Say hello to the BMW 4-Series - Photos of the F32 4-Series Coupe Concept - 428i, 435i, or 440i?
As BMW often does they released a concept model ahead of the official debut of a new production model. In this case, it is the F32 4-Series Coupe. The car looks all around and sleeker than the F30 3-Series. BMW's new "side vent" seen on the 3-Series GT (Gran Turismo) is also incorporated on the 4-Series coupe. Most opinions thus far on the forums are calling the vent tacky but it seems to be a staple of the new BMW styling direction for this generation.
The F32 4-Series has a two inch longer wheelbase than the F30 3-Series. It also is 1.7 inches wider with half an inch less height. This lends to a more aggressive, sleeker, and sexier looking car.
The drivetrain lineup will no doubt mirror the F30 3-Series. The question is if BMW will go with the 440i or 435i name for the model using the N55 3.0 liter turbo. In the 3-Series the model is referred to as the 335i so it would be odd for BMW not to mirror this although this same motor also get the 40i treatment in other models such as the 640i. Time will tell, for now enjoy the photos until we get the official production model sometime next year.