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    • 2014 BMW F82 M4 Coupe rendered - Speculative pictures/photos

      We are still having trouble adjusting to the idea of an M4 instead of an M3 coupe. It just does not feel natural with an M3 coupe being the first M3 ever and existing before an M3 sedan ever did. Regardless, the F82 is coming and until we get some concrete styling details there are going to be renderings and speculation. These renderings come courtesy of iacoski and although these give us somewhat of an idea we are not big fans of these renderings for several reasons.

      The 4 Series will have to differentiate itself from the 3 Series in order to justify the naming convention. These renderings basically look like an F30 turned into a coupe. We think BMW will differentiate the styling a bit more than that. Also, the fender vent just does not look clean and appears ungainly and tacked on. Not this designers best work but let the speculation on the F82 M4 continue.
























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      Comments 39 Comments
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        i wouldnt be upset if the m3 errr m4? looked a little bit like this. pretty aggressive but im sure that side vent wouldnt look like that either.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nobody was confused by the 3 sedan and coupe before.
        Yea, Different chassis code is here to help. I simply say I have an E92 M3 and everyone understand that it's a coupe. Why not sticking with this route?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This is simply to force in more variations like 4 door coupes and GT's.
        They remove two doors from 3-series, and make it a 4-series. Then they add 2 doors, to make a 4 door 4-series. And i'm pretty sure that they will ask much more for it than 3-series. Just like the 6-series GT.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        They remove two doors from 3-series, and make it a 4-series. Then they add 2 doors, to make a 4 door 4-series. And i'm pretty sure that they will ask much more for it than 3-series. Just like the 6-series GT.
        They are definitely going to ask for more money for it.
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        I'm not going to lie...it looks phenomenal Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Guess I am one of the few that is not a big fan this rendering.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        It's cool looking, but pretty busy/aggressive looking. More like a suped up Japanese car than an understated M car IMHO.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Guess I am one of the few that is not a big fan this rendering.
        No these are by far the worst renderings I have seen.

        I hope the M4 doesn't look like that.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        It's cool looking, but pretty busy/aggressive looking. More like a suped up Japanese car than an understated M car IMHO.
        I think it's too busy as well and not very innovative.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nobody was confused by the 3 sedan and coupe before. This is simply to force in more variations like 4 door coupes and GT's.
        Of course I didn't mean to imply that any of us were confused, I was just pointing out that the new naming scheme is actually more logical and fits better with the rest of BMW's lineup. I really don't care whether they keep all of them as the 3 series or split them into the 3 and 4 series.

        One nice benefit of this is the successor to the 1 M Coupe can be named M2 without BMW purists crying foul over the desecration of the M1's name.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        Of course I didn't mean to imply that any of us were confused, I was just pointing out that the new naming scheme is actually more logical and fits better with the rest of BMW's lineup. I really don't care whether they keep all of them as the 3 series or split them into the 3 and 4 series.

        One nice benefit of this is the successor to the 1 M Coupe can be named M2 without BMW purists crying foul over the desecration of the M1's name.
        They proved they pay attention to history when they did not name it m1. This should prove they could keep m3 coupe.
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        2,4,6 and 8 are all coupes. Real simple.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        2,4,6 and 8 are all coupes. Real simple.
        Three of these are creations AFTER the M3 existed. BMW never decided on doing this before and it certainly isn't necessary to throw their history away. If they were going to, why 1M instead of M1?
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Three of these are creations AFTER the M3 existed. BMW never decided on doing this before and it certainly isn't necessary to throw their history away. If they were going to, why 1M instead of M1?
        Eh, what about 503, 508, 507? The real 328 and 327? Or 1500 and 1800 and 2000? Or 1602, 2002, 2500, 2800? Or the 3.0 or the Bavaria? Or the Dixie or the Isetta? You see, there is sometimes more consistency in the earlier designations. But they are all gone. BMW did not start with the 320i, which my friend described as a car designed to be assembled my Turkish immigrants.

        As the the M1, all you need to do is go back to the 80's to see one. Hence, the 1 Series M, or 1M for short. Here, the M2 makes a lot more sense. Think it will have an S designated motor this time?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Eh, what about 503, 508, 507? The real 328 and 327? Or 1500 and 1800 and 2000? Or 1602, 2002, 2500, 2800? Or the 3.0 or the Bavaria? Or the Dixie or the Isetta? You see, there is sometimes more consistency in the earlier designations. But they are all gone.
        True, these sort of existed before we had 3,5,6,7,8 though.

        Why would BMW even do a 3 Series coupe if the idea was to have even numbers be coupes? It never was, 3,5,6,7,8 reflected size and position in the lineup. They were not designed to designate the number of doors. This is change for the sake of change that isn't necessary. Throwing away the M3 coupe history is just... well, it makes me angry.
      1. UsualSuspect's Avatar
        UsualSuspect -
        Mild looking....
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I think it's too busy as well and not very innovative.
        The only thing that sucks is the square side vent.
      1. cisi's Avatar
        cisi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They proved they pay attention to history when they did not name it m1. This should prove they could keep m3 coupe.
        that was no real proof, they simply do what fits better to their needs and point it out to the pubblic to get the best marketing effect they can.
        - So no M1: "proof to be hystorical"
        - some years ago it had to be NA to be sporty
        - now it has to be turbo for better mileage and to be green
        - m3 m4 renaming for better overview
        - light cars are sporty, handling is important and now look at the weight figures of an X5M / X6M
        - diesel where a nogo at M and now they are coming
        - AWD was a nogo at M and now they are coming
        - fwd is coming... while it never siuted to the bmw philosophy
        - bmw vans are coming

        there are tons of examples like this.
        BMW has a big plan in mind and they dont care about anything of the above points, they do what it needs to sell more and get bigger (and not beeing surpassed by audi).
        The BMW marketing does the rest making every decision look the best ever, its just that simple.(you can justify every thing, and you will always find some followers. If not enough people in the BMW rows than simply some people swapping over from audi or other companies for exactly that reason.)
        If they see that army tanks are a good thing for building up additional business without compromising the business they already have (i doubt so!), they will build them and even give it an M badge for the more powerful ones.... nothing more and nothing less.
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        I like the new naming scheme makes more sense since they are different chasis anyway. I think the Audi naming scheme works perfectly and BMW wants to grab the Audi crowd. I highly doubt the M division will use the 1M front bumper styling and those butt ugly side grills.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cisi Click here to enlarge
        that was no real proof, they simply do what fits better to their needs and point it out to the pubblic to get the best marketing effect they can.
        - So no M1: "proof to be hystorical"
        They defied convention specifically to avoid calling the car M1. That is why it is the 1M. The actual name of the car avoiding encroachment on the M1 name is not proof to you that BMW is aware of the M1 and what it means? Really?



        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cisi Click here to enlarge
        - now it has to be turbo for better mileage and to be green
        - m3 m4 renaming for better overview
        - light cars are sporty, handling is important and now look at the weight figures of an X5M / X6M
        - diesel where a nogo at M and now they are coming
        - AWD was a nogo at M and now they are coming
        - fwd is coming... while it never siuted to the bmw philosophy
        - bmw vans are coming

        there are tons of examples like this.
        Yep, this is all a load of crap. Front wheel drive BMW's when BMW would make fun of front wheel drive, unbelievable.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cisi Click here to enlarge
        BMW has a big plan in mind and they dont care about anything of the above points, they do what it needs to sell more and get bigger
        Yep, they sold out. I've been saying this for a while now.