The 2014 BMW M4 Coupe (F82) is a rear-wheel drive sports car that replaces the two-door M3 Coupe of the E92 generation. Its four-door counterpart is still sold under the M3 nameplate but codenamed F80.
Is it sacrilege to put a turbo in an M-class car? What about twin-turbos? No matter, sins aside, the new twin-turbo inline six (replacing the naturally-aspirated V8 of last year’s M3) is a spectacular performer. Power delivery comes on strong and early and encourages short shifting, versus the tradition of wringing power out of the top end of M-model cars. That doesn’t mean you can’t rev the bejeezus out of the M4; it just means you don’t have to. BMW says the smaller motor means less weight and enhanced handling, and this would be hard to argue with since the new M4 is grippy, transitions like a trooper and can still wag its tail if encouraged to do so. Natural selection is a fact of life and, thankfully in the case of the M4, the strong has survived.
The BMW M4 is a decent performer as a Super Saloon, capable of doing 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds. With strong and early power delivery, it is noticeably faster than in real life, capable of hitting a speed of at least 186 mph (300 km/h), which is faster than its electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h); in Forza Horizon 3, it can do 202 mph (326 km/h). The M4, with decent braking performance, takes less than 340 ft (104 m) to brake to a stop from 100 mph (161 km/h) and corners at 0.96 Gs on average, cornering better than any road-going BMW except the BMW M4 GTS. This is because of its smaller inline-6 engine compared to the E92's V8.
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