BMW M, the company’s high-performance division, is giving a preview of the high-performance sports car of tomorrow in the form of the Concept M4 Coupe. Unveiled at annual Pebble Beach/Monterey in America, the concept car is said to reflect the BMW M philosophy in ideal form.
“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. It combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly emotional overall concept,” explained Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M Division.
The Concept M4 Coupe is finished in the colour “Aurum Dust” which was specially developed for the car. Large air inlets in the dynamic front, a swift design language in the side and a sporty, low rear give clear visual indication of the car’s dynamic potential. CFRP (carbonfibre reinforced plastics) elements such as the front splitter, the roof, and the rear diffuser underline the optimized lightweight concept down to the smallest detail.
“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” said Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design.
A conspicuous detail on the car’s side panels is the redesigned M ‘gill’. This characteristic M design element constitutes a both sporty and functional statement.
On the Concept M4 Coupe, the M gills 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.
Exclusively designed, bi-coloured 20-inch M light alloy wheels boasting the typical M double spoke design complete the sportive design of the car’s sides. The five filigree double-spoke rims with polished outer surfaces reveal M Carbon ceramic brakes.