The 2014 BMW M4 Coupe has made its public debut today on the inaugural day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The 2014 BMW M4 Coupe has made its public debut today on the inaugural day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

BMW's first ever M4 is being showcased along its M3 sedan sibling in Detroit these days with both cars sharing a newly developed 3.0-liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo rated at 431 HP (317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft). When configured with the standard 6-speed manual transmission the M4 Coupe will need 4.3 seconds to get from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) while with the optional 7-speed M DCT the time is slashed by 0.2 seconds.

Regardless of the selected gearbox, the BMW M4 Coupe will have an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). If that's not enough, deep digger into your pocket and opt for the M Driver's Package which will raise the limiter to 174 mph (280 km/h).

In terms of design, the M4 Coupe clearly echoes the four-door variant since it has a similar aggressive exterior body kit and 18-inch M alloy wheels (optional 19-inch available). One of the most important features is the carbon fiber roof which shaves off 6 kg (13 lbs) from the car's weight and at the same time lowers its center of gravity.

Another highlight would have to be the Active M Differential which uses an electronically-controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential for optimizing traction and directional stability. Lastly, there's also an electronic power steering system providing the driver with three selectable modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport+.

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