Last month, Bavarian manufacturer BMW had officially announced the detailed specification of the 4 series coupe. Now, there is official word on the retrofitted kit available as part of the M Performance package for the 4 Series designed for the more enthusiastic drivers. The performance enhancing package is aimed at bridging the gap between the civilised 4 series sedan and its crazier Beemer sibling.
The M Performance package for the 4 Series will include a revised body, which is believed to closely resemble the high-performance M4. The aero kit will feature larger air intakes and carbon fibre splitters integrated to the lowered front bumper. Extensive use of darkened chrome comes standard with the kit along with a new rear bumper with diffuser and air extraction ducts. A carbon fibre rear spoiler and exterior mirror caps complete the M Performance package body kit.
The inside of the car also gets M division touches including a new three-spoke steering wheel and race derived front seats. Further enhancements to the interiors will be released as part of the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The uncertainty though is confined only to the interiors as the mechanical/electronic changes have already been published by BMW. Three out of the four engines on offer will feature improved power and torque figures thanks to software modifications and a new exhaust system. The 420d will gain 16PS of power and 39Nm of torque upping the figures to 198PS and 418Nm. The top of the line 435i will get an extra 35PS and 50Nm to improve the total output to 340PS and 450Nm.
The car will officially be unveiled in September and will be on sale in Europe from the beginning of 2014. The 4 Series coupe will replace the current 3 series coupe globally which is also sells in India as a locally assembled model. BMW will most likely ensure that the new 4 Series is assembled in India before it is launched here, implying that we will need to wait a little longer to see the car at our nearest dealer.