Now it’s official: The new BMW 4 Series is getting the large front air intakes of the concept study. New photos show what’s to come. There is also new information about technology.
The coupé version of the 3 Series is based on its brother but is sportier thanks to the narrower headlights and the coupé-like lower roofline. At the IAA 2019, BMW gave the Concept 4 Series a look at the 4 Series Coupé. Then a picture from BMW production showed a similar front on a production model. And now that BMW has released a teaser image of the two-door car, it’s official: the new 4 Series, which will be fully unveiled on June 2, will receive the mega-kidney that extends into the front apron and is divided by the license plate.
However, compared to the concept car, it is not tilted forward, but almost vertically. Seven black cross struts can be seen, as well as the connection to the lower part of the apron and the individual elements that create a 3D effect. In the study, the grill seemed to float on the front and still shows itself with a prominent chrome frame. The flanking headlights also do not have the extremely arrow-shaped form of the study. This was previously confirmed by pictures that our photographer was currently able to shoot.
At an early stage in the Germancarforum, a picture of the 4-section front also appeared, showing the central strut in the mega-kidney unpainted. The grill already had a license plate holder in the middle of the grill. Also, a first rear view of the 4 Series was posted in the forum. Our computer retouchings also show what the M4 Coupé, Gran Coupé, and Cabrio will look like in their other parts. The side view of the BMW 4 Series is characterized by some beads and flared rear fenders.
The gently tapering rear ends in a striking trunk lid edge. Below this, low rear lights frame the license plate area. Overall, the rear apron appears high and houses round tailpipes. Since the 4 Series is based on the CLAR, a weight reduction of around 50 kg compared to its predecessor can be expected.
The BMW M4 as a coupe is responsible for the sporty approach. It comes with a three-liter inline six-cylinder with twin-turbo and 480 hp. The competition version then develops 510 hp. The civil versions of the BMW 4 Series Coupé also use the 3 Series shelf. These start with the 420i and 184 hp and extend to the M440i with 374 hp for the petrol engines. The types of diesel start with the 420d with 190 hp and end with the 430d with 265 hp. The Hybrid 430e with 292 hp is also likely to be available again. Of course, BMW offers its X-Drive all-wheel drive for the more powerful engines as well as automatic transmissions, and some models a manual control box.
The interior of the 3 Series and the BMW Z4 is the inspiration. The three-spoke steering wheel shows a chrome clasp, the impact pot turns out small and the driver looks at the new digital cockpit.
Another screen for controlling the infotainment system is enthroned on the dashboard. This is facing the driver. A broad center console with i-Drive controller and shift/selector lever separates him and the front passenger.