Rendering: 2013 BMW 4 Series Coupe

Rumors | September 29th, 2011 by 12
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Next month, BMW will unveil the new generation 3 Series. First to come to market is the F30 3 Series Sedan which will be followed …

Next month, BMW will unveil the new generation 3 Series. First to come to market is the F30 3 Series Sedan which will be followed by the 3er Touring next year and the 4 Series Coupe and Convertible in 2013.

For the first time BMW has decided to split the popular and high volume seller 3 Series into two separate families. Using the same platform and common design cues, the 3 and 4 Series will be marketed differently. The new 4 Series Coupe will 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. 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.

Rendering: 2013 BMW 4 Series Coupe

Ahead of the unveiling next month, German magazine Auto Zeitung uses previously spy photos to sketch out how the front-end of the new 3 and 4 Series will look like. The rendering above takes design cues from the new 5 and 6 Series, with headlights having a more squared-shape and larger eyebrows. The front grille with the 3D look is also featured on some of the newest BMWs. The bumper sports large air intakes with LED daytime running lights.

The headlights have been redesigned to flow into the kidney grille, a design cues taken from the Vision Concept and future i8.

Flowing creases are integrated into the hood giving the car a road-focused look.

The 3 Series will also be offered in three lines: Sports, Modern and Luxury. Each will differ from each other by offering distinct equipment options. Our sister-magazine Bimmertoday learned from a reliable source that the 3 Series Sports line will feature black exterior mirror caps.

To cater to different type of drivers, the new 2012 BMW 3 Series will come equipped with adaptive suspension allowing to adjust the settings by pressing a button.

In the engine department, the new 3 and 4 Series models will make use of both four and six-cylinder turbocharged engines.

Stay tuned on BMWBLOG for exclusive coverage of the new BMW 3 Series!

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  • Bry

    I’m a little bit confused; so does this mean that the 3-series coupes are being retitled the 4-series? Or can we expect a 3-series coupe and a 4-series coupe?

    Also, if there’s no longer a 3-series coupe will there no longer be an M3? This sounds to me like it opens the door for the M3 to be replaced by an M4.

    • Mateo

      actually, i don’t care, when i get some money – it will be E60 M5, E92 M3 or E46 M3 CSL.

      • Statuskill

        no one cares about old cars.

        • scooternva

          Speak for yourself… later today I’m buying a 2003 E39 540i for my daily driver… varroom VARROOOOM!

    • Statuskill

      M3 remains….in the sedan format.  :D

      • Mateo

        that’s kind a funny since M3 in essence is coupe. Actually whole 3 series is a coupe – E21 anyone???

    • Alvin

      the pattern will be somewhat similar to 5 & 6 series , respectively. There will no longer be an M3 coupe, instead it will be an M3 sedan same as M5.. the previous M3 coupe will now be re-titled as M4 coupe, somewhat, similar to M6 which derived from 5er…

  • Kstanley

    I agree with Bry, I don’t understand? Are they getting rid of the 3 series coupes? If so, like Bry previously stated what will happen to the M3? And I personally think it will be a terrible marketing campaign if they do rid the 3 series coupe from the lineup.. That coupe has won tremendous accolades over the years.. I just don’t see the sense in it..

  • wazon

    I think that 3-er coupe and hence M3 will stay with us. 4-er will stand in similar relation to 3-er coupe as X6 stands to X5 or 6-er GC stands to 5-er. Nothing bad about making new coupe on 3-er platform with different exterior and interior design and gaining even more customers.

  • scooternva

    It’s looks like it’s snarling!

    And danged if the slanty headlights (which look so awful on the new 1-series) don’t look sharp on the 4er!

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