BMW M has unveiled new pictures of the BMW Concept M4 Coupe. The car was unveiled at the BMW opening media reception for the iconic annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend.
“The BMW Concept M4 Coupe reflects the BMW M philosophy in ideal form: It combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly emotional overall concept. For four generations, the BMW M3 has put motor racing on the road and the BMW Concept M4 Coupe consistently continues to pursue this fundamental idea. The new model designation “M4” refers – like all other BMW M automobiles – to the series on which this concept car is based,” explains Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M Division.
The shocking colour you see here is what BMW M calls “Aurum Dust” and is exclusively developed for this model. Other than large air openings and an overall aggressive design approach, it comes garnished with CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) elements such as the front splitter, the roof, or the rear diffuser to shave precious grams.
“At BMW M, design is above all an expression of function. Each design element is based on the underlying technical demands of the BMW M high performance concept. Thanks to this authenticity, the design provides a taste of what can be experienced with each model: Power, precise control and superior handling – an unforgettable driving experience on the racetrack as well as on the road” says Adrian van Hooydonk, head of BMW Group Design.
The full CFRP roof reduces weight and ensures a lower centre of gravity, thus facilitating an even sportier driving experience. A rear spoiler lip is integrated into the trunk lid for optimum downforce. Thanks to the spoiler lip, the BMW claims that the Concept M4 Coupe has better downforce values and looks bigger and longer from the side.
A small new detail on the car’s side panels is the redesigned M grill. On the Concept M4 Coupe, the M grills incorporate the Air Breather, which together with the Air Curtain within the front apron serves to ventilate the wheel arches and facilitate better airflow values. Wheels are bicoloured 20” M light alloys boasting the M double spoke design, covering the M Carbon ceramic brakes.
At the rear, large shaded areas beneath the spoiler give the rear end an flatter appearance. At the same time, the tail lights located far to the outside to match the wide track and the flared wheel arches. Within the tail section of the BMW Concept M4 Coupe, the signature two pairs of carbon fibre tailpipes and a carbon fibre rear diffuser completes the overall aerodynamics package.
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