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Spotted: A TaylorMade “M4” driver (via Instagram)

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We’ve spotted two photos of a TaylorMade M4 driver making the rounds on Instagram and in our TaylorMade M3/M4 forum thread. While Instagram username “Golfization” — whom we believe to be the originator of the photos — has been deleted, below is a screenshot of the original post. The photos have since been shared by a variety of other Instagram users, as well. TaylorMade currently has no comment on the photos or the driver.

Based on the photos of the driver, it appears that the TaylorMade M4 pictured has the company’s “Geocoustic” technology that uses geometries to improve sound and feel. It also displays a new “Hammerhead” technology, based on writing written on a slot in the sole of the driver in the photo above. Even if the photo does not picture an M4 that will hit retail, the photo at least shows that TaylorMade has made a driver that goes away from it’s popular white-centric color scheme, replacing it with silver, much like a previous SLDR S design.

Is this TaylorMade’s new M4? That question has yet to be answered. But click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the Instagram photos.

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  1. Joro

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Y’all better run out and get in line, cause with that amazing Driver you will be so much longer and is what it is all about, can’t play a lick, but long. And that is a promise from TM. No guarantee, but a promise. Hurry and get you one. lololololol

  2. MuskieCy

    Nov 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Raider Nation will eat it up.

  3. Bernard

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I actually like it quite a bit because it definitely has looks of BMW. Enough for a lawsuit or some agreement to be in place. Porche has trademark on their fonts, would be surprised if BMW did not go just as far.

  4. Bobby Wallace

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

    The silver looks horrible. Black and white looked amazing.

  5. Had Enuff

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    M4 — Febr’18
    M5 — June’18
    M6 — Nov’18
    M7 — Mar’19
    M8 — ??????

  6. Mr Muira

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Taylormade have only ever built one club (an iron) that was good, but they don’t even know it. They jagged the design of it. If they knew they would bring it back. The R9 tour.

  7. Anthony

    Nov 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    HammerHead? Oh my god, it all started with rockets and nutz ????

    TaylorMade, Your dead to many people!!!

  8. F the French

    Nov 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    As long as it performs, and that the head isn’t too light like the retail M2, but as heavy as the SLDR

  9. steve c

    Nov 10, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Taylormade cash-grab? I think so…

  10. Bob Rockwell

    Nov 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    The silver looks like sh*t. Go back to white with black.

    • Joe Dallas

      Nov 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      I agree, no comparison between this and the old M1’s and M2’s. Which are not that old LOL The white and black color schemes look amazing. This is so muhhhhhhhhh.

      • Bo Pence

        Nov 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        Hopefully they will have color options,(white on black, grey on black, and black on black etc) That would be great!

  11. SUHDUDE

    Nov 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    The Ultimate Copyright Infringement Machine

    • Mr. Replier Guy

      Nov 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      This.
      Pandering to wannabe Bimmerheads.

  12. Taylormade Fan

    Nov 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Can’t stand the grey with the black. The white looks so much better. Why can’t they just keep the crown like it was?

  13. etc.

    Nov 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Looks like no sliding or screw-in weights, just some fancy internal structures to reinforce the driver head and give the impression that it’s something important for performance. Another semi-annual WITB scam for gullible gearheads.

    • Brian

      Nov 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      I’m guessing there will be an “M3” version with the adjustable weights.

  14. CB

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Does its engine catch fire and explode like made-in-USA junk BMWs too? lmao

    • Terry (TMAC)

      Dec 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Hmmm……never had that happen to any of my BMW’s. SMH

  15. John K

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Make the top all honeycomb black and I’m in. Really don’t like the multiple colors.

  16. Bishop

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I wonder how much in royalties BMW will be receiving from Taylormade… if none, I’m sure we can expect to see a lawsuit in the near future.

    I suppose the slogan can still remain the same for both companies, though: “The Ultimate Driving Machine”.

    • saveva

      Nov 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      lawsuits? I guess if BMW also applied their trademarks to golf equipment…

      • Bishop

        Nov 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        Or a trademark on the “M4” emblem…

        • Mr. Divot

          Nov 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm

          When you apply for a trademark, it has to be specified which category the trademark will be used. Then you have to prove usage in that category after receiving the trademark. Also, you can’t use a super broad description of intended trademark usage so that it covers a bunch of different industries and uses, when in reality, you plan to only use it in one or two particular industry categories. It’s doubtful BMW applied for usage of the ‘M4’ trademark in the golf club category, although they definitely would have applied for clothing, so there may be some overlap there.

    • xjohnx

      Nov 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      I’m not a lawyer so I wont comment on the legality of it but, I think calling them M3/M4 and using this color scheme is just flat out desperate and disrespectful.

  17. Scott

    Nov 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Boo ya baby! Gonna be an expensive spring. Can’t wait to read what tweaks they made. Is Sergio crying now or is he already dialing in on an epic now? Wow

  18. nyguy

    Nov 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    meh… awful M4 logo like the m1 logo, just awful.. Taylormade needs a new art director… does this club come with the purchase of a BMW M-series???

  19. dude

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I thought RM said it was the ball anyway? Is that silver?

  20. Spitfisher

    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:54 am

    M4, Looks like a BMW rear badge

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