Marcus Flash, the former head of the BMW M Division, recently went to Instagram to share a picture of an M4 with an attractive hood. Between the two carbon fiber stripes, there is an M logo that allows observers to see the engine in the bay.
The M logo has three slashes and an uppercase letter M, all of which are firmly placed in the center of the hood. It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring, with the BMW M Power inscribed on it, rather repetitively. The character also seems to be enlightened, adding another plot twist.
Flasch, now Rolls-Royce’s product boss, was the CEO of M Division until his new position in 2021, which means he was heavily involved in the development of this M4. Unfortunately, he doesn’t share much about the car seen in this Instagram post, it’s “The best hood in town?”
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The idea of a clean hood is something unusual though. Several mid-engine supercars have done this in the past, and the C6 Corvette ZR1 has even shown that it can be done with front-engine vehicles. That said, those mid-engine supercars tend to see more under the hood than a recurring engine cover.
The post has puzzled some observers as to whether it will be offered to customers, possibly through BMW M Performance Parts, which has turned the company into a business offering such aftermarket-style parts. It’s not far-fetched to think that BMW’s M division could give its old CEO a prototype to look at and test the water.
Speaking of water testing, what do you think about the hood? Is it a nifty little bit of M Gear or is it a chic addition to an over-the-top car? Let us know what you think by commenting.
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