To express a complex concept with just a few words is one of the marvels of language, and it is all the more amazing to conjure up distinctive images with just a few letters or numbers. To evoke the idea of performance, the sensation of a quickly-beating heart, the sounds of an engine humming ferociously and the wind rushing past you, one need only utter BMW M4.
The new 2018 BMW M4 is the representation of those and so many other feelings and ideas, but it is so much more than a mere symbol. It is the manifestation of performance prowess, and a tangible testament to the legacy of BMW as builder of The Ultimate Driving Machine®.
A beating heart that gets yours racing
Whether you select the Coupe or Convertible body style, your 2018 BMW M4 will be powered by the unyielding 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine. Not only does this robust engine feature two mono-scroll, lag-free turbochargers, but it utilizes lightweight components including pistons and a single-piece magnesium crankshaft to cut weight and improve aerodynamics.
As is, the 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo provides an impressive 425 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,850-5,500 rpm, enough to deliver a 3.9-second 0-60 mph sprint for the M4 Coupe and a 4.2-second 0-60 mph time for the M4 Convertible when equipped with the available seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. With the available Competition Package, output is boosted to 444 horsepower and 0-60 mph time is shaved by 0.1 seconds.
Built for the purpose of performing
While the BMW M TwinPower Turbo might be the beating heart of the 2018 BMW M4, it would not be the comprehensive performer it is without the benefit of an expertly-crafted body. Making the BMW M4 Coupe even more aerodynamic is the tactical use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) for the roof, trunk lid, engine brace and. A CFRP integrated rear spoiler and a diffuse help to cut weight while simultaneously rear down-force for improved performance.
Underpinning the BMW M4 is a rear-axle subframe bolted directly to the body for superlative handling, aiding in the lightweighting efforts through the use of aluminum control arms. The BMW Active M Differential provides enhanced rear-wheel control by providing instantaneous torque on demand through interpretation of data like wheel rotation and pedal position. Adding the available Competition Package adds new settings for the Active M Differential and Dynamic Stability Control, as well as Adaptive M Suspension.
The 2018 BMW M4 is the personification of power and versatility, capable of carving up the track on weekends and making lasting impressions on weekdays. There are few names that evoke the kind of awe as that of the BMW M4, a vehicle whose reputation is only outdone by its presence.
This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.