to answer your question, no.
The 4 series is not the M3 successor. It is however the successor to the 3 series coupe. So the spy photos and renders you see on the homepage are the non-M platform for the M3 coupe successor.
I agree that it's silly and should be kept 3 series and M3. But honestly, I couldn't care less what it's called, it'll be a great car.
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