Introduced for the first time during 2014 Detroit Motor Show, the new BMW M4 officially enters production inside the Munchen parent factory. The first unit, a yellow painted one, was driven off the line by DTM racing driver Martin Tomczyk and BMW Munich Plant Managing Director Hermann Bohrer.
The 2014 BMW M4 features a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine, capable of offering 431 horsepower and a 550 Nm moment of torque. This is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, up to a limited top speed of 250 km/h. When the car is equipped with the M Driver Package, the maximum speed reaches 280 km/h.
The optional transmission for the new M4 Coupe is the third-generation M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT). As well as changing gear automatically, in manual mode it enables ultra-fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power. The integrated Launch Control function ensures optimum sprinting performance off the line, producing acceleration figures that would be simply unattainable with the manual gearbox.
In addition, the system allows for a range of extra features, including Stability Clutch Control, which opens the clutch when the car is understeering to bring it back into line, and also the selectable Drivelogic modes that give the BMW M3 and BMW M4 more comfortable, more economy-focused or even sportier characteristics depending on driver choice. The additional seventh gear over the manual gearbox allows longer gear ratios and delivers efficiency.
Equipped with a series of carbon fiber and aluminium components, the new M4 Coupe weights only 1497 kilograms.