The 2007 BMW M Coupe prototype was spotted at every manufacturer’s favorite test track, the Nürburgring. Unlike the concept shown in Frankfurt, the M coupe prototype rode on a set of double-spoke wheels similar to those used on several Motorsport cars over the last several years. A quick check of the tailpipes reveals four outlets — another Motorsport trademark. Although the upcoming M3 is expected to get a 400-hp V8 under its hood, the M Coupe will probably stick with a high-powered version of the standard six. The Z4 coupe could go on sale early next year so expect the M coupe to arrive by the summer of 2006.
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The BMW M Coupe is the production version of the wildly popular Z4 coupe concept shown at the 2005 Frankfurt auto show. With the outgoing E46 M3’s fantastic inline-six (making 330 hp in the M Coupe) and limited-slip differential, but with hundreds of pounds less weight to haul around, this coupe will accelerate from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. BMW pegs the Z4 M Coupe’s weight at 3104 lbs, which is 150 lbs heavier than the 295-hp Porsche Cayman S. If you’re counting, that makes the Z4 M Coupe’s power-to-weight ratio 8 percent better than the Porsche’s. Enthusiasts have complained bitterly about all the technology-for-technology’s-sake in recent BMW cars, and somebody at the M division is listening: Like the Z4 M Roadster, the Z4 M Coupe comes with a conventional 6-speed manual transmission, conventional hydraulically assisted steering, and conventional springs and shocks. This is like missionary sex with Jessica Simpson — no bad thing. The Z4 M Coupe will cost approximately $50,000, and for around $10,000 less, there will also be a non-M Z4 coupe with a 255-hp inline-six. Both cars arrive in the U.S. in late summer of 2006.