The 2021 BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe have been teased one final time before their official unveiling this week, giving fans the clearest look yet at their front-end designs.
Like a gender reveal party for the Hulk, BMW deliberately obscured the images with green computer-generated smoke to match the green paint worn by both cars.
However, the pictures confirm the new performance models will wear the controversial 'coffin grille' front-end – a point of contention among fans since spy pictures first hinted at the unique nose.
More positively received might be the presence of a manual gear knob in the images.
While a manual transmission was known to be coming on the M3 sedan and M4 coupe, it's a welcome relief for enthusiasts – particularly as BMW phased out the transmission on the M5 sedan, and the last manual M5 was only offered in left-hand-drive markets.
BMW Australia shared images of the manual gear knob on social media, strongly suggesting the transmission will be available to Australian buyers – but an official confirmation is yet to come from the company's local arm.