2020 BMW M4 Edition ///M Heritage

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
2020 bmw m4 edition m heritage

Superfans of BMW’s M subsidiary — or, more accurately, its cars — are in for some good news. The German automaker announced an extra special heritage edition of the M4 on Tuesday. Called the BMW M4 Edition ///M Heritage, and limited exclusively to the F82 coupe, the model is supposed to commemorate everything the M Division stands for.

While that absolutely includes making BMW money, the automaker has yet to provide the model with an MSRP. That said, its special nature will undoubtedly push it beyond the model’s $70,000 base price. It’s also limited to just 750 examples worldwide, which ought to tack on a premium of its own.

Whether or not BMW comes up with a price point that makes the M Heritage a good value is largely irrelevant, however. The vehicle’s rarity will automatically position it as a collectible car, something the manufacturer was keen to note. With the next-generation of the 4 Series expected to debut, at least in concept form, next month, the M Heritage is also likely to be viewed as a send-off for the current model.

Based on the M4 Competition Package, the limited-edition coupe comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter, good for 444 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, running through a seven-speed dual clutch. The Heritage brings no additional grunt to the table, instead opting to further refine the car’s Adaptive M Suspension for doubly improved handling. According to the manufacturer, that means new shocks, springs, and anti-roll bars. Driving modes have similarly been rejiggered for added performance, requiring some minor changes to the Active M Differential and dynamic stability control system.

Other inclusions are mostly cosmetic. The M Heritage comes with a set of unique 20-inch M light alloy wheels wrapped in mixed performance rubber — 265/30 R20 in the front and 285/40 R20 out back. BMW has also affixed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof adorned with a decorative stripe using traditional M colors (dark blue, light blue, and red). Car bodies also utilize these familiar hues, allowing customers to have them in either Laguna Seca Blue, Velvet Blue metallic or Imola Red.

Exterior color options spill over into interior designs. Silverstone (light gray) and black leather with turquoise stitching will accompany M4s painted in Laguna Seca Blue, while a darker blue contrast stitching will be used for cars with a Velvet Blue exterior. Meanwhile, Imola Red vehicles will receive red and black leather with red stitching. All cars will feature Merino leather M Sport seats and plated door sills indicating the car’s special edition status and production number.

The 2020 BMW M4 Edition ///M Heritage will be available in North America. You’ll just have to wait for BMW to finalize how many and for how much.

[Images: BMW Group]

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  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Sep 03, 2019

    Big and heavy for a two-door, so fast that the speed is useless anywhere outside a track, saddled with bad EPS, and gratuitously, pointlessly loud. I'd honestly much rather have an E90 335i, even before taking price into account.

    • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Sep 03, 2019

      Yes, that's pretty much the last remnant of the secret sauce in the e36 and e46...after that, the F cars, jumpen der shaak

  • Car Ramrod Car Ramrod on Sep 04, 2019

    At least it's finally available in Imola Red, it's a great color and I don't think the F8x was ever available in any red. Rather have the 4-door though.

  • Lou_BC "They are the worst kind of partisan - the kind that loves their team more than they want to know the truth."Ummm...yeah....Kinda like birtherism, 2020 election stolen, vast voter fraud, he can have top secret documents at Mar-lago, he's a savvy business man, and hundreds more.
  • FreedMike This article fails to mention that Toyota is also investing heavily in solid state battery tech - which would solve a lot of inherent EV problems - and plans to deploy it soon. https://insideevs.com/news/598046/toyota-global-leader-solid-state-batery-patents/Of course, Toyota being Toyota, it will use the tech in hybrids first, which is smart - that will give them the chance to iron out the wrinkles, so to speak. But having said that, I’m with Toyota here - I’m not sold on an all EV future happening anytime soon. But clearly the market share for these vehicles has nowhere to go but up; how far up depends mainly on charging availability. And whether Toyota’s competitors are all in is debatable. Plenty of bet-hedging is going on among makers in the North American market.
  • Jeff S I am not against EVs but I completely understand Toyota's position. As for Greenpeace putting Toyota at the bottom of their environmental list is more drama. A good hybrid uses less gas, is cleaner than most other ICE, and is more affordable than most EVs. Prius has proven longevity and low maintenance cost. Having had a hybrid Maverick since April and averaging 40 to 50 mpg in city driving it has been smooth driving and very economical. Ford also has very good hybrids and some of the earlier Escapes are still going strong at 300k miles. The only thing I would have liked in my hybrid Maverick would be a plug in but it didn't come with it. If Toyota made a plug in hybrid compact pickup like the Maverick it would sell well. I would consider an EV in the future but price, battery technology, and infrastructure has to advance and improve. I don't buy a vehicle based on the recommendation of Greenpeace, as a status symbol, or peer pressure. I buy a vehicle on what best needs my needs and that I actually like.
  • Mobes Kind of a weird thing that probably only bothers me, but when you see someone driving a car with ball joints clearly about to fail. I really don't want to be around a car with massive negative camber that's not intentional.
  • Jeff S How reliable are Audi? Seems the Mazda, CRV, and Rav4 in the higher trim would not only be a better value but would be more reliable in the long term. Interior wise and the overall package the Mazda would be the best choice.
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