BMW 4 Series Coupe vs. E92 3 Series Coupe – Photo Comparison

4-Series | June 15th, 2013 by 14
bmw 4 series coupe vs bmw 3 series coupe

A new episode in our photo comparison series brings us the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe and the outgoing E92 3 Series Coupe. Despite growing …

A new episode in our photo comparison series brings us the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe and the outgoing E92 3 Series Coupe.

Despite growing in size, the 4 Series Coupe is slightly lighter than the E92, between 44 pounds (20kg) and 99 pounds (45kg). Size wise, the F32 4 Series measures 182.6 in / 4,638 mm in length, 1 inch longer than E92 3 Series. The 4 Series is also 1.7 inches wider, 71.9 in / 1,825 mm, while it’s 53.6 in / 1,362 mm tall, 0.6 inches lower than E92.

As expected since the F30 by default has a larger wheelbase, the 4 Series Coupe is 2 inches longer than the E92, or 110.6 in / 2,810 mm.

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Judging by the photos below, we can see the imposing stance that the 4 Series Coupe brings to the table, along with a wider bodystyle and muscular and dynamic lines.

The design lines are also sharper on the 4 Series, with the hood now featuring more aggressive design cues, a larger kidney grille and a sportier front apron. The rear-end keeps the L-shaped taillights which are now inverted when compared to the E92. The boot lid is also sculpted more aggressively into the trunk.


From the side, the typical BMW 3 Series Coupe proportions are retained: short overhangs, set-back passenger compartment and flowing roofline. All of those BMW DNA elements give the 4 Series Coupe a svelte silhouette and a perfect balance.

Inside, the new 4 Series takes the sportiness and luxury of 3 Series Coupe interior to a new level. New materials, trims and gadgetry become a new selling point for BMW, and if the ride is just as good if not better, the first 4 Series will follow the steps of its predecessor and most likely exceed it in sales.


Here is our photo comparison of the two vehicles, and share with us your thoughts in the comments section below.

14 responses to “BMW 4 Series Coupe vs. E92 3 Series Coupe – Photo Comparison”

  1. Michael says:

    What never made sense to me was that they never really facelifted the hood of the E92 like they did on the E90 sedan. It looked too plain on the E92 throughout the entirety of its life cycle. That being said it was still an attractive car. The new 4 series has a more attractive and sloping rear. Yet, the E92 was more discernible from its sedan counterpart whereas the new 4 looks largely identical from the front as the 3 sedan.

  2. FRED says:

    is just a facelift…. just look up ” world premiere: BMW 4 Series Coupe” thats the car we were waiting….what DISAPPOINTMENT

    • auaq says:

      Sir, I’m going to have to ask you and your beloved friend (Viper) to step out of the vehicle and stay away from bmwblog site!

  3. FRED says:

    for me is too much equal is identical from sedan…

  4. barry hubris says:

    Huge improvement. The e92 always seemed ill-proportioned.

  5. Giom says:

    I remember looking at the e92 a while back, wondering how on earth would they manage to improve on that design. In true BMW facion, they managed to out-do themselves again.

  6. viper says:

    front is a copy and paste of 3 series sedan
    interior is step backwards , e92 looks more modern but most of it tho hasn’t really changed.
    the rear is the worst part

  7. Bubbahead says:

    Looks great! E92 already looks outdated. The msport will look fantastic.

  8. Rui says:

    The E92 its more elegant! in every aspects ;)

  9. Michael says:

    @Horatiu Any word yet as to whether the 4 coupe’s rear windows will be fixed, as the E92’s were, or will they be able to go up and down? The inability to lower the rear windows of the E92 is actually I never purchased one.

  10. rick longino says:

    Looks like it was designed to impress a high-schooler, not an individual capable of paying the rent on this one . . .

  11. digivue says:

    I really like new front fascia – looks really aggressive. Interior looks good on pictures, although I need to see it in person as sedan’s interior materials looked cheap a bit when I sat in it. I don’t get the abundance of reflectors in the front lighting and sticking to halogen lighting in the taillights which detracts a lot from car being luxurious.

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