The 2017 Shanghai Motor Show is underway, and BMW have already started soaking up the limelight with a lighter, faster version of the M4. The production of the new BMW M4 CS will be limited to two years, and prices will start at around $150,000 (AUS).

BMW M4 Coupe by AC Schnitzer

According to the German auto giant, the main difference which sets the CS apart from the original it’s based on is its motorsport-inspired character. They’re certainly not wrong about this when it comes to the looks. As soon as you lay eyes on this car, you immediately wonder what it would look like with a sharp, angular spoiler and some branded car wrapping! While this new version of the M4 isn’t quite up to the strict performance standards of the M4 GTS, the improvements made from the base model M4 are plain to see.

The bonnet houses the same 3-litre, twin-turbo engine, but it’s now been tuned to produce 454bhp – 10bhp more than the M4 Competition Pack and a whole 29 higher than the standard M4. Due to this, taking the car from zero to 62mph takes 3.9 seconds, with power being shot to the rear wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. Although the engine tweaks and added power have been the highlight of all of BMW’s hard work, they’ve also changed the suspension setup in order to improve the car’s dynamic prowess over the original M4. With these tweaks in place, BMW have claimed that the M4 CS is capable of lapping the Nürburgring in 7 minutes 38 seconds. That’s 22 seconds faster than the first M4.

When it comes to styling, the CS has remained rather modest, with only a few frills and details that tell you this is the Club Sport model. A refreshed, more prominent front splitter has been added under the front apron, while there’s a new lip spoiler on the boot lid. There are new, ten-spoke alloy wheels with a distinct grey finish, and two new metallic paint jobs have been offered on the car – San Marino Blue and Lime Rock Grey. Open the doors, and the car continues to be a delight to the senses. BMW has used an interesting combination of leather and alcantara for the interior. The dash gets its very own CS badging, and there are sleek, new sports seats for you to enjoy as well. BMW’s “Professional” version of their navigation system, along with automatic climate control, comes as standard.

As part of their work on the CS, BMW have also applied a range of weight-saving changes. The car is full of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic. This has been used for the gurney, front splitter, roof, bonnet, rear diffuser and even the drive shaft. This change alone has enabled the car to shed an impressive 32kg from the original M4, which came with a bulky DCT gearbox.

If you already have an original M4, then the CS probably isn’t worth the money for a few little perks. For many though, this is certainly a dynamic and welcome addition to BMW’s impressive fleet.

BMW, the German luxury automaker, would be offering a special Competition Package from BMW M GmbH with the M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible high-performance sports cars from March 2016 in USA. The aforementioned Competition Package not only comes with cosmetic upgrades but it also take the power output of these sports cars to 444bhp. It would cost $5,500 on the M3 Sedan and Coupe and the $5,000 on the M4 Convertible.

BMW Competition Package
BMW Competition Package

Talking about the Competition Package of BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe, it comes with special lightweight M sports seats with seatbelts woven-in BMW M stripes. The competition Package also gets M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes, which not only looks spectacular but also makes a potent sound. In addition, the special package boasts of extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. Several exterior elements such as the signature BMW kidney grille, the side gills and the model badge on the tail now feature high-gloss Black finish.

interior Cabin of M3 Sedan & M4 Coupe with BMW Competition Package
interior Cabin of M3 Sedan & M4 Coupe with BMW Competition Package

Just so you know, BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe touch the 60mph milestone from standtill in 3.9 seconds. However, with the inclusion of Competition Package, both these sports cars improve their performance by 0.1 second. On the other hand, the BMW M4 Convertible does a 0-60mph sprint in just 4.2 seconds, but with the special package it too improves this sprint by 0.1 second. For those asking, all the sports cars now get the 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) as a part of Competition Package as standard instead of the 6-speed manual transmission.

Alloy Wheels of BMW Competition Package
Alloy Wheels of BMW Competition Package

Coming to the other mechanical aspects of the Competition Package, it comes with Adaptive M Suspension which is said to be extensively tuned to enhance performance and handling. The Adaptive M Suspension gets new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, along with reconfigured driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+). The aforesaid elements are complimented well by the specially tuned Active M Differential on the rear axle and Dynamic Stability Control feature. The inclusion of multi-spoke 20-inch M alloy wheels sums up the the list of upgrades that Competition Package carries.

Front Fascia of M3 Sedan with BMW Competition Package
Front Fascia of M3 Sedan with BMW Competition Package

The aftermarket specialists at RevoZport have released an upgrade program tailored to the BMW M4. This is perhaps one of the best tuning kits out there for the high-performance coupe from Bavaria and is compatible with the version equipped with the optional M Performance kit. The subtle tweaks start at the front where there’s an add-on spoiler along with a custom splitter while the side profile shows redesigned intake ducts. Moving at the back, they added a trunk lid spoiler, diffuser and an optional fixed wing to improve aerodynamics.

BMW M4 by RevoZport
BMW M4 by RevoZport

RevoZport manufactured all of these parts from carbon fiber by using the vacuum infusion technology that removes all of the excessive resin from the surface of the carbon fiber which means the weight is very low. Besides the new body parts, the BMW M4 has also gained a brake cooling kit that works in tandem with the functional front splitter in order to provide optimal cooling for the brake rotors, brake mounting brackets, hoses and air ducts especially during the times when the vehicle is being driven fast.
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According to RevoZport, this carbon fiber body kit can also be applied onto the M3 Sedan fitted with the optional M Performance kit.

Source: RevoZport

The aftermarket specialists from TAG Motorsports are introducing their latest kit tailored to the BMW M4 Coupe. Work started on the outside where the vehicle has been equipped with the GTRS4 wide body kit developed by Vorsteiner and in this application it was combined with a deck lid spoiler that had a satin carbon finish while the M Performance side mirrors caps come with a similar carbon look. You will notice the much wider front and rear fenders, along with a very aggressive rear diffuser and a large front splitter making the car appear more menacing.

BMW M4 by TAG Motorsports
BMW M4 by TAG Motorsports

This particular BMW M4 Coupe by TAG Motorsports also has an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system with carbon fiber tips and it sits on 20-inch HRE wheels featuring a brushed titanium look and shod in Pirelli P Zero tires measuring 265/30/20 at the front and 345/25/20 in the back.

Other upgrades worth mentioning include the ESS ECU upgrade for the TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder 3.0-liter engine, along with an AWE Tuning carbon intake and a Bilstein Clubsport coilover suspension kit to make the high performance coupe even sportier. Photos of the interior cabin have not been provided but we wouldn’t be surprised if there were some changes there as well.
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Source: TAG Motorsports

BMW Individual is celebrating its 25th birthday and on this occasion they have prepared a unique BMW M4 Coupe. All of the changes are cosmetic and start on the outside where the body has been painted in Macao Blue whereas the roof wears the M stripe and the BMW front splitter comes with a black look. More extensive changes have occurred inside the cabin where there’s a BMW Individual extended fine-grain Merino leather upholstery that has a two-tone black and Silverstone look. It also benefits from contrast stitching in Silverstone while the headrests have an embroidered 25th anniversary logo.

BMW M4 Coupe by BMW Individual
BMW M4 Coupe by BMW Individual

Leather was used to cover the hand brake lever and center console while several M logos have been added here and there to spice up the cabin even further. Other tweaks include the Macao Blue metallic accents and an M carbon fiber trim.
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Power of this BMW M4 Coupe comes from the familiar 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine pushing out 431 PS (317 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque transferred to the rear wheels with help from a dual-clutch seven-speed transmissions which enables the hot coupe reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 4.1 seconds before topping out at an electronically-capped 155 mph (250 km/h).

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The BMW M4 Coupe has received a comprehensive tuning kit developed by German aftermarket specialist Alpha-N Performance. They worked on the turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine which received a multi-channel chip tuning box as well as a newly developed stainless steel exhaust system which boosted the output of the engine from the series 431 HP (317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) to 530 HP (390 kW) and 685 Nm (506 lb-ft) of torque. Also available are various alloy wheels from mbDESIGN and OZ Racing while an Öhlins fully adjustable coilover kit will be on offer starting June.

BMW M4 Coupe by Alpha-N Performance
BMW M4 Coupe by Alpha-N Performance

The BMW M4 Coupe has also been fitted with a custom carbon fiber body kit which includes a €449 front bumper, €449 GT-like dive planes along with a €999 rear diffuser with short fins or with long ones (€1,499). Moreover, Alpha-N Performance has also developed a €1,299 trunk lid spoiler and a €2,199 adjustable rear wing which can be fitted with a €199 spoiler.
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Source: Alpha-N Performance

The BMW M4 is being showcased in a feature clip exhibiting a generous array of M Performance parts. It’s actually a fully-loaded M4 Coupe equipped with an aerodynamic package made from carbon fiber which includes side skirts, front splitter, intake grilles and a trunk-mounted rear spoiler. Carbon fiber was also used for the roof, mirror caps, rear diffuser as well as for the four exhaust tips of the Akrapovic exhaust system. This particular car also comes with black double-spoke 19-inch M alloy wheels while behind them are blue brake calipers.

Tis BMW M4 wears an Alpine White paint with M body graphics while on the inside it gets aluminum inserts and an M Performance steering wheel wrapped around in Alcantara and equipped with carbon trim and a race display showing all the relevant data the driver would ever need without having to take his eyes off the road.

Source: BMW

German tuner AC Schnitzer has released an upgrade package for the BMW M4 Coupe which will be exhibited starting tomorrow at the Essen Motor Show. Work started under the hood as the TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive 510 HP (375 kW), representing a significant bump over the series 431 HP (317 kW). Matching the added oomph is a more aggressive exterior styling highlighted by the carbon fiber bits and pieces such as the front spoiler elements, mirror covers and the rear diffuser. Also changed is the rear roof spoiler, a quad exhaust arrangement and custom alloys in sizes of up to 21 inches.

BMW M4 Coupe by AC Schnitzer
BMW M4 Coupe by AC Schnitzer

AC Schnitzer has also tweaked the interior cabin of the BMW M4 Coupe which has been customized with an aluminum cover for the iDrive controller, several gear knobs, key holder, handbrake handle, foot rest, velour floor mats and an aluminum pedal set.
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Details about the performances of this tuned high-performance coupe haven’t been released but we remind you that in stock configuration the BMW M4 Coupe needs 4.3 seconds to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint when equipped with the standard six-speed manual gearbox or in 4.1 seconds with the optional seven-speed M DCT dual clutch gearbox. Both are electronically-limited at 155 mph (250 km/h) but the M Driver’s Package will raise the limiter to 174 mph (280 km/h).

Source: AC Schnitzer

The BMW M4 Coupe has received an aftermarket package developed by German tuner Lightweight. The six-cylinder 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine has received a bump in power from the stock 431 HP (317 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) to 520 HP (382 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. Moreover, it now benefits from a titanium exhaust system featuring a valve control system while at the front there’s a spoiler blade which for more money can be had in carbon fiber. At the back of the high-performance coupe now sits a carbon fiber wing.

BMW M4 Coupe by Lightweight-1

Lightweight also decided to remove the original wheels and replace them with 19-inch BBS rims shod in 265/35/19 front & 285/35/19 rear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Rounding off the list of upgrades are the bigger brakes, a Bilstein Clubsport suspension kit and an optional stainless steel exhaust system with valve control.
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A future upgrade will bring a roll cage, trunk spoiler lip, carbon fiber diffuser, adjustable front spoiler blade, bucket seats (with six-point harness) and an enclosed underbody.

Source: Lightweight

BMW USA has disclosed pricing details for the 2015 M4 Coupe which carries a starting price of $65,125. In other words, the powerful coupe is no less than $2,800 more expensive than its predecessor, the now defunct M3 Coupe. Just like the all-new 2015 M3 Sedan, the vehicle comes with a 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine generating 431 HP and 550 Nm of peak torque. It can work with a 6-speed manual gearbox offered as standard or a 7-speed M DCT optional transmission but the latter is a $2,900 extra.

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Without any additional costs, BMW will replace the standard carbon fiber roof with a regular one that features a sunroof. Pay $1,000 and you will receive the Adaptive M Suspension while the 19-inch rims are an additional $1,000. For more money it can be configured with optional packages such as Executive and Driver Assistance along with a carbon ceramic braking system.

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Source: BMW