Part 2 of the 2012 Year in Review from BMW, revisiting this past year’s concepts, designs, and historical moments.
Here are some updated 4 Series Gran Coupe renders, taking a more technical approach to predicting what it will look like by matching scale, sizing, lines, and shapes to those seen in our previously posted spy photographs.
We’ve posted more live views from the BMW Design Night, held a couple of weeks ago to preview the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept.
There were live demonstrations and workshops to demonstrate the BMW design process - from 3D modeling, to sketching, to clay modeling, and upholstery stitching.
Check out the video inside.
Yesterday, we brought you photos of the 4 Series Coupe M Sport in testing, and to that we now add photos of the 428i prototype in FEP stage of testing.
The 428i Coupe and Convertible will be powered by the same 2.0L twin turbo inline 4 (N20 engine) as the F30. The N20 engine has just been named one of the 10 best engines by the 2013 Ward’s 10 Best Engines List.
The F32 4 Series coupe production begins July 2013 for deliveries starting late summer - early Fall of 2013.
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Testing of the upcoming F32 4 Series coupe continues after the reveal of the 4 Series Coupe Concept and it has now advanced to FEP (Final Evaluation Phase) stage, as usually indicated by the sighting of a prototype in production colors.
After the great first look at the F32 production Sport Line model we posted last month, it almost seems we’re going backwards in terms of how revealing this test mule is. But, we also got very lucky with last months very revealing sighting.
But, we do get better looks at some parts of the production car with our new sighting. The front now bares portions of the M Sport bumper. The headlights here do not feature the newly styled angel eyes which extend to towards the … CONTINUED
Now that we know the general look of the upcoming 4 Series Coupe (from the revealed concept model), we can also take a better guess at what the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) model may look like.
BIMMERPOST member philip has put together this render for us, based off the 4 Series Coupe Concept.
As with the 6 Series Gran Coupe (to the 6 Series Coupe), we can expect the 4 Series Gran Coupe to share the head and tail lights with the rest of the upcoming 4 Series lineup. Codenamed as the F36, the 4 Series Gran Coupe will be positioned and priced in the 3/4 Series lineup just as the 6 Series Gran Coupe is positioned in the 5/6 Series lineup (in between the … CONTINUED
Many are calling the just revealed F32 4 Series Coupe Concept a baby 6 Series coupe, an understandable comparison given the coupe’s new sleek low-slung and rear fastback shaped look. Some of you have requested a comparo, so here’s a look at how the two coupes compare visually and specs-wise.
As with the other comparison threads, keep in mind that we are comparing a concept against a production model, but nonetheless the general styling, shape, and dimensions of the 4 Series Coupe Concept will carry over to the production model. The more conceptually styled elements such as the bumpers, mirrors, fender vents, and wheels will look different on the production model.
Also see our other comparisons:
F32 Concept vs E92 3 Series @ http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777968
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Another look at the F32 4 Series Coupe Concept debut at the BMW Design Night held two nights ago. Adrian Van Hooydonk, head of BMW design, talks a bit about the design of the F32 concept.
BMW held its Design Night premiering the new 4 Series Coupe Concept yesterday evening. The heads of BMW design and marketing were on hand to introduce the beautiful new concept.
The F32 4 Series coupe will begin deliveries starting late summer - early Fall of 2013 and it’s currently rumored to be projected for a “just over” 2,000 euro higher price tag than the F30 3 series.
Here are some photos and video, via krone.at and exklusivgolfen.