Thanks to an anonymous poster on BimmerPost we have our first look at the next generation G82 BMW M4 – massive grille and all. In M form it would appear that the grille will be gloss black which both hide its details but accentuates its shape in certain colors. Well in any color other than black.
And it’s not just the M4 that will see this treatment. In fact both the M3 and M4 will share the front-end with the new, much larger grille. How does it look in person? According to sources you quickly get over the size once you see it in the flesh but we’re not so sure after seeing this version. What do you think? Hit-up the comments below.
The Two Flavors Of The 2021 G80 BMW M3 And G82 M4
BMW M is planning on two models for the next generation M3 and M4; Pure and Competition. While there was an initially planned “base” model, sales and positioning of the Pure and Competition models made it harder to justify bringing the base model to market. Rumors point to Pure being exactly that – rear wheel drive and delivering 480 ps (approximately 473 hp) with a choice of automatic and manual transmission.
The Competition model will come 510 ps (503 hp) will be available in both RWD and AWD formats with manual offered only on the RWD configurations.
M3 Colors In And Out
The M3 will be offered in a handful classic and new colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Dravit Grey (seen above), Portimao Blue, Sao Paolo Yellow, Toronto Red, Tanzanite Blue and a new green called Isle of Man Green.
Inside, M will offer the standard black alongside orange/black, blue/black at launch. Sources tell us that there will be a number of new colors in the forthcoming years.
Expect two seats; sport buckets similar to the current seat and a optional CF bucket.
Wheels And Brakes
For the first time BMW will use staggered wheel sizes; 18″ front and 19″ rear wheels on the base and 19″/20″ on Competition models (also optional on others). Carbon ceramics will remain optional on Competition models.
Both the 2021 G80 M3 and G82 M4 will have their internet debut later this year with US sales beginning in late 2020.