These subtle tweaks make a big difference.
Since it was unveiled last year, BMW's bold new design language for the G82 M4 has been dividing opinions. In particular, the M4's massive vertical kidney grilles have been maligned, though having now seen the M4 in the metal and taken it for a test drive, we'll admit the controversial styling is growing on us.
Compared to the regular 4 Series, the new M4 looks more aggressive with its larger wheel arches, vented hood, and chiseled front fascia. But the brash styling won't appeal to everyone. If you want to add a touch of class to BMW's sports coupe, the Japanese aftermarket tuner 3D Design has announced a new styling and tuning package that gives the G82 M4 a more stylish appearance and a power boost under the hood.
The styling tweaks are subtle, but they make a huge difference. At the front, a carbon fiber lip spoiler gives the front a slicker look. It also makes the front end appear lower, giving the M4 a sportier stance. We also really like 3D Design's five-spoke wheels, which make the M4 look more refined and elegant than the standard car. Overall, 3D Design has done a great job improving the M4's styling while retaining its sporty character.
On the inside, 3D Design has also added aluminum pedals and paddle shifters. Alternatively, the paddle shifters are also available in carbon fiber, but we prefer the aluminum set.
In addition, the interior can be enhanced with new floor mats and carbon inserts for the steering wheel. If the M4 isn't powerful enough for you, 3D Design can solve this with a booster chip that increases the boost pressure of the turbocharger, boosting the output from 503 horsepower in the standard M4 Competition to 577 hp.
3D Design hasn't revealed any performance specifications, but the modified M4 should be slightly quicker than the regular M4 Competition, which accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 180 mph.