Sometimes a car comes along which simply takes your breath away; enter the new BMW M4 Series Coupe. The BMW 4 Series has only recently been launched by BMW; this range of cars is essentially the Coupe and Cabriolet version to the existing 3 Series range. With enhanced standard equipment including Xenon headlights, Dakota leather upholstery, Front seat heating, Servotronic and front and rear Park Distance Control together with driver-focused engineering in the form of low-centre gravity and near 50:50 weight distribution, the 4 Series offers a little more excitement than its bigger brother.
The 4 Series is already available in the form of two petrol engines (the 428i and the 435i) and one diesel engine (the 420d). Prospective users can also choose from a number of specification levels including the SE, Sport, M Sport, Modern and Luxury.
While the sensible company car driver may elect for the 2.0d, which BMW quotes as being a 184hp engine with CO2 of 124g/km and a combined MPG of 60.1, those drivers who require a little more Humph, may want to wait the arrival of the the “M” series. Although last weeks’ pictures are merely concept art in their current form, true to form BMW will ensure the actual product does not steer far from this.
While there is limited information available, BMW have released a video fo prospective customers to review some of the main features – The BMW M4 Concept Video Release – So take a look for yourself and start giving BMW some feedback on their Youtube forum.
From a performance perspective, the new BMW M4 Coupe is rumoured to be almost too hot to handle. With quoted hp of 425-435 being available at a press of the accelerator, this car is likely to hit 60 in and around 4.0 seconds. While limited to 155 mph, the car will actually be capable of speeds well in excess of this. Notably, BMW are reverting to a turbocharged engine to replace the naturally aspirated 4.0 V8 presently housed in the pre-current M3. The M4 will carry on the rear wheel drive approach.
When can you get your hands on the new M4 we hear? Well, BMW are currently presenting the car at various road fairs and exhibitions. Take a look at a specially designed forum by BMW for all the latest news if you want to try to catch a glimpse. Sales are likely to start March/April 2014, so no early Christmas presents unfortunately! If you are currently leasing a car and are looking transfer, you may well have to formally extend your contract for another 6-12 months or look at a 2 year deal to tie you on in the meantime.
Don’t forget to check out our BMW Car Leasing Deals section around Easter of 2014 to get your first glimpse of prices and availability.