Images of the BMW 4 Series M Performance have surfaced online, revealing a number of aesthetic and mechanical changes over the standard 4.
All 4 Series cars equipped with the M Performance kit (barring the 428i) will benefit from an increase in power and torque but not at the expense of efficiency. The 420d, 430d and 435i models are treated to an extra 16bhp and 40Nm, 27bhp and 40Nm and 33bhp and 50Nm, respectively.
The M Performance upgrade also adds a limited slip differential, sports suspension, a choice of 18-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels, upgraded brakes and a M Performance silencer to reduce engine noise (although why you’d want that is beyond us).
Aesthetically, the M Performance upgrade is super aggressive thanks to bigger air intakes, a redesigned lower front bumper and carbon fibre on the front splitter. The cars also get a tweaked rear bumper with integrated diffuser, plus a new boot spoiler, side skirts and mirror caps.
The M division hasn’t skimped on the interior, either. There’s a three-spoke M steering wheel with gear shift lights at the top (like in a Formula 1 car), sportier seats, a special footrest and bits of carbon fibre and Alcantara leather throughout.
BMW hasn’t issued any word on price as yet, but expect the company to reveal all at the Frankfurt motor show in September, 2013. Until then, do yourself a favour and read our BMW 4 Series 435i review.
Via Car Magazine