In with BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe, out with BMW 3 Series Coupe


BMW has been building up the new BMW 4 Series coupe, and it plans to swap out the BMW 3 Series Coupe. After much spying from the prying eyes, the company today has released full photos of its new BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe. As we know, there are two missing slots in the BMW Series lineup, and those are the 2 Series and this 4 Series. BMW is waving goodbye to the BMW 3 Series Coupe as it will retain as a four-door and wagon versions only.

The new BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe will be the new sports coupe for the company, and will later on becomes as the BMW M4 for the top-range model. According to BMW, the new 4 Series Coupe “represents the zenith of a development curve” and that the automaker “has given the new model its own individual character and a standalone design.” And in so doing, it has turned the “4” Series as an aesthetic and dynamic sports car.

The new BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe is designed with a sporty, elegant, and contemporary luxury look. It is detailed with an array of high-quality materials and technologies to give the driver an experience of nostalgia and youthfulness. The sporting character of the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe continues in the low-slung design of the rear. The prominent horizontal lines and stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges of the rear draw attention to the muscular wheel arches and wide track. The overall look of the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe is sleek and aerodynamics, which takes on the design cues from the latest BMW 6 Series. But the most prominent feature is the front fascia; it features the full-LED headlamps and large air intake in lower apron to show its sportiness and race-willing potential.

In comparison with the BMW 3 Series Coupe, the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe is about two inches longer at the wheelbase, 1.7 inches wider, and 0.5 inches lower in height. The overall dimensions are 2,810 mm at the wheelbase, 1,593 mm at the rear track, 1,826 mm wide, 1,362 mm at the roofline, and 4,641 mm long.

Although some of features in the interior are in concept form, we can be sure that the BMW 4 Series Coupe will get premium leather and modern design elements as found in the BMW 6 Series. As for power, we expect the BMW 4 Series Coupe to get both the new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.0-liter turbo-six engines.

The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, and a production model to come in the second quarter of 2013.