2021 BMW M4 Coupe spied testing in Sweden

Enthusiasts get a first look at the 2021 M4 Coupe in motion.
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BMW new M4 coupe has been snapped completing its winter testing in Sweden, ahead of its likely release at the end of 2020.

These appear to be the first pictures showing the 2021 M4 coupe moving at speed, although the M3 sedan has been snapped a number of times at the track.

CarAdvice has previously reported the 2021 M4’s lower stance, wider wheels, and wider guards than the standard 4 Series, however they appear even more pronounced in the new pictures.

As has become an M-car staple, the 2021 M4 pictured here wears side-mirrors with an aero-style housing. This is a different design to that spotted on an earlier 2021 M4 convertible prototype, suggesting BMW M is starting to add some of the final styling touches.

Unfortunately, the latest prototype doesn't flash any more of the front grille design, cutting holes in its camouflaged onesie only where necessary to keep the confirmed S58 3.0-litre straight-six twin-turbo engine operating at the right temperature.

We have, however, seen a regular 4 Series on the factory floor wearing a very tall, very bold kidney grille.

That S58 engine has been confirmed to output over 373kW, and owners will have the option to send that power through an all-wheel drive system – the first of its kind to be offered on an M3 or M4.

The M4 coupe will be sold alongside the M4 convertible and M3 sedan, all of which have regularly been snapped during testing.

The new M4 and M3 will buck the market by offering a manual transmission when they launch, something BMW doesn't offer on its larger M cars.