All-new 2020 BMW M4 – is this what it could look like?

Russell Campbell
October 08, 2019

We took the design of the BMW Concept 4 and added some BMW Motorsport-inspired design cues to give you an idea of what the new BMW M4 could look like. Here’s everything you need to know…

If you thought the huge grille on the BMW X7 was already a step too far then carwow’s got some bad news for you – the new BMW 4 Series will get the same big-grille treatment as previewed by the Concept 4 Series that was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

The new M4 will almost certainly be based on the BMW Concept 4 (seen here), which was unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show.

What will it look like? Something a little like what you see below according to carwow’s in-house car designer… As a result, you can expect the new M4 to be dominated by a chipmunk-tooth-shaped grille inspired by the design on the BMW 328 classic from the 1930s – so, you see, it’s not entirely plucked from nowhere. 

The size of that grille is emphasised by the slim-line headlights that sit on either side of it which feature the familiar ‘w’-shaped daytime running lights like upside-down eyebrows. Below them, there’s a huge front splitter that frames the M4’s grille as well as forcing bucket loads of air to the car’s intercoolers and front brakes.

If you’re looking for some continuity between the M4 and other BMW coupes then you’ll find it around the car’s sides where you get the same front-wheel gill and rear-wheel haunches that you’ll see on the BMW 8 Series. While, around the back of the car, you can expect to find four real exhaust pipes.

carwow’s M4 render was inspired by the classic BMW 328. This stuff isn’t just made up, you know?

Those pipes will be attached to the same turbocharged, straight-six that’s fitted to the new BMW X3M Competition producing 510hp – enough to get the M4 from 0-62mph in under four seconds. BMW is also expected to offer the car with rear or four-wheel drive. 

So what do you think about the BMW M4’s grille? Leave your comments below.