In order to grab Audi by the rings, BMW is expanding the number of variants for its already popular models, including the recently launched 3-Series. The newly minted sedan is getting its very own coupe version, but rumor has it that this new model will be dubbed the 4-Series and was recently captured by Car Advice spy photographers.
There’s not much to know about the 4-Series just yet, but it looks as though it will be a smaller version of the 6-Series with a design language inspired by the 3-Series with a sportier character. The vehicle will be a few inches longer than the sedan version and will feature a more aggressive front end with the new-style exposed, three-dimensional BMW double kidney grille and a larger rear window.
Under the hood, BMW will place a choice of four engines – 2 petrol engines and 2 diesel engines – including the new 245bhp 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol and the more powerful 435i engine with an output of 306 HP. As with all the other BMW models, all-wheel-drive xDrive versions will be available as well. Badges are said to be made up of; BMW 420i, 428i, 430i, 435i, 425d, 430d, and 435d.
The new BMW 4 Series is expected to be unveiled sometime next year, with sales set to begin in mid-2013. It will be looking to take over the Audi A5 Sportback’s piece of the market.
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Source – CarAdvice