2014 BMW M4

2014 BMW M4

2014 BMW M4

The M4 replaces the E92 BMW M3 Coupe from 2008. It now features a twin turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces more than the outgoing 4.0-liter V8 it replaces.

The M4 is one of the few performance cars that comes standard with a 6-Speed manual, but the 7-Speed automatic will be the very popular choice.

The most exciting new option to the M3 line is the BMW M carbon ceramic brakes previously only available on limited edition M3s.

Press Release.

The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW M GmbH revealing a new interpretation of the high-performance sports car – and carrying the BMW M philosophy over into the fifth generation of the M3. More than 40,000 examples of the fourth-generation BMW M3 Coupe were built, and now the BMW M4 Coupe is poised to continue this success story. The “M4” badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for the new M model – and, for the first time, the Coupe will be introduced at the same time as the four-door variant. Logic dictates the latter will be christened the BMW M3 Sedan.

The high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with MTwinPower Turbo technology newly developed for the new BMW M3 Sedanand new BMW M4 Coupe produces a maximum output of 431 hp. Its peak torque of 550 Newton metres (406 lb-ft) is available across awide rev band and outstrips the figure recorded by the outgoing BMW M3 by roughly 40 per cent. And yet the engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of around 25 per cent. Both the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe cover the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds (with the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission).

2014 BMW M4

In the interests of maximising 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 kerb 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-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium for a number of chassis and body components. Indeed, both models feature a carbon roof.

One of the primary objectives in the development of the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe was to ensure the new cars offered impressive race track capability. Hence the presence of a track-specification cooling system, which ensures that the optimum temperature balance for the engine, turbochargers and transmission is maintained at all times.

In order to accentuate the racing character of the two models in terms of both their technical composition and the fine-tuning of the cars, the engineers worked closely with BMW Motorsport’s professional racing drivers during the development phase. For example, DTM drivers Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock took part in the extensive testing and set-up work carried out at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit.

2014 BMW M4

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
released at2014 NAIAS
built atGermany
predeccesor2008 BMW M3 Coupe
engineM TwinPower Turbo Inline-6
aspiration2 Mono-Scroll Turbochargers
block materialAluminum
valvetrain4 Vavles per Cyl w/Vavletronic VVT, Double-VANOS
fuel feedDirect Petrol Injection
displacement2979 cc / 181.79 in³
bore86.9 mm / 3.42 in
stroke84 mm / 3.31 in
power317 kw / 425.1 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output142.7 bhp per litre
bhp/weight283.97 bhp per tonne
torque550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 1850 to 5500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Doors, Hood & Trunk, Carbon Fiber Roof
driven wheelsRWD
front tires255/40 ZR18 95Y
rear tires275/40 ZR18 99Y
front brakesDiscs w/Brembro Fixed 4-Piston Calipers
rear brakesDiscs w/Brembro Fixed 2-Piston Calipers
front wheelsF 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionAluminium MacPherson Struts
r suspensionAluminium five-link axle
curb weight1497 kg / 3301 lbs
wheelbase2812 mm / 110.7 in
front track1579 mm / 62.2 in
rear track1603 mm / 63.1 in
length4671 mm / 183.9 in
width1870 mm / 73.6 in
height1383 mm / 54.4 in
transmission6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios4.110:1, 2.315:1, 1.542:1, 1.179:1, 1.000:1, 0.846:1
final drive3.462:1
top speed~250 kph / 155.25 mph electronically limited
0 – 100 kph~4.3 seconds
drag0.34 Cd
urban fuel econ eu12.0 L/100 km or 19.60 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu6.9 L/100 km or 34.09 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu8.8 L/100 km or 26.73 mpg-us
emission204 g/km
fuel capacity60 litres or 15.84 gal.