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Alpina B4 S Bi-turbo is a cooler version than the BMW M4

If you are looking for an awesome car, look no further than the BMW M4. But if you want something more exclusive than that, then you can opt for the Alpina-tuned 4 Series as this will definitely turn heads wherever you go.

Alpina has prepared a kit that isn’t just about the car’s looks as its performance will also be given a boost albeit, not by much. It gets a raise of 9 PS (9 horsepower) and 56 Newton metres (41 pound feet) of torque. The Alpina B4 S Bi Turbo carries out a little more power than the stock M4, thanks to its straight-six 3.0 liter engine. That may not sound a lot, but overall, that totals to an impressive number of 440 PS (434 HP) and 660 Nm (487 pound-feet) of torque in a wide speed range from 5,500 to 6,250 rpm.

For those of you who are interested in this Alpina tuned 4 Series, the white model is on display at BMW Abu Dhabi dealership. The special body kit comes with a custom front splitter, side skirts, and boot lid spoiler. It also has multi-spoke alloys and blue calipers, plus decals from the tuner.

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2017 Alpina B4 S Rallye Green based on BMW 4-Series Coupe is the height of exclusivity

Customers who think the BMW 4 Series Coupe is rather ordinary are in for a treat especially with what BMW Individual and Alpina have in store. The best example is presently being displayed at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors, a dealer that looks to be getting the best toys to play around with.

Even with one look, the use of Rallye Green paint on the Alpina B4 S makes the body even more aggressive. Combined with the upgrades implemented by those at Buchloe, it is clear that this is not your standard 4 Series Coupe.

On the inside for example, BMW Individual made sure that the interior of the B4 S would be different from the usual 4 Series Coupe. The instrument cluster has blue dials with the steering wheel showing green stitching. This color theme is in fact the same as that on the exterior. While the usual 4 Series Coupe has a left air vent on its center console, the B4 S instead has an extra display. On the lower region of the console is a special plaque that proves this is not the usual car.

Read the entire article 2017 Alpina B4 S Rallye Green based on BMW 4-Series Coupe is the height of exclusivity

BMW Abu Dhabi wraps Snapper Rocks Blue 440i Gran Coupe in M4-like guise

For many, a dream car shouldn’t be just spacious and luxurious, but also fast and furious. The BMW M3 might be just this kind of dream car, but an M version of the 4-Series Gran Coupe would still be a better choice. But to no avail, an M4 Gran Coupe isn't happening yet, even after the 4 Series just recently received a Life Cycle Impulse (mid-cycle update).

BMW Abu Dhabi – which describes itself as an exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and BMW ALPINA in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates – has come up with a modified version of a 4-Series Gran Coupe that could be the closest thing we could get to an M4 Gran Coupe. BMW Abu Dhabi has been known for its knack in creating leveled-up versions of a typical BMW vehicle, and this latest custom-build isn't an exception.

BMW Abu Dhabi started off with a regular BMW 440i Gran Coupe. Wrapped in elegant yet sporty Snapper Rocks Blue paint finish, this 440i Gran Coupe is hugged by athletic body kit from M Performance – from its bottom to the top. Its black kidney grilles features M-colored vertical stripes on the front while its rear end features M Performance trunk lid spoiler, as complemented by an Akrapovic exhaust system with an Akrapovic Sport downpipe. Furthermore, this custom-built BMW 440i Gran Coupe rides on 20-inch M Performance wheels. Its driver is treated to an M Performance steering wheel; except for this, the interior of this new 440i Gran Coupe remains the same when it was delivered from the factory.

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Will the all-electric BMW 4-Series GT be a real rival for the Tesla Model S?

There are already rumors suggesting that the next generation BMW 5-Series GT is expected to be joining the 6-Series range. The latest reports instead tell us that that 3-Series GT will also be transitioning to the next level. Are any of these true?

Autocar reported earlier that this is actually what BMW has in store for the upcoming 3-Series GT. It should be noted though that the current 3-Series line has had its mid-cycle refresh only recently. In that case, the 4-Series GT or what is believed to be its new successor may be way too far ahead.

If ever, the new member of the 4-Series family should arrive sometime in 2019 as a 2020 year model. According to the insider, BMW by that time should come out with better-performing EVs and it only makes sense if they will be offering an electric version of this as well. At the very least, BMW is expected to come out with an electric X3 within the next three years.

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It seems like BMW will be implementing a major overhaul of its strategy, which should result to the arrival of electrified versions of its three current models. One of these models would be an electric variant of the upcoming BMW 4 Series GT, according to a report by Autocar.

Citing people privy with BMW’s plans, Autocar reported that the new 4 Series GT is planned to directly replace the current BMW 3 Series GT and indirectly supplant the 4 Series Gran Coupé, which has been experiencing low demand since its inception. This strategy would be similar to a plan involving the BMW 6 Series GT, which is set to replace the BMW 5 Series GT in the lineup this year. BMW is planning to launch an electric version of the 6 Series GT in 2018.

Meanwhile, for the new 4 Series GT, the German premium carmaker will introduce the conventionally powered versions in 2019, to be followed by electric and plug-in hybrid variants. To be underpinned by newly developed platform for the eighth-generation 3 Series, the electric version of the 4 Series GT – set to compete against the Tesla Model 3 -- could be up for sale as early as 2020 in the United Kingdom. According to the report, the performance level of the electrically powered 4 Series GT would be more or less similar to the top-performing version of the current 3 Series GT – the BMW 335d GT, which offers the 317 bhp of max output and 630 Nm of peak torque. This means that the electric motor system for the battery-powered 4 Series GT should have a total system output of around 350 bhp to match the performance of the top BMW 335d GT.

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What defines a coupe? Well, according to the dictionary, “it is a car with a fixed roof and two doors”. Ok, now that it is clear, when does one not become a coupe? In this case, it is when it is a BMW Gran Coupe. You might think I’m confusing you here, but read along.

The 4 Series Gran Coupe was built with four doors and a liftback-style truck on its rear end. That simple description of the model will already raise several brows as it doesn’t correspond with the definition stated above. And if you think about it, its actually just a functional sedan. Now you get where I’m coming from. Though the car doesn’t match the name given to it, it is actually one of BMW’s best selling cars, out-selling the two-door coupe where it got its inspiration.

In fact, despite its later release, the total number of Gran Coupe that has been sold is higher than the figures of the traditional Coupe and the Convertible, combined - according to sales statistics shared by BMW. Globally, the Grand Coupe covers 54 percent of all 4 Series sales, whereas the remaining 46 percent is a shared by the traditional coupe and convertible.

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The 2017 Geneva Motor Show is turning out to be a showcase, at least for BMW. This is because the German premium carmaker has announced it will debut a couple of new cars at the prominent auto show next month.

First off, BMW will unveil the next generation of the BMW 5 Series Touring (G30) in Geneva. This will be the second body variant of the new generation of the 5 Series, after the sedan version. Available with all the elements found in the 5 Series Sedan such as all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering and roll stabilization, the new BMW 5 Series Touring boasts of considerable boot capacity (up to between 570 liters and 1,700 liters) and higher load capacity (up to between 720 kg and 730 kg). It also features a 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrest and an electric remote backrest release, as well as an automatic tailgate operation. The new 5 Series Touring is touted to be around 100 kg lighter than its predecessor.

At launch, the touring body variant of the BMW 5 Series will be available in four versions -- BMW 530i Touring (252 hp 2.0 liter petrol engine), BMW 540i xDrive Touring (340 hp 3.0 liter petrol engine), BMW 520d Touring (190 hp 2.0 liter diesel engine) and BMW 530d Touring/ BMW 530d xDrive Touring (265 hp 3.0 liter diesel engine). Compared to the engines found in the previous generation, the powerplants in the new 5 Series Touring are around 11 percent more fuel efficient. BMW will commence selling new 5 Series Touring in June 2017.

Read the entire article BMW to unveil new 5 Series Touring, i8 special edition and updated 4 Series at Geneva Motor Show

As expected, four years after the current generation of the BMW 4 Series was introduced in 2013 with the BMW 4 Series Coupe, the German premium carmaker is implementing a Life Cycle Impulse.

This is also known as a mid-cycle refresh. BMW gave the 3 Series an FCI in 2016, and this year it is the turn of the 4 Series.

What is good about this mid-cycle update is the fact that BMW is refreshing not only one model of the 4 Series, but all of them. BMW has revised the 4 Series Coupe, 4 Series Convertible, 4 Series Gran Coupe and the M4 for the 2017 model year.

Read the entire article BMW 4 Series undergoes mid-cycle facelift for the 2017 model year

AC Schnitzer, the well-known German tuning company, decided that the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe needs some upgrades and decided to enhance the new four-door coupe. As a result, the new vehicle received a new front spoiler, a rear air diffuser, a chromed front grille (for vehicles equipped with the M Sport Package), rear skirt protective film and new carbon fiber mirror covers.

In addition, the ACS4 Gran Coupe a new suspension system which lowers the vehicle by 10-25 mm at the front and 5-15 mm at the rear. Meanwhile, the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit lowers the car by up to 25 mm at the front and between 10-25 mm at the rear.

The AC Schnitzer racing suspension is adjustable in compression as well as rebound stages and can bring the car up to 40 mm closer to the ground. AC Schnitzer offers a choice of four different alloy wheels designs such as Type VIII forged alloys in BiColor, Type VIII rims in BiColor (black/silver/anthracite), Type IV wheels in silver or BiColor and Type IV rims in BiColor black.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer ACS4 based on BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe (F36)

It was in 1960 when Burkard Bovensiepen began the foundation with the performance-enhanced version of the BMW 1500. Since then it has been developed to become what is now a permanent fixture under the luxury sports car segment. At that time, Burkard Bovensiepen had the petrol-powered four-cylinder engines having the Weber dual carburetors.

This was considered as a cutting-edge product at the time and marketed through the Alpina. Presently, these products are now integrated to high-tech autos. Fitted at the beginning and combined with the best genes that BMW can offer, they symbolize the best when it comes to comfort, driving culture, performance, and efficiency. Indeed, the new BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo models are able to put all of these qualities together.

The more contemporary 3-liter straight-six engine has been fitted with two turbochargers in order to deliver output of 310 kW (410 hp) with peak torque at 600 Nm. Its Sport-Automatic 8-Speed Transmission having the Alpina Swithc-Tronic combined with the Alpina adaptive sport suspension result in maximizing both the already exceptional dynamics and the comfort.

Read the entire article 2014 Geneva Preview: Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Cabrio based on BMW 4-Series Cabriolet

BMW unveiled today the new 4-Series Gran Coupe extending the model range of vehicles available in the premium midsize class. The new car combines the sleek look of a two-door coupe with the functionality provided by four-doors. The 4-Series Gran Coupe is 112 millimeter longer than the 4-Series Coupe but features the same 2,810 mm wheelbase.

Moreover, the 4-Series Gran Coupe has a length of 4,638 millimeters and a width of 1,825 millimeters. Just like the 3-Series Sedan, 4-Series Coupe and Cabriolet, the 4-Series Gran Coupe comes will be available with three equipment packages, the BMW Individual program and the M Sport Package.

Pricing starts at $41,225 for the 428i Gran Coupe, while the 428i xDrive Gran Coupe is priced at $42,225. The 435i Gran Coupe is available at $46,725.

Read the entire article Official: BMW reveals the 2015 4-Series Gran Coupe (F36)

Earlier today, we revealed you the 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and told you that this new model will be available in three equipment packages – Sport, Modern and Luxury lines – but we didn’t offer you more details as we were going to make this article.

So, the 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe with Sport Line comes with special elements highlighted in black. As a result, the B column and the nine slats in the chrome-colored kidney grille have a gloss-black finish, while side window elements are finished in matt black. The air intakes found on the front spoiler as well as the Air Breathers come in high-gloss black, while the 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels feature a double-spoke design.

The rear end is distinguished by dark elements such as a black trim strip and tailpipe embellisher finished in black chrome. Inside, we find the inner rings of the dash instruments and contrast stitching on the steering wheel in red. Moreover, the Sport Line adds options such as Coral Red leather sport seats, red exterior mirror covers and a red instrument cluster.

Read the entire article Closer Look: 2014 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe (F36) - Modern Line, Sport Line, Luxury Line

As you may know already, BMW introduced the all-new 4-Series Gran Coupe but we didn’t tell you anything about the M Sport Package fitted on the new car. Until now! The 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe (F36) fitted with the M Sport Package comes with new aerodynamic features such as a new front bumper with larger air intakes, new rocker panels matching the color of the vehicle as well as a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system.

The exterior design is completed by the 18-inch or 19-inch M light-alloy wheels. For those interested, the 4-Series Gran Coupe with M Sport Package is available in six exterior colors, including Carbon Black Metallic and Estoril Blue Metallic.

Inside, we find features such as the M door sill finishers, M leather steering wheel, an M driver’s footrest shape and sport front seats upholstered with a Hexagonal/Alcantara combination with M piping and Royal Blue contrast stitching. Full leather upholstery is also available and can be ordered for even more interior refinement.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe (F36) with M Sport Package

The BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe just can’t stay hidden and showed up again in some new photos. Set to make its world debut in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the new four-door coupe. As you can see from the photos, the design is not new: the 4-Series Gran Coupe shows the front of a 3-Series Sedan (F30), while the rear end is borrowed from the 4-Series Coupe.

As expected, the 4-Series Gran Coupe will use the same engines found on the 4-Series Coupe, which means that the 435i Gran Coupe will come with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine that develops 306 hp (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The 428i Gran Coupe will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine delivering 245 hp (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.

Meanwhile, the 420d Gran Coupe will use a 2.0-liter diesel engine rated at 184 hp. The 430d Gran Coupe will get the same engine with 258 hp (190 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The BMW 435d Gran Coupe is expected to feature the 3.0-liter diesel engine delivering 313 hp (230 kW) and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque.

Read the entire article 2014 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe shows its sexy angles again

The 2014 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe showed its face on the Web today as some photos that show company’s 4-Series Cabriolet, Coupe and the 3-Series Sedan. Set to make its official debuts in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe will get frameless doors, just like its main rival, the Audi A5 Sportback, as well as the same wheelbases used by the 3-Series Sedan and 4-Series Coupe.

Just like the 4-Series Coupe and Cabriolet versions, the 4-Series Gran Coupe will receive he same engines, which means it will use the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine that generates 306 hp (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque (435i Gran Coupe). The 428i Gran Coupe will get the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 245 hp (180 kW) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft).

A 2.0-liter diesel engine with 184 hp will be available on the 420d Gran Coupe, while the 435d Gran Coupe will be the most powerful diesel-powered model as it will use a 3.0-liter diesel engine delivering 313 hp (230 kW) and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque.

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Ok, we have to admit that we already knew a Gran Coupe version of the BMW 4-Series was coming but today, the first patent drawings emerged on the Web. Set to take on cars such as the Audi A5 Sportback, the new BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe will probably be introduced in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Regarding the design, the front and rear design is the same seen on the 4-Series Coupe, but the model is expected to use a longer wheelbase in order to offer more space for the rear passengers. Just like the coupe, we expect to see the 4-Series Gran Coupe in three equipment combinations – Sport Line, Modern Line and Luxury Line - but also with a stylish M Sport Package for those who want even more.

Under the hood, we will see only engines that use the BMW Twin Power Turbo technology. This means that the 435i Gran Coupe will use a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine rated at 306 hp (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The 428i Gran Coupe will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 245 hp (180 kW) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft).

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The Association of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT), in cooperation with BMW AG, will launch a special concept car this year, in line with its "TUNE IT! SAFE!" initiative. The initiative is supported by the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development. Just like previous editions, VDAT is launching a specially modified vehicle, which this year is based on the BMW 428i Coupé, as mostly tuned by BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer. The result is the AC Schnitzer "ACS4 2.8i Coupé." AC Schnitzer tuned the 2.8i engine to 216 kW/294 HP and 420 Nm, allowing police vehicle to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. It features a AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer made of stainless steel with the chromed "Evo Racing" tailpipe trims.

The ACS4 2.8i Coupé also features the AC Schnitzer Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels in 9.0J x 21" donning "Ventus S1evo" tyres in 245/30 ZR 21 91Y from TUNE IT! SAFE! chief sponsor Hankook. Ensuring the police car’s low, safe road position is AC Schnitzer’s racing suspension that is adjustable in compression and rebound stages. The police car also features other aerodynamic elements like front spoiler, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and rear roof spoiler.

Moving inside the cabin, driving policemen are treated to aluminum pedals, foot rest and "Black Line" handbrake handle as well as a new key holder. Completing cabin’s looks are Velours floor mats.  To turn the BMW visually into a "true" police car, TUNE IT! SAFE! partner FOLIATEC provided the official film decor, with Hella providing the special signalling system RTK 7. The TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign vehicle will be unveiled at the Essen Motor Show on the VDAT stand No. F 104 in Hall 10 from November 29 to December 8, 2013. After that, it will be showcased in other shows across Germany.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer ACS4 2.8i Coupe is the 2013 Tune It! Safe! car

At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Alpina took the wraps off the new B4 BiTurbo Coupe. As expected, the new sports car is based on the new 4-Series Coupe and it is powered by a straight-six 3.0-liter twinturbo engine that delivers 410 hp and 600 Nm of torque.

Mated to the 8-speed Sport-Automatic transmission with Alpina Switchtronic and using the Alpina sport suspension the B4 BiTurbo Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 14 seconds and has a top speed of over 300 km/h (186 mph).

Despite these impressive performances, fuel consumption is just 7.6 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are just 177 g/km. In terms of design we find the well-known front spoiler with subtle Alpina lettering, a front apron with large air intakes, a rear spoiler as well as a redesigned rear bumper and the signature twin tailpipes.

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The all-new 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible finally made its debut ahead of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. As expected, the car features the same design language seen n the 4-Series Coupe and promises to set new standards in terms of dynamics, elegance and driving pleasure. Comparing it with the outgoing 3-Series Convertible, the new 4-Series Cabrio is visibly larger in width, track and wheelbase.

The 4-Series Convertible features a three-piece retractable hardtop that is distinguished by advanced soundproofing with its “noise-absorbing” headliner. Inside seats feature integrated seatbelts and are electrically adjustable as standard.

Still, the standard seats and the optional sport seats with recessed head restraints can be equipped with neck warmers for the driver and front passenger. Just like the 4-Series Coupe, the 4-Series Convertible is available in the Sport, Modern and Luxury lines as well as with an M Sport Package.

Read the entire article Official: Bmw introduces the 2014 4-Series Cabrio

Earlier today we showed you the BMW 4-Series Convertible (F33) but we didn’t give you any details about the three lines offered by the Bavarian manufacturer: Sport Line, Modern Line and Luxury Line. We will take a closer look now as you have to know everything about the new cabriolet from BMW. 

The BMW 4-Series Convertible (F33) with Sport Line comes with high-gloss black exterior body features and the wrap-around window strip lend. We find high-gloss black kidney grille slats, a chrome-coloured frame, three black air intakes in the front bumper and glossy Air Breathers. At the rear, the 4-Series Convertible with Sport Line can be easily identified by the black trim strip level with the rear apron and black exhaust tailpipe embellishers.

As an option, BMW offers 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there is a contrast between black and red accents. The sports steering wheel features red contrast stitching, we find red trim rings in the inner circle of the instrument dials and optional coral red leather sport seats.

Read the entire article Closer Look: 2014 BMW 4-Series Cabrio (F33) - Modern Line, Sport Line and Luxury Line