So the rumours about the discontinuation of sales of the BMW M3 and M4 in Malaysia is untrue, then, because together with the launch of the 4 Series LCI, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe rival is now yours for RM760,000.00.

With the facelift, the M4 gets minor nip and tuck enhancements to its appearance and chassis. It gets a new pair of full-LED adaptive headlamps and LED tail lamps as standard. Other visual items that separate the M4 from regular 4 Series are M specific wing mirrors, M gills at the front fenders, carbon roof, Powerdome (bonnet air inlet) and M quad exhaust. It rides on 19-inch lightweight M five twin-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in 255/35 and 275/35 (front and rear) tyres.

QUICK FACTS

Name BMW M4 Coupe LCI
Engine 2,979cc; inline-6 M TwinPower turbo
Transmission 7-speed M DCT
Max Power 425 hp @ 5,500 – 7,300 rpm
Max Torque 550 Nm @ 1,850 – 7,300 rpm
0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed 4.1 seconds; 250 km/h
Price (OTR without insurance) RM760,000

Inside, there’s new M Sport seats with adjustable side bolsters and wider apertures for better support and ventilation on the race track. Other M specific touches include carbon fibre trims and M leather sports steering wheel with M Drive buttons.

Mechanically, the M4 LCI retains the same 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder M TwinPower turbo that generates 425 hp and 550 Nm of torque. Drive is exclusively sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed M dual clutch transmission. While its 4.1 seconds century sprint time and 250 km/h top speed is impressive to say the least, the M4 is still 0.2 seconds slower to the mark compared to the C 63 AMG.

BMW Malaysia is offering the new M4 in three exterior shades – Sakhir Orange, Austin Yellow and Yas Marina Blue. Like all official BMW models, the M4 comes with 5-Years unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service and 2-Years BMW Tyre Warranty Programme as standard.


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