2021 BMW M4: Official prototype offers a closer look

It's time to stop teasing and reveal the M4, BMW. Another teaser has offered yet more detail about the coupe, set for reveal next month.

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One of most leaked, teased, and talked about cars of 2020 has been teased again.

The new BMW M4 will be revealed next month, but the company this week offered the best look yet at its upcoming two-door rival to the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

Revealed alongside the new M4 GT3 racer, the camouflaged M4 prototype confirms much of what the stream of spy photos has told us.

It’ll have a variation of the tall, slim kidney grille debuted on the regular 4 Series coupe, and will wear more aggressive hips than garden-variety models.

The front bumper has gaping, low-set air intakes, and the rear houses a classic BMW M diffuser and exhaust layout.

Markus Flasch, BMW M boss, used the video to once again confirm the M4 and M3 will be available with rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission, with an all-wheel drive option to follow.

Behind the M3 and M4’s imposing grille sits a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six, as seen in the X3 M and X4 M, which is expected to produce 353kW of power in base trim and 375kW in the Competition.

The latter should also have around 600Nm of torque, like the X3 M Competition.

That’s a bump from the 3.0-litre turbo inline six of the fifth-generation model, which produced 331kW of power and 550Nm of torque in all variants bar the CS, which had 338kW of power and 600Nm of torque.

The previous generation had a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds, or just 3.9 seconds in CS trim.


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