• 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 inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        it's the delivery. I don't see what's so hard to understand here.
        It's difficult to explain to an N54 crowd. The BMW demographic has changed with M.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's difficult to explain to an N54 crowd. The BMW demographic has changed with M.
        No it's just the relevancy of the argument. If you track your car, there is a good point with na being better than fi, but how many people track their car here? Or in general. Most run their car on the street. You don't track it @Sticky
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        No it's just the relevancy of the argument. If you track your car, there is a good point with na being better than fi, but how many people track their car here? Or in general. Most run their car on the street. You don't track it @Sticky
        Most people here are N54 centric so how is that a fair point?

        My car isn't being built as a track car that is obvious. How does that change any of the relevant points regarding M models and track prowess?

        M stands for what?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        My point is...how many people here track their cars? .............

        This m4 will definitely be a good street car, we'll see about a track car...but again, all the people including you that are talking about how it performs on the track, will never take it there.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        My point is...how many people here track their cars? .............

        This m4 will definitely be a good street car, we'll see about a track car...but again, all the people including you that are talking about how it performs on the track, will never take it there.
        I understand that and it's likely true that the majority don't track their m series. However the M in M3 and M4 stands for Motorsport - not "sporty sedan". Just like the GT3 stands for "you can take your car from the factory and go directly to a racetrack and be competitive", that's what the M inM3 used to mean. That's all people mean I think when they argue about it. Not sure if that makes sense.

        Regardless, racetrack or not, "the Motorsport" trickles down into overall performance. On a secluded mountain road or a real racetrack - it carries over. things that apply on the racetrack apply here not just straight line speed and handling. The characteristics of the engine are very important; that's why we see so many awesome naturally aspirated engines in most good racing series today.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        I understand that and it's likely true that the majority don't track their m series. However the M in M3 and M4 stands for Motorsport - not "sporty sedan". Just like the GT3 stands for "you can take your car from the factory and go directly to a racetrack and be competitive", that's what the M inM3 used to mean. That's all people mean I think when they argue about it. Not sure if that makes sense.

        Regardless, racetrack or not, "the Motorsport" trickles down into overall performance. On a secluded mountain road or a real racetrack - it carries over. things that apply on the racetrack apply here not just straight line speed and handling. The characteristics of the engine are very important; that's why we see so many awesome naturally aspirated engines in most good racing series today.
        Read my mind woul rep you but apparently I've repped you too much lol
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spool twice Click here to enlarge
        What happened to the "m" trademark wider fender flaring? Maybe its just the pictures
        This is much beefier than the base model....check out the base pics. I REALLY like the M, the base model puts me to zzzzzzz. I like the looks of properly trimmed non-M E9X /E46....but this non M F thing looks too blah IMO.

        Also, this car MUST be better than the previous gen car. I'd be shocked if it isn't.... Im guessing 7500 RPM, 480hp and a ton of torques. They MUST make sure its as lag free as possible...I don't think a 1M is super laggy so I think they can make it better... we will know soon enough.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        My point is...how many people here track their cars? .............

        This m4 will definitely be a good street car, we'll see about a track car...but again, all the people including you that are talking about how it performs on the track, will never take it there.
        It doesn't matter how many track them. It could be all or none. That changes nothing regarding track prowess of the car and intention.

        What the hell is BMW Motorsport actually going to race? Sales charts?
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -


        Check this out!
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      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Amber is dated. Reason why it goes on the base models and not the real ones.
        Actually the real reason is that red lights by law can be whatever size they want to be,whereas amber has to be a certain square inch area in order to meet visibility laws. Which i find retarded because a mile away with Blackline taillights you could see which direction I was going to turn. However when you have brakelights on, rear fogs and a turnsignal that is the same color, it washes out. My Amber LCI coupe tails on my gfs car were a huge improvement at night.

        Oh and if ambers are dated and for basemodel cars, why are Whiteline tails for an F10 an option? They are standard with amber LEDs...
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        Read my mind woul rep you but apparently I've repped you too much lol
        lol - i just tried to give you a +1 for the attempt - and got the same message. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Couldn't they have leaked this with the pics and made life easy for me?

        Oh that's horse$#@! how they have the other m's back off as if this is the new king. My M3 would have pulled right in front, revved, and had this thing go back on the drawing board with its tail tucked between its legs where it belongs.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        Actually the real reason is that red lights by law can be whatever size they want to be,whereas amber has to be a certain square inch area in order to meet visibility laws. Which i find retarded because a mile away with Blackline taillights you could see which direction I was going to turn. However when you have brakelights on, rear fogs and a turnsignal that is the same color, it washes out. My Amber LCI coupe tails on my gfs car were a huge improvement at night.
        I'm sure there is a law and whatnot but amber still looks dated. First thing people did with their older 3-Series was ditch the ambers for clears. The E46 M3 came with clears for a reason... they look better.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Couldn't they have leaked this with the pics and made life easy for me?

        Oh that's horse$#@! how they have the other m's back off as if this is the new king. My M3 would have pulled right in front, revved, and had this thing go back on the drawing board with its tail tucked between its legs where it belongs.
        Lol
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        I personally hate clear/white turnsignals. Every honda in the world did that, and seeing tons of BMWs do it too makes it look tasteless. If i got my hands on am E46 M id swap the tails to the LED red/amber lens combo. You never see that on the road.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Take a look at the pics in that instgram link I posted...badass
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Great vid! I like how they have the normal M's on one side and the track editions on he other side. I can't wait to see a csl/gts/gtr version of this. The exhaust sound pretty good to me, like a throater s54
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/home.jsp?lang=en

        Sign up for the closed room at mpower.com
        That's what they want, to get me in a closed room.