Spied: F32 BMW M435i Estoril Blue color

Spy Photos | April 8th, 2013 by 14
BMW 435i F32 M Sportpaket 4er Erlkoenig Estorilblau 1 750x500 Spied: F32 BMW M435i Estoril Blue color

Update: This might be the 435i model with M Sport package, rather than the M435i. With just a few months left before its market debut, …

Update: This might be the 435i model with M Sport package, rather than the M435i.

With just a few months left before its market debut, the new F32 BMW 4 Series is going through the final testing stages. FEP vehicles, short for Final Evaluation Program, have been spied in Germany and gives us a look at the M435i model with the M Sport Package and Estoril Blue color.

In order to reposition its highest-seller family of bimmers, the Munich-based automaker will create a new model designation: 4 Series. The rebadged models will include the coupes, convertibles and a Gran Coupe model, all which BMW aims to sell at a higher price.

A similar strategy is currently being applied by Audi and its A4 and A5 models. In this case, the monetary difference between the sedan (A4) and the coupe (A5) is around $4,500.

BMW 435i F32 M Sportpaket 4er Erlkoenig Estorilblau 2 655x491 Spied: F32 BMW M435i Estoril Blue color

Part of their new strategy is also an M Performance Automobile which will replace the high-end 435i model, or 335i in the E92 generation. The drivetrain of the F32 BMW 435i is virtually identical to that of the current BMW 335i: the turbocharged inline six-cylinder with 306 horsepower. The engine can be paired to a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic.

In addition to the usual version with rear-wheel drive, there will be a BMW 435i xDrive which should appeal, thanks to all-wheel drive, to customers in the snowy regions of Europe and North America.

Expect the 4 Series Coupe to make its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

BMW 435i F32 M Sportpaket 4er Erlkoenig Estorilblau 1 655x490 Spied: F32 BMW M435i Estoril Blue color

[Spy Photos: Stefan for BimmerToday.de]

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