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Lightbulb We Picture the BMW M4 Coupe (F82) Based On 4 Series Coupe Concept

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We Picture the BMW M4 Coupe (F82) Based On 4 Series Coupe Concept
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We've put together some renders of what the BMW M4 Coupe (F82) may look similar to, starting with the 4 Series Coupe Coupe and incorporating what the M3/M4 prototype spy photos and videos have revealed so far, along with some speculation and imagination.

We've given the M4 the 1M+M6 style front bumper spied on the F80 M3 prototypes (although the M4 bumper will likely look somewhat different to distinguish it from the M3). We've also incorporated the M sideskirts, wide fenders and hood bulge spied in the prototype photos. It may also get double slatted grilles with M4 badge and a shaped carbon fiber roof, both like on the M6 Coupe.

For more M3/M4 coverage see: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m3/f30m3/


To recap, here is an updated list of what we know about the F80/F82 so far:
  • Lighter than current M3
    • targeting E46 M3 weight (source)
  • More powerful than current M3
    • approximately same HP, but around 100 lb-ft more torque (in range of 395 lb-ft) (source)
  • Faster than current M3 (source)
  • More efficient than current M3 (source)
  • Powered by an inline 6 cylinder multi-turbo engine (source, source)
  • Offered with optional or standard manual transmission
  • Rumored Electric Power Steering (completely reworked for precision for M3/M4)
  • Tires (from prototype) - Michelin Pilot Super Sport: 255/35/19 (front), 275/35/19 (rear)
  • Front styling to feature elements from the M6 and 1M coupe, with Air Curtain technology (our render)
  • Hood to feature power/vent bump
  • M3 Introduced late 2013 - early 2014 (concept debuts earlier)
  • M3 European Delivery begins July 2014, at earliest
  • M4 Introduced no earlier than late 2014

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4 Series Coupe Concept Upon Which Render is Based.

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Recent F80 M3 spy pics.

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Recent F82 M4 Spy Video.