BMW Concept M4 Coupe live photos, Pebble Beach, 2013
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Here’s a fresh batch of photos of the stunning new BMW Concept M4, taken at its unveiling yesterday at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Though still a concept, the car provides a clear indication as to how the new M4 sports car, the successor to the M3 Coupe, will look like when it hits showrooms next spring.
What we know about the Concept M4 is that it features a new color called Aurum Dust, which will be an exclusive option on the upcoming M4. The car also features carbon fiber reinforced plastic for its the front splitter, roof, rear diffuser and exhaust tips, as well as aerodynamic aids such as the air curtain up front, streamlined side mirror caps and the aforementioned rear diffuser. A subtle trunk lid spoiler is also featured.
Sadly, no details about the M4’s powertrain have been revealed yet, though in the video above we get to hear it rev a little. The engine is likely to be a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six, delivering between 400 and 450 horsepower to the rear wheels via a seven-speed M-DCT dual-clutch transmission and limited-slip differential.
Look for the M4 in production trim to appear next to a similarly-styled M3 sedan at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. And for the rest of our Pebble Beach coverage, click here.