An un-camouflaged test mule of the fast approaching F32 BMW 4 Series was recently spotted in Munich. The new 4 series of cars will hit the showroom later this year and would be a replacement for the 3 series Coupe and Convertible.
A quick comparison between the production spec 4 Series and the Concept 4 series Coupe shows that most of the design bits have been retained. The major difference between the two is easily highlighted at the rear end with the production version chucking away those grills over the twin exhausts for a more cleaner sweeping bumper but thankfully retaining the angry upswept tail lights.
As mentioned in our earlier reports, the BMW 4 Series is a part of BMW’s plans to plug in all the gaps in its current lineup of cars by offering new body variants of the existing cars with more features and at a higher price. The new nomenclature has been done in such a way that all the 4 door sedans get odd numbered series names and the Gran Coupe/ Coupe/ Cabriolet get even numbered series names.
On sale in two petrol variants, the 428i is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder with the 435i getting a more powerful turbo straight six cylinder engine. The sole diesel variant will be christened as the 420d. Next year, the 4 Series will get the 450bhp M4 coupe, with the Cabrio following in 2015.
As can be seen in the images, the car that has been spotted is draped in a shade of Estoril Blue and can be seen sporting a M Sport package. This package will bring along an aero kit which will consist of sportier bumpers among other things and more stylish and bigger “sport line’ alloy wheels. The insides are expected to get a different upholstery and steering wheel. The M Sport is also expected to get an option of the M Adaptive suspension, an optional black roof and black-instead-of-chrome garnishing on the grille.
The new Bimmer on the block will be taking the bout to the likes of the Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe and the Audi A5 & S5.