BMW M4 Reviewed By The Owner: Video
If you were asked to analyze your own personal car, how would you describe it? Would you recommend it to your friends and family? How about if over a hundred thousand netizens looked to you for guidance? That was the task Nick Murray assigned himself after six months behind the wheel of the venerable BMW M4. Thankfully, Murray covers every facet of the vehicle in this exhaustive 36-minute review, throwing in a bit of RWD sliding in the snow for fun.
Murray starts with this brilliant approximation of the stereotypical M performance nut: “I think some M4/M3 owners might tell you ‘I own and M4 or M3 because it’s a fast executive coupe that can also be used for track days on the weekends.’ Don’t listen to those liars! Every M3 or M4 owner is a nine-year-old trapped in an adult’s body. And what’s a nine-year-old want to do? They want to drag race their friends and beat them, they want to do skids and wheelies, and they want to drift their trikes around corners.” Indeed.
Some highway driving, an explanation of interior functions, a discussion of features, and some viewership Q&A follow the powdery hooliganism. There’s even a blooper reel.
All told, Murray covers every aspect of his M4 in exacting detail. Check it out and let us know if you agree with his opinions.
Taking the place of the M3 in BMW’s catalog as the fast two-door, the M4 is a much more hardcore sports car than M vehicles of years past. The same kidney grille and chiseled styling is in place on the exterior, but there’s carbon fiber and aluminum to shed pounds. Underneath the sculpted hood, the old V-8 was ditched in favor of a more powerful twin-turbo inline-six producing 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. Weight distribution is quite nearly a track-perfect 50:50, while “play-free” ball joints, a CFRP strut-tower brace, and a rear axle that’s bolted directly to the subframe eliminate squishy compliance in favor of cornering prowess.
Read our full review here.