These two pipe dream models exist only in our imaginations

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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.

Artist Creates the Mythical BMW M4 Shooting Brake and the M4 Gran Turismo With Perfection Exterior
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You can be excused if your jaws suddenly find themselves on the floor.

This BMW M4 Shooting Brake rendering is everything we want but can’t get.

BMW isn’t building one so the best we can hope for is a rendering like this that shows the M4 in a totally different light. The design proportions are spot-on for a shooting brake model, and there’s enough extra space to make it a more spacious ride than the M4 Coupe.

Sugar Design’s rendering also accomplishes one thing that BMW couldn’t do: the massive kidney grille on the front looks more like an acceptable design piece. The bigger proportions of the M4 Shooting Brake create an aesthetic balance that allows the grille to seamlessly “fit in” rather than “stick out” like a sore thumb.

Artist Creates the Mythical BMW M4 Shooting Brake and the M4 Gran Turismo With Perfection Exterior
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The design also works well with the M4’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine that produces as much as 503 horsepower in Competition guise. It might not be faster to 60 mph than the 3.8 seconds it takes the M4 Competition to get there, but it won’t matter if the model looks as good as this rendering. Picture the Ferrari GT4 Lusso and use that same formula on the BMW M4 to go with a far more affordable price tag. It’s a pretty picture.

Artist Creates the Mythical BMW M4 Shooting Brake and the M4 Gran Turismo With Perfection Exterior
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The BMW M4 Gran Turismo rendering is slightly less appealing, only because we don’t have to look far to actually see a version of the M4 Gran Turismo. BMW hasn’t said if it’s bringing the M3 Gran Turismo back for the G80-generation, but if it did, that model will probably look a lot like Sugar Design’s rendering, right down to the four doors.

Credits to the artist for these incredible renderings. The BMW M4 Shooting Brake is one of those models that might not appeal to mainstream people, but there’s a subculture of shooting brake aficionados that would be all over it should BMW decide to wing it and build one.

Source: Sugar Design via Instagram

Kirby Garlitos
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