In less than two years, BMW will launch the next generation F32 3 Series Coupe. Built on the same platform as the F30 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan that launches next year, the F32 3 Series Coupe will continue to differentiate itself through the exterior design.
What is going to seperate the Coupe further from the sedan will be the inclusion of different shapes for the headlights and rear lights, and different sculpture for the lower flanks along the body.
Sources close to BMW says the headlights will be a derivative from those found on the new 6 Series Coupe, with a more squarish shape. The signal indicators are said to be incorporated underneath the main light unit, another feature that will differentiate the coupe from the sedan.
The kidney-grille becomes larger but also sharper around the edges, and where the two grills meet, the edges are slightly rounded.
A dramatic sloping line that breaks over the rear wheel arch adds depth to the rear of the car, as seen on the new 6 Series; the line then continues in dramatic fashion towards the front wheel arch, similar to the upcoming X3.
The rear of the car will again like the E92 be different from the sedan. Whereas the new sedan receives a typical BMW L-shape design to provide continuity, the new 2013 3 Series Coupe will retain a new stylish look inspired by the current car. The upside down L-Shape at the top edge is rounder as the bootlid sits on top.
First test mules are expected to hit the road late this year and 2013 BMW 3 Series Coupe will most likely debut in 2012 at Paris Motor Show.[Renderings: Andrei Avarvarii ]