An image seemingly showing the new BMW M4 has emerged online, giving us a good look at the G82-generation performance coupé’s model-specific grille.

Just like the standard variants of the recently revealed second-generation 4 Series, this full-fat M version features a tall double-kidney grille. But, from what we can tell from the photograph published on Reddit, this version of the grille isn’t quite as wide.

Closer inspection of the fairly low-resolution image furthermore suggests the M4’s grille employs horizontal slats rather than a mesh design. It seems likely the new M3 will use a similar (if not identical) arrangement. Other model-specific cues up front include a spoiler lip and large air intakes.

BMW M boss Markus Flasch recently took to Instagram to confirm the new M3 (G80) and M4 (G82) would be revealed in September 2020. Flasch earlier confirmed both manual and automatic variants were being developed, alongside rear-driven and all-paw models.

In May 2020, footage of the new M4 undergoing testing was published online, giving us our first real chance to hear the performance coupé in action. It will use a twin-turbo 3,0-litre inline-six.