Noted for its exotic police vehicles, Abu Dhabi is also home to one of BMW’s busiest dealerships. From the striped 335i M Performance Edition to the flashy M6 Gran Coupe Java Green, BMW Abu Dhabi rolled out an unprecedented number of bespoke cars throughout 2014. And as you might have already guessed, I’m here to tell you the showroom is looking to sell even more bespoke BMWs in 2015. Its most recent delivery is the M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition showcased below, which illustrates the customization potential for the M4, one of BMW’s best-selling models in the Middle East.

Like most bespoke vehicles paraded by BMW Abu Dhabi, the Pyrite Brown Edition is equipped with many optional features, including a custom paint job and an interior trim picked from the Individual catalog. The coupe is also a one-off and not a limited-edition series as its name might suggest. Keep reading for the full run-down.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition.

  • 2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition
  • Year:
    2015
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  • 0-60 time:
    4.1 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    75000 (Est.)
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Exterior

2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition Exterior
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2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition Exterior
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2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition Exterior
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Hues range from a very dark brown similar to the Sparkling Brown Metallic offered as standard on the X5, to a livelier, copper-like tint.

Although this M4 Coupe is like any other two-door wearing the iconic "M" badge, including the aggressive bodywork and the carbon-fiber roof, it’s the color that sets it apart. I’m talking about the Pyrite Brown Metallic finish, which can be purchased as an Individual option at any dealership. But on this particular coupe it comes with a special pigmentation that enables it to change its appearance depending on light conditions and perspective. Hues range from a very dark brown similar to the Sparkling Brown Metallic offered as standard on the X5 to a livelier, copper-like tint.

But as intriguing and unique this Pyrite Brown is under certain light conditions, the shade is rather unusual for a BMW, which explains why there aren’t many brown Bimmers out there.

Complementing the bespoke paint job is a set of 19-inch, twin-spoke, "437 M" wheels wrapped in the company’s Mixed Performance Tires. The combo is also an option that upgrades the standard 10-spoke rollers. They are available in both black and silver finishes, and this customer opted for the silver.

Interior

2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition Interior
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2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition Interior
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For the interior, the customer opted for the optional Sonoma Beige Merino fine-grain leather for the seats and the door panels, and the Individual Sycamore Red-Brown fine wood trim. The black leather surfaces also feature contrasting stitching, while the seats are fitted with illuminated M inserts. What’s particularly interesting about this selection is that it replaces the sporty feel of the M4 with a business-like air usually found in the larger 5 and 7 Series models.

Drivetrain

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Models fitted with the six-speed manual are 0.2 seconds slower at 4.1 ticks.

The drivetrain of this custom M4 remained stock, but that’s something the owner shouldn’t be upset about. The new, 3.0-liter, inline-six engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology generates 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to push the coupe from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, making it quicker than most rivals. As the 0-to-60 sprint time indicates, this M4 is equipped with a seven-speed, double-clutch transmission. Models fitted with the six-speed manual are 0.2 seconds slower at 4.1 ticks.

A racing suspension system, M carbon-ceramic brakes, an active M differential, and the Dynamic Stability Control system come standard on the M4 Coupe.

Prices

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There’s no word as to how much a similarly equipped M4 Coupe would cost, but I did my own math using the car’s U.S. configurator. The Pyrite Brown Metallic paint, the Sonoma Beige Merino leather, the Sycamore wood trim, the optional wheels and the dual-clutch transmission add $8,080 to the coupe’s sticker, but I expect the exterior paint to fetch more than $1,950 due to the special pigmentation. All told, expect to pay at least $10K for these options, which would set the sticker to around $75,000 compared to the M4’s base price of $64,200.

Competition

Lexus RC F

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Developed from a clean sheet, the RC F is Lexus’ latest weapon against the M4 Coupe. Featuring the company’s new design language built around the massive spindle grille, the Japanese coupe is the only high-performance compact in this segment to still use a naturally aspirated V-8. The 5.0-liter mill, which can switch from the Otto to the Atkinson cycle in order to offer better fuel economy, cranks out 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle in its class until the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe arrives in dealerships.

Unfortunately, the RC F needs 4.5 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start, which places it at the bottom of the segment with the Audi RS5. Although the Lexus doesn’t benefit from a customizing program similar to BMW’s Individual, exterior colors such as Molten Pearl and Infrared will make it stand out in a crowd of exotics. Pricing starts from $62,400.

Audi RS5

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When it comes to sports coupes, the RS5 is definitely one you should look into. It is powered by a 4.2-liter FSI V-8 engine that delivers 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, and it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Sure, Audi’s conservative design strategy makes it less appealing than its main rivals, but the German coupe makes up for it with technology and luxury features, which are abundant inside the cabin.

On the other hand, the RS5 comes in at a whopping $70,900 before options, about $6,000 more than what you’d pay for a base BMW M4.

Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

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The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe has yet to arrive in dealerships as of March 2015, but it’s expected to break cover by the end of the year. Naturally, the coupe will borrow most of its exterior styling and interior cues from its sedan sibling, while power will come from the company’s new 4.0-liter V-8. The twin-turbo unit that debuted in the Mercedes-AMG GT will become available in two flavors: a "base" version with 476 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque and a C63 S model rated at 510 horsepower and 516 pound-feet.

Performance-wise, the C63 Coupe should match the M4, with the S model likely able to hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Except this hot coupe to retail from around $65,000.

Conclusion

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Remove the Individual exterior paint and interior trim and this BMW M4 Coupe is as standard as it gets. Want your Bimmer to stand out in a subtle way? The Individual program is the best way to do it. On the other hand, if more power is what you need, then you’re better off with the aftermarket.

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    • * Most options are available at any dealership
    • * Quite expensive

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