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BMW 4 Series: The new 3 Series Coupe arrives

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0800

The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe – a two door version of the new 3 Series – has been revealed and will debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

It may be a concept as far as the real extremes are concerned – the butch bumpers, big air intakes and extreme wheels – but in every other way the 4 Series Concept is the production 4 Series we’ll get later in 2014. And it looks good.

Bigger than the last 3 Series Coupe (29mm longer, 44mm wider, 16mm lower with an extra 50mm in the wheelbase and a wider track) it looks every inch a coupe version of the new 3 Series and has cues from the latest 6 Series too.

The long bonnet with short overhangs, double swage line, L-shaped tail lights and big haunches, the 4 Series coupe looks purposeful and appealing – a proper little 6 Series, even down to an appealing rump.

Inside looks 3 Series with perhaps a hint of the new 6 Series too, and in the 4 Series Concept there’s lashings of leather and BMW Individual trim as well as a central infotainment screen that looks as impressive as the laptop-sized screen in the new 6 Series.

When the new 4 Series does arrive it seems likely we’ll see everything on offer from the 3 Series meaning diesel options are likely to be 420d, 425d, 430d and 435d with the petrol versions of the new 4 Series coming in as 418i, 420i, 428i and 435i, with a range-topping BMW M4 to come at some point in the not too distant future.

BMW’s aren’t always the best looking cars in the showroom, but the new 4 Series looks as appealing as the 6 Series. And it’s likely to spawn a four-door BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe too, just to confuse the issue.

The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe will get its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013.

BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept Photos >>

By Cars UK