• More sporty and athletic two-door replaces 3 Series Coupé
• World premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show on 9th September
BMW has unveiled the all-new 4 Series Coupé at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show on the 9th September. The sporty and athletic two-door model will go on sale across the Middle East later this month.
Representing the fourth generation of BMW’s mid-size coupé, the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé embodies the sporty nature of the premium segment in every aspect of its design, performance and dynamics. The ‘4’ in its model designation signals outstanding styling and positioning while emphasizing not only its standalone design, but also an even greater technical differentiation from the BMW 3 Series.
The muscular and purposeful design of the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé highlights its dynamic abilities. Exterior features have been developed to highlight the vehicle’s sporting pedigree, starting with a large, wide air-intake in the front apron which accentuates the vehicle’s increased width. This is capped at both ends by apertures for aerodynamically motivated air-curtains which are complemented by air-breathers located just behind the front wheels. The new model is visibly larger in width and wheelbase than the BMW 3 Series Coupé, and its dynamically stretched coupé silhouette sits considerably lower to the road. This, together with its hallmark BMW short overhangs, a long bonnet and set-back passenger compartment with flowing roofline, gives the BMW 4 Series Coupé a balanced appearance.
Xenon headlights are standard, while Adaptive LED twin headlights are optional – they team up with the slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille and twin round circular headlights which make the new 4 Series Coupé instantly recognizable as a BMW.
The sporty character of the BMW 4 Series Coupé is equally apparent in the car’s rear. Horizontal lines and L-shaped LED taillights spaced very far apart combine to emphasise the car’s muscular wheel arches and wide track. Another distinctive element in the rear design is the bumper. Its distinctive trim element made of satinated aluminium – echoing the threefold division of the front air inlets – also emphasises the rear’s width. The two tailpipes are enclosed by the bumper, and are flanked by small upward sweeps for added dynamism and sophistication.
Once inside, the interior of the BMW 4 Series Coupé is dominated by BMW Individual colours and materials which ooze luxury. Black and Schiparelli Brown as well as sustainably tanned leather radiate exclusivity and sporting appeal, while the clever use of superimposed design lines and surfaces emphasise the model’s outstanding dynamic ability. In addition to a discreet embossed ‘BMW Individual’ designation on the upholstery and entry sills, the seats have decorative hand-plaited leather elements running along the seat edges that are echoed on the foot mats and leather cup holders. Not restricting user customisations, the BMW 4 Series Coupé will have alternate interior options under the ‘Sport’, ‘Luxury’ and ‘Modern’ lines as well as the M Sport Package.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupé deploys a unique combination of driver assistance systems and mobility services – available as standard or as an option under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner – to set the benchmark in terms of safety, comfort and infotainment. These include the latest BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system, Head-up Display, Driving Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane change warning system, glare-free High-beam Assistant, Park Assist and Dynamic Safety. Collectively, these help to keep the driver more alert, reducing the possibility of accidents and minimising the consequences should one occur.
BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation now includes enhanced 3D graphics, greater functionality, a new iDrive Touch Controller for writing text and a movable cursor in the interactive map.
The Driving Assistant option uses a camera mounted in the rear-view mirror to detect a possible collision, alerting the driver and initiating autonomous braking if necessary. The same camera is also used by the Active Cruise Control to maintain the gap between the 4 Series Coupé and the vehicle ahead, alerting the driver if the car ahead brakes suddenly. The Lane change and Lane departure warning systems also use a camera and radar sensors to warn the driver of a potential collision when changing lanes.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupé will initially be available with a choice of two BMW TwinPower Turbo engines: 435i and 428i and will be supplemented by the 420i in January 2014. The two engines available from launch – the 3.0-litre six-cyclinder 435i and the 2.0-litre four-cylinder 428i are both direct-injection turbocharged delivering 306hp and 245hp respectively.