BMW has a full lineup of M-cars, so which should choose as your own? The all-new 2015 BMW M4 is one candidate. Could it be the ultimate M-car?
A proper M-car should be lightweight, nimble, powerful, and with a great soundtrack. The M4 happens to be the lightest of the current M-cars (at 3,585 lbs for the automatic and 3,530 lbs for the manual) if you exclude the M235i. Even so, the M4 manual is just 25 pounds heavier than the sporty 2-series coupe.
The twin-turbo 3.0L straight six is churning out 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque available as low as 1,850 rpm. What an engine and what an aggressive sound! This test car is using a 7-speed automatic transmission to manage the power. A 6-speed manual is also available. BMW claims a scant 3.9 second 0-60 MPH acceleration with the automatic.
The car has a wide 62.2 inch track, performance tires, and carefully tuned suspension and steering components. The ride is on the harsher sports car side, and the electrically boosted steering is one of the best this side of the hydraulically assisted system.
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It has all the ingredients for an excellent sports-coupe. Check out this in-depth TFLcar video review of the 2015 BMW M4 for all the details.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011.