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The F82 BMW M4 is just two years old, but it’s already about to receive a facelift, or life cycle impulse, in BMW parlance. As seen in the pictures here, the changes are in the details: the front splitter is deeper and more protruding as on the 700-unit only M4 GTS, while the M4 GTS-styled wheels are home to a set of very large brakes.

Overall the M4’s body remains as before, though the concealed areas surrounding the headlamps and tail lamps appear set for an updated look. The mid-lifecycle update comes after BMW released the Competition Package for the BMW M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe and the M4 Convertible, which gives these models a 19 hp power hike from the standard 431 hp to 450 hp, while torque remains at 550 Nm.

Inside, some changes are expected on the dashboard, given that it has been concealed from view in the test mule here, however the dashboard architecture can be expected to stay mostly the same as before. Pictured here in the interior are the steering wheel-mounted paddles and gear selector for the DCT dual-clutch transmission; the six-speed manual transmission can be expected to remain available.

Traditionally, BMW doesn’t apply major changes to the M powertrain in a mid-lifecycle update, and aside from the optional Competition Package, the same standard outputs can be expected here for the F82 M4. Elsewhere, the standard 3 Series range has received its LCI update, which arrived in Malaysia late last year.

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