Some new photos of the next-gen 2021 BMW 4 Series have just leaked (here and here) showing off enough of the final production car to get an idea of what it’s going to look like. Right now, you’re mostly wondering what the grille looks like, as it’s been such a hot topic ever since the Concept 4 debuted. If that’s the case, you’re going to finally get your wish, as these photos show off the car’s new grille. And it’s very large.
Up front, we see the final production car wearing a sheet, with some of that sheet pulled up at the front, revealing the new massive 4 Series grille design. It’s almost exactly as large as what we saw on the BMW Concept 4, with two enormous, gaping Kidney Grilles that merge in the middle to the point of looking like one giant grille.
Rather than BMW’s traditional vertical slat grille inserts, this car has the same sort of dotted design as current M Performance models. That leads us to believe the car we’re looking at is the upcoming BMW M440i or the M440d.
We also get a good impression of the front apron design of the M Sport package, because apart from the grill, the M Performance models are known to remain very close to the aerodynamic package.
Continuing at the front, the new 4 Series seems to get different headlights than its 3 Series sibling. They’re a bit sleeker and lack the little upward notch at the bottom that the 3er has. Underneath the monstrous grille is an M Sport-style front bumper that looks quite good and very sporty. In fact, if you can get over the massive grille, the front end actually looks pretty good. Plus, the grille isn’t nearly as bad as we thought it would be. The grille insert might make the difference, honestly, as we feel that if this enormous grille had vertical slats it would look quite horrific.
Out back, we see the new taillight design of the 4 Series, which is a bit more sculpted than that of the 3 Series. Though, I’m not quite so sure I like them as much as the 3er’s. They still look nice enough, though, and should give the car a sporty looking rump.
The official unveil of the 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe is scheduled for late this Summer, but the technically and optically closely related electric 4 Series BMW i4 Concept will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. Even though the i4 will carry an independent interpretation of the double grille, it will provide some more clear indications of the design of the series.
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LEAKED: 202- 4Series Grille🤭🇩🇪 ______________________________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [2/5/20] Well finally the big leak has arrived and the new M3/M4 (4series) will have the new awesome (😂) BMW kidneys! The renders by Bimmerpost from a few months ago turned out to be nearly exact in their accuracy and even the spy shots have of the car out testing showed this new grille under the camo! The 4 series concept was the true nail in the coffin though as it nearly confirmed it all! But this is more than a confirmation as this is the car on a pre production assembly line! Now this could be the new 4 series but that doesent matter as the M3 WILL have the same grille. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏁 @Allcarnews Spec Sheet: Under the hood of the 2021 M3 should be a new S58 3.0L Turbo straight 6 from the recently revealed X3 M /competition and will make 480HP and around 442 lb-ft of torque but in competition guise should make a beastly 510HP and we should also see AWD via MX-Drive! Whether it will have the same RWD mode as the M5 is expected but formally unknown. The M3 should weigh around 3,527lbs which is nearly 1,000lb lighter than the M5! 🏁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now what’s happening with the manual gearbox? Well we in the US may or may not get the “Pure” version which supposedly are RWD and manual only with a reduced HP number and probably some lightweight features. Some sources have said BMW is planning on ditching the manual but that could only be for the North American markets. The other leak was the rear of the new M3, showing off the wideeee body, quad exhausts and controversial body colored diffuser! ________________________________________ ACN EXTRA: Maybe BMW just is trying to become Lexus..First the taillights and now (possibly) a massive gaping alien monster front end!?!? ________________________________________ -Text by @allcarnews ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BMW #M3 An #allcarnews post #Inline6 #M4 #BMWM #German #Germany #M5 #3series #4series #Competition #M3Competition ||#powerful #performance #turbocharged #advanced #SupercarsRevamped #Supercar #HyperCar #ItsWhiteNoise #M3CS #MadWhips #manual
The conventionally powered BMW M440i xDrive, on the other hand, will use the same drive as the M340i : 374 hp, all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic are set. The optically indistinguishable BMW M440d will use the 340 hp in-line six-cylinder diesel of the M340d G20/G21 , and the 48-volt electrical system will definitely be on board here as well.
For now, this is all we have on the new BMW 4 Series. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated with more.