Official: 2014 Bmw 4-Series Hybrid to debut at the LA Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on October 9, 2013

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Bmw will bring the 4-Series Hybrid and the model was officially confirmed in a recent press release. Although there are no details we expect the 4-Series Hybrid to use the same powertrain found on the ActiveHybrid 3. This means that we will see the 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine rated at 306 hp (225 kW) and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with integrated electric motor, which delivers 54 hp (40 kW).

The total output delivered should be 340 hp or 250 kw. The 4-Series Hybrid is expected to use less than 6 liters of fuel per 100 km (39.8 mpg US). More details to be revealed! FOr those who don't know, Bmw will also bring at the 2013 LA Auto Show the 4-Series Cabriolet.

In terms of proportions, the new BMW 4-Series Coupe is dramatically different from the outgoing BMW 3-Series Coupe. Compared to the BMW 3-Series Coupe, the BMW 4-Series Coupe is around 26 mm longer (at 4,638 mm), with a wheelbase that is longer by 50 mm (at 2,810 mm) and a roofline that is 16 mm lower (at 1,362 mm). These dimensions highlight the coupe’s dynamically stretched outline and at the same create a visually balanced silhouette along with its short overhangs, set-back passenger cabin, long bonnet and flowing roofline.

Compared to its predecessor, the BMW 4-Series Coupe is wider by 43 mm to 1,825 mm. The coupe’s broadest point – for the first time – is now at the rear wheel arches. In addition, the new BMW 4-Series Coupe now boasts of wider tracks: plus 45 mm on the front to 1,545 mm, as well as plus 80 mm on the rear to 1,593 mm. These wider tracks convey the much improved sporting attributes of the new BMW 4-Series Coupe.

The front end of the new BMW 4-Series Coupe remains as stunning thanks to its sporting contours. It is marked by a signature double-kidney grille flanked by twin circular headlights -- signature design cues that identify the new BMW 4-Series Coupe as part of the BMW family. Nonetheless, the BMW 4-Series Coupe features a sportier and more dynamic appearance.

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