With just only a few days after we spotted a prototype of BMW’s 4-Series Coupe, the folks at the Bavaria-based company have finally been spotted testing the M4, which seems to feature minor tweaks.
According to the spy images, the M4 doesn’t seem to embrace any significant changes compared to the current model, but that’s not really surprising, taking into account its sedan counterpart went through very little modifications when it received a subtle facelift more than a year ago.
As you can see, this particular prototype appears to be riding on the same 20-inch wheels as the M4 GTS special edition. BMW also offered the alloy wheel set in Spain for the M4 Competition Sport, but in that model the rims eschewed the orange accents for an all-silver look.
At this stage, there is some disguise on the lower area of the front bumper that will likely be derived from the GTS version.
We also hear some new graphics for the headlights and taillights are also on the agenda, but it’s nothing to get too excited about. The same thing can be said about the interior, which although remains partially hidden underneath a black cover, will be largely carried over from the M4 on sale today.
In terms of power, we speculate that BMW will retain its 317kW and 550Nm of torque, enough to run the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.1 seconds with the manual and in 3.9 with the dual-clutch automatic.
The M4 GTS became the first production car in the world to receive OLED taillights, and according to SCOTT26 from Bimmer Post, these are exclusive to the model. That means it’s highly unlikely that BMW will offer them on the regular M4 facelift, which will reportedly come out about March 2017.