The straight six-cylinder engine featuring M TwinPower Turbo
Technology will in future be available in three performance levels.
Still unparalleled in the competitive environment is the combination
of the 353 kW/480 hp variant of the power unit with a 6-speed manual
transmission in the new BMW M4 Coupé (fuel consumption combined: 10.1
– 10.0 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 230 – 226 g/km
according to WLTP). The power plant in the new
BMW M4 Competition Coupé (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 – 9.7 l/
100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 223 – 219 g/km according to
WLTP) delivers a maximum power output of 375 kW/510 hp, transferring
power to the road via an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with
Drivelogic. In combination with M xDrive featured in the four-wheel
drive variants of both the Coupé and Convertible, this transmission
guarantees extremely superior transformation of power output – now
increased to 390 kW/530 hp – into exhilarating driving dynamics.
Thanks to the current modifications, the high-performance automobiles
of the premium midsize segment all have the ideal prerequisites for
the continuation of their popularity on international automobile
markets, whilst strengthening their leading position within the
segment. The USA has become the major sales market for the BMW M4
Coupé, followed by China, Germany and the UK. In the USA, the BMW M4
Convertible accounts by far for the highest sales figures. Moreover,
the open-top four-seater enjoys great popularity in Germany and the
UK. Both globally and in each of their relevant markets, models of the
BMW M4 Series occupy by a clear margin the position as market leaders
in each of their respective competitive environments.
The new editions of the BMW M4 Coupé and the BMW M4 Convertible are
produced at the BMW Group Dingolfing plant. The worldwide market
launch of the new models will begin with the commencement of
production in March 2024.
Bespoke vehicles, M-typical performance.
Uncompromising dynamics both in everyday driving and on the racetrack
are characteristic of BMW M4 Series models, this also being reflected
in their design. Powerful proportions and M-specific design features
for optimising the cooling air supply and the aerodynamic balance
underpin their status as high-performance sports cars. The large,
vertical BMW kidney grille sporting M-typical and horizontally
arranged double slats, powerfully modelled wheel arches and
prominently flared side sills with a contrasting high-gloss black
finish as well as attachments for the front and rear aprons provide
clear reference to the dynamic potential of both the Coupé and the Convertible.
Furthermore, the various model variants present themselves as bespoke
vehicles, each of them enhancing the extreme sporty driving experience
with their very own special facets. For example, a carbon reinforced
plastic (CRP) roof is standard on all variants of the BMW M4 Coupé.
The BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive offers a particularly
unique opportunity to enjoy M-typical performance along with an
extraordinary open-air driving experience. The car’s sophisticated
panel bow soft-top roof combines the benefits of a retractable hardtop
with the look of a classic fabric roof. The electric drive mechanism
allows it to be opened or closed while on the move.
Straight six-cylinder engine with motor racing technology and
new performance specification.
The straight six-cylinder power units used in the new BMW M4 Coupé
and the new BMW M4 Convertible combine the typical high-revving
characteristics offered by engines from BMW M GmbH with the current
version of M TwinPower Turbo Technology. All variants of the 3-litre
engine impress with responsive power delivery and high-torque
characteristics up into the highest load ranges. These attributes are
responsible for those unmistakable, linear performance
characteristics, which have always been the hallmark of BMW M automobiles.
The engine‘s design features directly derive from motor racing and
include the extremely stiff crankcase, which is manufactured in a
sleeveless closed-deck design, the weight-reduced forged crankshaft
and the iron coating, which is applied to the cylinder liners in an
arc wire spraying process (AWSP). Manufactured in a 3-D printing
process, the cylinder head core features an optimised routing of the
coolant ducts, something that cannot be realised using conventional
metal casting technology. In this way, both weight and temperature
management are optimised. Like the cooling system, the oil supply is
also aligned to the special demands of racetrack use.
M TwinPower Turbo Technology comprises two mono scroll turbochargers,
each of them supplying three cylinders with compressed air. Indirect
intercooling facilitated by a low-temperature circuit and specific
compressors optimise the power output of the charging unit. Moreover,
the technology package includes the petrol injection system High
Precision Injection operating at a maximum pressure of 350 bar,
variable valve control VALVETRONIC and infinitely variable camshaft
control Double VANOS.
Maximum power output of the straight six-cylinder power unit variant
featured in both the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé with M xDrive and
the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive has been
increased from the previous 375 kW/510 hp to 390 kW/530 hp, this being
reached at an engine speed of 6,250 rpm. The further developed engine
retrieves maximum torque of 650 Nm within an extended engine speed
range of between 2,750 and 5,730 rpm. This results in even more
superior and continuous power delivery, thus further enhancing the
performance experience above all in highly dynamic driving situations.
This exclusive performance specification is realised through a
modification of the engine control system, providing further proof of
the outstanding potential of the straight six-cylinder engine
developed by BMW M GmbH and which serves as the basis for the power
plant featured in the BMW M4 GT3 long-distance vehicle.
Whilst the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé with M xDrive is able to
accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, the new BMW M4 Competition
Convertible with M xDrive takes 3.7 seconds to reach the same speed
from a standstill. All model variants of the new BMW M4 Coupé and the
BMW M4 Convertible achieve a top speed that is electronically limited
to 155 mph. This value can be increased to 174 mph with the optional
M Driver’s Package (BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive) or
180 mph respectively.
Honed on the Nürburgring: M-typical overall package comprising
engine, power transmission and suspension technology.
Like the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic fitted to
all other model variants, the 6-speed manual transmission in the new
BMW M4 Coupé is perfectly matched to the performance characteristics
of each engine. Shift paddles on the steering wheel for spontaneous
manual intervention at each selected driving speed and the Drivelogic
button for variable shift characteristics pave the way for a driving
experience that is customisable in a variety of ways.
In addition, the most powerful version of the straight six-cylinder
engine is combined with intelligent four-wheel drive M xDrive. This
gives the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé with M xDrive and the new
BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive outstanding traction, an
attribute that is expressed in their impressive acceleration values.
Thanks to a rear-wheel biased system and in conjunction with a fully
variable Active M differential in the rear wheel transmission, the M
xDrive system also enhances that typical M feeling during dynamic
cornering. Via the set-up menu the driver is able to select, in
addition to the default setting 4WD, the 4WD Sport mode, in which
greater percentage of torque is directed to the rear axle. Moreover,
when DSC is deactivated, the 2WD mode becomes available for exclusive
transmission of power to the rear wheels.
High torsional stiffness of the body structure and the suspension
connections create the ideal prerequisites for inspiring agility and
spontaneous response to steering commands. Model-specific body struts
also help the high-performance model provide that BMW M typical
combination of dynamic, agile and precise handling.
M-specific kinematics and elasto-kinematics of the double-joint
spring strut front axle and the five-link rear axle guarantee the
harmony between extreme driving dynamics and balanced comfort features
on all models of the series, both in everyday use and on longer
journeys. Three characteristic maps are available via the M Setup menu
for individual adjustments of the Adaptive M suspension, which comes
as standard. Further components of the suspension technology include
M Servotronic steering and the integrated braking system, which is
utilised in conjunction both with the standard M compound brakes and
the optional M carbon-ceramic brakes.
The integrated application of all drive and suspension systems, which
was tested, inter alia, on the northern loop of the Nürburgring,
guarantees, also in everyday traffic, highly dynamic and precisely
controllable handling. A form of driving pleasure that is unique
within the competitive environment is provided by the stability
control system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), which in addition to
the M Dynamic Mode comprises ten-stage adjustable wheel slip
limitation. By means of the M Traction Control function, optionally
available for the BMW M4 Coupé and standard on all Competition models,
the driver is able to reduce system interventions in stages in order
to cautiously approach the physical limits of driving when the car is
used on the racetrack, for instance. The M Lap Timer and the M Drift
Analyser provide functions that emphasise the character of these
high-performance models as ultimate driving machines for use on
Wheel sizes aligned to each axle, M forged light-alloy wheels
boasting a new design.
Axle-specificwheel sizes ensure a particularly comprehensive transfer
of lateral forces during dynamic cornering. The new BMW M4 Coupé and
the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé both come as standard with 18-inch M
forged light-alloy wheels at the front and 19” at the rear. The
standard configuration of the BMW M4 Competition Coupé with M xDrive
and the BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive comprises
M forged light alloys of the size 19” at the front and 20” at the rear.
The combination of 19” and 20” M light alloys is also optionally
available for the new BMW M4 Coupé and the new BMW M4 Competition
Coupé. New to the range of special equipment for all model variants
are M forged light-alloy wheels in the above sizes featuring a
double-spoke design and, for the first time, with a silver finish.
Their brightly shining surfaces provide for a sporty, sophisticated
and elegant look.
Assistance systems with a configurable range of functions.
The ongoing further development of the range of systems for automated
driving and parking also contribute towards an unmistakable driving
experience. In terms of functional scope and availability they set
benchmarks within the competitive environment of the new BMW M4 Coupé
and the new BMW M4 Convertible. Moreover, the activities of the driver
assistance systems can be controlled via the M Mode button located on
the centre console in order to guarantee the typically exhilarating
experience of driving a high-performance sportscar. For instance, in
the optionally available TRACK mode, which is designed for racetrack
use, all comfort and safety systems are temporarily deactivated.
Standard equipment for the new BMW M4 Coupé and the new
BMW M4 Convertible includes Park Distance Control with sensors at the
front and rear, Cruise Control with braking function, Front Collision
Warning with brake intervention, Lane Departure Warning including Lane
Return function with steering assistance and Traffic Sign Recognition
with Speed Limit Info and No Overtaking Indicator. Optional features
for the Competition models include Steering and Lane Guidance
Assistant with Automatic Speed Limit Assist, Lane Keeping Assistant
and Traffic Light Recognition as well as Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function as an integral part of the Driving Assistant
Professional. The Parking Assistant facilitates automatic parking
(entering/leaving spaces) and also includes the Reversing Assistant as standard.
Modern design accents: New headlight design, taillights
featuring laser technology.
The redesigned headlights give the front end of both the new
BMW M4 Coupé and the new BMW M4 Convertible a modern look. The inside
of the LED headlights, now a standard option, is even more
distinctively structured. They also feature further developments in
their functionality. Both the low and high beam are now produced by
the same LED module. Two vertical LED units, each aligned in an
arrowhead shape, assume the function of position and daytime running
lights as well as direction indicators. The technology-oriented design
of these new light sources provides for a sophisticated and
Adaptive LED headlights with anti-glare matrix high beam are
available as optional features. They are recognisable by the blue
inserts and feature an urban light and cornering light function. Using
the urban light function ensures optimised illumination of the
roadside areas when travelling at low speeds on roads identified by
the navigation data as built-up areas. The low beam function, however,
is only activated when a speed of 22 mph has been reached.
Furthermore, in conjunction with the adaptive LED headlights M Shadow
Line lights featuring dark accents inside are also available.
Moreover, the adaptive LED headlights are combined with a both
visually and technologically impressive design of the LED taillights,
which are available for all new versions of all models of the BMW M4
Series and feature laser technology and a fascinating light design.
Inside, laser diodes produce an even illumination of glass fibre
bundles, the filigree,
3-dimensional light graphics of which
complement the taillight clusters. The model-specific version of this
innovative light scenario utilizes a technology presented for the
first time on the limited edition of the special high-performance
model BMW M4 CSL, a model limited to 1,000 units.
A new design of the surrounding surface of the both the BMW logo and
the M logo at the rear of the Competition models add further subtle
accents for sophisticated elegance. The base of the BMW logo is now
finished in High Gloss Black. The BMW M GmbH brand logo situated on
the read lid has been complemented by a silver surround.
A special feature designed exclusively for the model variants of the
new BMW M4 Coupé for customisation of the external appearance are
optional M design graphics for the bonnet and the rear lid. This
contrasting colour emphasises the sporting characteristics of the
two-door model and is available either in High Gloss Black or High
Gloss Red. The optional steel roof available at no extra cost, which
includes an electrically operated glass sliding roof, offers an
additional design accent: The sheet metal part of the roof is finished
in High Gloss Black instead of the body colour.
M-specific sportscar cockpit with new steering wheel designs
and interior trims.
The modern motor racing ambience inside the new versions of the
high-performance models has also undergone further development. New
steering wheel designs and control elements as well as high-class
materials for the instrument panel and interior trims enhance the
exclusive ambience inside the M-specific sportscar cockpits.
The standard M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, two
M buttons and shift paddles for the Competition models now convey to
the driver an even more intensive racetrack feel. The new design
comprises a flattened lower section of the steering wheel rim and
concisely modified spokes. A red centre marking in the 12 o’clock
position underscores the sportive orientation of the steering wheel
design. Moreover, for the first time, an M Alcantara steering wheel is
available with the same design and range of functions. In addition, a
heating function is optionally available for both steering wheel variants.
Furthermore, the M-specific cockpit arrangement also includes a
control panel on the centre console, on which the shift lever or gear
selector switch, the red Start/Stop button, the BMW iDrive Controller,
the Setup and M Mode buttons are situated. These can be activated for
individual vehicle configuration as well as for the range of functions
of cockpit displays and driver assistance systems, which can be
adapted to suit the driving situation at hand.
Characteristic of M is also the combination of sporty flair and
premium ambience inside the vehicle. This is, amongst other things,
the result of high-quality design and finishing of the materials used
for the interior. The interior trims in the area of the dashboard, the
control panel and the cupholder cover now come as standard in the
version Dark Graphite matt. Interior trim strips in Aluminium
Rhombicle Anthracite as well as in the new variant Finely Polished
Aluminium can now be ordered as options for the new BMW M4 Coupé and
the new BMW M4 Convertible. The optional instrument panel in the
version Sensatec boasts a further refined surface structure.
The M sports seats come as standard and offer manifold electrically
operated adjustment options, integrated headrests and illuminated
model logos. The ideal position behind the wheel can be stored using
the memory function. Heated seats for both driver and front passenger
are also standard, with seat ventilation as an option. The standard
leather trim Merino, the all-leather trim Merino, the extended BMW
Individual leather trim Merino and the BMW Individual all-leather trim
Merino are all available in four different colours.
The optional and also fully electrically adjustable and heated M
Carbon bucket seats provide for an optimised connection between driver
and vehicle. They combine motor racing functionality with lightweight
design, cutting-edge workmanship and a high level of long-distance
comfort. The use of CRP for the structural elements of the seat and
backrest, as well as cut-outs within the area of the side bolsters and
beneath the headrests result in a weight reduction of 9.6 kilos
compared with the standard sports seats.
In addition, an Air Collar system can be ordered as an exclusive
option for the BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive. It
generates a three-stage adjustable airflow, providing pleasant warmth
from behind to both driver and front passenger, also during open-top
driving and regardless of the outside temperature.
BMW Curved Display and new BMW Operating System 8.5.
More than ever before, the new BMW M4 Coupé and the new
BMW M4 Convertible combine exclusive sportscar flair with advanced
digitalisation. M-specific information on the high-resolution BMW
Curved Display, which is inclined towards the driver, helps the driver
to focus fully on the task at hand. The fully digital display
combination comprises a 12.3-inch display behind the steering wheel
and a control monitor with a 14.9-inch screen diagonal.
The BMW Curved Display serves as a platform for the current BMW
iDrive system used in the new BMW M4 Coupé and the new BMW M4
Convertible. The display and operating system, which also includes the
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and is therefore actively designed
for touch and voice control, is now based on the BMW Operating System
8.5. The M-specific graphics and contents on the information screen
and on the control monitor have been complemented by a new form of
operation for the standard automatic climate control. Temperature
setting, ventilation intensity, heating of both seat and steering
wheel can now, depending on how the vehicle is equipped, either be
controlled per touch control via a special menu option in the lower
part of the control display or by means of voice control.
Advancements in the area of digital operation come with a further
reduction in the number of buttons and controls in the cockpit and a
redesigned instrument panel. New control buttons for the fresh air
vents in the centre of the dashboard and on the driver’s and front
passenger’s side enable the setting of the desired direction of
airflow by rotating and tilting. Moreover, the standard feature
Ambient Lighting now also comprises contour lighting integrated into
the cover of the central air vents. Like with the illumination of the
footwells and the storage compartments in the area of the centre
console and door openers, colour and brightness can be adapted
according to individual preferences. There is a choice of nine
different colours. The range of interior lighting also includes an
atmospheric Welcome and Goodbye scenario as well as light signals that
indicate an open door and incoming telephone calls.
The standard feature BMW Live Cockpit Professional also comprises the
cloud-based navigation system BMW Maps. Another standard option is the
BMW Head-up Display, which projects in an M-specific style
driving-related information onto the windscreen, including
multi-coloured rev range representation, shift lights and M View.
Furthermore, the standard feature BMW Live Cockpit Professional
encompasses two USB ports for data transfer and a wireless network
interface as well as Smartphone integration, which permits, inter
alia, the use of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. In
addition, telephony with wireless charging of compatible Smartphones
and a hi-fi loudspeaker system with 10 sound sources and a 250 W power
amplifier are all included in the standard equipment range for the new
BMW M4 Coupé and the new BMW M4 Convertible.
Targeted customisation with M Carbon exterior package, M Race
Track package and BMW M Performance Parts.
A model-specific M Carbon exterior package is available for precise
customisation of these high-performance automobiles, bringing to the
fore the racing character of both models even more intensively. The M
Carbon exterior package includes inserts for the wide-open front air
intakes and a rear diffuser, each featuring its own geometry, exterior
mirror caps and – exclusively for the BMW M4 Coupé – a CFP rear
spoiler. Vehicle weight has been reduced by up to 25 kilos thanks to
the likewise optionally available M Race Track package, which also
includes, in addition to M Carbon ceramic brakes, M Carbon bucket
seats for both driver and front passenger as well as interior trim
strips in High Gloss Carbon Fibre.
BMW Performance Parts provide additional options for adapting the
intensive driving experience and the dynamic aura of the new
high-performance sportscars to suit the driver’s very own preferences.
The spectrum of model-specific retrofit options encompasses exterior
CFP components, M Performance forged wheels with centre lock, M
Performance floor mats and M Performance steering wheel trims for
individualisation of the interior.