Last Call: I actually don’t hate this offroad M4 concept

I think we are pretty much all in agreeance that the new M4 front bumper has little to be desired. However, @bradbuilds has managed to make a concept with one that even I can appreciate. This lifted, camper-infused M4 is ready to go anywhere and I’d honestly be down to go with it. I think it’s the Mad Max vibe that comes from a normal car being lifted and I’m okay with that. The camper is big enough to hold the essentials and you still get a car that can rip down open roads at the press of the throttle. I highly doubt that BMW would sell very many of these if they actually made on but it’s cool nonetheless. Are you a fan or is the buck-toothed kidney bean grille too hard to look past?

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14 responses to “Last Call: I actually don’t hate this offroad M4 concept”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    Nope. Violates the ‘open wheel’ rule (which I think is an actual rule prohibiting open wheeled cars from the highways) by having the offset rims sticking so far outside the wheel well that the least bit of rain will turn all four wheels into fire sprinklers of mud, thus blinding the driver and all other drivers near the car.

    Also it looks like a beaver humping a roller skate.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      I know in some states it is an actual violation. Regardless, it’s a pet peeve of mine personally. I hate seeing tire extending beyond the fender, and I would think the rooster-tailing in wet weather would be maddening. To each his/her own– I realize some people think it looks “badassed”, but I think it’s just lazy styling for overcompensators.

      EDIT: It also annoys me that in these photos, there is obvious dirt thrown onto the side of the car, but the tire tread is clean. Someone wanted to emphasize the off-roadability of the car by leaving the dirt, yet took time to meticulously clean the tires before the shot. Who the hell shines up tires anymore, anyway? Didn’t everyone abandon tire-shine in the 90s? And why on an off-roader, when traction is important? Ridiculous posturing like this drives me nuts. Damn, maybe I didn’t sleep enough last night. I usually like cars that function outside of their niche, but this looks like a pure poser and I find it irritating.

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

        Missouri has a “fair weather” fender rule. You can run open wheels, but not in conditions when they are going to fling anything.

  2. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

    It still looks ugly and overdone and the big tires sticking out looks contrived. The archtype of “safari style” remains the Porsche 959 Paris Dakar racers

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    I keep seeing these things out of the corner of my eye and thinking, “What the hell kind of Camaro is that?!? In real life they have a lot of the same proportions and bearing as the Camaro.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c2bbd293e34ec560a012f01c564e263e5b4a5d63af46731249f1d6fa51e3eb5.jpg

    After I commented to my pal about this when we saw one while out bar crawling we started to notice that there were a lot of BMWs (of lesser stature) being hooned around the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. It dawned on us that the type of gibroni that used to buy a Camaro now buys a BMW.
    Or maybe I just live in the most expensive city in North America, and all our gibronis are filthy rich gibronis. (Which might explain how many M8s I see in an average week.)

    1. neight428 Avatar

      I thought they looked like 8/7ths scale Mustangs, so pretty close to the same observation. Jabronis here drive pickup trucks, almost universally with Dronemaster mufflers. Cost wise, a five year old F150 is probably on par with a five year old 3-series, if not more.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        Are you including the out-of-warranty repair costs, or just what you hand over at the buy-here-pay-here lot?

        1. neight428 Avatar

          I don’t really have the courage of my convictions there. I’m guessing that the trucks are more on the initial purchase.

    2. Maymar Avatar

      As much as your typical M8 buyer is likely the sort of Master of Their Own Universe engineering the downfall of the middle class, at least putting more GT’s with enormous depreciation out into the world is like the one tiny good thing they might ever do.

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    “I don’t hate” certainly is a low threshhold, because I think if people have enough hate in them to spew it on inanimate objects, there are bigger issues at hand. I certainly dislike this thing though. *drumroll*

    Anyway, for traditionalists, this one seems a little recognizable:

    These were dropped from half the height though:

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Funny– I have a history of being patient with people, but very short-tempered with inanimate objects. I can only think of one person that I outright hate, but the list of cars is long. Oh, and my wife’s cat. Awful, awful animal.

    2. Zentropy Avatar

      Funny– I have a history of being patient with people, but very short-tempered with inanimate objects. I can only think of one person that I outright hate, but the list of cars is long. Oh, and my wife’s cat. Awful, awful animal.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Hehe, yeah, I understand. It’s just that I try to teach my kids language moderation. Love and hate are on each their end of the spectrum. Feelings, or barely reactions, usually sit in between. And, honestly, I had no idea that this would spill into a lot of my conversations. People like to talk in extremes, way more so than I ever noticed before.

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