BMW 4 Series Coupe unveiled
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The BMW 4 Series Coupe is essentially the next generation 3 Series Coupe.
The strategy behind the new 4 Series nomenclature is to move the mid size coupe further upmarket. Apart from that, the 4 Series Coupe is basically the 3 Series with a swooping roofline and missing rear doors.
To boot with, the new Coupe is wider and has longer wheelbase than the outgoing 3 Series Coupe. The new BMW design launguage which debuted in the 3 Series is carried forward. The headlamps that merge into sleek chrome outlined kidney grill characterizes the front fascia.
The front bumper, which looks watered down when compared to that of the 4 Series Coupe Concept, has interesting contours. The car has a lower and wider stance which is easily recognizable. The unique design feature of the 4 Series Coupe is the air intake located behind the front wheel arches. BMW says the intakes reduce drag.
The rear also has obvious cues from the 3 Series but the taillamps are slightly different. The rear bumper is new and the dual exhaust pipes are placed wider apart.
The interior adopts exactly the same design and layout of the 3 Series. The differences come from the color theme and materials used. Customers can specify the interiors in three equipment lines – Sport line, Modern line and Luxury Line. In addition the M Sport package is also available.
Head to Page 2 for details on powertrain and equipment.