BMW has officially released details of its new 4 Series Coupe. Launched as the fourth generation of BMW’s mid-size coupe, the new “4” in its title headlines a new era for the German car maker.
Penned under the leadership of designer Karim Habib, the new coupe is visibly larger in width and wheelbase than the outgoing 3 Series Coupe, and its stretched coupe profile sits lower to the road. The car’s front end – with its characteristic BMW design features, such as the double-kidney grille, twin circular headlights and a large air intake in the front apron – still displays its family ties with the 3 Series. However, a new element of the 4 Series Coupe are the Air Breathers, positioned rearwards of the front wheel arches to reduce drag in this area. The Coupe’s rear wheel arches and wide track help emphasise the hunkered-down design of the rear, with its prominent horizontal lines.
The two-door model will be available from launch powered by the following engines: the six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the BMW 435i Coupe, the four-cylinder petrol unit for the BMW 428i Coupe and the four-cylinder diesel for the BMW 420d Coupe. All the engines work using BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology and cover an output spectrum stretching from 135 kW/184hp to 225 kW/306hp.
The power from the engines is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. BMW will also fit all the engine variants – as an option – with an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox, which allows the driver to change gear manually as well using shift paddles on the steering wheel. The two petrol-engine model variants can be specified from launch, as an option, with the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.