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F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current)
F80 BMW M3 sedan, F82 BMW M4 coupe and F83 M4 convertible forum. This 5th generation M3 and all new M4 features a 3.0 liter twin turbo engine (engine code S55) 425hp and 406lbs of torque! Heavy use of light weight materials makes this generation lighter and faster then the outgoing E9x M3.

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Old 04-09-2016, 07:00 PM
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Decisions, Decisions...need a little advice

Thanks in advance for whatever advice you can give here:

I am going to be ready to order a new M4 in May of 2017. I currently have a 2008 M3 convertible.

I understand that there is a body style change due in 2018. One can only assume there will be changes to the M4 Power train as well.

The question is:

Should I wait? I realize you cannot continue to wait, things change all the time. is the body change really 2018? or is it a 2019 model year? May isn't a deadline for me, its just when i will have enough saved for the down payment. Waiting until August Sept of 2017 is no big deal.

what would you do?

thanks again, just looking for different perspective.

or screw it and just get the 2017 AMG c63s
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:21 PM
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If you order in the summer, say june/July 2017, you'll be buying a 2018 model. I ordered my 2016 in I think... mid June 2015.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:02 PM
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Thanks, what I am trying to figure out is if the 2018 is the new model year...or is it a 2019 model year debuting in 2018? I agree waiting a few months like you did to get the next model year is probably not a bad idea regardless. I was so busy worrying about the body style..hadnt thought about that aspect..thanks.
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They usually do about 6 years per model so I wouldn't expect a new model til 2020 the earliest.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:22 PM
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Actually 7 years cause they skip a year so my guess is next Gen M3/4 2021
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actually 7 years cause they skip a year so my guess is next gen m3/4 2021

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MY2018 is the M4 LCI.

M model LCI mean tailight changes and a few interior upgrades, not a complete body change if that is what you are referring to. And except one single case (the Z3M in MY2000), LCI means no power increase in M models.

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Thanks in advance for whatever advice you can give here:

I am going to be ready to order a new M4 in May of 2017. I currently have a 2008 M3 convertible.

I understand that there is a body style change due in 2018. One can only assume there will be changes to the M4 Power train as well.

The question is:

Should I wait? I realize you cannot continue to wait, things change all the time. is the body change really 2018? or is it a 2019 model year? May isn't a deadline for me, its just when i will have enough saved for the down payment. Waiting until August Sept of 2017 is no big deal.

what would you do?

thanks again, just looking for different perspective.

or screw it and just get the 2017 AMG c63s
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:13 PM
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Thanks that does help a lot. I was going to do an ED in May of 2017. I think I will do a 2018 in Sept/Oct instead.
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