We'll give you a hint: it's on the center console.
This is far from the first time that our spy photographers have captures pictures of a heavily camouflaged test mule for the upcoming BMW M4 Coupe. Even the camouflaging is meant to hide it, we expect the 4 Series Coupe and the M4 to have a much larger BMW kidney grille inspired by the Concept 4. We likely won't see the car's new face until BMW officially reveals it but this latest batch of spy shots contains a different look at the M4 that we didn't previously have.
Our spy photographers managed to get closer to the M4 this time, nabbing a few photos of the interior. As has been rumored for some time now, we finally have visual proof that the next-generation BMW M4 will be available with a manual transmission.
We recently showed you spy shots of a BMW M3 test mule with a manual transmission but this is the first time the two-door M4 has been spotted with one. The M4 Coupe's interior doesn't look much different from its sedan counterpart with obvious modern BMW amenities such as iDrive and a digital gauge closer. It is worth noting that the M3 test mule was spotted with a set of more aggressive racing bucket seats, which we assume will be reserved for the competition model. Now that we know the M4 Coupe will have a manual transmission, it will be interesting to see if the M4 Convertible gets one as well.
The next-generation M3 and M4 will be powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six used in the X3 M and X4 M, producing various amounts of power. Early reports indicate that the manual transmission will only be available in the rear-wheel-drive version, which will churn out around 473 horsepower. The more powerful Competition models with pair a dual-clutch transmission with all-wheel-drive, producing 503 hp. Expect to see an official reveal in late 2020 or early 2021.