the standard 8.8-inch touchscreen, as well as the expected digital gauge cluster, and rotary controls for the iDrive system.
While it’s hard to tell from the test track, most believe this will use a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six, just as the X3 M and the X4 M currently do. BMW has promised that it will include a manual transmission option, and most believe that the company will offer rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options. Initial deliveries of the vehicle won’t occur until 2021.