The 2014 BMW M4 two-door coupe was spied today wearing almost no camouflage. We know that this will have turbo power but for the moment we don’t know how much. Some rumors have suggested a tri-turbo inline-6 cylinder that will generate about 450 horses and somewhere around 400 lb-ft of torque.
BMW promises the engine will be a high-revving unit; so we expect redline to begin at a minimum of 7500 rpm.
The upcoming M4 codenamed F28 will be a derivate of the F30 – 3-Series model and will employ lightweight aluminum and carbon-fiber technology throughout the vehicle to keep heft at a minimum. This should also net a 0-100km/h time below the existing model’s 4.6 seconds.
Transmission options will include a standard six-speed manual gearbox, but BMW will also offer a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. As expected, unlike other Germans automakers the M4 will be rear-wheel-drive only – so don’t expect any X-Drive all-wheel-drive M4 in the near future, but who knows – maybe an M3 X-drive? Some say would have sense.
Regarding its steering wheel, the M4 will receive electro-mechanical steering – something that may disappoint some auto enthusiasts; but at the end we have to see how this new steering will react in corners – an area where the old M3 is a king.
Keep in mind that normally, the M-powered 3 Series Coupe has always appeared about a year and half after the standard car, so considering that BMW will only display the normal 4-Series coupe next month in Frankfurt – the M4 will hit the market somewhere in 2015.
by Mircea Serafim
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