The German car manufacturer, BMW has officially unveiled the BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept that will replace the 3 Series Coupe in its line-up. The 4-Series Coupe Concept is all-set to make its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January, and will replace the 3 Series Coupe and Convertible from BMW’s lineup and rebadged them with the number ’4.’
As of now, this is just a concept, however, like previous concepts from BMW, it is well known for keeping the actual production model design very similar to the concept (about 99% similar). So in the case of 4-Series too, it will be safe to assume that the final production variant of 4-Series Coupe Concept here, won’t be much different.
The dimensions of the BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept imbue the car with a dynamic presence even when it is standing still. The wheelbase (2,810 mm) is 50 millimetres longer than that of the existing 3-Series Coupe, while 45 mm has been added to the front track (1,545 mm) and 80 mm to the rear track (1,593 mm). At 1,826 mm wide, the BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept is 44 mm broader than its predecessor, its roof line is 16 mm lower (1,362 mm) and it is also longer (4,641 mm) – all of which makes for exceptionally dynamic proportions.
Looking at the size of the car and its name itself suggests, the 4-Series Coupe will slot between the 3-Series and 5-Series models. The engine options are speculated to include both petrol and diesel mills with 2.0-litre inline four and 3.0-litre V6 options. The 2.0-litre variants will generate in between 184 hp to 245 hp, while the 3.0-litre will generate 306 hp.
So what’s up with the 4? According to BMW:
The ’4′ doesn’t just mark the start of a new cycle, it represents the zenith of a development curve. BMW has given the new model its own individual character and a standalone design – and, in so doing, has turned ’4′ into segment shorthand for aesthetic and dynamic appeal. The latest addition to a nomenclature that sees BMW building on the fine tradition of its large BMW 6 Series and BMW 8 Series Coupes, the ’4′ stands for greater sportiness, greater exclusivity and even clearer differentiation from the BMW 3 Series range.
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