BMW 4 series coupe
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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
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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