BMW M4 'leaked' with more pics ahead of Monterey debut for supposed concept
UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, 2115h
We wait ages for a snippet of information on the BMW M4, then there are two in just a few days; following the short engine sound clip earlier this week, the first alleged image of the M3 replacement has now surfaced.
So what does it tell us? Well, the power dome of the outgoing M3 remains even though the V8 doesn't, as does the carbon roof. The front bumper is noticeably more aggressive than the standard 4 Series with the foglights deleted and a jutting black splitter is just visible too. The trademark M wing mirrors can also be seen. Overall, from the front, it's a typical M Division overhaul; aggressive and potent without being too ostentatious.
For now, that's all the new information we have. No more news on the straight-six turbocharged engine beyond general acceptance of a c. 450hp power output, or the rumours of a significant weight reduction. BMW is most definitely playing the long game on this one. It probably won't have a manual gearbox though...
The M4 Coupe Concept is likely to debut at The Quail motorsport event during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this week. That should finally reveal some concrete details on what promises to be a very exciting M car.
Fair play if that is the front i think it looks bloody awesome!
Krikkit15 Aug 2013
That bonnet is bloody awful! What do you need a power bulge for on a turbo straight-6? Pointless.
M7NDP15 Aug 2013
I think it's just another render - unlikely they would put a front splitter on a 'standard' M Car - they'll leave that for the CSL (if they do one). Also, the mirrors don't look quite right and there are no vents on the hood.
Best to wait for an official release before judging I think...