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 teamby Dim Angelov, on
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.
The Vietnamese artist and designer has an obvious passion for cars. One of his latest projects involves the BMW M4 G82. This generation BMW M4 never made it into Need for Speed Heat, but it definitely looks like it belongs there. The designer has tweaked the front end, which now features a deeper chin spoiler and bigger side vents, all of which are carbon fiber.
The exposed carbon fiber theme continues on the side with an air extractor on the front fenders, side skirts, and a new carbon-fiber trimmed air duct on the rear quarter-panel. The rear of the M4 featured a large, carbon-fiber diffuser, which accommodates quad-exhaust tips. The rear wing is now an elegant continuation of the car’s beltline, which starts off in body color and transitions into an exposed carbon-fiber win. The wing design is also a subtle nod to the BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”.
The project, which is showcased on NewCarDesign - the artist’s YouTube channel - has taken the already bonkers BMW M4 G82 and has touched it in all the right places. While some would still point out the abnormally big grill, it’s actually a reinterpretation of another iconic design, dating back to cars like the 1936 BMW 328i. What do you think of it?