Yes, normally I would just show the BMW M4. But there are two other new models from Batch G that have garnered some interest, and since I would dedicate a whole post to them, I will tack them on here.
But methinks the BMW is what will interest our readers the most. The 4 Series is what used to be the 3 Series Coupe. BMW wanted to separate the two cars, and it benefitted Hot Wheels because they needed another BMW to release this year.
No complaints there, for the most part. BMW was absent from the Hot Wheels and Matchbox lines for so long, so it has been great to see the ambitious output in the last few years. There have been some hits and misses, but as long as the BMW’s keep coming, we are very happy about it.
As far as the M4 goes? It’s fine. The casting looks to be very well done (outside of a little upsloped-chin syndrome), and that is a fantastic color choice for the debut. And yeah, the M4 is a fine looking car. But it is a little boring, especially in 1:64 scale. Yes, the real M4 would be a blast to drive, and it is a significant car. I am glad to have a replica, and it will surely go into the collection, but it doesn’t have the oomph of the E30 or 2002, nor the uniqueness of the upcoming Matchbox M5 Police car.
I guess I am complaining too much. It is actually really nice. But as a suggestion, let’s go for the gold next time and do something like the 3.0 CSL:
That car gives me goosebumps. The M4 would if I was driving one, not collecting it.
Oh hell, who am I kidding? This is a really nice model. I think I am just tired.
As far as the other two? I love the idea behind the Super (Chevy) Volt. A battery powered drag car is a great idea from Hot Wheels, and the execution is great. You wonder if the Tesla coming later this year will be playing off the same thing, with Matchbox given the assignment to do a stock looking Model S.
The Arkham Knight Batmobile? I am just showing pics before I dump it in the donate bin.
Enjoy the pics. And as always, all these models, along with the rest of Batch G, are available at Wheel Collectors.