A number of recent spy shots have indicated that the latest-generation BMW M3 and M4 will adopt radical new front fascias to differentiate them from lesser 3- and 4-Series models.
Unless our eyes (or the cheeky engineers responsible for the camo) are deceiving us, it appears as though BMW will fit the new M3 and M4 with huge new vertical kidney grilles stretching the height of the front fascia. We recently shared a series of renderings showing how the new M models could look and these latest renderings from Bimmer Post depict the eventual new M4 Convertible.
The newly-shaped kidney grille consists of a black surround and black horizontal slates with the right-side grille also housing a host of different forward-facing sensors. Some of our astute readers have aptly described the new grille as ‘coffin grilles’ because they do have a similar shape to some coffins.
Complementing the new grilles of the M4 Convertible will be sharp headlights also different than normal 3- and 4-Series models and more similar in shape and design to those from the larger 8-Series. The fascia should also include sharp new air intakes and brake cooling ducts. Shrink the grille by about 50 per cent and we think the car could look fantastic.
While the new M3 and M4 family may or may not have looks everyone is fond of, they do promise to be excellent performers. BMW has previously confirmed that they will use the same new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six engine as the X3 M and X4 M and deliver 473 hp in standard form and 503 hp in Competition guise.