Pictures of an undisguised production version of BMW’s 4-series Coupé, in 435i specification, were captured during a photo shoot. A concept of the 4-series was seen at the Los Angeles motor show as a preview. It will start selling in the later part of 2013 as a replacement of the 3-series Coupé.
From these images, it’s apparent that several of the more prominent styling details of the car will not be carried over to the production version. The lower rear bumper appears a lot more conventional as it doesn’t have the full-width mesh insert and integrated tailpipes seen on the concept.
We could see the razor sharp crease lines of the concept down the length of the bodyside but its door handle has shifted above the bold line that can be seen from the front wing to the rear three-quarter panel.
The launch of the 4-series range will be simultaneous with that of the Coupé. A convertible will follow in 2014. The highly awaited M4 will appear in the later part of 2014. A cabrio version is then expected to arrive in 2015. It’s expected that BMW will add a four-door 4-series GranCoupé. It’s also possible that BMW will release an M4 GranCoupé to complete this range.
Dynamic components of the all-new BMW 4-Series Coupe are remarkably different from those of the BMW 3-Series Coupe. The Coupe has been resized with 26 mm added to the vehicle’s length (4,638 mm), 50 mm to its wheelbase (2,810 mm), and a reduced 16 mm to its roofline (1,362 mm) that flashes a significantly scintillating spotlight on the dynamically stretched coupe silhouette. These sizes merge with the BMW 4-Series Coupe’s BMW-typical short overhangs, flowing roofline, long bonnet, and set-back passenger compartment to create an outline possessing state-of-the-art graphic balance.
The sporty vibe of the all-new BMW 4-Series Coupe is augmented by the added 43 mm in the Coupe’s width (1,825 mm). The rear wheel arches signify the vehicle’s widest point, the first in its type and a clear-cut assertion of dynamic purpose. The resultant 45 mm wider front track (1,545 mm) and comprehensive 80 mm of added width at the rear axle (1,593) guarantees – even before a wheel is turned – significant enhancements in the remarkable robust qualities for which BMW is distinguished.
Its breath-taking front end is complemented with an illustrious sporting silhouette. Trademark BMW front-end design qualities, like the twin circular headlights and double-kidney grille, distinguishes the all-new BMW 4-Series Coupe as a BMW without the demand of a second look. True to its characteristics, it is undoubtedly eager to strut its close family ties with the BMW 3-series. Nevertheless, the new BMW 4-Series Coupe shows a more balanced method to its work, highlighting its dynamic views.
The vehicle’s striking front end is a display of meticulous outlines and intricate surfaces. The captivating full-LED twin headlights (optional), with their hexagonal layout, is complemented by the slight forward-slanting BMW kidney grille to create a single elaborate unit and to emphasize the Herculean look of the BMW 4-Series Coupe on the road.