2025 BMW M4 Coupe and Convertible Models Get Fresh Looks and Updated Tech

Competition xDrive models get even more power

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BMW announced a series of mid-cycle refreshes, including its 4 Series and M4 models.

Along with several other models, the 2025 BMW M4 range is getting its own set of updates. Not only do these refreshed models get some tech upgrades (as you’d expect) but some versions get even more power and the M4 also gets some design tweaks. Bad news if you aren’t a particular fan of the newest generation’s kidney grille design, though: That’s sticking around for the 2025 model year.

Beyond the grille, though, the headlights do get a tweak with new “arrowhead” daytime running lights, akin to BMW’s other recent updates including the X1, X2 and the Z4. All M4 models also get the brand’s laser light enhancements to the taillights first shown with the M4 CSL, as well as new alloy wheels and “digital-forward interiors” featuring a single curved display housing both the digital cluster and infotainment screen, and BMW’s latest iDrive 8.5 system.

Under the hood, the 2025 BMW M4 lineup will actually have three powertrain levels, instead of just two. The standard (non-Competition) model will carry on as it did before, with its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine kicking out 473 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. As before, the standard M4s also have a 6-speed manual by default.

While the Competition model is still automatic only, you can still get it in either rear- or all-wheel drive flavors. That’s where there’s a new distinction, though. The rear-wheel drive Competition, for its part, still puts out 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The Competition xDrive models, available in both coupe and convertible forms, ups the output by 20 horsepower, so you get 523 horsepower. Depending on where you land in the lineup, the M4 range manages the 0-60 sprint in anywhere from 4.1 seconds on the base models to 3.4 seconds for the all-wheel drive M4 Competition xDrive coupe. BMW still caps the cars’ top speed at 155 mph, though you can raise that limit to 180 mph on the coupe (or 174 mph with the convertible) with the available M Driver’s Package.

If you’re gunning for a brand-new M4 coupe or convertible, you don’t have too much longer to wait. The official launch is coming up in March, though you will have to shell out more cash than before if you want to grab one.

The 2024 BMW M4 Coupe kicks off the revamped lineup with a starting price of $80,095, which is $1,000 higher than it was last year. It’s a similar story for the M4 Competition, starting at $84,195. Pricing does include BMW’s $995 destination fee, which is actually downright reasonable by today’s standards. That’s small consolation when you’re paying upwards of six figures for a performance car, I know, and that’s especially true with the Competition xDrive models. The coupe version of the top-tier M4 now starts at $89,295, while the convertible comes in at an admittedly eye-watering $96,295 (in both cases, you’re paying $2,000 more than last year’s versions).