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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. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by marcvtec Click here to enlarge
        Hopefully we can tune this up to 600hp
        then it will be a great car
        I don't know what happened to the BMW crowd that now it's about HP and not the driving experience. This IMO will never be a great M car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Looks great! I can't wait to hear the final performance numbers. I wouldn't worry about it being a hopped up n55, IMO BMW just is making better entry level motors. The s55 won't disappoint. Let's say it's 450hp, and it's close to as tunable as the n54. So throw a tune and FBO's and be 550-580hp? I'll take it!
        It will still be of similar displacement so limited but by nature of being turbo it will be tunable. It just won't match the S54 or S65 as far as all out potential.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blisstik Click here to enlarge
        Looks great. I bet that front CF lip and CF diffuser and CF exhaust tips are all part of M Performance package.
        And extra 15 horsepower probably will be available too for $10k or something. Freaking BMW...
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't know what happened to the BMW crowd that now it's about HP and not the driving experience. This IMO will never be a great M car.
        Why won't the M4 ever be a great M car?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It will still be of similar displacement so limited but by nature of being turbo it will be tunable. It just won't match the S54 or S65 as far as all out potential.

        Lol, c'mon... How can you say that? The n54 is at 750hp on stock internals....what do you think a ///m variant will be capable of? For all we know it could be 3.5 liter....look at the gtr And their 3.8liter. You know you blindly assuming that, why? I have no clue...
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        @Sticky if anything this motor could have way more potential since it's boosted from the factory
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Why won't the M4 ever be a great M car?
        Because it spits all over the traditional M formula.

        If the GT3 turned into a lower revving and less responsive car it would no longer be a GT3. This is no longer a real M in my mind. It's a new breed and I will no longer be a customer.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky if anything this motor could have way more potential since it's boosted from the factory
        No, all that means is it is easier to tune out the door not that you can get it further. Due to the older M motors being higher revving and offering higher volumetric efficiency without forced induction they will always have more potential.

        You'll get more with just a tune here but a turbo S54 or S65 will kick sand in its face.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Why won't the M4 ever be a great M car?
        I guess it depends on your definition of a M car.

        Really interested to see what they did with this engine. How they addressed the turbo lag the the M5/M6 has. How did they address heat soak and limp mode problems. To me with this next gen M3/M4, it is all about power delivery. The S65 is magic on a road course.

        I guess in reality this has become more of a street car. I just don't see too many guys running these as their track cars.

        The true test will be when some owners actually do get their cars out on the track and pound the sh*t out of them 20-30 minutes sessions. Can this car be beat on all day and keep on ticking.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        You and I have no clue how high revving this will be. The s54 has a 8000rpm redline, rumor has it this s55 will be 7500-8000... Big deal

        I find this conversation comical, it's all assumptions on your part with a negative view. Why don't we just have high revving 4 cylinder and stick with the ORIGINAL m formula lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        The true test will be when some owners actually do get their cars out on the track and pound the sh*t out of them 20-30 minutes sessions. Can this car be beat on all day and keep on ticking.
        If you were to take a look a the current M5/M6 and if this follows in their footsteps you will have your answer .
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        You and I have no clue how high revving this will be. The s54 has a 8000rpm redline, rumor has it this s55 will be 7500-8000... Big deal

        I find this conversation comical, it's all assumptions on your part with a negative view. Why don't we just have high revving 4 cylinder and stick with the ORIGINAL m formula lol
        No, we've got a pretty good idea based on BMW's turbo motors and shots of the tach. I don't see this getting anywhere near 8000.

        Over 7000? It better be... it better be. But it still won't matter, I have a 4.0 liter V8 revving to 8500 rpm I win forever and ever.

        No assumptions, I'm going based on precedent and what we know. I'm grounded in reality not hoping for something that won't come.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Why don't we just have high revving 4 cylinder and stick with the ORIGINAL m formula lol
        You make a modern S14 and stick it in a lightweight chassis and you essentially have a BMW S2000. Will that car be more fun to drive? There's your real question.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        The m5/m6 in any generation was never a track car...BMW doesn't race them.

        This m4 will $#@! all over the s65 m3....I'm 100% sure of it, even on the track
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        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.

        This m4 will $#@! all over the s65 m3....I'm 100% sure of it, even on the track
        So you think BMW found the magic formula for FI to handle a session with out major heat soak?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        So you think BMW found the magic formula for FI to handle a session with out major heat soak?
        Yup... Nissan does with the gtr, why can't BMW?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        F1 is going to turbos as well .... FYI
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Yup... Nissan does with the gtr, why can't BMW?
        I am a member of a track. The GTR does heat soak. My buddy had one for a while, he managed to trigger low boost mode numerous times.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        F1 is going to turbos as well .... FYI
        Your point?

        It isn't the first time they have run turbos in F1.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        My point is, you can run a turbo car on the track