2017 BMW M4 is a freshened model of the previous year’s model. For 2017, the latest model comes with a myriad of new changes and improvements that the automaker hopes will help revitalize the M4. Bu even in its current form, the new model is still a pace setter in its class courtesy of features such as a potent engine, a well-equipped interior, a sharp and responsive handling and steering, a laudable ride quality, and stout brakes that bring it to halt in a couple of seconds. This BMW M4 review offers the latest news in terms of the exterior/interior changes, engine specs, and release date and price info.
Lack Of Originality Is Not A Problem For The BMW
There’s no denying the fact that the automotive segment has grown in leaps and bounds over the last couple of decades. This has resulted in a significant rise in the number of vehicles being offered for sale every year. Traditional market leaders and new entrants alike have hard to constantly innovate and come up with exclusive ideas that can result in making their vehicles retain their competitive edge.
But even with such an inhospitable competition mounted by its peers, BMW seems to be unperturbed judging by its meteoric rise in the number of vehicles sold each year. In this context, the new 2017 BMW M4 is the perfect illustration of how well an automaker can build a high-performance luxury coupe and convertible with minimal or no concessions at all. For starters, the new BMW M4 is a high-performance version of the BMW 4 Series.
What Is It All About?
The “M” is the distinction between the two models and features a 425-hp – generating turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine that mates to a slick-shifting six-speed manual or an M-DCT. With all this power under its belt, expect a 0-60 mph acceleration in just under 4.0 seconds.
Other components that draw the line of distinction between the regular 4 Series and the BMW M model include carbon-ceramic brakes, aluminum suspension underpinnings, staggered-width 18-inch wheels, sportier carbon-fiber trim, and active rear differential. Again, the BMW M4 2017 boasts of nicer interior materials, and M logo badging. Performance wise, you’ll notice that the M4 brakes hard, corners tenaciously, and accelerates ferociously.
The bottom line is the 2017 BMW M4. It is a cool car that arguably deserves your attention especially if you’re shopping for a race-ready sports car. Well, we’d be lying if we said the M4 is the only fine choice available, in stark contrast however, the segment is home to tons of other great choices. These include the Lexus RC F, Ford Shelby GT350 Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette, and the rakishly-styled Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class Coupe.
When Is The 2017 BMW M4 Going To Be Released And For How Much?
According to some whispers in the four-passenger high-performance segment, the new BMW M4 release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017. Price details are still under wraps as it is too early to start speculation, but this hasn’t stopped some of the finest industry’s pundits from offering the possibilities. One such theory that makes better sense intimates that the BMW M4 price will start from around $65,700. Leasing is available too.
2017 BMW M4 Exterior Changed Mostly In Color
The exterior hasn’t changed a bit apart from the several paint colors that are rumored to be added to the existing color palette. Otherwise, the exterior profile remains pretty much the same as that of the previous model. Some of the features to expect include exclusive exterior body panels, a sport-tuned suspension system, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, and a sport body kit.
Total Rework Of The 2017 BMW M4 Interior
The interior has been reworked and now appears better and more refined than that of the model it is replacing. Don’t get us wrong however, as the current model’s interior is still a masterpiece by conventional standards. Accessories to expect include a dual-zone automatic climate control, driver memory settings, an 8.8-inch central display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, a heated 10-way power front seats, and smartphone app connectivity.
Packages available include the Executive, Lighting, Driver Assistance, and the Competition package.
Four Seconds Car Engine Specs
A 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine is offered beneath the hood of the 2017 BMW M4. It generates 425 horsepower and 406 lbs. ft. of torque enough to propel the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just under four seconds. Check back for more details pertaining its top speed, and mpg as the data is currently unavailable.
Government crash tests indicate that the BMW M4 2017 is extremely safe, which it ought to be considering its breathtaking speed. It scored five stars out of five for overall crash impact, five for total side impact safety, and five for front and rear crash impact. These safety ratings are also synonymous with those of the 2017 BMW M4 GTS – the track ready model version.