Though we've yet to hear a clear confirmation that BMW will be, in fact, shifting away from the M3 nomenclature for the coupe, outlets continue to fester over this idea of the M4.
I will believe it when I see it -- this has happened too many times before.
Hitting the web is an all-new rendering of the upcoming M3 coupe that features a peculiar take. Obviously it is derived from the 3-Series sedan; however, it's front valence is similar to the current-gen product and if I am not mistaken, the wheels are the same too.
While it's tough to be confident in any respect of this rendering's credibility, I do have to say one thing: It looks pretty damn good.
Am I alone here?
Moving away from the M3 badging, the coupe version of the popular M model will be sold under the M4 naming convention. The F82 M4 Coupe is based on the new 4 Series Coupe and it will differentiate itself from the 3 Series family through a sleeker front apron and slightly redesigned headlights. As seen in the rendering below, the coupe roofline gives the car a sleek look which will further differentiate it from the four-door sedan.
The front-end design is said to take its cues from the recently launched M6 with the 1M-like air curtains. The air vents are large in size with angled fins that give the car not only a road-focused look, but also a dominating stance. The M4 coupe will also get a hood bulge, for both aesthetic and aerodynamic reasons.