BMW has sharpened the M4—both in Coupe and Convertible guise—for the 2025 model year with more power, new tech, and new design features. The polarizing front grilles remain. Not everything can be as gorgeous as the G29 Z4, I suppose.

In the power department, the turbocharged 3.0-liter S58B30T0 inline-six now has three levels of output to go along with each drivetrain configuration. The base M4 Coupe rings in with 473 horsepower being delivered to the rear wheels via a manual six-speed. The M4 Competition Coupe raises the bar 30 horsepower for a total of 503, sending power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic. The M4 Competition xDrive Coupe and Convertibles take the power podium with 523 horses on tap, resulting in a 3.4-second run to 60 for the Coupe, 3.6-seconds for the drop top. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, unless you opt for the M Driver’s Package which tacks on an additional 19/25 mph for the Convertible/Coupe respectively.

The exterior receives new headlights featuring “laser technology.” BMW says, “The inside of the LED headlights is more distinctly structured and boasts developments in functionality. Both the low and high beams are now produced by the same LED module. Two vertical LED units, each aligned in a new arrowhead shape, function as daytime running lights as well as turn signals.” Badges get a subtle update—”the BMW roundel is now finished in high gloss black, while the BMW M badge situated on the trunk lid is now bordered in silver.” If you need even more cowbell in the form of M badging, M design graphics are available for the hood and trunk.

Moving to the interior, a multi-function flat-bottom steering wheel is topped off with a red stripe at the 12:00 position. On the topic of round and flat-bottomed steering wheels, I think the band Queen had something to say about—oh, never mind, that was something else. BMW describes the rest of the interior, saying, “The interior trims around the dashboard, the control panel, and the cupholder cover now come as standard in a Dark Graphite matte finish. Finely Polished Aluminum trim has been added to the list of trim options for the new BMW M4 Coupe and the new BMW M4 Convertible. The optional Sensatec upholstery for the dashboard now boasts a finer grain for a more luxurious feel.”

The BMW Curved Display also receives some enhancements, running BMW Operating System 8.5. The digital display combination consists of a 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel and a central control monitor with a 14.9-inch screen. That’s a lot of real estate! Some buttons have been removed in favor of digital controls—a move other brands have walked back for 2025 (like Volkswagen with their GTI). BMW says, “Advancements in digital operation enable a reduction in the number of buttons and controls in the cockpit and a redesigned instrument panel. New toggles for the fresh air vents on the dashboard control the direction of airflow by rotating and tilting. The standard Ambient Lighting now features contour lighting integrated into the surrounds of the central air vents. The range of interior lighting also includes an atmospheric Welcome and Goodbye scenario as well as light signals that indicate an open door and incoming telephone calls.” 

All of this power and tech comes at a price. BMW has set the MSRP (not including the $995 destination and handling charges) as follows:

  • 2025 BMW M4 Coupe: $79,100
  • 2025 BMW M4 Competition Coupe: $83,200
  • 2025 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe: $88,300
  • 2025 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Convertible: $95,300

We can expect a worldwide launch of the M4 in all of its glorious flavors this March. —Mike Bevels

[Photos courtesy of BMW.]



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