M Heritage edition is limited to just 750 units worldwide.
The new BMW M4 Edition M Heritage builds upon the Competition Package, so its 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six produces 444 horsepower (instead of the standard 425) and 406 lb-ft of torque, and comes with the revised suspension, differential, stability control, and lightweight seats. But the M Heritage edition adds some extra-special touches in celebration of the performance division's 47 years of tail-sliding expertise.
For starters, the special coupe will be offered in a choice of Laguna Seca Blue, a more purplish Velvet Blue, or Imola Red II – representing the colors of BMW's signature motorsport stripes. Those stripes feature prominently, offset down the length of the carbon-fiber roof. And the special edition gets its own set of 20-inch alloys finished in grey.
The interior features leather M Sport seats upholstered to complement the exterior color: silver and black with turquoise stitching for the Laguna Seca Blue, silver and black with blue stitching for the Velvet Blue, and red and black with red stitching for Imola Red.
The carbon-fiber trim inside has been woven with those three colors as well, with headrests and door sills further identifying the special edition.
Like what you see? Better act fast, because only 750 examples will be offered worldwide – all of them coupes, available with either the six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Pricing will be announced closer to the start of production later this year, but you can expect to pay a premium over the $73,900 that BMW gets for a "standard" M4 with the Competition Package. Given the legions of Bimmerphiles out there, you can bet the entire production run will be snapped up pretty quick.