The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed also marked the debut of the first BMW Individual M4 Coupe build for the United Kingdom. Wearing a Tanzanite Blue metallic coat, the M4 Coupe also featured components from the BMW M Performance Accessories range, which will arrive on 12 September 2014.
As a result, the special M4 Coupe was fitted with a carbon-fibre front splitter, carbon-fibre rear spoiler, carbon-fibre rear diffuser and carbon-fibre wing mirrors. In order to deliver a proper sound, an M Performance sports exhaust was installed, featuring Titanium exhaust trims.
Inside, the vehicle comes with a steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and featuring a race display. These specifications were chosen by fans of our friends from PistonHeads and two of the lucky competition winners drove the car up the hill as part of the Moving Motor Show.
Under the hood of the car we find the all-new 3.0-liter high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers 431 hp nd 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.
With this engine and using a dual-clutch transmission that delivers the power to the rear wheels, the BMW M4 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph). With the optional M Driver’s Package, top speed is increased at 280 km/h or 174 mph.
Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles, remarked that the superior performance of the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe should be apparent even at first glimpse. This is why BMW intended the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe to have a design that stunningly captures their spectacular potential and striking handling attributes. He added that the new BMW M3 and BMW M4 offer an exterior that visually takes the BMW M design language to a whole new level of expression – as underscored by its emotional appeal, purposeful character as well as spirited dynamism.
Both the new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe feature an expressive front end marked by powerful contours with a well-defined three-dimensionality. When viewed up front, there is no denying that both the new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe are BMW M creations, thanks to a number of M elements like the twin-bar kidney grille with black painted grille bars flanked by contemporary interpretation of the twin headlight arrangement that could optional be specified with LED units.
Both the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe feature BMW M double-spoke wheels, dynamically designed front apron with three large intakes and the characteristic power dome on the bonnet, which – aside from creating more space for the intercooler -- indicates the power potential of the M TwinPower Turbo engine underneath. Contributing to the aerodynamic efficiency of the new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe are their exterior mirrors with suggested twin-stalk mounts.