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[b][size=6]BMW 4-series Coupe Concept Revealed[/size][/b]

[i]BMW has officially revealed the all-new 4-Series Coupe Concept, following an earlier leak.[/i]

Looking production-ready, the two-door coupe will make its public debut next month in Detroit. This is basically a three-door version of the 3-Series sedan but comes with several design tweaks that make it look sporty, yet elegant at the same time.

Its wheelbase measures 2,810mm which makes it 50mm longer than that of the current 3-Series coupe. The front track now measures 1,545mm (45mm more) while the rear one stands at 1,593mm (up by 80mm). The 4-Series Coupe Concept is 1,826mm wide so it's 44mm broader than its predecessor. With a 1,362mm height, the concept is 16mm lower and at the same time it's longer than before, measuring 4,641mm.

BMW installed a set of exclusive 20-inch light alloy wheels featuring a three-dimensional multi-spoke design that add to the car's sporty look. At the front we notice the hexagonal full LED headlights and the larger air intake in the front apron. The sloping roofline creates a natural transition into the rear, while the side windows help the slim and stretched theme.

The low-slung appearance of the rear is completed by the stretched taillights located at the outer edges. Perhaps the most noticeable aspect of the rear is the bumper with its trim element in satin-finish aluminum that makes the car look premium. It also connects the two exhaust tailpipes in a dynamic sweep at the rear apron's outer edges.

Moving inside the cabin, it's the traditional BMW driver-focused layout with the vital controls located ergonomically around the driver. Colors and material design have been developed by BMW Individual, including the two-tone Black and Schiaparelli Brown trim and light contrasting stitching.

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it's ****ing phenomenal, i am in the process of part-exing the current 3-series coup

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love the front, love the side, not too crazy about the back lights and the interior...the plastic panel just makes it 'cheap' against the leather/wooden counterpart.

BMW seems to have this hit and miss with their design...

i think the only company whose designs i've liked consistently with each iteration is audi. if only they'd pass off some of that excellence to VW.

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ill pass... reminds of some pathetic metal skins for winamp couple of years back. all crass no class. plus same beatup design rehashed.

audi.. now that looks like value.

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Looks nice apart from the inside
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That car looks amazing, but I really don't like that interior.
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Car looks pretty amazing but the "Ubuntu" finish inside not so cool! Just change the colours inside to a more subdued finish and I'll get one!
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Front looks good (except the bumper/fog light area), side looks good, then dear lord what happened to the back? It's just hideous back there. Also the side-rear panel looks just very similar to the Accord coupe (like the MB C coupe). Interior is typical BMW (aka crap layout imo), and that color scheme is terrible. Gotta love alcantara though, best headliner material ever.

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I saw the interior and felt like I time travelled back........ A good 30 years.

Any more velvet in there and they could built a Playboy Mansion.

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looks nice but nothing really special looks like any other bmw these days.

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Sorry, I think it looks like a tweaked 3 series coupe
(based on the front and back pics )

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That actually looks really nice, not a fan of the interior colour scheme.

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love the exterior. not so much the interior.

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amusing comments in this thread versus car forums, heh :)

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As a BMW guy I love this. I would definitely ditch the brown leather for black and aluminum trim. I wonder what the M-Sport package will look like and if they'll include a short shifter again like they did in my 335i.

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I like that it's 2-door and the interior is interesting, but it still looks basically the same as every other beamer for the past couple decades. Not really an exciting brand for the most part.

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Look's sexy.

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Maybe interior itself isnt that bad but definitely that colour is bad!

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Love it. The wheels suit the body perfectly. Pity most of the ones that are sold will be 420ds.

I don't think Neowin members realise you can spec different colour interiors...

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I really really dislike BMWs... but I'd have one of these in an instant (if you can drop the wood style interior).

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Wow.. this is the first BMW that is making me rethink the Audi S5. If they made this one with the black piano accents instead of wood and it will look absolutely sick.

When are these coming out.. I was thinking of getting a new S5 in a month or so but I might just keep my current Audi A5 and drive it for another 2 years or so and get this one when it comes out.

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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1358744652' post='595467338']
Wow.. this is the first BMW that is making me rethink the Audi S5. If they made this one with the black piano accents instead of wood and it will look absolutely sick.

When are these coming out.. I was thinking of getting a new S5 in a month or so but I might just keep my current Audi A5 and drive it for another 2 years or so and get this one when it comes out.
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general thinking is Sep 2013 if you're lucky...

and yes you can almost certainly get it in piano black trim, the current F30 you can at least!

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[quote name='BGM' timestamp='1359058861' post='595476926']
general thinking is Sep 2013 if you're lucky...

and yes you can almost certainly get it in piano black trim, the current F30 you can at least!
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First ones won't be in until February.

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Kinda liking the throwback interior myself. I really don't get the model number change though. It just seems confusing to put the coupes/verts in a new 'even' scheme.

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[quote name='Dashel' timestamp='1359148305' post='595479486']
Kinda liking the throwback interior myself. I really don't get the model number change though. It just seems confusing to put the coupes/verts in a new 'even' scheme.
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Well, it's supposed to reflect how the saloon and the coupe variants are no longer the exact same car with a new body, so I can understand why they've done it.

For me though, the worst bit of the number change is that most M3s are coupes. They will now all be M4s and the M3 name will effectively die away. They should have opted to keep the 3-series as the coupe and make the 4 for saloons.

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