Bmw working hard on the 4-Series (F32) Coupe and Cabriolet

Article by Christian A., on October 20, 2011

The first images of the new BMW 4-Series Coupe and Cabrio have been released. Codenamed F32, this car is set to be launched in the middle of 2014 as part of a drastic shake-up of the new BMW 3-series range. BMW has chosen to name the coupe and cabriolet versions of the 3-series as 4-series in its next generation so that it could be greatly differentiated from the new BMW 3-Series saloon, which was revealed last week.

This is the same strategy used on the 5-series. The coupe and cabriolet versions of this car are categorized as 6-series, offering their own unique styling and driving experience.

The engines for the 4-series will be leaning towards the new lineup offered in the 3-series saloon, such as a new turbocharged 242bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit for the 428i coupe. The M3 is affected by the use of the 4-series name for the standard coupe. The M4 badge will be used for the coupe and cabriolet versions of the M3.

There is noticeably a more intense focus on the driver for this model than on the four-door M3 saloon sibling. The M4 coupe is scheduled to arrive six months after the standard 4-series is launched in late 2014. The new F30 3-series line-up has nine models, the 4-series coupe is the fifth one to be launched. The saloon version will start selling in February 2012. Meanwhile, the F31 3-series Touring will go on sale in late 2012. A 2013 launch is scheduled for the high-riding F34 3-series GT crossover, a new edition to the 3-series range.

This car is a big hatchback and is based on the 5-series GT. Its cabin and boot have more room and it has a longer wheelbase, which was used on the China-only long-wheelbase 3-series too. In late 2013, the F30M M3 saloon will arrive, followed by the F33 4-series coupe in mid-2014.

The 4-series cabriolet is expected to arrive shortly after the arrival of the coupe that has kept its retractable metal hard-top roof. This feature will be retained even after BMW’s American importer has been asking for a soft-top to set it apart from the coupe. F32M and F33M M4 versions of the 4-series coupe and cabriolet are expected to be seen in late 2014.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz promised that they will be treating everyone to a “big surprise” during the Monterey Car Week. And true enough, many of us were stunned as...
by - August 19, 2017
McLaren has already shown some interest in electrifying their models. And initially, we thought that they will just use hybrid systems to use across their current lineup. Nevertheless, we have...
by - August 19, 2017
Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red...
by - August 18, 2017
Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries