The Shooting Brake niche is all but extinct today. There are some cars still carrying the shooting brake torch, yet they are so rare. However, renderings seem to be taking a very close look at this bodystyle every time a new model comes out.

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With the new 4 Series being the most important launch in the car industry to take place last week, it was only natural to see it turned into a shooting brake.

The rendering seen here comes from X-Tomi Designs, the same pixel artist who created one of the first attempts at rendering the upcoming BMW G82 M4 based on the newly launched 4 Series model.

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But this time, we’re looking at a BMW 4 Series Shooting Brake rendering. The only car BMW ever made that comes remotely close to the concept of a shooting brake is the Z3 clown shoe.

That might’ve served as inspiration for this rendering. The rear window here seems to have been taken off a BMW 3 Series Touring. But there are some design cues imported from the new 4 Series, such as the character line going from the front fender to the rear one.

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In a nutshell, it’s an interesting proposition and gives the 4 Series a a special character. Unfortunately, this rendering will remain just an imagination exercise.

BMW will offer the new 4 Series in 4 different variants, if you count the all-electric i4 – Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe. The 4 Series Coupe will arrive this year, followed next year by the rest of the lineup.

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