Full Gallery: BMW Unveils Concept 4 Coupe
With the unveiling of the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe, BMW is looking ahead to the fourth generation of its mid-range coupe.
The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe adds a new dimension to the BMW 3 Series Coupe in terms of aesthetics. BMW believes the “4” doesn’t just mark the start of a new cycle, but represents the zenith of a development curve. BMW has given the new model its own individual character and a standalone design. The latest addition to a nomenclature that sees BMW building on the large BMW 6 Series and BMW 8 Series Coupes, the “4” stands for more sportiness, exclusivity and greater differentiation from the BMW 3 Series range.
The new concept adopts a lower and wider stance, with a wheelbase (2,810 mm) that 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 Concept 4 Series Coupe 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 more dynamic proportions.
The lines and athletic surface interplay of the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe embody BMW’s recent design language. The car’s proportions fit the now familiar BMW template: long wheelbase, long sweeping bonnet, set-back passenger compartment and short overhangs. At the same time, its stretched proportions exude a discernible athletic mood, for example, the rear wheel arches mark the widest point of the car. Functional elements such as air intakes and vents, door openers and exterior mirrors are given a stylistic lift by satin-finish aluminium accents.