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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.
— Official description [1]

The 2014 BMW M4 Coupé - abbreviated as BMW M4 '14 - is a RWD sports car by BMW that debuted in the Falken Tire Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2, and appears in all subsequent Forza main titles.

Synopsis

The M4 Coupé is the successor to the E92 M3 Coupe, introduced in 2013 as the high-performance model of the first generation BMW 4 Series. It was also available in sedan form that was still sold under the M3 nameplate. The M4 Coupé is codenamed F82, with the sedan variant being codenamed F80.

Following the 2012 BMW M5, the M4 Coupé is the third M production car with a downsized twin-turbo inline-6 engine that offers both improved performance and fuel efficiency over the E92's naturally aspirated V8 engine. The M4 was also developed with a higher usage of lightweight materials to save weight.

The F82 M4 Coupé was replaced by the 2021 G82 M4 Coupé.

Drivetrain

The BMW M4 is powered by a S55B30 codenamed 3.0 L inline-six with twin-turbocharging that produces 431 hp (321 kW) from 5,500 rpm to 7,300 rpm and 405 ft·lb (550 N·m) of torque from 1,850 rpm to 5,500 rpm, with the latter being a much higher value than seen from its predecessor. The S55B30 operates at a boost pressure of 19.1 psi (1.3 bar) and redlines at 8,000 rpm, although it redlines at 7,600 rpm in real life. The BMW M4 in the Forza series is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.[2]

Platform

Despite growing in dimensions, the M4 weighs 260 lb (118 kg) less than the E92 M3, making it even lighter than the E46 M3, the predecessor to the E92 M3. By using CFRP for the roof, driveshaft and strut tower brace, the M4 also gained a 20% increase in torsional rigidity.

Variants

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Horizon Edition

The Horizon Edition is an upgraded variant with a Skills boost featured in Forza Horizon 3. It also comes with an S1 900 upgrade preset featuring a Liberty Walk Wide Body Kit and a Liberty Walk livery that appears only with said widebody kit.

Players could obtain this variant as a Horizon Wheelspin reward before the October 14, 2016 update, and had the chance of obtaining this car again as a Forzathon reward.

Thumbnail of the Forza Edition

Forza Edition

The Forza Edition is the Forza Motorsport 7 rendition of the Horizon Edition from the previous title, but has a standard 50% CR credits bonus, a secondary 50% CR bonus for racing at the Nürburgring, and homologated performance for the Sport Touring division.

It is only available in the VIP Car Pack.

Thumbnail of the GTS

GTS

Main article: BMW M4 GTS

The 2016 BMW M4 GTS is a track-oriented variant featured in Forza Horizon 3 as part of the Alpinestars Car Pack and in all subsequent main series titles.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide.png
Speed 7.0
Handling 5.0
Acceleration 7.5
Braking 4.9
B 554
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 85,000 CR or 170 T
Performance & Division
Division:
Ultimate Sport Machines
Speed:
Top Speed: 187.5 mph  (301.7 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 133.9 ft (40.8 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 320.4 ft (97.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.13 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.12 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide.png
Speed 7.0
Handling 5.0
Acceleration 7.5
Braking 4.9
Rare FM7 T3.png
B 554
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 135,000
Performance & Division
Division:
Sport Touring
Collection Tier:
Tier 3 - Rare (+245)
Speed:
Top Speed: 187.5 mph  (301.7 km/h)
1/4 Mile: 13.017 secs.
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 135.3 ft (41.2 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 336.4 ft (102.5 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.13 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.12 g
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide.png
Speed 7.0
Handling 7.1
Acceleration 7.6
Launch 7.9
Braking 8.7
A 754
DLC:
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 85,000 CR or 142 T
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Super Saloons
Speed:
Top Speed: 186.1 mph  (299.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 139.3 ft (42.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 328.2 ft (100 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.93 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.00 g
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Speed 7.4
Handling 7.1
Acceleration 8.3
Launch 8.0
Braking 8.7
A 800
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 92,000 CR or 184 T
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Super Saloons
Speed:
Top Speed: 197.6 mph  (317.9 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.018 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 142.8 ft (43.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 332.5 ft (101.3 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.93 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.00 g
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Speed 7.7
Handling 6.9
Acceleration 6.5
Launch 8.2
Braking 7.5
A 800
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 92,000 CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Super Saloons
Rarity:
Rare
Speed:
Top Speed: 197.0 mph  (317 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.913 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 154.9 ft (47.2 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 347.0 ft (105.8 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.94 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.00 g
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Liberty Walk
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Speed 7.6
Handling 8.3
Acceleration 7.5
Launch 9.0
Braking 8.7
S1 865
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for ? CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Super Saloons
Value: ? CR
Rarity:
Rare
Speed:
Top Speed: 195.3 mph  (314.2 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.010 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.153 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 136.6 ft (41.6 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 302.9 ft (92.3 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.21 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.31 g
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Forza Edition
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Speed 7.0
Handling 5.8
Acceleration 8.0
Braking 5.7
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A 672
DLC:
Requires the VIP Membership pack
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 265,000
Performance & Division
Division:
Sport Touring
Collection Tier:
Tier 5 - Legendary (+60)
Boost: 50% CR and +50% CR at Nürburgring
Speed:
Top Speed: 186.7 mph  (300.4 km/h)
1/4 Mile: 12.433 secs.
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 129.5 ft (39.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 324.5 ft (98.9 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.25 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.28 g
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Horizon Edition
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Speed 7.4
Handling 7.4
Acceleration 8.3
Launch 8.2
Braking 9.1
S1 826
Unlock Requirements
A Forzathon reward that can not be purchased from the Autoshow and must be won from a Forzathon event:
Lapping It (Oversteer To Success)
Beaming All Along The Way (Drift To Success)
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Super Saloons
Value: 142,000 CR
Unique:
Horizon Edition
Boost: Skills
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide.png
Speed 8.0
Handling 7.9
Acceleration 8.9
Launch 8.4
Braking 9.5
S1 900
Unlock Requirements
A Forzathon reward that can not be purchased from the Autoshow and must be won from a Forzathon event:
Lapping It (Oversteer To Success)
Beaming All Along The Way (Drift To Success)
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Super Saloons
Value: 142,000 CR
Unique:
Horizon Edition
Boost: Skills
Speed:
Top Speed: 215.6 mph  (346.9 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.854 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.277 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 127.6 ft (38.9 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 302.6 ft (92.2 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.05 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.15 g

Conversions

Icon Engine.png Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png 4.5L V8
5.2L V10 (562 hp)
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png 4.5L V8
5.2L V10 (562 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2.png 4.5L V8
5.2L V10 (562 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png 6.2L V8 (510 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png 4.0L V8
5.0L V10
Icon Drivetrain.png Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png AWD
Icon Bodykit.png Conversion - Wide Bodykit
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png Widebody Kit
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png Liberty Walk
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png Liberty Walk

Trivia

  • The player can choose to get a BMW M4 Coupé during the beginning of Forza Horizon 3, after recruiting their first Drivatar to their Lineup.

Gallery

Promotional

Variants

Forzavista

References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars" . forzamotorsport.net . Retrieved 08-22-2018.
  2. articles.sae.org - Lighter, stronger BMW M3/M4 surpass predecessors
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