The new BMW M4 will receive a manual gearboxApril 15, 2020
BMW was again caught testing the upcoming M4 Coupe, and this time the photo spies showed interesting shots.
While the automotive world is waiting for the final look of the new BMW M3 and M4 duo to find out the final BMW decision regarding the grille, test cars continue to work under a still-disguised body, but we can clearly see that the Bavarians will keep this universal exterior basic Model M.
Recent spy shots show that this test car drove through the streets of Munich and the Nurburgring and slightly “lit up” its interior. The first photos of the interior of the new BMW M4 demonstrate a manual gearbox, which has already been confirmed by representatives of the BMW M-division.
In a partially masked cabin, an additional display with a keyboard was also installed so that engineers could make the final touches to the car. In addition, it is worth noting the steering wheel with a thick rim and a pair of release buttons for the driving modes M1 and M2, as well as a set of sports seats, characteristic for the models M3 and M4. Not surprisingly, the dashboard is the same as the 3-Series.
The new M4 will feature BMW’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line V6, which debuted in the X3 M and X4 M crossovers. The M3 and M4 model year 2021 will offer at least two power levels starting at 473 hp. in basic models and up to 503 hp in versions of Competition. In addition to the manual transmission, the BMW M is expected to offer the option of an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission from the previous model.
Power will be transmitted to all four wheels through a reinforced system, which will also have the ability to disconnect the front driveshaft, very similar to what the current M5 offers. This will make the new M4 much more usable all year round, especially for those who live in cold climates.
The M4 2021 model year is expected to debut later this summer with its four-door sibling M3, but with a coronavirus pandemic that forces manufacturers to postpone the launch of new models, we won’t be surprised if BMW decides to wait with the premiere.
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