2020 BMW M4 Edition ///M Heritage

Matt Posky
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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.

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