The end of 4 Series and M4 production will soon be upon us, and as we previously speculated might happen, BMW is releasing one last special version of the M4, which commemorates BMW M’s history dating back over four decades. Production of the M4 Edition ///M Heritage, as it is officially referred, will be limited to 750 units for the global market, and the most interesting characteristic of what is yet another special edition M model is the color palette; it’s limited to three finishes which match up with the traditional M tricolor stripe quite nicely, Laguna Seca Blue, Velvet Blue, and Imola Red.

M4 M Heritage Edition coupes are based on M4s with the Competition Package, in addition to a few extra model-exclusive touches to keep things differentiated. Whatever color scheme one selects for the exterior is continued inside, in the form of Silverstone and black leather with turquoise stitching for Laguna Seca Blue cars, Silverstone and black leather with darker blue stitching for Velvet Blue, and red and black leather with red stitching for Imola. The carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof is standard, and is also adorned with a decorative M stripe which runs the length of the panel—it’s said to be integrated within the carbon-fiber via some kind of specialized manufacturing process.

Interior carbon-fiber trim takes things a step further, with the tricolor pattern integrated into the weave itself. M Heritage Edition badging with the production number is present on the trim on the passenger side, and is complemented by stitching in one of the aforementioned color schemes on the headrests of the front seats. The final interior element are door sills which also feature the production number.

Wheels follow the same pattern as those which come with the Competition Package, but are finished in a model-specific shade of Orbit Grey. Mechanical hardware does not deviate from the Competition Package, which means that motivation in the form of 444 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque are on tap from the S55 turbo inline-six, enough for DCT models to hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, or a flat four seconds for six-speed manuals.—Alex Tock

[Photos courtesy BMW AG.]



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