With the official debut of the new BMW 4-Series Coupe, which will replace two-door 3-Series models when it goes on sale later in 2013, comes the inevitable BMW M-Performance hi-po variant, the 2015 BMW M4. If these spy shots from CarPix are any indication, the new luxury sports car will receive an aggressive design that's wholly unique from both the new M3 sedan and the standard 4-Series.
Clearly visible are dead giveaway M design details like a deeper front air dam, widened rear fenders housing tires sized 275/35/19 or so, quad exhaust outlets, and a new boat-deck rear spoiler that juts far outward from the M4's trunk line.
According to a collection of official tidbits and educated guesses from our Bimmerphile colleagues at F30Post.com, the new M4 will share the 2014 M3's multi-turbo inline six-cylinder engine, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 440 horsepower and 395 lb-ft. of torque. That's around an additional 100 lb-ft. from the current M3 (available now!) with its naturally aspirated V8. Rumors persist about a tri-turbo engine, with two conventional exhaust-gas turbos as well as a new electric turbocharger that will help eliminate turbo lag and boost low-end response. We wouldn't be at all surprised if power figures for the M4 slightly eclipse the M3 Sedan as BMW seeks to add an extra dose of sport to its two-door models.
[Photo Credit: Artist Rendering (Credit: WildSpeed/F30Post.com)]
The 4-Series Coupe will go on sale in Q4 2013, as will the F32 M3 Sedan, with the M4 coupe expected to hit dealerships around 1 year later. Pricing for the M4 should start at around $65-$70k, or a small premium over the sedan model.