Who knew there were so many versions?
The BMW M4 is quite special. It's still the benchmark for sports coupes in its class, and although the new one is expected in September, the current model is still a highly impressive machine. Still, it's a bit sobering to think that it's been around since 2014. On the one hand, that makes it seem a little old, but on the other, it's incredible that with only minor power increases, it's still one of the best of its kind. Well, YouTuber Trevis Cars 11 appreciates the Munich monster as much as we do, and he's offered to take us on a trip down memory lane with the help of the video below.
So how many are there? According to our count, the video makes mention of 12 different M4 variants. These include the M4 Competition and the M4 convertible versions, but there are other, more special incarnations too. Among them is the first M4 DTM Champion Edition, celebrating Marco Wittman's success in the DTM championship. Just 23 of these were built, a nod to Wittman's racing number. The success was repeated two years later in 2016, and BMW obliged with another DTM Champion Edition. This time, however, BMW opted to maximize its revenue and produced 200 examples of the special model, but that wasn't the end of it.
The magnificent M4 GTS with its clever water-injection system also grabbed the spotlight and kept the M4 relevant. There was also the stunning, yet more sedate, M4 CS, which paved the way for the brilliant M2 CS as well. Still, that's not all. Spain received 60 units of the M4 Competition Sport Edition, while Japan got 15 units of the M4 Heat Edition - one of the rarest of all. There was also the Edition 30 Jahre to celebrate 30 years of the 3 Series, and finally, the M4 Heritage Edition. This model was only available in one of the colors of the M stripes and was limited to 750 units. So the only question is, which would you have in your garage, and why?