BMW M4 Coupe spied

18 Jul, 2012 11:46am Richard Ingram

Our spies have caught the first glimpse of the new BMW M4 Coupe, ahead of its launch next year

We’ve already seen the BMW M3 saloon testing, but these pictures give us our first glimpse of the sleeker M4 Coupe.

As expected, it gains a subtle bodykit, flared arches and wider vents at the front, as well as a lowered nose and quad exhausts at the rear.

The shape will follow a profile similar to the current Audi A5, giving the new coupe a more athletic stance than the outgoing model.

Power will come from a six-cylinder turbocharged engine, which should see power boosted to around 450bhp. This should shave a few tenths off the car’s 0-60mph sprint, with an expected time of around 4.5 seconds.

The current generation BMW 3 Series will be limited to just saloon and estate bodystyles for the first time. This means that the outgoing Coupe and Convertible will ditch the 3 Series name for a 4 Series badge when they arrive next year.

Clearly, this format extends to the brand’s M division, too, meaning we’ll get an M3-badged saloon and an M4 Coupe.