BMW 4 Series coupe leaked


PistonHeads is in Munich today to get an advance look at the latest crop of BMWs heading our way in coming months, including the new 4 Series coupe. This rebrand of the two-door 3 Series makes the coupe a more distinct model, but the two remain closely related much as the 5 and 6 Series already do.

Sleeker lines for 4 Series coupe concept
Sleeker lines for 4 Series coupe concept
We'll be finding out more about the car later on today but pictures of the concept version, due at Detroit in the new year, have already leaked out. And they reveal a sharp-looking car not entirely unlike a smaller, tougher 6 Series with a much sleeker profile than two-door 3 Series have traditionally enjoyed.

Other than the side gills - which may or may not be concept garnish - it's a clean, assertive design very much in keeping with BMW's current design language.

Watch this space for more information from the preview event as we go along.





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  • ADM06 07 Dec 2012

    Kolbenkopp said:
    Mh, OK. I should have explained it better. Ask them what shape they prefer, and if they know a bit about cars add "when it was new". The demoiselles I frequent all hate exagerrated "over-stated" styling. And that 4rer certainly looks like an example of a first rate poseur mobile.
    To be fair a 19 year old could do far worse. They're not normally the flushest of drivers.

  • Kolbenkopp 07 Dec 2012

    Hellbound said:
    Revolting? Really? I fail to see how anyone sane could be revolted or disgusted by this car. It's quite ridiculous to even react in such an extreme way to something so inconsequential.

    A couple of years from now we'll all be lauding the handling magnificance of the M4 and M2. Mark my ruddy words!
    I'd have to drive one to comment on the handling. No doubt it will be (comparatively) good, I have some faith with BMW in that respect. Same as for any engine from the Motorenwerke.

    But the looks. "Revolting" might seem over the top, but I'm just getting frustrated with BMW styling. Perhaps that's why I'm reacting so strongly. From the E9 on to the mid 90ies stuff I loved the styling, with the E38 as a late highlite IMO. Could not afford one back then. Now that I can, they all look §$!§Ü*&.




  • Kolbenkopp 07 Dec 2012

    Hellbound said:
    You've lost your mind. Ask anyone's GF/wife/mother to choose between a new, German sports coupe or an old E36 coupe and they'll obviously choose the new car! It's a no brainer. I've seen so many dodgy E36's lately I'm not really drawn to them anymore. And this is from someone who's had 3 and my younger brother has a 328i coupe. His friends have E36 coupes too. Image wise, it's not the best look and I now associate them with 19yos trying to look cool.
    Mh, OK. I should have explained it better. Ask them what shape they prefer, and if they know a bit about cars add "when it was new". The demoiselles I frequent all hate exagerrated "over-stated" styling. And that 4rer certainly looks like an example of a first rate poseur mobile.

  • Amirhussain 07 Dec 2012

    Seen this on F30post

  • kambites 07 Dec 2012

    MitchT said:
    Joking (earlier in the thread) aside, I love it. The only thing that's bugging me is the way the nose appears to droop*. It looks like the bonnet is horizontal until the quarter nearest the nose, where it sags (for lack of a better expression). I'd have much preferred a consistent taper from the windscreen to the nose.
    I suspect that's not possible unless they ditch the straight-6s because of the modern bonnet clearance requirements. They could have gone for a higher nose, which would have looked less bulbous but would also have looked less sleek.

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