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Is there more to the BMW M4 than that big German nose that you can’t quit looking at?

The new BMW 4 Series, which was based on the BMW Concept 4, has been the victim of heavy criticism for some time now, and the M4 has fallen victim to the same big glass of hateraid. But, what sits behind that big, bulky, look-at-me nose is a humble powerhouse of performance that’s just as thrilling to drive as any other BMW on the market. After spending a week with the 2021 BMW M4 we can tell you that ugliness only runs skin deep, and you certainly shouldn’t judge a car by its face – this is our story with the new M4.

 

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It's Official: the BMW M4 Competition xDrive Can Compete with McLaren and Ferrari

It’s Official: the BMW M4 Competition xDrive Can Compete with McLaren and Ferrari

Supercar-like performance just because of the all-wheel-drive system?

Since its debut in 2015, the M4 has been just an M3 minus two doors, with blazing-fast performance and sleeker design. In its second generation, the G82 M4 arrived in 2021 with some serious design upgrades, which led to a lot of controversy regarding the whole kidney-grille design. But that part of the new M4 subsided with the massive jump in performance and the option of xDrive, introduced for 2021. Now, a recent report from Car and Driver shows how the M4 Competition xDrive can compete with supercars. The M4 Competition xDrive model clocked 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds! That is not just fast, but superfast.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL

Only 50 units will be built, and each will come with supercar-like prices

In 1972, BMW unveiled the 3.0 CSL as a lighter version of the 3.0 CS (hence the L in the CSL name). Only 1,265 units were built, but none of these units were sold in the States. In 2022, BMW M celebrates its 50th anniversary, and to mark the event the company will bring the 3.0 CSL name back to the lineup. The model has already been teased by BMW M boss, Frank van Meel, on his Instagram account, but today our spy photographers were also able to catch the future sedan out for a testing session of the streets of Munich, Germany.

Update 7-21-2022: The new BMW 3.0 CSL was spied testing on the Nurburgring, and we snapped some amazing pictures of it. Check them out below!}0}

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Tuner Alert: Dahler Can Give your BMW M3 or M4 A Swiss Twist of Power

Tuner Alert: Dahler Can Give your BMW M3 or M4 A Swiss Twist of Power

Dahler’s take on the BMW M3 and M4 is a very elegant take on what a modified "Beemer" should be

BMW’s M division prides itself with making some of the most driver-focused performance cars on the market. While the tech-heavy nature of modern cars may cause divisive opinions on the subject, the new BMW M3 and M4 is, without a doubt, capable platform. With that said, Swiss tuner Dahler recently unveiled their vision for what a tastefully-modified BMW M4 should look like, and we think that as far as ground-bound aircraft go, this one is touched at all the right places by just the right amount, including the engine department.

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The BMW 3.0 CSL Is Coming And We Have Proof

The BMW 3.0 CSL Is Coming And We Have Proof

This has been confirmed by none other than BMW M CEO Frank van Meel himself

We’re very much aware that BMW M is preparing another M car for this year. Apart from the M4 CSL, the M3 Touring, the M2, and the upcoming XM flagship SUV, there’s another M car that’s still in the works. This, however, is something even more special, as this car will be a modern-day interpretation of the BMW 3.0 CSL.

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The 2023 BMW M4 GT4 Drops In Time For The Next Racing Season

The 2023 BMW M4 GT4 Drops In Time For The Next Racing Season

BMW M Motorsport unveils its latest GT4 race car and it’s a great improvement over its predecessor

BMW has a long and proud history in racing, particularly so in GT racing. With this in mind, BMW’s Motorsport division just announced that its new racecar, the BMW M4 GT4, officially goes on sale. BMW’s latest GT4 racer was unveiled in preparation for the SRO race weekend at the Virginia International Raceway (USA). The latest iteration of BMW’s GT4 racecar is set to continue the German brand’s success in the GT4 category, and from 2023, private teams will be able to purchase the M4 GT4 and put it straight to work in the racing series.

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2022 BMW M4 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 BMW M4 - Performance, Price, and Photos

With top-notch hardware and technology, the current M4 range blitzes past its competition in style

The BMW 4 Series and M4 were redesigned from the ground up for the 2021 model year. Now in its second generation, the M4 model-line up has evolved a lot to include a wide array of options with something for everyone. For that thoroughbred analog driving experience, BMW still has a six-speed manual option.

But if you want to keep up with the times and want to exploit that M-Tuned heart, then you’ve got a trusty eight-speed ZF automatic on tap that offers lightning-fast shifts. Also, for the first time ever, BMW offers xDrive, which is BMW’s AWD along with the option of a convertible on the top-spec model. Let’s take a closer look at the 2022 BMW M4 range.

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2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

The M4 CSL is lighter, more powerful, and quicker than the M4 Competition, and costs $140,000!

Following the footsteps of the M3 CSL from almost two decades back and the M4 GTS that came out six years back, BMW has launched its latest special edition model, the M4 CSL. For the longest time, it was a well-kept secret, but in recent times, we had spied it a few times and had an idea of how it looked on the outside and the inside. Fast forward to the present day, the M4 “Competition, Sport, Lightweight" is finally here.

The M4 CSL comes with a lot of tweaks when compared to the M4 Competition. It makes 40 extra horses, features an aggressive suspension tune, carbon-ceramic brakes, ultra-high performance tires, and is 240 pounds lighter. The M4 CSL is limited to just 1,000 examples worldwide and costs $139,900; nearly twice as much as the M4 Competition. Is it worth the extra price?

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The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Will Cost You More than $1,000 Per Horsepower

The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Will Cost You More than $1,000 Per Horsepower

In fairness, only 50 will be built, so the excessive price does include a bit of exclusivity

BMW’s Hommage lineup launched back in 2008 with the M1 Hommage, a model that essentially celebrated the legendary M1’s 30th birthday. Unfortunately, BMW never brought back the M1 beyond that concept or made a successor to it (unless you count the M8, which we wouldn’t), but the 2015 3.0 CSL Hommage concept will be making a comeback. A wide-eyed, big-grilled, thick-bodied concept from 2015 entering production in 2022? It sounds pretty crazy, and it might be, but wait until you hear how limited and how expensive it’s going to be.

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Exposed! - 2023 BMW M4 CSL Full Interior

Exposed! - 2023 BMW M4 CSL Full Interior

The spy shots reveal interesting details, like an automatic gearbox, no rear seats, and carbon fiber treatment inside

The BMW M4 CSL is all set to debut on May 20 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. As is with any new release, the company tries to hype it as much as possible. BMW did the same by releasing a new video talking about the M4 CSL for over four minutes. But, it’s not just the company hyping the much-anticipated car for you. Our spy photographers are doing the same, and dare I say, they’re doing a pretty good job.

The M4 CSL has been spotted in the past when we saw the camouflaged example’s exterior and a vague shot of the interior. Now, however, the photographers have managed to catch the interior in all its glory, and it reveals a lot of interesting details about the “Coupe Sport Leichtbau”.

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This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All

This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All

Can the rear-wheel-drive BMW M4 Competition hold a candle to the AWD Jaguar F-Type R?

The Brits have been aiming at the Germans for a long time and the Jaguar F Type R looks like it may be the biggest rival to the German trio. To see if that’s really the case, Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Jaguar F Type R to go up against a BMW M4 Competition. Both vehicles couldn’t be more different if they wanted to so, by all accounts, we have an interesting battle on our hands.

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An Epic Drag Race Between A BMW M4 Competition xDrive And An Audi RS5 Takes Place On An Empty Runway

An Epic Drag Race Between A BMW M4 Competition xDrive And An Audi RS5 Takes Place On An Empty Runway

The Audi RS5 and BMW M4 Competition xDrive prove they can exchange blows all day, on the drag strip

German performance cars are capable all-rounders, but when on the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn, only one thing matters – straight-line acceleration and top speed. With this in mind, YouTube channel Daniel Abt has arranged for two German performance coupes – a BMW M4 Competition xDrive and an Audi RS5 – to battle it out on an empty runway, and see how quickly they can get up to Autobahn speeds.

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A Bold Design Could Foreshadow The Next BMW M4 GTR

A Bold Design Could Foreshadow The Next BMW M4 GTR

An independent Vietnamese designer has done a better job on the BMW M4 than the entire BMW design team

BMW makes some of the best performance cars, but the company’s design language has been quite divisive in recent times. This is especially true for the BMW 4 Series, which is expected to get its most powerful, road-going version – the M4 CSL – in May 2022. While the test prototype has revealed plenty of details, a Vietnamese designer that goes by huy.a.tran on Instagram has given us his take on what a BMW M4 CSL should be, and it looks way better than BMW’s own creation.

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2022 BMW M4 Competition By AC Schnitzer

2022 BMW M4 Competition By AC Schnitzer

610 horsepower sounds a lot more appropriate for the sports coupe

When BMW launched the new M4 in both, standard and Competition versions, we were impressed. While the huge grille on the face draws polarizing opinions, there’s no split votes when it comes to power. It offers a lot of power for a compact sports coupe.

But, as usual, even for the best cars out there, you can always find more room to improve. AC Schnitzer, for example, is offering a special tuning kit that will not only add more power under the hood, but will also improve the car’s handling and dynamics.

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Does The Lexus RC F Have In It To Beat The BMW M4 With A Third Pedal?

Does The Lexus RC F Have In It To Beat The BMW M4 With A Third Pedal?

This is a surprisingly interesting mix of two cars with very different characteristics

Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ is not new to getting different cars together for a series of drag races and roll races. Remember the time when he got a Fusion Sport that humiliated a Ford Mustang? Building on the “not-the-race-we-wanted-but-the race-we-needed” series, Sam got a Lexus RC F to take on the popular car, the BMW M4. One’s got a V-8, the other a six-pot mill; one’s naturally aspirated and the other comes with a turbocharger. But, the difference that could be a deciding factor is the gearbox. It’s a manual gearbox vs automatic transmission. You’ve got the Kidney grille or the spindle?

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A Tuned Toyota GR Supra Attempts To School The BMW M4 Competition In Gappology

A Tuned Toyota GR Supra Attempts To School The BMW M4 Competition In Gappology

A Toyota GR Supra with a tune shows the new BMW M4 Competition how to put the power down in a drag race

Ever since the Toyota GR Supra came out, we have been wondering how it stacks up to some of BMW’s higher echelon of performance cars. To answer the question, Sam CarLegion has arranged for a tuned Toyota GR Supra and a BMW M4 Competition G82 to meet at the drag strip. We know the GR Supra is quite capable and has beaten much more powerful cars on the quarter-mile. Can it win this one?

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Watch A Dodge Challenger Hellcat Get Spanked Hard By A Tuned BMW M4!

Watch A Dodge Challenger Hellcat Get Spanked Hard By A Tuned BMW M4!

The Dodge Challenger makes more power than the tuned BMW M4, but the latter bullied the muscle car

Pit the Dodge Challenger Hellcat against any car and it will be the Alpha male there. However, it faced an unlikely bully on the drag strip in the form of a tuned BMW M4. Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ raced a Challenger and an M4, and even though the former makes more power, it lost to the German every time they raced. Quite embarrassing for the muscle car, eh?

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Check out the BMW M4 CSL in All Its Glory

Check out the BMW M4 CSL in All Its Glory

The BMW M4 CSL is coming along nicely and should live up to the name

BMW used the CSL moniker last time in 2004 with the E46 generation M3. Now, the CSL name, which stands for “Coupe Sport Leichtbau” or “Coupe Sport Lightweight” will return with the G82 generation, BMW M4. The car was caught testing again, and this time our spy photographers were able to get even closer and take some pictures of the interior.

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Did Zacoe Do A Good Job In Improving The BMW M3 And M4's Looks?

Did Zacoe Do A Good Job In Improving The BMW M3 And M4’s Looks?

Not a fan of the BMW M3 and M4’s looks? Well, take a look at what Zacoe has in store for you.

The current BMW M3 and M4 are some of the brand’s most controversially-designed cars to date. So if you’re part of the crowd that does not like the way the two cars look, then Zacoe (probably) has a fix for you.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione Update Includes The BMW M4 GT3

Assetto Corsa Competizione Update Includes The BMW M4 GT3

Now you can drive the BMW M4 GT3 in Assetto Corsa Competizione

Assetto Corsa Competizione was officially presented back in 2018, with the versions for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 announced in June 2020. At Gamescom 2021, the game’s developer - Kunos Simulazioni - announced that a version for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 will also arrive in February 2022.

However, November 2021 brings some serious updates for the PC version, and the BMW M4 GT3 is part of this update.

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BMW M Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With Special Logo

BMW M Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With Special Logo

BMW M kicks of a 50-year celebration with a new logo, but there’s definitely more to come

BMW M was established back in May 1972 in order to facilitate BMW’s racing program. It started small, with only 35 employees and its first project was the 3.0 CSL. The company grew slowly, and in 1978 it revealed its official M-badged car for the public: the M1. Today BMW M offers modified versions for nearly every BMW nameplate, with the exception of the Z4, 7-Series and X1.

And now, to celebrate half a century of existence, BMW M is offering its customers the possibility to decorate their cars with a special logo inspired by the classic "BMW Motorsport" logo.

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2021 G-Power G4M Bi-Turbo and G3M Bi-Turbo

2021 G-Power G4M Bi-Turbo and G3M Bi-Turbo

700 horsepower and a top speed of 207 mph move the BMW M3 into the supercar territory

G-Power is famous for its upgrade kits for the BMW models. As it was to be expected, the new BMW M3 and the M4 with their striking kidney grilles caught the tuner’s attention too and they both received some serious power boost. Both packages - called G3M and G4M - will be available for order starting December 2021.

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BMW's Future Designs Need to be Bold and Meaningful

BMW’s Future Designs Need to be Bold and Meaningful

Believe it or not, a car’s exterior design is about more than choosing to be bold or bland

As BMW navigates the inevitable course to the future that doesn’t only include electrification of its lineup, but digitalization and sustainability, the company has been forced to rethink everything it stands for, all the way down to a design standpoint. This was never more evident than when BMW released the controversially grilled BMW M3 and the even bolder M4. And, while nobody can argue that the design of the M3 and M4 were definitely bold, that’s actually just the start of things.

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Watch The Audi RS5 And The Nissan GT-R Get Their Asses Whooped By A BMW M4 Competition!

Watch The Audi RS5 And The Nissan GT-R Get Their Asses Whooped By A BMW M4 Competition!

This drag race shows that the BMW M4 Competition xDrive should never be taken for granted

Thomas and James from ‘Throttle House’ organized an all-wheel-drive drag race that had some big names racing against each other. The contenders included an Audi RS5, a BMW M4 xDrive, and a Nissan GT-R. On paper, the GT-R makes the most power, but will that translate to a clean sweep over its German counterparts?

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2022 BMW M4 GT3

2022 BMW M4 GT3

It is based on the M4 Competition, but it adds almost an extra 90 horsepower

BMW started to work on the new M4 GT3 pretty much in the same time with the new generation M4. But the race car went to its own process of development and testing. It all started back in 2019 with CFD computer simulations and continued in July, 2020 with the first real testing at BMW’s plant in Dingolfing. From there, lots of testing was made on race tracks around the world. After each testing the car was further optimized to make it ready for its racing career.

Finally, on June 26th, 2021 the M4 GT3 made its first race debut at season’s Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and from there will be heading to BMW M Motorsport teams for the 2022 racing season.

The M4 GT3 is priced at $530,000. An additional Competition Package adds another $55,000. The car can be raced in the GT Daytona and GT Daytona Pro classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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Watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Sweat It Out Against The German Duo Of BMW M4 And Audi RS6

Watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Sweat It Out Against The German Duo Of BMW M4 And Audi RS6

The odd-triplet pairing of the Alfa Romeo SUV, BMW coupe, and the Audi wagon makes this race quite unpredictable

The folks at Carwow brought in three very different vehicles to the drag strip for a series of straight-line races. The face-off was between an Audi RS6, a BMW M4 Competition, and an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. All of them are some of the fastest vehicles in their respective niches. So, how do they fare against each other?

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The BMW M4 CSL Could Make the M4 Competition Look Weak

The BMW M4 CSL Could Make the M4 Competition Look Weak

BMW is working on something more hardcore than the M4 Competition. The CSL Moniker will likely be revived

The CSL moniker will be back with the latest, G82 generation, BMW M4. A prototype was spotted not long ago, with most of its camouflage taken off. It seems BMW is doing the same thing as Mercedes does with their upcoming SL., slowly uncovering parts of the car. The current M4 is already a very capable car with 473 horsepower (353 kilowatts) or 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) in the M4 Competition. As before, the M4 CSL promises to turn things to 11. More carbon fiber and more power, 540 to be exact. And it will hit the ground through the rear wheels only.

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BMW M's First Official Drift Cars Put Down More Than 1,000 Horsepower!

BMW M’s First Official Drift Cars Put Down More Than 1,000 Horsepower!

The BMW-backed drift team was given two M4 Competitions that are now transformed to make over 1,000 horses and 900 pound-feet of torque!

A few months back, BMW revealed that its performance arm was dipping its toes in the drifting scene. The automaker was backing the Hountondji brothers who are famously known as the Red Bull Driftbrothers. BMW handed them two pre-production M4 Competitions eight weeks back, and the duo has now revealed the monsters. All the exact specs are yet to be revealed, but we do know that the cars make more than 1,000 ponies! The Hountondji brothers will take these cars to the 2021 season of the Drift Masters European Championship in Greinbach, Austria.

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2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive

2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive

The new 2022 M4 Competition Convertible now comes with over 500 horses and an all-wheel-drive system

BMW recently updated its lineup for the 2022 model year. Apart from the refreshed existing models, the company also introduced the new M4 Convertible. The M4 Convertible comes with an all-wheel-drive system for the first time and receives power gains as well. The car has even lost its hard top in favor of a lighter, reinforced fabric soft top. Apart from the super long name - 2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive – nothing else seems to be outrageously annoying.

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Care to Know How the Drift Analyzer in the new BMW M3 and M4 Works?

Care to Know How the Drift Analyzer in the new BMW M3 and M4 Works?

BMW may have come up with the coolest feature ever. Here’s how it works

BMW has taken some very controversial decisions in recent times, but the one we are talking about today will definitely be liked by BMW enthusiasts. The latest M3 and M4 models come with a drift mode. Having at least 480 horsepower, the BMW M3 and M4 are certainly capable of kicking the back end out, which is why the good people of BMW have given us the M Drift Analyzer. The YouTube channel “BMWBLOG” gives us a demonstration of this function.

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Is The Old BMW M4 Better Than The New M4 And The New M440i?

Is The Old BMW M4 Better Than The New M4 And The New M440i?

In terms of looks, yes, but what about performance?

Everything about the new M4 has been eclipsed by that monstrosity that BMW calls a grille. The car, otherwise, lacks nothing. The Competition trim makes well over 500 horses and is a big improvement over its predecessor. The folks at Carwow pit it against the old M4 and the current M440i in a fun inter-family battle. At the onset, the M440i doesn’t hold a candle against the two, but the all-wheel-drive system coupled with the launch control could bring in some spice to this triple threat match. Who are you rooting for?

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BMW's xDrive AWD System Makes the M3 and M4 Competition Faster Than You'd Expect

BMW’s xDrive AWD System Makes the M3 and M4 Competition Faster Than You’d Expect

It was really just a matter of time before the M3/M4 twins got all-wheel-drive systems

BMW just announced that as of this summer, the M3 and M4 can be configured with M xDrive, a souped-up version of the company’s hugely popular xDrive setup. With it comes more grip and more control in tight corners, but also a bump in performance.

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Artist Creates the Mythical BMW M4 Shooting Brake and the M4 Gran Turismo With Perfection

Artist Creates the Mythical BMW M4 Shooting Brake and the M4 Gran Turismo With Perfection

These two pipe dream models exist only in our imaginations

BMW has no plans to build shooting brake and Gran Turismo versions of the M4, but that hasn’t stopped digital artist Sugar Design from imagining what they could look like if the German automaker put them to production. Designed with the familiar styling of a coupé with extended hatchback proportions, the M4 Shooting Brake looks like a car that BMW should build. The M4 Gran Turismo, however, looks like what you’d expect to see from the M3 Gran Turismo if that model ends up becoming a real thing.

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There's Actually a Good Reason BMW Doesn't Offer a DCT in the M3 and M4

There’s Actually a Good Reason BMW Doesn’t Offer a DCT in the M3 and M4

Torque converters are old-school, but it’s exactly what the M3 and M4 needed

BMW has decided to use the ZF eight-speed torque-converter automatic instead of the DCT unit we are used to seeing on the previous generation M-cars. In this video, Karsten – the man in charge of M GmbH transmission design – explains the reasoning behind why a modern performance car like the BMW M3 or M4 would flourish with old-school transmission technology.

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Watch the BMW M4 Competition Take On The Audi RS5 And The Mercedes-AMG C63 S

Watch the BMW M4 Competition Take On The Audi RS5 And The Mercedes-AMG C63 S

It’s the battle of a straight-six, a V-6, and a V-8 on the drag strip

The rivalry between the three Germans can never end. Be it any segment or niche, they are waiting to rain on each other’s parades. This time, it’s on a drag strip, courtesy of Carwow. The Audi RS5, BMW M4 Competition, and the AMG C63 S competed against one another in a series of races to determine who the king is when it comes to straight-line dashes. Who have you got your money on?

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This Shootout Between the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 is Epic

This Shootout Between the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 is Epic

One has more power, the other is lighter, so which one takes the cake?

Out of the two German sports cars, the 718 Cayman GT4 is perhaps the more track-focused animal. However, the BMW M4 in Competition trim showed that it is no pushover.

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Here's How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

Here’s How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

The M brothers come with a lot of fancy features, yet traction control is often overlooked

From the M Drift Analyzer to the two brake settings and the second M mode further split into Road, Sport, and Track, the new BMW M3 and M4 are brimming with geeky tech meant to boost one thing and one thing only: the driver’s pleasure. At the same time, the traction control system developed by BMW M is a brand new concept that comes to improve on the old one used in the previous M3 and M4.

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2021 BMW M4 - Driven

2021 BMW M4 - Driven

Is there more to the BMW M4 than that big German nose that you can’t quit looking at?

The new BMW 4 Series, which was based on the BMW Concept 4, has been the victim of heavy criticism for some time now, and the M4 has fallen victim to the same big glass of hateraid. But, what sits behind that big, bulky, look-at-me nose is a humble powerhouse of performance that’s just as thrilling to drive as any other BMW on the market. After spending a week with the 2021 BMW M4 we can tell you that ugliness only runs skin deep, and you certainly shouldn’t judge a car by its face – this is our story with the new M4.

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The BMW M3 and M4's Drift Analyzer Is The Coolest Useless Feature We've Ever Seen

The BMW M3 and M4’s Drift Analyzer Is The Coolest Useless Feature We’ve Ever Seen

How many drivers are going to actually use it?

The M3 and M4 twins bear a lot of significance for BMW so the new-generations sports cars got the utmost attention from Munich’s engineers. You can also say they got a little too much of that from BMW’s designers, but enough with the banter.

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2021 BMW M3 and M4 by Manhart

2021 BMW M3 and M4 by Manhart

The Manhart-tuned M3 and M4 will come with an additional 100 horses along with other cosmetic and mechanical upgrades

The new BMW M3 and M4 have just started arriving at the dealerships, but Manhart Performance is already developing its own versions of these beauties. The M3 and the M4 are under scrutiny for their kidney grilles, but there’s no denying that they’re an improvement in every aspect otherwise.

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Will The BMW M4 CSL Bring Enough Fight To Combat the Porsche 911 GT3?

Will The BMW M4 CSL Bring Enough Fight To Combat the Porsche 911 GT3?

We’re not saying that a BMW M4 CSL is coming for sure, but there are rumors suggesting it

There’s been a lot of talk on the internet about a potential BMW M4 CSL coming to market and with the launch of Porsche’s new 911 (992) GT3, the idea of a lighter, more powerful, and hopefully nimbler M4 makes more and more sense.

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Now We're Convinced That BMW Needs to Build an M4 Shooting Brake

Now We’re Convinced That BMW Needs to Build an M4 Shooting Brake

We’re also willing to forgive the bucktooth grille if BMW spins off the M4 into a shooting brake

It might sound like we’re pushing our luck here since BMW is already working on a station wagon version for the new M3, but looking at these renders, there’s no denying that the M4 would look rad in shooting brake attire.

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We Bet You Didn't Realize How Much Effort BMW Made to Make the M3 and M4 Sound Amazing

We Bet You Didn’t Realize How Much Effort BMW Made to Make the M3 and M4 Sound Amazing

Actually, there are quite a lot of things to get right

While BMW isn’t even thinking about dropping its current design approach (ahem, the bucktooth grille) on some of its sports car, Munich has been hard at work promoting the new M3/M4 via a mini-series of videos that focus on the performance sedan’s and coupe’s features.

This time around, we’re getting schooled on how and why the new M3 and M4 sound the way they do.

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If You Don't Like BMW's Bucktooth Grille, That's Okay - You Weren't Going to Buy One Anyway

If You Don’t Like BMW’s Bucktooth Grille, That’s Okay - You Weren’t Going to Buy One Anyway

BMW explains why the big grille on the M3 and M4 is not for everyone

The latest BMW M3 and M4 are the most dynamic and powerful of their kind, but they also stand out due to their polarizing exterior designs. The huge kidney grille is the main culprit. While some BMW enthusiasts find it daring, others think that the German company ruined them. Some would rather have Chris Bangle back on the design team!

BMW is well aware that many do not like the new grille, but it doesn’t have a problem with all the criticism it’s getting on social media. Design boss Domagoi Dukec explains that the oversized kidney grille was created for customers that want to stand out. In short, if you don’t like, you weren’t among BMW’s targeted customers anyway.

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There's More to BMW's New Kidney Grille Than Meets the Eye

There’s More to BMW’s New Kidney Grille Than Meets the Eye

BMW explains that perception isn’t always reality

By now, a lot of you have your opinions of BMW’s new — and very controversial — kidney grille. Seen in models like the M3 and M4, the front kidney grille is, for better or worse, a visual conversation starter. But as much as it captures our attention, very little has been said about the functions of the kidney grille and, more importantly, what you can find behind the new nose.

See, there’s more to the kidney grille than meets the eyes, and thanks to Bimmer’s new “M3 and M4 - Explained” web series, we get a peek behind the curtain, or, in this case, a peek behind the two kidney grilles.

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The New Manual M4 Is Heavier, And We Blame That Ungodly Grille

The New Manual M4 Is Heavier, And We Blame That Ungodly Grille

No, actually it’s not the grille, but the trend of bulking up cars from one generation to another

When it’s not concocting videos of synthetically added Lamborghini V-10 sounds to its M2 sports car, BMW is hard at work educating the public on the new M3 and M4 performance brothers.

In a recent video posted by BMW M on YouTube, we get to find out that the current M4 fitted with a manual is heavier than the previous M4 fitted with the dual-clutch transmission.

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Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?

Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?

We’re inclined to believe it’s the second

BMW kind of broke the internet with the new M3 and M4. By slapping the sedan and coupe with the bucktooth grille introduced by the 4 Series, the Bavarians did enough to spark a lot of controversy among gearheads.

Since then, we’ve seen tuning companies trying to capitalize on BMW’s grille by offering kits that decrease those vertical kidneys to more eye-friendly proportions and even big-name designers giving their two cents on it. But maybe the problem wasn’t the grille, but the rest of the car. Maybe the M4 looks better with a more utilitarian vibe to it.

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BMW Motorsport Recognizes M4 GT4 Success Story With Raft Of New Color Schemes

BMW Motorsport Recognizes M4 GT4 Success Story With Raft Of New Color Schemes

BMW’s baby racer has been stacking up trophies for a couple of years already, reason enough for BMW Motorsport to celebrate

BMW’s Motorsport division has been building race cars for nearly five decades and the current M4 GT4 is undoubtedly one of the all-time stars. Bagging titles all over the world including in Europe, North-America, and Asia, the M4 GT4 is now approaching the end of its third full season of active competition and BMW has decided to mark the occasion by creating a raft of new liveries for the 450-horsepower race car based on the F82-generation M4 Coupe.

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Here's the BMW M3 and M4 Redesigned Yet Again - Maybe BMW Should Listen

Here’s the BMW M3 and M4 Redesigned Yet Again - Maybe BMW Should Listen

Chip Foose redesigns the BMW M4 grille, but does it look better?

The latest BMW M3 and M4 sports compacts are the most powerful of their kind, but they’re also highly controversial due to a single design feature: the kidney grille. Not just wider than before, the grille also extends all the way to the bottom of the front fascia. This design cue alone makes the M3 and M4 looks significantly different than their predecessor, despite the rest of the car many of the old features. American car design Chip Foose also thinks that the M3 and M4 look a bit strange, so he did his own version of BMW’s new kidney grille.

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Sing Praise to Prior Design As They Fix the BMW M4's Grille

Sing Praise to Prior Design As They Fix the BMW M4’s Grille

BMW’s bucktooth grille design leaves a lot of room for tuners to fill in

It’s safe to say that BMW’s new take on the front grille for the 4 Series, M3, and M4 has rapidly split its fan base in two camps. Even we raised a lot of eyebrows while looking at the press photos but a recent first contact review with the 4 Series taught us that the loathed grille looks a lot better in the metal.

Still, this aspect hasn’t stopped Prior Design from developing a fix for those wanting a more traditional grille approach on their M4.

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2021 BMW M4 Competition x Kith

2021 BMW M4 Competition x Kith

BMW shows its fashionable side with the help of a popular U.S.-based lifestyle brand

Not one to be in the dark in the world of fashion, BMW has launched a collaboration with New York-based fashion and lifestyle brand Kith to create a limited edition version of the 2021 BMW M4 Competition.

Called the M4 Competition x Kith, the special edition performance coupe comes with a host of exclusive features and details that highlights the partnership between the German automaker and the American lifestyle brand. The M4 Competition x Kith is limited to just 150 units, all of which are earmarked for the global market. Each unit comes with a starting price of $110,000.

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BMW's New Kidney Grille Doesn't Look as Bad on the All-New M4 As We Thought

BMW’s New Kidney Grille Doesn’t Look as Bad on the All-New M4 As We Thought

It’s a hot take, but a take nonetheless

The 2021 BMW M4 has arrived, and, as expected, it has brought BMW’s new — and controversial — kidney grille with it. But while most, us included, have been quick to lampoon the oversized grille, Bimmer has been hard at work trying to make it look presentable. Well, the new M4 is here, equally new kidney grille-included, and while it looks as polarizing as we expected it to be, it doesn’t look as bad as we thought it would be. It’s still going to take some getting used to, and we suspect it’ll take a long time for some people, but the good news is that the oversized kidney grille doesn’t ruin the overall visual integrity of the new M4 — and the new M3, for that matter. Bimmer’s new sports coupe still looks as ravishing as ever, and it helps, too, that every other aspect of the coupe remains true to its incomparable performance roots.

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Manhart MH4 GTR One-Off

Manhart MH4 GTR One-Off

Special edition BMW M4 gets the Manhart treatment

BMW’s M4 DTM Champion Edition is a rare breed of a car. Introduced in 2006 to celebrate Marco Wittmann’s DTM championship win, the M4 DTM Champion Edition was as incredible as it was limited. Only 200 examples exist, but all 200 were developed not only to look more aggressive than the previous-generation M4 but, more importantly, to be much more powerful.

The 493-horsepower M4 DTM Champion Edition was a beast, but even beasts can grow bigger claws. That’s where Manhart Racing comes into the fold. The German tuner known for its impressive programs for BMW models has prepared a tuning program for the special edition M4. The kit includes new wheels, interior upgrades, and, of course, a software tune to the coupe’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine.

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You'll Crave the Normal Kidney Grille After Seeing This Render of the BMW M4

You’ll Crave the Normal Kidney Grille After Seeing This Render of the BMW M4

Is a smaller grille better for the new BMW M4?

The new-generation BMW M4 arrived with many firsts for the nameplate. It generates more than 500 horsepower in Competition trim, it’s available with ventilated seats, and it can also be fitted with an all-wheel-drive system. But it’s also the first of its kind to feature a massive kidney grille that stretches over the entire height of the front fascia, a design feature that’s controversial, to say the least. Not a fan of the new grille? Well, here’s how the new-generation M4 looks like with a regular grille from the standard 3 Series.

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M Performance Parts for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Take Extreme Even Further

M Performance Parts for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Take Extreme Even Further

If stock isn’t your thing and you don’t trust tuners, M Performance could be the best compromise

The M3 and M4 cats are out of the bag. Both of them get a twin-turbo inline-six first introduced by the X3 and X4 M crossovers and both can deliver up to 503 horsepower in Competition trim. Standard stuff aside, BMW is letting customers spice up its polarizing coupe and sedan with a long list of M Performance bits and bobs.

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The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prove That More Power Doesn't Mean More Speed

The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prove That More Power Doesn’t Mean More Speed

The new M3 and M4 brothers aren’t too different from their predecessors performance-wise, but will make a difference in other areas

The much-awaited 2021 BMW M3 and 2021 BMW M4 are out of the bag and aimed directly at the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and coupe. Affalterbach’s heavy hitters offer ridiculous levels of performance thanks to a beautifully engineered V-8, but the Bavarians look ready to hit back with a souped-up inline-six mill, just like the previous generation, only with more more yet similar performance.

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The BMW M3 And M4 Can Finally Be Optioned With AWD

The BMW M3 And M4 Can Finally Be Optioned With AWD

Following the footsteps of the BMW M5, the 2021 M3 and 2021 M4 get a smart all-wheel drive setup for the first time ever

All-wheel drive has come a long way since its inception. In fact, it evolved to such an extent that it has become synonymous with performance, be it delivered by a supercar, sports car, or hypercar. BMW’s own stable is a good place to observe how AWD is trickling down Munich’s performance lineup. After the current M5, the new M3 and M4 also get the M xDrive treatment.

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