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2014 BMW M4 speculatively rendered

 2014 BMW M4 speculatively rendered
2014 BMW M4 speculative rendering by Iacoski, 600, 30.12.2011

As numerous reports suggest, it remains to be seen if BMW will rename the M3 Coupe as the M4. Regardless of what they call it, graphic designer Jacek Kolodziejczyk (aka Iacoski) has created a set of renderings portraying what he thinks the hotly anticipate M division vehicle will look like.

Using the new BMW 3-Series (F30) sedan as his foundation, Iacoski has created a very plausible proposal by taking all of the familiar M design characterisics and skillfuly integrating them into the F30 as a coupe.

Notable details include the front bumper fascia design with built-in lower lip spoiler, blacked out grille, fender vents/M indicator lamp, side mirrors, scalloped side skirts, moderately flared wheel arches and muscular rear bumper design topped off by those signature quad exhaust pipes which look like a bunch of grenade launchers. The large flat graphite colored wheels add the final sporting touch.

Following the release of the 3-Series Coupe (possibly named 4-Series) in 2013. The M version (possibly named M4) would arrive a year later in 2014.

Speculation is rife as to which engine will be implanted. Just like the M5 going from V10 to twin-turbo V8, the same downsizing is expected for the current M3's V8 engine. Utilization of a six-cylinder engine is obvious, as well as the use of turbocharging, which currently permeates the entire BMW line-up, but whether it will be inline 6, V6, single turbo, bi-turbo or even tri-turbo is the big mystery.

One thing we do know is that the M3 (or M4) will do away with the torque vectoring differential, which can send varying amount of power to individual wheels, in favor of an electronically controlled differential similar to that found in the M5 (F10). This information comes by way of Road & Track magazine in an interview with M division head of product development, Albert Biermann.

 

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Comments (16)

 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
My prediction: A tri-turbo in=line 6 producing 460bhp, give or take 15.
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January 4, 2012 3:03 pm
 DeRay DeRay
I thought the number "4" is not good in Chinese culture as it refers to death. Especially with the language in how death and the number four is spoken. So then if they did rename it they may potentially lose some of their Chinese buyers. Where I work they don't want the number 4 in their cell phone number.
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January 3, 2012 7:57 pm
 Han Solo Han Solo
This is one fine looking coupe...
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January 3, 2012 1:02 am
 MTC MTC
I hope it looks this good, except for its ass, which I want a proper diffuser with less black plastic
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January 1, 2012 11:15 am
 Grey Grey
looks like the same M3 with the new 3 series front fascia /yawn
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December 31, 2011 4:20 pm
 Shumy Shumy
good car to buy if your lucky number is 4 :)
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December 31, 2011 3:09 am
 norther norther
nice car. so what is the M3 coupe for?
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December 30, 2011 6:02 pm
 BrendanHummel BrendanHummel
Nice rendering, but the rear end, the window cut lines and the roof to body proportions looks WAY too much like the 1 series M catastrophe, especially from the front view. That goofy tall roof, small body look didn't work well on that little guy, so hold on to hope that BMW doesn't repeat that mistake. Otherwise, looks great though. Can not wait to see the final product.
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December 30, 2011 11:14 am
 cyxzone cyxzone
Is that a speculative rendering picture???? I thought It was an offical released photos as It looked so "real".
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December 30, 2011 11:09 am
 ricer8 ricer8
Isn't torque vectoring the superior technology that adds power to the outside wheels rather than "dragging" the brakes on the inside wheels? Thought that was what made the Ferrari 458 so much faster in corners than the 430. Why would they go backwards?
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December 30, 2011 10:51 am
 oliver993997 oliver993997
we should be so lucky to have the new M3 / M4 look this good!
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December 30, 2011 9:43 am