Have a look at the latest F33 4 Series convertible prototype, revealing more of its defining characteristic - its metal folding roof. Earlier spyshots (reposted below) show the hard top operation and the design is largely similar to the current E93 convertible.
The F33 will share the same engine and transmission options as the F32 coupe, as well as the coupe’s general styling. So, imagine the coupe that you’ve seen revealed, but with this metal folding top.
Production of the 4 Series convertible (both 435i and 428i) begins later this year - in November 2013.
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We have added some additional info and pages from the dealer order guide for the BMW 4 Series Coupe, showing samples of the available paint, wheel, upholstery and interior trim.
U.S. BMW dealers have now received order forms for ordering their first demo 435i and 428i coupes (just as they did recently for the 2014 X5), and the forms give us a good general preview of the different lines, options and packages to expect for the 2014 BMW 435i and 428i (U.S. configuration).
Not much surprises on here, but it does show that full LED head lights will be available on the 4 Series (just as we spied up-close yesterday) and it may be equipped with the new 609 Navigation Professional system. There are also some new M Sport wheels options (Style 441M and 442M).
Like the F30 3 Series, the 4 Series coupe will be available in “Lines” but it does not appear to be … CONTINUED
As its more hulking brother, the BMW M4 Coupe (F82) drops some camouflage, so too has the 4 Series Coupe (F32).
This group of 4 Series Coupe prototypes are the most revealing we have seen yet, with heavy camouflage now removed from the headlights, C-pillar, and front fender areas. What’s revealed is no surprise, but does give us a better preview at the final product.
We can now see the headlights connected to the kidney grilles, the hoffmeister kink in the rear windows, and the opening for the boomerang front fender vents. We also get the first look at the interior of the production 4 Series Coupe.
We will see the production F32 4 Series Coupe revealed sometime this Summer (with an auto show debut in the Fall). … CONTINUED
BMW Insider Scott26 provides a preview of the upcoming F33 4 Series Convertible:
We will shortly be seeing FEP (final evaluation phase) F33 Cabrios very soon as they have arrived for camouflage application at the FIZ , some other new unseen models have arrived in order to begin public testing.
In the meantime we know what the car will bring.
The 4er Cabrio will be launched six months after the Coupe later this Spring.
Which means we will see it later this year with a debut set for the NAIAS in 2014. Before arriving in early 2014.
Instead of a request by the North American market to utilise a soft top so customers could distinguish the Coupe from the Cabrio. BMW responded to the reaction of the Chinese … CONTINUED
It’s no secret that the upcoming BMW 4 Series Coupe (F32) has its sights set squarely on competing with the Audi A5 coupe, and we’ve now spotted the F32 being tested directly against the A5.
Seen here is a F32 435i prototype (powered by N55, at least initially upon the model’s introduction) parked next to the Audi A5, following some direct testing and during a lunch break for BMW engineers.
The photos give us a first look at how the 4 Series Coupe looks compared the A5, as well as a glimpse of it next to the F30 3 Series sedan. It’s difficult to judge exact dimensional differences from the photos, but it’s interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two directly competing models - … CONTINUED
BMW launched a new international advertising campaign focused on design in Germany last weekend. The integrated global campaign highlights the dynamism of BMW design and features a TV commercial that portrays the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe in a highly dynamic way, using a surprising visual effect that is revealed at the end of the spot. Design and dynamics are also the focus of the print campaign. Ropes are used in the image to create the motion blur effect normally seen in real driving shots. Internet users have also been able to view a special online presentation on design at: www.bmw.com/design since November 2012. Videos, animations and a historical timeline provide insights into the design process, history and vision of BMW design. The online special … CONTINUED
While the BMW 4 Series Coupe will not see its debut until this Fall, the concept model (which debuted late 2012) is now being used in promotional material and events to build up anticipation for the production F32 4 Series Coupe.
The F32 4 Series Coupe will begin production this July 2013, to appear in dealers beginning August-September. The F33 4 Series Convertible begins production in November 2013.
The US will get the 428i and 435i coupes, in RWD and xDrive versions. The European model lineup can be seen in this previous post showing VIN model lookup results.
The coupe and convertible models will be joined by the 4 Series Gran Coupe model in 2014.
Directly below is the first TV ad that is airing for the 4 Series … CONTINUED