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
Our crafty F30POST member reveals the potential 2014 BMW 4 Series model lineup by use of a VIN search, which has uncovered either all (or most) of the upcoming 4 Series Coupe (F32) lineup. Of note was that there was no 440i found, and the 435i is listed with the N55 engine (and not a successor engine as speculated).
Here is the list of F32 models found (separated by US and European market):
US 428i manual – F712500
US 428i auto – F710500 (N20) and F718000 (N26)
US 428i xDrive auto – F715500 (N20) and F720000 (N26)
US 435i auto – F729000
US 435 xDrive auto – F730000
US 435i manual – F774000
US 435i xDrive manual – F784500
EU 428i auto – F785500
EU 428i manual – F778500
EU 428i xDrive – F715000
EU 428i … CONTINUED
Wonder how the 3 series coupe has evolved now to the F32 4 Series Coupe? Here’s a visual comparison.
We have added a video of the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept (F32) from the floor of the 2013 NAIAS at Detroit.
The 2013 Detroit autoshow is definitly the most important US autoshow, and BMW gave the enthusiasts a few notable that would appeal to us, namely the new BMW 4 Series Concept, the M6 Gran Coupe, the Z4 LCI and a new 320i. We snapped a few pictures of the 4 Series Coupe and the M6, take a look…
You can of course always find out more information on either of these cars through our official threads
Hussein Al-Attar, the BMW designer in charge of the BMW 4 Series Coupe concept’s headlights and taillights chats with Motor Trend about what inspired and challenged him during the design process, which went from idea to reality in just a few months.
“There’s so much work that goes into [headlight/taillight design]. I think people don’t even recognize that there are designers only working on these details,” said Al-Attar, who participated in the 2004 Motor Trend/CIAS International Design Contest. “It’s a very complex object. It’s a very exciting process, what we’re doing.”
The F32 4 Series Coupe M Sport was recently spied and while it remained under heavy camouflage, here are some renders which previews what the 4 Series M Sport may resemble.
For the renders (by site member kv12), the front bumper look is adopted from the F30 3 Series M Sport and although the 4 Series M Sport bumper may vary, the image shows us how aggressive the 4 Series front end will look with an aggressively styled M Sport front.
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.