How can the BMW M4 be made to look better and worse at the same time?
By now, most of us have been exposed to the sickening virus so much that we've just accepted it and have even come to like its effects. No, we're not talking about the novel coronavirus, but rather the plague that is BMW's current design philosophy and its nasty, oversized grilles. The BMW M4 is especially afflicted, but fortunately, there are some aftermarket tuners that are working on vaccines. One such tuner is Avante Design, and although the cure for the kidney grilles works well enough, the side effects plaguing the rest of the widebody design are less than desirable.
As you can probably tell from the images, these are only renderings for the time being, but Avante Design says that development on three variants of the widebody kit is almost complete. The kits will also be made in limited numbers, although we're not sure that this is such a bad thing. That being said, we do like the fact that the widebody treatment is free of exposed bolts and is relatively smooth. The thickest of the widebody packages increases the width by a massive seven inches. And if you happen to be plagued by poor eyesight, you can retain the massive grilles too.
Besides the wider fenders and M8-inspired grille options, you also get side skirt extensions, a new hood with vents and a power bulge (like the old M4), bigger vents in the front fenders, and a large fixed wing that looks like it could be from BMW's own M Performance range. The bumpers also get larger vents on either end of the car, while a set of aftermarket wheels completes the package. In all honesty, this isn't as garish and nasty a transformation as we've made out, and we're positive it'll be quite popular. But with no word on price and that note about limited numbers being produced, we doubt it'll be cheap.