BMW has announced it will showcase the Concept M4 for the first time at the annual Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., tomorrow. The concept car – finished in the color “Aurum Dust” – features an updated M Series design language with carbon fiber reinforced plastics in the front splitter and roof and the familiar BMW front grille.
The black kidney grille bars resemble the M double-spoke design of the BMW M wheels and the M4 emblem is also included on the kidney grille. The exterior features a “streamlined, flat silhouette and an athletic body design,” according to BMW. The dynamic appearance is accentuated by BMW’s long bonnet, long wheelbase, set-back greenhouse and a short front overhang.
“The BMW Concept M4 Coupe reflects the BMW M philosophy in ideal form: It combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly emotional overall concept,” said Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M Division. “For four generations, the BMW M3 has put motor racing on the road and the BMW Concept M4 Coupe consistently continues to pursue this fundamental idea. The new model designation “M4” refers – like all other BMW M automobiles – to the series on which this concept car is based.”
The redesigned M grille makes a “sporty and functional statement,” according to BMW, including the Air Breather, which together with the Air Curtain within the front apron ventilates the wheel arches and allows for better airflow. Twin tailpipes are a characteristic M feature on the rear end and two pairs of carbon fiber tailpipes are present along with a carbon fiber rear diffuser that comprise the overall aerodynamics package.
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