Following on from yesterday’s tribute to BMW M Cars of old, here’s the very latest one which was unveiled this week. The M3 is gone, as a two-door at least, so all hail the new King, the BMW M4.
Looking resplendent in what looks to be a lot like Phoenix Yellow paintwork, but actually called Aurum Dust, the Concept M4 was revealed to the world at the ‘Concours d’Elegance’ at Pebble Beach in California. Although clearly billed as just a “Concept” for now, given BMW’s previous track record it’s fairly safe to assume this is how the M4 will actually look when launched fully.
With the Concept being just a styling exercise at present, no details have been given on the engine, gearbox or suspension setup. However, based on the noises coming from prototypes spotted testing, the general consensus is to expect a twin-turbo straight-6 engine, mated to a dual-clutch gearbox.
I think my favourite feature has to be the carbon fibre reinforced plastic roof, which features a BMW Motorsport colour stripe running down the left side. I hope both the CFRP roof, and the stripe, make production! There’s also an accompanying video, which hints at the growling nature of the new M4, and features a cameo from past M products. Take a look here: