More revealing spy photographs of a facelifted BMW M4 show GTS splitter and bonnet intakes
Sam Sheehan
22 September 2016

The 2017 BMW M4 has been spotted testing with an M4 GTS-inspired front splitter and bonnet intakes.

The test car is also wearing a larger rear spoiler than the current production M4 and has gained new LED tail-lights, as well as LED headlight details to match the facelifted 3 Series, as has been seen on the standard 4 Series Gran Coupé during testing.

These changes match up with the 4 Series Gran Coupé test mule we spotted earlier this year, with the facelifted M4 due for release a few months after this.

No major mechanical upgrades are expected for the 2017 M4, so power will still come from the same twin-turbocharged straight-six engine as today’s production model, but output will be increased beyond the 425bhp and 406lb ft of torque produced by the current car.

The M4’s engine is proven to be able to produce substantially more power. The GTS, with its efficiency improving water injection system, outputs 493bhp. However, the regular 2017 M4 will likely offer a figure closer to that of the current 444bhp M4 Competition Pack.

Inside, little is expected to change from today’s M4. BMW’s range-topping 7 Series has demonstrated the level of autonomous technology the manufacturer has available, but the 4 Series and M4 are unlikely to inherit such systems until the next all-new model is launched later this decade.

Due to the limited production numbers of the M4 GTS, it doesn’t look like BMW will be producing a facelifted version of that car. The most powerful M4 on offer next year will therefore be the M4 Competition Pack, which could produce something in the region of 460bhp.

Like the current model, when the facelifted M4 lands next year it’ll go up against the Mercedes-AMG C 63 and all-electric Tesla Model S. The M4’s coupé bodyshape also means the Porsche 911 is a more focused rival. An all-new 911 is due in 2018.

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New name, new engine and two turbos and even a much needed facelift, the main question lingers - can the BMW M4 grab the initiative off of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé

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11 August 2016
A new M4 GTS perhaps?

Peter Cavellini.

12 August 2016
Previously, we have found several kinds of experiments with luxurious cars. Here also, we can get how BMW M4 testing with an M4 GTS front splitter and bonnet intakes. It will definitely give a unique look to our BMW M4; therefore most of the luxurious car brands are always doing some kind of experiment with the look of their luxury car.

20 October 2016
BMW is one of the most innovative and high tech models to be ever released. Weight distribution is now perfectly balanced and centre of gravity sits closer to the road. Adaptive cruise control uses data from the navigation system. Stereoscopic cameras at the top of the windshield detect big obstacles such as speed bumps,and signal; the car to soften its adaptive dampers. Its rear drive is standard. In my BMW music system has been damaged for 10-15 days and it was consuming more oil . I have given my car in Wilsonville which is the best car repair centre in that place. They changed my music system and added new facilities such as USB, Bluetooth devices,etc. Visit this site as it is one of the finest repair centre in the Wilsonville.

20 December 2016
WIth X Drive it would be perfect! Luckily the Alpina B4 Allrad exists, but only in LHD.

Madmac

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