Renderings: BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible

Rumors | May 30th, 2011 by 16
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Along with the first reports on a future BMW 4 Series, here come the first renderings of the rumored new 4 Series family. Similar to …

Along with the first reports on a future BMW 4 Series, here come the first renderings of the rumored new 4 Series family.

Similar to the 6 Series offerings, the 4er models will fit between the 3 and 5 Series and will feature a coupe-like look. By offering a higher positioned coupe, BMW will compete on the market with Audi and Mercedes, which is said to introduce a smaller SLS model.

The new 4 Series will also allow BMW to price the vehicle slightly higher, at a premium price. The overall dynamic design would appeal to a younger demographic as well and will be a viable alternative to the high-end 6 Series Coupe.

Renderings: BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible

Beside the coupe and convertible variants, a four-dour coupe type of vehicle might be introduced as well. The 4 Series Gran Coupe is said to compete with the A5 Sportback and it will feature a coupe-like roof line.

The F35 4 Series Gran Coupe is said to launch in 2015, while the F33 and F34 3er Coupe and Convertible will come to market in 2013.

[Source: Autobild via GCF]

  • Kkelsaw6

    Is their an M4 in the works as well?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HQO74VKVJJW3SDD6TPL5DYSF4Q amika

    4 series gran coupe…aka 3 series gt ,if you think on the audi a5 sportback competitor …and mercedes baby cls not sls…
    the rendering looks like future 1 series coupe(2 series)…
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    • T.

      The 3er family splits – Sedan , Touring and Gran Turismo.  The 4er will become Coupe , Cabrio and Gran Coupe.  Six models on the new modular platform and more profitable per unit than before.

      Then if BMW considers the 3er variant of the FAST using RWD/xDrive – A higher Touring with more space, but not a van.  Which is undergoing intense discussion as this is a highly significant segment in Europe. Sales by 2015 are expected to increase by 65% which is why Mercedes-Benz are looking at a similar concept as is Audi with an A4 Roadjet.

      • Anonymous

        What has changed at BMW to cause the reversal?  In 2001/2002, when the the E85 was slated to go ‘Even’, the prospective ‘Even/Odd’ nomenclature was very coherent.  Then the E92-93 remained ‘Odd’ — despite the fact, from a design view, that they possess a distinct DNA as opposed to E90-91.  The same can basically be said also regarding the E82 & E88 vis-a-vis E81 & E87.  Further, BMW AG *abandoned* their “4 Series” filing with the USPTO on 19 August 2004.

        So, they’re back to where they were ten years ago.  What happened?  Panke vs. Reithofer??? 
         

      • Anonymous

        What has changed at BMW to cause the reversal?  In 2001/2002, when the the E85 was slated to go ‘Even’, the prospective ‘Even/Odd’ nomenclature was very coherent.  Then the E92-93 remained ‘Odd’ — despite the fact, from a design view, that they possess a distinct DNA as opposed to E90-91.  The same can basically be said also regarding the E82 & E88 vis-a-vis E81 & E87.  Further, BMW AG *abandoned* their “4 Series” filing with the USPTO on 19 August 2004.

        So, they’re back to where they were ten years ago.  What happened?  Panke vs. Reithofer??? 
         

      • Nnnn

        Will the 3 series all be the “height” of the GT?    Will the 4 series all be lower in height, like the 6 GC was?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=51500531 Andrew Murphy

    It’s pretty and will probably reinforce that all BMW coupes/convertibles will go with an even numbering system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=51500531 Andrew Murphy

    It’s pretty and will probably reinforce that all BMW coupes/convertibles will go with an even numbering system.

  • Nnnn

    That’s a nice-looking car.  It’s curious that the hood is shorter and the nose very low.  It actually looks very E46, and not in keeping with the current designs (or the pedestrian-smooshing safety guidelines).

  • Nnnn

    Also, that diagonal crease aft of the front wheel — that doesn’t work at all.  Why do photoshop-ers keep throwing that in?

    • JRobUSC

      probably because it’s physically present on all of BMW’s new models.

  • scooternva

    OK, am I the only one who is now thoroughly confused by the fragmentation of the BMW brand? I just don’t get where these new 2- and 4-series automobiles fit into the picture. That 2-series rendering elsewhere in today’s news looks like an evolution of the 1-series coupe, and the 4-series coupe shown above looks like a newer version of today’s 3-series coupe.

    So does this mean that there won’t be 1- and 3-series coupes in 2013? Or will there be 1-, 2-, 3- AND 4-series coupes?

    Yeesh.

    • Luca

      It means the coupes/cabrios/grancoupes will be even 2,4,6,(8?). The sedans/wagons will be odd 3,5,7. With the 1 series family expanding and becoming FWD, the next next coupe (which will remain RWD), will distance itself from the FWD’s by becoming the 2 series. That means the M version can be given a proper name (M2) and it’s also a slight refrence to the original small RWD coupe, the ’2002′. 

      The 4 series then needs to be introduced for the following reasons:
      1. A 3 series coupe would be to close in price/positioning to the 2 series.
      2. A 4 series can be more profitable, as the Merc E coupe (based on a C class) and the Audi A5 (based on an A4) have proven.
      3. It allows BMW to expand the range without causing too much confution. With another 3 series version (the GT) and a planned 4 door coupe, it would be clearer to badge them 3GT and 4 Grancoupe, then have 6 versions of the 3 series.

    • Luca

      It means the coupes/cabrios/grancoupes will be even 2,4,6,(8?). The sedans/wagons will be odd 3,5,7. With the 1 series family expanding and becoming FWD, the next next coupe (which will remain RWD), will distance itself from the FWD’s by becoming the 2 series. That means the M version can be given a proper name (M2) and it’s also a slight refrence to the original small RWD coupe, the ’2002′. 

      The 4 series then needs to be introduced for the following reasons:
      1. A 3 series coupe would be to close in price/positioning to the 2 series.
      2. A 4 series can be more profitable, as the Merc E coupe (based on a C class) and the Audi A5 (based on an A4) have proven.
      3. It allows BMW to expand the range without causing too much confution. With another 3 series version (the GT) and a planned 4 door coupe, it would be clearer to badge them 3GT and 4 Grancoupe, then have 6 versions of the 3 series.

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