2020 BMW M4: Price, specs and release date

Nick Lette van Oostvoorne
March 04, 2020

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

The upcoming BMW M4 has been leaked in photos before it’s officially revealed. These pictures show it’ll come with the same bold front grille as the Concept 4 Series and the recent BMW i4 Concept

The new BMW M4 will come with this massive pair of kidney grilles – just like the 4 Series Concept.

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. 

The M4 will share bits of its rear-end with the upcoming M3, shown here…

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. 

The new M4’s interior should be laid out like the 3 Series’ – shown here…

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. 

If you can’t wait for the new BMW M4 to go on sale, check out the latest offers on the current car on our BMW M4 deals page. Or, read our in-depth BMW M4 review for everything you need to know.