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2014 BMW M4 Coupe


2014 BMW M4 Coupe

BMW announced the all-new BMW M4 Coupe model, which capitalize on the strengths of the fresh 4 Series Coupe model as their respective foundations. As the first-ever BMW M cars to feature the achievement of an engineered-in reduction in curb weight from one generation to the next, the all-new M4 stand poised to attack corners, hills, and braking zones, and will vigorously defend BMW M's decades-strong position as segment leader around the world. (more below)

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The All-New BMW M4

Source: BMW | Published: Thu Dec 12, 2013 by Andrew D.

(continued from above)

In the interests of maximizing dynamic ability and ensuring excellent efficiency, weight savings of around 80 kilograms have been achieved over a comparably equipped predecessor model. The BMW M4 Coupe, for example, has a DIN curb weight of 1,497 kilograms, thanks to the rigorous application of intelligent lightweight design measures. These include the increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum for a number of chassis and body components. Indeed, both models feature a carbon roof.

Design: Striking Use of Forms Underlines Standout Performance Capability

The design of the new BMW M4 Coupe visualizes in eye-catching style the outstanding performance capability and impressive handling properties of the two new models. "The superior performance of the BMW M4 Coupe should be obvious at first glance," explains Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. "Indeed, the exterior design of the new BMW M4 has a visual impact that elevates the BMW M design language to a new level of expression, highlighted by a purposeful character, emotional appeal and dynamic verve."

Numerous Aerodynamics Measures Integrated into All Areas Of the Body

The aerodynamics concept of BMW M GmbH models has always been one of the key elements in their development. The engineers need to channel the air around the car to create the best possible platform for dynamic excellence, while also ensuring the engine, powertrain and brakes receive the requisite cooling even when operating under heavy loads on the race track.

7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic with Launch Control

The third generation of the M-DCT sees the M engineers once again setting the benchmark in terms of power and race track capability without having to compromise on everyday usability. The optional 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic prompts the new high-revving turbocharged engine into emotionally impressive feats. As well as changing gear automatically, in manual mode the transmission enables ultra-fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power. The integrated Launch Control function ensures optimum sprinting performance off the line, producing acceleration figures that would be out of range with the manual gearbox. Stability Clutch Control opens the clutch when the car is understeering to bring it back into line. And M-DCT also includes functions like the Drivelogic modes that can be selected by the driver to give the BMW M4 more comfortable, more economy-focused or even sportier characteristics. The additional seventh gear over the manual gearbox allows longer gear ratios - and delivers the efficiency gains you would expect as a result.

BMW M4 Coupe: Review (2/2)

AT (automatic transmission), MT (manual transmission)
Type l6, Twin-Turbo
Displacement 183 cu in (3000 cc)
Power 431 hp (317 kW)
Torque 406 lb-ft (550 Nm)
Redline n/a
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual (Std.)
7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic (Opt.)
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Ventilated Discs (Std.)
Carbon Ceramic Ventilated Discs (Opt.)
Tire Size Front - Rear 255/40 R18 - 275/40 R18" (Std.)
19" (Opt.)
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length n/a
Width n/a
Height n/a
Curb Weight 3300 lbs (1497 kg)
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.0 s (4.1 s) (AT)
4.2 s (4,3 s) (MT)
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 mph Braking n/a
Top Speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
174 mph (280 km/h) (with M Driver's Package)
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 28.3 mpg (AT)
26.7 mpg (MT)
Origin & Price
Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Where Built Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a

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