German automakers are known for constantly tinkering with their cars to make them appealing. While Teslas have looked the same for many years, the 2024 BMW M4 will look different from the models which have just hit the road.
Specifically, we know that a new set of LED headlights and taillights have begun being tested on the 4 Series Coupe. The M Sport models and the true M440i will look quite different from the front, but the M4 will have only the lights because it’s still a new car. We believe these changes will also hit the M3 sedan and M3 Touring, but not the 3 Series, which doesn’t have the same front end.
The M4 is a brand-new nameplate. It was introduced in 2014 together with the first 4 Series coupe. And although the body kit stayed, that one got numerous upgrades as well. The new LED halos came out for the 2018 model year (in 2017) and the Competition, CS, and GTS models steadily increased the output of the 3.0-liter engine from the original 425 to 493 hp.
The same thing is happening here. The G82 generation of the BMW M4 went into production in 2020. They’ve made constant upgrades, but even the insanely expensive M4 CSL will look outdated once the 2024 model year arrives and they debut the new design.
What new design? Well, based on spy photos of the 2024 4 Series, Kolesa was able to render these new LED lights that will be fitted to the 2024 M4 Coupe. They have a whole new halo effect which looks like double apostrophes are fitted to each headlight. I think they are going to say these are the “Iconic Glow” design. At the same time, BMW will update the taillights and add one bold new color, as they did with the last model. We just don’t know what it is yet.
Because the M3 shares its lights and bumper with the M4, not the regular 3 Series, we suspect these new LEDs will also be fitted to that car and also the M3 Touring. In some markets, that amazing wagon is basically sold out, so your order might look different depending on when it’s production slot is.
Spring 2023 already brings iDrive 8 to M4 and 4 Series
Adding even more confusion to this story are the Spring 2023 updates which BMW just announced. More specifically, the M3 Touring, which is the newest member of this family, already has a large digital dashboard with basically two screens forming a continuous curved screen. The M4 and 4 Series didn’t get that yet, but they will now, after April 2023.
Also new for 2023 is the Parking Assistant Professional which is now available for the 7 Series, X7 and iX. And the X1 is coming out with an even newer iDrive system. The dual-screen curved dash is also being tested on the X5 and X6 right now, if you’re a fan of SUVs.