We’ve but to formally see the 2022 BMW M4 coupe (or its M3 sedan sibling), though a photo of an uncovered example was not too long ago leaked and we’ve seen the latest 4 Series coupe on which the M4 is predicated. As you possibly can see from the pictures right here, BMW nonetheless isn’t exhibiting the world what the brand new M4 seems like—however it’s proudly exhibiting the high-performance four Sequence variant in camouflage attacking the Sachsenring racetrack, in addition to reminding everybody that the turnt two-door will as soon as once more supply a guide transmission in a brand new video. Warning: There’s gratuitous manual-transmission 2022 M4 throttle blipping, downshifting, and basic stick-shifty goodness within the clip.
Alongside its video drop for the brand new M4, BMW want to remind everybody that the coupe will are available in two efficiency flavors: 473-hp primary and 503-hp Competitors. The automaker implies the guide transmission will solely be out there on the non-Competitors fashions, which can completely make the most of an eight-speed automated transmission. Not like the earlier M4, which was rear-wheel drive, the new model will offer xDrive all-wheel drive someday after the automotive launches. BMW has additionally revealed that there can be an even higher-performance M4 GT3 race car that may successfully halo the M4 vary in 2022.
There’s actually not far more to say. Are we glad the brand new BMW M4 continues to supply a guide, a transmission sort quick fading from quick efficiency vehicles? Completely. Are we impatient to take the brand new M4 for a spin, working its six-speed guide possibility ourselves? Doubly completely. Watching the M4 tackle the Sachsenring, a German DTM observe, is nice enjoyable (and you’ll see it present process testing on the Nürburgring within the second video above). Ready for hands-on expertise at the same venue is much less so. The 2022 BMW M4 will debut in September 2020, so we gained’t want to attend lengthy, however it’s nonetheless a wait.
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