With the arrival, in September, of the new BMW M4 coupe (accompanied by the M3 sedan), pure power returns to the foreground, emerging from the shadow where the talk about sustainability has relegated it. Already from the previous generation the German coup had gained the even number, confirmed in this new edition.

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The final version has not yet been revealed, but during the Styrian Grand Prix, the 2020 MotoGP event (BMW partner of the MotoGp), a camouflaged specimen was shown to the public, but which leaves little doubt about the design. It can be observed, first of all, that the stylistic details are those of the new generation of the 4 Series, vitamanized by the supercar specialists of M Sport. During the presentation, the new M4 was joined by the new M4 GT3 version, a car that will make its competitive debut next year and will replace the current M6 GT3.

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As for the road M4, some information is already known. Starting with the one that probably pleases the purists of sports driving the most: the entry-level version of the range will have a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. Under the hood, the 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine (code name S58) is already in service on the X4 M and M Competition. Just like the X4 M, the M4 will be offered in two powerful versions: the 480 horsepower one (with manual gearbox, as we said) and the 510 one, christened M4 Competition (and equipped with an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox). The new M3 and M4 will not be exclusively rear-wheel drive: there are also four-wheel drive variants. All that remains is to wait a few weeks to find out all the other details.

28 August 2020 (change August 31, 2020 | 11:17)

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