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#1 +zhiVago


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:30

BMW 4-series Coupe Concept Revealed

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

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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#2 BGM


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:36

it's ****ing phenomenal, i am in the process of part-exing the current 3-series coupé and i am seriously wondering if i should just wait for this later next year...

i think late 2013 will result in mostly early 2014 deliveries, so i'll get a year of motoring in a new car.. still, i am very lusty, which is a great thing imo!


#3 Arpit


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:42

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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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:03

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.

#5 Dan~


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:15

Looks nice apart from the inside

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:22

That car looks amazing, but I really don't like that interior.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:42

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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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:58

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.

#9 d5aqoëp


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:59

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.

#10 Soldiers33


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:17

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

#11 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:27

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

#12 Crisp



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:30

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

#13 Jason S.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:48

love the exterior. not so much the interior.

#14 BGM


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:52

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

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 14:00

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.