The M440i will get a bespoke chassis and things
A final bit on the range-topper. It’ll come with an eight-speed auto – like the saloon, and the estate – along with an electronic M Sport differential, custom elastokinematics, M Sport brakes (read: beefier) and 18in light-alloy M Sport wheels. Said wheels will come with mixed-sized tyres that BMW reckons gives the Coupe “precisely controllably dynamics”.
For that, read: Much Drifting.
Elsewhere, the lift-related dampers first debuted on the 3 Series will get a different, sportier tune, there are custom tower-to-front end struts and a new shear panel on the bulkhead that is claimed to give better steering precision and response.
The rear axle, too, benefits from new bracing for better rigidity.