BMW M4 concept — Birth of a legend

BMW has showcased M4 concept coupe at Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. The concept will be very similar to production model and also hints on design philosophy of BMW M models in near future. The car has received a stylish look with an aggressive front bumper and hood. It also has a vented front fenders, trunk spoiler and 20-inch wheels with two-tone finish. In order to reduce weight, the front splitter, rear diffuser and roof are made using CFRP(carbon fiber reinforced plastic). The new M4 will be 100 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. With the new nomenclature, BMW swaps two-door M3 Coupe name to the M4. As described by BMW,  «M4 is true essence of M cars».

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The gills behind the front wheel arches are not merely for decorative purpose, but is said to help control the airflow while the car is in motion in order to reduce turbulence in wheels. The specifications are kept secret by BMW, but company officials hinted that we can expect high performance and very good engine. Rumors have speculated since BMW announced developed of M3/M4. It is assumed that the new M4 will be equipped with 3.0-liter six-cylinder twin-turbo engine that produces around 450 hp(335 kW) and 550 Nm(405 lb-ft) of torque .The same 7-speed dual clutch gearbox of M5 and M6 will be offered in upcoming M4. Expect 0-60 mph in about 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph(electronically limited).

 

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