There’s been a lot of talk about front-wheel drive BMWs, Gran Coupes and all sorts of other odd different Bimmers. So it’s nice to get back to talking about what BMW does best — sporty, rear-wheel drive coupes. In some new spy photos, the upcoming second-generation BMW 4 Series Coupe was caught wearing full camouflage on the back of a truck. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)
In these new photos, we probably get our best look at the new 4er thus far. Being that the test mule in question is sat atop the car carrier, with little-to-no structure on either side of it, we get quite a good view. Obviously, it’s a bit too early to make an accurate judgement on its styling, because it’s fully wrapped in camouflage, but the new 4 Series is lookin’ good. Very good, in fact.
Its silhouette is very pretty and it looks low, long and muscular. The front overhang is short, like a proper BMW, and its rear haunches are muscular. It also gets a sloping roofline and rear decklid ducktail spoiler that are both very similar to the 8 Series. That’s a very good thing. The car at the front of the carrier seems to be sitting on lower suspension than the one at the rear, with sportier wheels, too. It looks better in sportier guise but the normal one at the back is great looking as well.
What’s also interesting is that it’s quite long. It’s even longer than the BMW X1 sat beneath it on the car carrier and the X1 is a crossover. It’s likely that BMW is moving the 4 Series more toward sporty grand-tourer and leaving the 2 Series to be the proper sports coupe in the model range. Which might explain the extra length.
After driving the new 3 Series quite a bit, we can’t wait to get behind the wheel of something even lower, wider and prettier. The 4 Series is just that.