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      08-20-2020, 10:11 AM   #1
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BMW has shown the first appearance of the BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 GT3 prototypes.

BMW M4 Coupe Appears at MotoGP




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World premiere on the Red Bull Ring: For the first time, the BMW M GmbH presented its two icons designed for the road and the racetrack side by side, the prototypes of the new BMW M4 Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 10.9 – 10.5 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 249 – 239 g/km*, provisional figures) and the new BMW M4 GT3.

Munich. World premiere on the Red Bull Ring: For the first time, the BMW M GmbH presented its two icons designed for the road and the racetrack side by side, the prototypes of the new BMW M4 Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 10.9 – 10.5 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 249 – 239 g/km*, provisional figures) and the new BMW M4 GT3. During the run-up to the MotoGP “BMW M Grand Prix of Styria”, the two vehicles were presented in a camouflage look designed specifically for this purpose, as their final design will not be revealed until a later date.

“I am very pleased we are able to present both the new BMW M4 Coupe and the new BMW M4 GT3 together here. As title sponsor of the ‘BMW M Grand Prix of Styria’ and long-term partner of MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports, I cannot think of a better place to hold this special premiere. The BMW M4 Coupe and its motorsport counterpart BMW M4 GT3 are the icons of the BMW M GmbH and prime examples of the technology transfer from motorsport to series production – and back again. From the outset, both vehicles were developed parallel to each other, so they both have the same genes,” says Markus Flasch, CEO of the BMW M GmbH, who himself completed the first laps on the Red Bull Ring in the BMW M4 Coupe.

Like the new BMW M3 Sedan and all other current high-performance automobiles from the BMW M GmbH, the new BMW M4 Coupe will be available in two performance versions: Apart from a variant with 353 kW/480 hp and
a 6-speed manual transmission, a Competition model with 375 kW/510 hp and an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic will also be on offer in each case.

The core component shared by all BMW M4s is the newly developed straight six-cylinder engine featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology and a high-revving concept. From the outset, the high-performance-power plant was developed on the basis of performance characteristics taken directly from motorsport. Not only will the BMW M Customer Racing Teams, who will be deploying the BMW M4 GT3 in numerous GT series worldwide, benefit from this. It also raises the standard of driving pleasure for BMW M4 road-legal vehicles to a new level.

For Philipp Eng, the person driving the BMW M4 GT3, the ride around the Austrian circuit was a welcome foretaste of the year ahead: “I can’t wait to take the BMW M4 GT3 onto the starting grid,” says the Austrian who will be participating in the DTM with the ZF BMW M4 DTM. “The BMW M4 GT3 will already take part in its first race next year and will be able to prove how it performs under competitive conditions. I am sure that it has what it takes to continue the long-standing and successful tradition of BMW M vehicles.”

From 2022 and following selected racing events in 2021, the BMW M4 GT3 will finally replace the BMW M6 GT3 as the top-of-the-range model in BMW’s customer sport offering. Since 2016, the BMW M6 GT3 has been part of the BMW M Motorsport vehicle portfolio, already winning the Spa-Franchorchamps 24 hours during its debut year, only to surpass this success with a double victory two years later.

However, before the new BMW M4 Coupe is actually released to the road and the racetrack without special camouflage design, final intensive tests still have to be performed. The official world premiere is planned for September 2020. But one thing is already certain: One of the MotoGP pilots battling for points and placements just a few days after the appearance of the BMW M4 Coupe on the Red Bull Ring, will have the pleasure of driving an icon of the BMW M GmbH. Because the winner of the “BMW M Grand Prix of Styria” being held from 21st to 23rd August will be honoured with an exclusive BMW M4 Coupe of the model generation 2021.
Source: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...gt3-prototypes
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Tip of the cap to whomever does their camo wraps... found a way to make it look stylish and still obscure some design details
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Like it. Not much left to reveal now apart from pricing. Good to see how the side gills look.

The rocker panels are very deep and defined.

The rear is definitely the most aggressive stock M car I think I recall.

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Front fenders look more flared than the rear?
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looks amazing! especially that 3qrt rear shot.
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Just when I'm beginning to think I like it, and excited for the reveal, I see these and I'm not sure
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I just don't get the design of the rear skirt/apron and reflector. Why would the skirt seem to cover the reflector? Looks lame. I should invest in some stock for painted rear reflector covers. I'd make a fortune
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Even the side mirrors look weird, or maybe is just me.
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The M4 just looks bad.

The GT3 front looks much better than the actual M4 front.
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Just when I'm beginning to think I like it, and excited for the reveal, I see these and I'm not sure
The car itsself is actually STUNNING. Itís just the front bumper and grilles. It actually ruins the whole look.
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I have yet to see that advertised aggressiveness on the front. Looks lame honestly.
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The car itsself is actually STUNNING. Itís just the front bumper and grilles. It actually ruins the whole look.
mmmm really?
I think your CS looks way better then this
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What were they thinking...the hood bumper and grill is just a no go from me.

LCI or cayman 718 for me. Sigh. I want to like it but Iím not going to force myself to like a 100k vehicle
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All blacked out is the one to go for.
The GT4 though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!digging it
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Looks good. Can't wait to see it fully revealed
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Looking great!!

Glad I didn't waste my time standing in line to see either G80 or G82 at a UDE or M track day.

Looking forward to ordering my G83 when available

Too much negative posts which brings negative energy. Ya'll don't have to buy a BMW, as the complainers are a very small subset.
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The front fenders looks so round, what a hideous machine. It's a pity because it will most likely destroy everything on the road when It comes to performance. How can they make something as gorgeous as the 8 series and then make this abomination less than a Year later
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Front grill looked better to me here than on anything I've seen before, still not saying I like it.

Can't wait to see the M3 however, the side-profile lines and proportions don't look right on the M4 to me.
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Looks good. Can't wait to see it fully revealed
Only left to reveal is the carbon bucket seats, which are covered in these photos.

The exterior has been revealed— not much left to hide, as the strip tease is finished.
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