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The Driving Dynamics of the BMW M4 Coupé

The BMW M4 Coupé puts an impressive 431hp at your command. When the M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine accelerates to the limit in next to no time, you immediately realise the car’s capabilities. Adapted motorsport technologies like the Active M Differential bring the power of the M drivetrain to every journey, and ensure maximum safety and control in any situation.

Competition Package.

The Competition Package for the BMW M4 Coupé supplies an added edge, using equipment and technology you’d expect to be reserved for the racetrack to transfer extra performance to the road.

This is delivered courtesy of an enhanced engine output and features such as the Adaptive M suspension, newly adapted Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the Active M Differential and the 20-inch M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres. The modifications to the suspension include new springs, dampers and stabilisers as well as adapted Comfort, Sport and Sport+ driving modes.

Under the bonnet, the power of the M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine is boosted to 331 kW/450 hp and its sound made more powerful and distinct by the sports exhaust.

Design plays a key part in making the competition package unique. One of its most impressive features is the exclusive forged and gloss-lathed 20-inch M light alloy wheels in star-spoke 666 M design, with mixed tyres. The package is further emphasised by the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, which extends from the front kidney grille to the model designation in high-gloss black, culminating powerfully in black chrome tailpipes.

BMW M4 Coupé

Active M Differential.

The Active M Differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes, accelerating out of bends, taking corners at high speed or on roads with an uneven surface. Traction is optimised via an electronically-controlled device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.


Discover the design and dynamics of the BMW M4 Coupé.


Launch Control.

Launch Control is included in the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and enables maximum acceleration from a standing start. Simply press the DSC button, slide the gear lever into ‘S’, set the brakes and activate the kick-down function with the accelerator – then release the brakes and find out what torque really means.


By ingeniously reducing the weight of individual BMW components, the M Series delivers exceptional driving dynamics and exemplary efficiency. Ultra-light materials like magnesium, aluminium and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic are used in many components for greater agility, acceleration and braking.

BMW M4 Coupé

Adaptive M Suspension.

Reacting in milliseconds, the Adaptive M suspension's electronically controlled shock absorbers constantly adjust to road conditions and driving style. This guarantees optimal road contact, the best possible traction and extremely agile handling. The suspension settings can be adjusted from comfortable to sporty-dynamic via the Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes.

Comfort mode ensures comfortable handling during everyday driving, and also increases safety in the event of sudden swerving. In Sport mode, ample comfort is maintained, but dampening is reduced and contact with the road is more direct, ideal for country roads and uneven racetracks. Sport+ mode offers minimal dampening and maximum driving dynamics on level roads and racetracks.


A key feature of the BMW M4 Coupé driving experience is the braking system. With their unrivalled precision, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake System and the M compound brakes noticeably enhance both your driving experience and the car’s performance.

Taken directly from motor-sport, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake System, made from an innovative carbon-fibre ceramic compound, provides direct braking power and improves brake-fade stabilisation. The compound is also corrosion-free, tolerates more heat, features strongly reduced abrasion and contributes to a lower vehicle weight.

With its enlarged brake dimensions (400mm front, 380mm rear) and increased number of pistons, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake System's heat resistance in continuous operation means it’s fit for the racetrack. When it’s raining, the perforated, ventilated brake discs guarantee optimal responsiveness, as well as ideal heat dissipation.

The technology behind M compound brakes comes from the world of motorsport, so they maintain constant effectiveness and brake-fade stabilisation, even when heavily used. The use of various highly resilient materials results in excellent thermal stability, long-term durability and precise braking. It also reduces the weight of the brakes, which has a positive effect on agility, dynamics, acceleration and fuel consumption.

The perforated, ventilated brake disc rings with four-piston fixed callipers at the front and two-piston fixed callipers at the rear ensure optimal responsiveness in wet conditions and improve heat dissipation. The blue metallic brake callipers with the characteristic M logo strongly emphasise their sporty appearance and distinctive M design.

Driver at wheel of BMW M4 Coupé


M Servotronic constantly adjusts the car’s power steering and ensures a direct and precise steering response, even at high speeds. It also delivers supreme comfort by minimising the physical effort required for steering, as well as maximising agility when parking, maneuvering or navigating narrow or twisting road

Gear shifter for BMW M4 Coupé

Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.


The Seven-speed M double-clutch transmission system with Drivelogic has been specially designed for the BMW M high-revving engine.

The system boasts a traction-optimised automatic gear selection, Launch Control, Low Speed Assist and Auto Start-stop.

The system can be controlled automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, or the gear stick. Being able to change gears in this manner makes it possible to change gears at


The carefully engineered interplay of M vehicles’ aerodynamic elements means the car remains stable and under precise control even at high speeds. From the front, the striking apron visually embodies the M vehicles' aerodynamics concept, with large air inlets ensuring perfect cooling of all vital engine components.

Further aerodynamic elements can be found in the two vertical inlets in the Aero Curtain and the M side gills with integrated Air Breather behind the wheel arches. These are designed create an accelerated flow of air around the front wheels, while at the same time minimising turbulence and reducing air resistance.

From the back, the gurney flap - a spoiler on the rear edge of the boot - further optimises the aerodynamic balance between the front and rear axle, cutting down on lift.

As a whole, the precise coordination of these elements creates a perfect aerodynamic balance, making the BMW M4
Coupé ready for the racetrack or the open road.

BMW M4 Coupé rear light cluster

Brake Energy Regeneration.

The Brake Energy Regeneration technology used in the BMW M4 Coupé. harnesses the kinetic energy produced by slowing or braking and turns it into electricity. Used to charge the car’s battery, it means that the alternator no longer needs to run permanently, consequently reducing strain on it.

The result is reduced fuel consumption and increased performance – typical of BMW’s EfficientDynamics.

Optimum Shift Indicator.

Optimum, perfectly-timed gear changes can save enormous amounts of fuel - particularly in urban traffic and over long distances. With BMW’s Optimum Shift Indicator, the engine’s electronics identify the most efficient gear, based on road conditions and engine speed.

When it would be more efficient to shift into a higher or lower gear, an arrow lights up in the Info Display. The system also recognises when the car is accelerating quickly and will delay its recommendation accordingly until the engine speed is optimal. BMW internal comparative tests have shown that vehicles with the Optimum Shift Indicator use around 4% less fuel.

BMW M4 Coupé Dials

Auto Start-Stop.

Auto Start-Stop switches the engine off when the vehicle comes to a temporary standstill, such as at traffic lights or in a traffic jam, to further reduce overall fuel consumption. When the driver presses down on the clutch (manual transmission) or takes their foot off the brake (M DCT Drivelogic), the engine automatically starts again in a fraction of a second.

A signal in the Info Display indicates that Auto Stop-Start is active. As soon as the clutch is pressed (manual transmission) or the foot taken from the brake (Steptronic transmission), the engine re-starts automatically.

Auto Start-Stop never compromises driving comfort and safety, as it remains inactive if the engine has not reached its ideal running temperature, the interior has not yet been sufficiently heated/cooled, the battery level is too low or the steering wheel is being turned. And if the car starts to roll the engine re-starts automatically.