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    • Official - The 2014 BMW F82 BMW M4 design revealed early, pictures/photos

      Many saw a leaked image make the rounds on the internet yesterday of a yellow M4. The image was not a fake and here it is, your 2014 F82 M4 revealed before its official public debut at the Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance this weekend. So how does the car look? In a word, great. Nothing over the top here BMW is playing it safe. The hood has the power dome that became a staple of the M3's design with the E46 M3 and has the carbon roof from the E92 although is seen here with M color stripes for a nice touch.

      The sideskirts follow the E92 design. The front bumper takes inspiration from the 1M and is immediately recognizable as M. This brings us to the rear of the car where the taillights ditch the amber of the F32 4-Series (thankfully) and the car retains the quad exhaust setup the E46 M3 and E92 M3's brought us. Most importantly, the controversial 'bimmerrang' side vent received a redesign for the M version that looks much more like the E9X M setup. It just looks better.

      The car is a solid design and looks great. Now the question becomes what the official specifications would be. A 450 horsepower S55 turbocharged inlnie-6 mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission is expected. If BMW can drop the weight significantly, that may be enough. We will have to wait and see.

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      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        My point is, you can run a turbo car on the track
        And a F1 car is your argument to prove a street car is ready for track duty.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Nope... Just pointing it out. The 911 turbo and gtr is my argument... I just think it's crazy that people bury a car before it's even out. Why?
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        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Nope... Just pointing it out. The 911 turbo and gtr is my argument... I just think it's crazy that people bury a car before it's even out. Why?
        Great, glad you brought that up. The guys that go to the track on a regular basis don't use their 911 turbos as the their track duty cars. They have a GT3. Porsche knows exactly what makes a reliable hardcore track car and it isn't FI.

        Not burying it. I just think it is more of the street car now, going to be a damn good one.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Yea... We will see. I'm not going to argue anymore, I'll let the car speak for itself. It's going to be sick, and I can't wait to buy one.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        I heard anything > 3500 lbs isn't a real M car. I guess that rules out the e92. Sorry...
      1. trufus's Avatar
        trufus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        I heard anything > 3500 lbs isn't a real M car. I guess that rules out the e92. Sorry...
        The e92 doesn't weigh over 3500... EDIT: Apparently it weighs just around 3500. The internet doesn't seem to know for sure Click here to enlarge


        I'll agree with most here that this is a helluva good looking car (in a different color), but it will be interesting to see how the engine performs. C&D was quoting a 7000 RPM redline which shouldn't surprise anyone.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by trufus Click here to enlarge
        The e92 doesn't weigh over 3500...

        I'll agree with most here that this is a helluva good looking car (in a different color), but it will be interesting to see how the engine performs. C&D was quoting a 7000 RPM redline which shouldn't surprise anyone.
        Since when? Rumors are the new motor will be "near 8, 000 rpm" whatever that means. I can all bit guarantee it will be more than 7, 000.
      1. trufus's Avatar
        trufus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Since when? Rumors are the new motor will be "near 8, 000 rpm" whatever that means. I can all bit guarantee it will be more than 7, 000.
        Yeah I edited my post about the weight. Review mags put it at just over 3500, and BMW put it a bit over that as well. So it seems like you're right.

        I'm just quoting this article (lol, lofty). "We expect to see a lofty redline in the proximity of 7000 rpm"
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by trufus Click here to enlarge
        Yeah I edited my post about the weight. Review mags put it at just over 3500, and BMW put it a bit over that as well. So it seems like you're right.


        I'm just quoting this article (lol, lofty). "We expect to see a lofty redline in the proximity of 7000 rpm"
        Lofty 7000? Lol...if its only 7000...well that would be embarrassing...
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Someone posted a side by side of the rear and the M4 doesn't look any wider than the 435. I will be pissed if it lime the F10 M5 compared to the regular 5 series....can't even tell them apart. I love wide fender flares. It part of the reason I love my 1M so much.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Since when? Rumors are the new motor will be "near 8, 000 rpm" whatever that means. I can all bit guarantee it will be more than 7, 000.
        Just like the near E46 M3 weight. But that includes carbon fiber seats that can't be purchase in the US.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Just like the near E46 M3 weight. But that includes carbon fiber seats that can't be purchase in the US.
        I wish we could get the performance seats here....it $#@!ing sucks.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        The m5/m6 in any generation was never a track car...BMW doesn't race them.
        I see you have a large misconception. The M5 was always the four door sports car:



        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        This m4 will $#@! all over the s65 m3....I'm 100% sure of it, even on the track
        Until it goes into limp mode. And the E92 M3 didn't $#@! all over the E46 M3 CSL around the track just like the new M4 will get spanked by the M3 GTS which will be lighter and just about match it in power. Plus... actually be able to do multiple laps.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        F1 is going to turbos as well .... FYI
        BMW isn't racing in F1.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        And a F1 car is your argument to prove a street car is ready for track duty.
        Click here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Nope... Just pointing it out. The 911 turbo and gtr is my argument... I just think it's crazy that people bury a car before it's even out. Why?
        Nobody is burying it. The car will be a good car like the 335 is a good car.

        It just isn't a real M IMO and from an M purist viewpoint M is over.

        Nice design, comfortable, more straightline emphasis, and less track emphasis.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        I heard anything > 3500 lbs isn't a real M car. I guess that rules out the e92. Sorry...
        From whom?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Since when? Rumors are the new motor will be "near 8, 000 rpm" whatever that means. I can all bit guarantee it will be more than 7, 000.
        Since always: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.p...nt-rear-lights
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Lofty 7000? Lol...if its only 7000...well that would be embarrassing...
        I don't know where this 8000 stuff is coming from anyway.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        I really don't understand how turbo lag (regardless of how small) is acceptable. I agree - this will never be a true track car unless this is solved. There is no reason to buy this car (w/ turbo lag) if you are going to take it to a track when there are NA alternatives. Being able to plant the car's weight (with the throttle/brake/steering wheel) where you want is what racing is ALL ABOUT.

        As someone said above, it will be a GREAT street car - a very fun one - just like a 911 Turbo. Is it like the NA M3s of yesteryear? Hell no. 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, etc. - it's not about the power, it's the delivery. I don't see what's so hard to understand here.