New BMW M4 sheds disguise as it appears alongside GT3 car

New BMW M4 sheds disguise as it appears alongside GT3 car

While still camouflaged, more details can be seen on the updated cars

BMW has unveiled official pictures of its yet-to-be-unveiled new M4 sports car in a thinner disguise ahead of a full unveil later this year. 

The German manufacturer has previously teased the new M4 and M3 in a heavy camouflage, but has now dropped some of the disguise as it appears against the forthcoming GT3 racing car. The two cars have made their appearance at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

The dropped disguise offers a closer look at the M4’s broader stance, with wide wheelarches, along with a better look at the huge new front grille, which is likely to prove a point of contention when the model reaches showrooms.

The new M3 and M4 feature a newly-developed straight-six engine. In ‘entry-level’ form, it produces 473bhp, which is noticeably more than the outgoing car, and also features a six-speed manual gearbox. A sportier Competition is also available, which sees the power increase to 503bhp, while coming with an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic gearbox.

The new BMW M4 and M3 are set to be unveiled next month, with first deliveries likely to arrive at the end of 2020 or start of 2021. 

Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW’s M division, said: “The BMW M4 Coupe and its motorsport counterpart BMW M4 GT3 are the icons of BMW M and prime examples of the technology transfer from motorsport to series production – and back again. From the outset, both vehicles were developed parallel to each other, so they both have the same genes.”

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