BMW M4 Coupe arrives in India: Launch next month?
After making its debut at 2014 Detroit Motor Show, the BMW M4 was launched in Malaysia earlier this month. Expected to be launched next month, BMW M4 has already arrived in India from Germany, probably for pre-launch tests.
BMW M4 is actually a successor to the M3 Coupe. But due to BMW’s distinctive nomenclature offering even numbers to coupes and convertibles and odd numbers to hatchbacks and sedans, the M4 nameplate has been introduced. The car has already arrived in India for a declared value of Rs 36.24 lakhs, as reported by Zauba.
BMW M4 will be powered by a 3.0 liter six cylinder twin turbo engine capable of 431 hp peak power at 5,500 to 7,300 rpm and 550 Nm torque at 1,850 to 5,500 rpm. For Europ, the engine is mated to a six speed manual gearbox or 7 speed dual clutch transmission. India will only get the auto-box. M4 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.1 seconds (4.3 seconds for manual) while reaching a top speed of 250 kmph.
Standard features on the BMW M4 will include xenon headlights, Dakota leather upholstery, heated front seats, front and rear parking distance control, adaptive LED headlights and LED indicators besides front fog lights, and tilt swivel function. In international markets, the 2014 BMW 4 Series is offered in five trim levels – SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport. More details with regard to features and comforts will be revealed on its Indian launch.
BMW India has revealed that they will launch a couple of new M models this year. They have already launched the M6 Gran Coupe, and now the M4 and M5 are expected for launch before the year is out. To compete with Mercedes C63 AMG, Audi RS5 and Jaguar XF-R, the soon to be launched BMW M4 is expected to have a price tag of around INR 1 crore, ex-showroom once launched.