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BMW unveils Concept M4 Coupe

BMW unveils Concept M4 Coupe
The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
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BMW Concept M4 Coupe (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
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BMW Concept M4 Coupe (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
The carbon fiber roof helps ensure a lower center of gravity and reduces weight
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The carbon fiber roof helps ensure a lower center of gravity and reduces weight
BMW Concept M4 Coupe (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
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BMW Concept M4 Coupe (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
The M4 features twin tailpipes, a characteristic synonymous with the M-series
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The M4 features twin tailpipes, a characteristic synonymous with the M-series
The hood, or bonnet, features the traditional power dome look
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The hood, or bonnet, features the traditional power dome look
The M4 touts the iconic imagery of its predecessors
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The M4 touts the iconic imagery of its predecessors
The M4 Coupe utilizes the BMW M double bar kidney grille
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The M4 Coupe utilizes the BMW M double bar kidney grille
A carbon fiber front splitter dons the aggressively shaped front apron
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A carbon fiber front splitter dons the aggressively shaped front apron
Alloy rims sport an exclusively designed, bicolor double-spoke look
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Alloy rims sport an exclusively designed, bicolor double-spoke look
A brawny rear end keeps the M4 looking like the performance car that it is
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A brawny rear end keeps the M4 looking like the performance car that it is
The M4 stays true to its BMW roots with a long bonnet and short front overhang
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The M4 stays true to its BMW roots with a long bonnet and short front overhang
The M4 continues the M-series legacy with a car that puts track performance on the road
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The M4 continues the M-series legacy with a car that puts track performance on the road
The aerodynamics package features a carbon fiber rear diffuser to help give the M4 a sporty feel
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The aerodynamics package features a carbon fiber rear diffuser to help give the M4 a sporty feel
The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
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The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
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The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
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The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
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BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
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BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
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BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
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BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
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BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
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BMW's Concept M4 Coupe on show at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend
The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)
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The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)

BMW has revealed the shape of things to came for its M-series with the sexy Concept M4 Coupe. Unveiled at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend, the Concept M4 picks up where the M3 left off with a design that holds to the "race car for the road" philosophy of the company's Motorsport line.

"[The M4] combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly emotional overall concept," says Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M Division.

Flashing an exclusive "Aurum Dust" color scheme, the design preview of the upcoming M4 leaves no doubt as to the car's heritage. The front end is is marked by large air inlets and the traditional BMW face, with its twin round LED headlamps and the iconic power dome hood a clear nod to previous M models, as are the twin tailpipes at the rear.

Buffed out wheel arches shelter the 20" alloy rims fashioned in the traditional M style – five filigree double-spokes with polished outer surfaces that provide a window to the M Carbon ceramic brakes.

The M4 also sports a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) front splitter, roof, and rear diffuser. The CFRP roof helps reduce weight and lower the vehicle's center of gravity while the rear diffuser increases down force and adds to the brawny look of the coupe's back end.

While no official performance specs or drivetrain details have yet been released, BMW says this new concept offers a "first outlook on a high-performance sports car of tomorrow." It has certainly proved its ability to turn a few heads at Monterey.

A production version of the M4 is expected in 2014.

Source: BMW

BMW Concept M4 Coupé.

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