BMW Prepares Facelift Version for M4, Test Mule Caught on Slight Camo
The BMW M3 and M4 have been around for almost three years and now the models are just about ready to receive a new facelift which will differentiate them from the current ones.
All the attention is around the facelifted BMW M4 Coupe, the test mule being recently caught on new spy photos while undergoing tests with camouflage around the front and rear end. This would be the second time seeing it on testing, while last week, a red LCI was also seen performing on the road.
We are dealing here with the so called BMW M4 LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) which means that the model is just about to receive some slight updates, at the exterior and cabin.
As we can depict from the spy photos, the BMW M4 LCI might arrive fresh with OLED configuration, also seen on the BMW M4 GTS, along with new taillights and a handful of mods at the front, adding some M Performance Parts at the rear end. The rather new design would be complemented with the new 19- and 20-inch front and rear alloy wheels.
The updated model will also shed off around 80 kilos, thanks to the newly added carbon fiber components at the rear end and front bumpers. This will make it higher-performance than the previous model.
In terms of performance, the BMW M4 LCI will come with the same 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine but with an improved performance of around 500 horsepower, which will make it closer to its hardcore version M4 GTS.
The all-new facelift BMW M4 is likely to be unveiled next year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show or even earlier at the 2017 NAIAS, in Detroit, in January, along with the all-new BMW 5-Series Sedan. However, we should expect official details and pricing towards the end of the year. After all, we are looking here at the most anticipated model from BMW!