The new 3 Series is officially old news – it’s time to talk about the 2020 BMW M4 super coupe, with help from our exclusive render. Keep reading for the car’s price, specs and release date
BMW M4 super coupe
twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six
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The launch of the new BMW 3 Series means only one thing – the 2020 BMW M4 isn’t far behind. It’s predicted to use the same engine as the current model but with a number of mods that’ll make it… well, better. Keep reading for the 2020 BMW M4’s price, specs and release date.
2020 BMW M4 price and release date
The 2020 BMW M4 will be larger and more complex than the model 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 at the start of 2020 with the car going on sale later that year.
2020 BMW M4 specs
Following the new 3 Series launch, nothing could stop us from imagining the 2020 BMW M4 and sharing the results with you.
As our picture hints, you can expect the 2020 M4 to get an aggressive front bumper with built in aero elements that’ll send cooling to the M4’s turbochargers and brakes. The ‘power dome’ bonnet is an M car feature that hints the engine hidden below comes from BMW’s Motorsport boffins. Those kinked wing mirrors are another M car signature.
The 2020 BMW M4 is widely tipped to be getting a carbon fibre roof as standard, to keep the weight down low. Other parts of the car – such as the doors, wings, strut brace and bonnet – could also be made from lightweight materials.
Around the side, the 2020 BMW M4 will come with huge 19-inch alloy wheels – that are wider at the rear – as standard, while lightweight 20-inch items with track-oriented tyres will be optional. To accommodate those and the car’s wider track, the M4 will get blistered wheel arches. Uprated brakes will also be fitted with the option to upgrade to carbon composite discs and larger calipers that’ll do a better job of resisting fade during hard stops on track. Round the back, you’ll see a set of quad exhaust pipes integrated into the rear diffuser and a subtle spoiler on the boot lid.
Like the exterior, the M4’s mechanicals will be an evolution of what’s come before. With this in mind, the 2020 BMW M4 is set to use a revamped version of the 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six fitted to the outgoing model – tuned to produce around 480hp (50hp more than currently).
With the new M4 set to be at least 50kgs lighter than the car it replaces, along with getting the latest gearbox and launch-control software, you can expect the new M4 to get from 0-62mph in under four seconds. What’s less likely is that the car will get four-wheel drive like the new M5 – it’s been deemed too expensive for the M4’s price bracket. Four-wheel steering, which would make the 2020 BMW M4 more agile in bends, is expected to be available, however.
Bookmark this page for all the latest on the M4 when we have it.