The BMW M lineup was first introduced in the 1960s. Originally, M, which stands for Motorsports, was meant to represent BMW’s successful racing program. Since 1972, BMW transferred the M moniker to a high-performance, high trim level, lineup of their vehicles. The M-badged cars are designed for track performance, while still embodying the high-quality of luxury that BMW is known for. All M model vehicles include special engines, suspensions, interior appointments, transmissions, aerodynamics, and even exterior modifications. M models stand apart from other cars in BMW’s lineup, and are even track tested prior to going on the market.
The newest addition to the BMW M lineup, is the lightweight and nimble M4. Available in both a coupe and convertible body style, the M4 is as exceptional as it is powerful. At the very heart of the brand new M4, is an engine with advanced technology to create the ultimate performance experience. Both the Coupe and Convertible variant come loaded with luxury standard amenities, and boast an impressive interior that both drivers and passengers will enjoy. Everything about the 2015 M4 is brand new, and its presence is already making waves in the automotive industry.
Nimble, quick, responsive, stunning. These are only a few words that come to mind when BMW’s M4 is brought to mind. Both the coupe and convertible models of the 2015 M4 were carefully designed by top BMW engineers, for ultimate performance and style.
The most unique aspect about the M4 is the way in which it was built. To start, engineers crafted the engine brace, the coupe’s roof, and the trunk lid with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic. Not only does this material offer a lightweight solution to conventional steel, it also comes together in one complete piece, for ultimate strength and durability. The new Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic technology also benefits the M4 when it comes to performance. The material helps to reduce rotating mass, for a tighter overall drive.
The exterior appearance of the 2015 M4 is not just for looks. While the M4 is sure to turn plenty of heads, the new car was carefully designed for ultimate performance, and the exterior is the perfect embodiment of that. The integrated rear spoiler, which is also crafted from lightweight carbon fiber material, features a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic diffuser, which works to keep the vehicle’s weight down, while simultaneously creating rear down-force. Both the coupe and convertible M4 feature 19-inch V Spoke light alloy wheels, chrome plated exhaust tips, and shadowline exterior trim. The convertible hard top is power-folding and retractable, and features an integrated window defroster.
The lightweight nature of the new M4, lends itself well to track-worthy performance. The M4 was actually track tested before ever going to market, and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an impressive 4.1 seconds. What makes that possible, is a combination of advanced design, and technology under the hood. Discover a few of the technologies that help the 2015 M4 be as track worthy as all of the other M-badged cars in BMW’s lineup.
The 2015 M4 may have been built for the track, but BMW did not discount the importance of the interior cabin when designing the newest M model. Both the Coupe and Convertible have different standard features, but each offers the same level of luxury that carries throughout the BMW lineup. The M Sport Seats feature 10-way power adjustable technology, are lightweight, have power adjustable side bolsters, integrated headrests, and a backlit M logo on each backrest. See other standard amenities that come on both the Convertible and Coupe, by exploring below.
Drivers who crave even more luxury, can choose to include optional packages on their M4. The Executive Package with Neck Warmers enhances the M4 Convertible with features like a full color head-up display, a heated steering wheel, front passenger neck warmers, and a satellite radio.
The 2015 BMW M4 is an addition to the BMW lineup that stands up to the German automaker’s M-badge high standards, and will surely be a staple in the M lineup in the coming years.