2020 BMW M4 Edition ///M Heritage Coupe is the latest special-edition M car
Forty-seven years doesn’t have quite the same ring as a “golden” 50th anniversary, but I guess BMW didn’t want to wait another three years to celebrate the start of its BMW M GmbH performance sub-brand back in 1972. This week the Bavarian automaker introduced the limited edition 2020 M4 Edition ///M Heritage Coupe, it says, as a tribute to the performance group’s founding. It’s a true limited edition, not just stuck with a “LTD” badge, as only 750 will be made for the entire global market.
If you’re one of the lucky few to snag one of those 750 Coupes, for the exterior color you’ll be able to choose from Laguna Seca Blue, Velvet Blue, or Imola Red II, the three hues in the BMW Motorsport logo. All three colors are featured in an offset decorative stripe that is integrated into the carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof of the Coupe through a special manufacturing process. Also unique to the Heritage Coupes will be staggered forged aluminum 20 inch BMW M wheels finished in Orbit Grey, mounted with 265/30R20 tires in the front and wider 285/40R20s in the back.
The interiors are trimmed to match the heritage colors on the outside, with M Sport seats fully upholstered with Merino leather. The Laguna Seca Blue cars get Silverstone/Black leather with contrasting turquoise stitching, the Velvet Blue coupes get Silverstone/Black skins with blue stitching, and the Imola Red cars get Red/Black leather with red stitching. The contrasting colors are also used for the “Edition ///M Heritage” logos embroidered on the seat headrests.
Door sills and interior CFRP trim are decorated with the “Edition ///M Heritage” logo and “1/170” number plates, and integrated into the weave of the carbon-fiber are strands dyed to match the three BMW M colors, for a visual look exclusive to the Heritage Coupes. Oh, and those slashes are actually part of the name. For real.
The M4 Edition ///M Heritage Coupe is based on the M4 Competition Package Coupe. That means it is powered by BMW’s 444-horsepower, 406 lb-ft turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine, driving through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, making it capable of 3.8 second zero to 60 mph runs, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
The Adaptive M Suspension in the Competition Package has been upgraded for even better handling with new springs, dampers, and sway bars. Driving modes have been reconfigured, as have been the regular M4’s Active M Differential and stability control system.
This is more or less a send-off for the current-generation (F82) M4, ahead of the soon-to-be-revealed M3 and M4 built from the new G20-generation 3 Series. Pricing information for the M4 Edition ///M Heritage Coupe has not been released yet, and BMW says that it will be revealed closer to the on-sale date. Production is scheduled to begin late this year.