2020 BMW M4: Price, specs and release date
The new BMW M4 has been leaked in photos showing its gaping front grilles and sporty bonnet. Read on for everything you need to know…
- BMW M4 images leaked
- Same controversial design as concept
- Expected to get 3.0-litre straight 6
- Should produce at least 480hp
- Competition models will be faster
- May retain manual gearbox
- Could come with M5‘s 4WD tech
- Should be revealed in late 2020
- Expected to go on sale in 2021
- Should cost from around £70,000
2020 BMW M4 design
Images from the Bimmerpost BMW forum show the new BMW M4‘s front end more clearly than ever. It’s obvious that it’ll sport the same massive kidney grilles as the Concept 4 Series, with a healthy number of extra air intakes to help cool its more powerful engine. Instead of a large power bulge in the bonnet, the new car will come with a pair of scalloped edges either side of the BMW badge. Oddly subtle when you compare them to the car’s controversial grille…
2020 BMW M4 engines and driving
There’s been no official word on what’ll power the new BMW M4, but you can bet it’ll be a turbocharged straight-six of some variety. Expect it to produce more than 480hp in standard trim and at least 510hp in faster (and more expensive) Competition guise.
It’s possible BMW will fit the new M4 with the same four-wheel-drive system and automatic gearbox as the likes of the M5 and M8, but it’s been suggested that a version with a six-speed manual ‘box is also in the works – to keep the purists happy. A carbon-fibre roof and the option of carbon-ceramic brakes will help keep the M4’s weight down while adaptive suspension and wide tyres will produce impressive grip in corners.
2020 BMW M4 interior
No leaked images have emerged of the new BMW M4‘s interior, but you can bet it’ll look pretty similar to the new 3 Series’ cabin. Albeit with plenty of sporty details thrown in for good measure. M badges, M-coloured stitching on the seatbelts will almost certainly be available as optional extras, and you can bet the fit-and-finish will be seriously impressive.
2020 BMW M4 price and release date
The 2020 BMW M4 will be larger and more complex than the car it replaces, which means it’ll also cost more – expect prices to start from around the £65,000 mark. That’s about the same as you’ll pay for an Audi RS5 and £5,000 less than you’ll cough up for a Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe. Official details on the new M4 will likely be revealed later in 2020 with the car going on sale later in 2021.