BMW unveils the 4 series coupe
jun 17, 2013
BMW unveils the 4 series coupe


BMW 4 series coupe
all images courtesy BMW group

 

 

heralding a dawn of a new coupe era at BMW, the german auto manufacturer has announced the replacement
 for the historic 3 series – the 4 series coupe, slotted between the 5 and 7, where it will share styling cues from the current 6 series offering. visibly larger in width and wheelbase than its predecessor, the 2 door bimmer features a trademark front double-kidney grille, twin circular headlights and a large air intake in the front apron. in the rear, prominent horizontal lines and broadly stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges draw extra attention to the muscular wheel arches and wide track stance. its sophisticated chassis technology, torque steer-free electric power steering and 50:50 weight distribution have also been re-engineering to improve steering accuracy, precision and agility on the road. equipped with high precision direct injection and valvetronic fully variable valve control, the 306 horsepower 3.0-litre twin-turbo six cylinder engine produces up to 295 lb-ft of torque – which launches the coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox (4.9 seconds when using X-drive AWD).

 

 

slotted between the 5 and 7, the all new 4 series coupe will share styling cues from the current 6 series offering

 

 

the dynamic proportions of the new BMW 4 series coupe differ significantly from those of the outgoing 3 series coupe. although only 26 millimetres have been added to the car’s length (4,638 mm), a 50-millimetre longer wheelbase (2,810 mm) and a roofline that now runs 16 millimetres lower than before (1,362 mm) shine a particularly vivid spotlight on the dynamically stretched coupe outline.

 

 

the gently sloping roofline – a hallmark coupe trait – creates a smooth transition into the rear

 

 

prominent horizontal lines and broadly stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges of the rear draw extra attention to the muscular wheel arches and wide track. the sharply angled rear window has a lowering effect on the car’s tail and gives the body as a whole an even more powerful look, with L-shaped rear lights that blend into the car’s overall design. the small, shrinking shadow below the swage line above the rear wheel accentuates the flared rear wing, emphasising the car’s dynamic potential

 

 

visibly larger in width and wheelbase than its predecessor, the 2 door features a trademark front double-kidney grille and twin circular headlights

 

 

frameless glass and the signature slimline BMW ‘hofmeister’ kink at the trailing edge of the C-pillar generate a dynamic visual tension

 

 

BMW 4 series coupe
video courtesy BMW group

 

 

full-LED twin headlights with their hexagonal design, team up with the slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille to form a single stylistic unit

 

 

broadly stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges of the rear draw extra attention to the muscular wheel arches and wide track

 

 

the aerodynamically designed wheel arches and the air deflectors in front of them contribute to the dynamic qualities of the vehicle

 

 

interior cockpit features hexagon/alcantara sports seats with royal blue contrast stitching

 

 

detail of the interior cockpit

 

 

full article here

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library