Mid-August, on lands Clint Eatswood, not far from Carmel (California), became the rendezvous of the masterpieces of the automobile. Collectors from around the world to be admired the most beautiful cars of creation – we’ll talk – a public gathering of choice for the month are the least of their worries.
At Pebble Beach, it is indeed the most beautiful golf courses, the most beautiful properties and, of course, the appropriate setting for the beautiful bodies shine under the nose of very wealthy buyers. With this exceptional environment, manufacturers have learned how to use this framework to reveal some future models. As if Frankfurt was too far away or too popular.
BMW did not hesitate to get in California and a study of the future M4 style with the standard version would be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January, alongside the M3 sedan. And if the warbling refers to plumage, it is likely to create a small earthquake in the world of sport and in particular since the DTM car next year to defend the colors of a BMW Car Championship “tourism” high German coloring.
Racing version of course, but, as always with BMW, from a road version particularly sharp. “A year ago, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of BMW M and the 25th anniversary of the BMW M3,” said Dr Friedrich Nitschke, President of BMW M GmbH, Pebble Beach. “With the launch of the BMW Concept Coupe M4, we take now the foundation of a new era, both on the road and on the track.”
Few technical details have leaked on this car, but Klaus Froehlich, vice president of BMW Group in charge of the high-end product, said the M4 uses 80% of specific parts compared to a 435i equipped with the M Performance Package that n is already not sad (See photo of 435 white body). Among the changes, you can count on a roof made of carbon fiber as the previous M3, but also other body parts to lighten up the M4.
The engine returns to six cylinders in line, completely revised, coupled to a gearbox double-clutch seven-speed. With a suspension also revised the M4 must counter Porsche 911 and with other arguments. Among the issues outdo many upscale sports on a tour of the great Nurburgring. But no question of AWD, rejected because it is too heavy a solution for a very sporty car … and which does not need DTM.