Luke Wilkinson 2019-08-13 11:40
The next BMW 4 Series coupe is on the way with a touch of 3 Series and 8 Series styling
Sharing its mechanicals with the latest BMW 3 Series saloon, the new 4 Series will break cover next year. But with 2019 being a Frankfurt Motor Show year, don’t be surprised to see BMW preview its arrival in the coming weeks at Germany’s largest auto show.
It’s still heavily hidden away, but the design of the next BMW 4 Series Coupe will draw heavily on its saloon bodied 3 Series sibling. We can just about make out that it shares the same sculpted bumpers, long bonnet and swept-back headlamps, as well as a matching flat rear-end, similarly shaped flanks and a near-identical set of LED tail lights.The strong shoulders over the rear wheels gives the 4 Series a touch of 8 Series Coupe presence too.
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The Coupe’s interior will be carried over largely unchanged from the 3 Series, with only minor tweaks to make it suitable for the car’s two-door body style. BMW’s 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and 10.2-inch iDrive infotainment system will feature, along with a fresh rear bench seat, new door cards and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Due to its sporty brief, we expect the new 4 Series Coupe will use only the 3 Series’s more powerful engines and will receive a sportier chassis tune by default. Entry-level variants will feature revised versions of the saloon’s four-cylinder petrol and diesel units, being badged as 420i and 420d respectively. Above these will sit the 430i and the six-cylinder 430d and 440i.
A new BMW M4 Coupe will sit at the top of the range, sharing the same, brand new ‘S58’ twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine as the forthcoming BMW M3 Saloon.
The standard M4 will produce 480bhp, with the flagship Competition variant – likely the only one we’ll get in Britain – developing 510bhp.
Lower-specced 4 Series models will send drive to the rear wheels only, with four-cylinder variants potentially being offered with a six-speed manual gearbox. The flagship M4 Coupe will feature a similar selectable four-wheel-drive system as the new M5, which offers drivers the option of sending all of the engine’s power to the rear wheels if desired.
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