We’re inclined to believe it’s the second

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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.

Wait, is someone building a BMW M4-based overlander?

Well, not really. At least not one that we’re aware of. However, it was brought to our attention that Instagram account @bradbuilds is not that much into the ‘kill the M4’s grille with fire’ battle cry and instead decided to work on what’s behind it.

What came out is this wide-track, high-sitting BMW M4 that’s ready to stir some dust off the beaten path. The digital transformation of BMW’s go-fast coupe has some Porsche 911 Safari flavor to it for sure but at the same time, it also borders on overlanding.

Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?
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The carbon-fiber hump you see in the back looks as if it’s made of carbon fiber. More importantly, it hides “a bed, kitchenette, and a pair of solar panels,” according to the artist’s concept.

That said, it looks like the weekend out in the wild is sorted. And as we all know, the M4 can also be had with all-wheel-drive – albeit in a super-sporty tune as brewed by BMW M – and the twin-turbo flat-six is more than capable of getting you out of the nastiest situation with 473 or 503 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

It also seems to us that the whole build looks better than those SUV-coupes, even with that bulky box on its back, don’t you think?

Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?
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Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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