BMW M4 Competition: The Good, The Great, The Ugly - Full Review
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 Published On Apr 28, 2021

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Many generations of dominance the 2 door M car has had, and though it had some minor bumps along the way, BMW M have shown a consistent approach to the formula that makes the M3 and M4, particularly the 2 door: bringing their best motorsport learning and shoehorning it into their best road car. Despite the inconsistency of the design of our new car, the approach under the skin is still the same. But it comes in a generation where engine emotion is neutered by emission laws, M Lites like the M440i have almost 400 BHP, gorgeous things like the M8 exists, and the M2 rules supreme as the true successor to the M3 of old.

So where does that leave our new M4? Today we’ll recap some of the lead up to this car, see what makes it unique under the skin VS the M440i, then do a full drive review of the new BMW M4!

It’s a bit confusing talking about the history of the M4, is it’s only been called that for 1 generation. Truth is, the start of this car was 35 years ago with the BMW 3.0 CSL. The batmobile as it was known was an extremely successful race car that put BMW’s Motorsport division on the map, even with the origin of the famous three colour livery. It began the M story - a lighter, more driver focused, stripped out car. The clear predecessor to our new M4 today. Even with the grille.

But we aren’t focusing on the Grille history, more the general aggression of the two door M car, from E30 to now!

We will also take a look at everything under the skin, like the 3-litre straight-six - S58 engine. The twin turbo part 3d printed engine revs higher to 7250 RPM and produces 510 BHP, 650 NM, and 0 to 60 of 3.9 seconds.

ZF 8 speed Gearbox replaces the dual clutch, but the software is from scratch Vs M5/M8. Now shifts in 150ms vs those.

M Xdrive with 3 traction modes including RWD only, announced for summer 2021. This will of course have different performance figures and capability!

But competition within BMW is tough, with the brilliant M2 competition, M8 series and the M440i M lite: does this car do enough? Today we explore:

- History of the M3 and M4
- A different M4 grille
- Different M4 render
- Exterior design
- M4 Engine S58
- New M compound brakes & Carbon ceramics
- M perf exhaust lighter at 5kg
- Wheel options, all forged: 825M, 826M cross spoke M perf: 963M
- “Integrated brake system” IB
- Adaptive M suspension
- Stiffening and struts
- M4 with M Performance exhaust and parts
- M4 Vs M440i
- Full driving review
- Daily living
- Conclusion

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