The BMW M4 Coupe deliveries already reached their customers and as expected it was just a matter of time to see the first crash with the brand new high-performance sports car. The first M4 Coupe crash happened yesterday in Germany, where a 20-year old driver from the eastern district of Munich managed to drive his car into some trees.
Apparently, the driver accelerated the car and lost control in a corner, then hit a traffic sign as well as two trees found in a small park.
The good news is that the driver got out of the car with few minor injuries, but the car was totaled and according to a German newspaper the estimated total damage is around 90,000 euros or around $122,000.
The car you see in the photos featured a non-metallic Alpine White paint finish and 19-inch M double-spoke style 437 M black wheels. Under the hood, there is a new 3.0-liter high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers 431 hp and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.
This engine replaces the old V8 and can push the BMW M4 Coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h. With the optional M Driver’s Package, top speed is increased at 280 km/h or 174 mph.
The new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe are provided with a stunning design that communicates their exceptional performance capability and remarkable handling attributes.
Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles, remarked that the superior performance of these BMW M models should be evident even at first look. Thus, the new BMW M3 and BMW M4 have an exterior that visually takes the BMW M design language to a whole new level of expression – all underscored by their purposeful nature, emotional charm and dynamic vitality.
Both the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe have a dynamically expressive face typical of BMW M – three-dimensional and filled with powerful contours. Of course, an array M design elements marks the front of these two M models like the distinctive twin-bar kidney grille with black painted grille bars and the M logo, as well as a new interpretation of the flanking twin headlight arrangement that could optionally be specified with LED units.
The front end is also marked by a dynamically styled front apron featuring three large intakes – all directing air to cool the M TwinPower Turbo engine and brakes. The engine is housed underneath a bonnet with a characteristic power dome, which indicates the mill’s potential while making room for the intercooler. Both the new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe have exterior mirrors mounted on twin stalks – a design that helps in the aerodynamics of these two M models.