- bmw has announced that the 2021 m4 coupe will come standard with a 473-hp twin-turbo inline-six and a six-speed manual transmission.
- there will also be a 503-hp competition model, which will have an eight-speed automatic.
- the new m4 will make its debut next month alongside the m3, and pricing should start at just over $70,000.
if you're still upset about the 2021 bmw 4-series because of its gargantuan front grille, get over it, because the new rear-wheel-drive m4 coupe will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, and a convertible and hatchback gran coupe will arrive down the line. additionally, there will be a more powerful competition model, which will put out 503 horsepower.
both the 2021 m3 and m4 will be powered by bmw's new s58 twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six, which was first introduced in the lightning-quick x3 m and x4 m. the standard m4's inline-six will produce 473 horsepower, and it will come standard with the six-speed manual (#savethemanuals). the 503-hp competition model will send power to the rear wheels through a zf-sourced eight-speed automatic.
the x3 m and x4 m suvs, both equipped with the 503-hp six, launched to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds during car and driver testing, besting the previous-gen m3's sprint to 60, so we can expect the new m3 and m4 will have some gut-punching acceleration. later on, the 503-hp competition models will be available with an all-wheel-drive system, which will provide for even more insane acceleration.
the 2021 bmw m4 is set to make its official debut next month alongside the new m3, which will also get the same big mouth as the 4-series. pricing is expected to start at just over $70,000, and they should arrive in dealers early next year.