On December 6th 2012 BMW released the 4 Series Coupe in concept form. The 4 Series coupe will replace the previous generation 3 Series Coupe, while the 3 Series four door sedan will maintain its series number. Details, pictures, and video can be seen here “WORLD DEBUT: 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe Pictures and Video“.

With that out-of-the-way, BMW is still working on the production version of the coupe. Recent spy photos of what seems to be a 428i show toned down exterior styling, as expected. Meaning that the final shape, like overly aggressive bumper trim and side skirts, would be most likely reserved to the premium models, such as the sport and M-Performance editions. Similar engine choices will be available for the upcoming 4 Series Coupe as for the current 3 Series Sedan.

Initial US-destined models will be the BMW 428i utilizing the fuel-efficient N20 2.0 liter single twin-scroll turbo inline 4 cylinder making 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, BMW 435i using a version of the N55 3.0 liter single twin-scroll turbo inline 6 cylinder producing 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, or a tuned version of the same engine with 320 hp will be utilized if a BMW 440i badge is used.

Additionally, in Europe a wide variety of diesel engines will be offered. Starting out with a 430d with a 3.0 turbo diesel producing 258 hp (190 kW) and 560 Nm of torque, and a 420d with a 2.0 liter turbo diesel producing 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm of torque, and a super economical 418d and 416d models.  We expect a BMW ActiveHybrid4 model to show up sometime thereafter.

Everyone is counting to test drive the production version of the 4 Series Coupe upon its release in 2013. It’s important to note that the initial reaction to the concept release has been overwhelmingly positive across the globe.



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