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Old 11-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Feast Your Eyes on the new 4 Series F32 Coupe - Minimal camo for the FIRST time

2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe Exposed

It's been a while since we last spied the 2014 4 Series (F32) Coupe, but here it is, in production form and nearly fully uncovered! What we see is a sleek sports coupe version of the F30 sedan which resembles a smaller 6 Series. This particular 4 Series coupe was captured in Munich/Germany while being loaded to be transported to an internal presentation.

Compared to the current E92 3 Series coupe, the F32 features a sleeker roofline with a more fastback shaped tail end (though not nearly as dramatic as something like the Audi A7). The rear quarter windows have been elongated and end beautifully a more angular and sleeker Hofmeister knik.

The most prominent styling embellishment visible so far is the front quarter panel vent, which not only adds a sporty visual flair, but also appears to be an actual functional vent. The F32 shares the same side mirrors as the F30.

BMW F32 4 series coupe front quarter panel vent

This is a 435i (or 440i), as given away by the exhaust system, Sport Line model and the visible parts of the front bumper show differences from the F30 Sport Line front bumper. There is a more prominent center U shaped trim piece which dips down from the inside of the air vents and forms a prominent lip below the license plate area. It also looks to be either black or carbon fiber.

As for the kidney grilles, we have already seen what shape the F32's kidney grilles will take on previous spy photos. They will be wider and sleeker shaped compared to the F30 sedan. The headlights are expected to be a sleeker version of the F30 headlights, and also connecting with the grilles, as on the F30.

This car wears 19" M Sport Wheels and runs 225 tires up front with 255 rear tires. The F32 435i/440i's brakes match that of the F30 335i - fixed M Sport calipers in front (4 piston) and floating rear calipers (1 piston).

The 428i Coupe and Convertible will be powered by the same 2.0L twin turbo inline 4 as the F30, but the 435i (or 440i) may very well usher in the successor to the current N55 twin turbo inline 6 engine. Both engines will be available with either a manual transmission or 8-speed automatic, and both should also be available with xDrive.

The F32 4 Series Coupe will begin production in spring 2013 and the F33 Convertible's production will follow later in 2013. A concept 4 Series is reportedly headed for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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If the headlights look like the 6 vs the 3 sedan, it will be a perfect car, that and add the option Bang & Olufsen sound system, it will be the car I have been waiting for, only time will tell.

Looks like it will be shown soon, only bad thing will be the price, with the rumored $5k increase over previous generation plus the possible $4k B&O option will raise the cost of 435i pretty high.

Not big on the side vent with the sport label on it, it could do w/o it IMHO
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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remove those stupid vent things and I love it so far.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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I'm a bit conflicted about the trim and gill like slit behind the front wheel well also. It's not like this sled is so focused in its purpose, like as in charging down the Mulsanne Straight at 200 mph, that air management in the form of relieving the air pressure in the fender well will be needed. Then again, that trim on my M3's fender doesn't do anything either, so....... Ehhh, I'm sure BMW did plenty of focus group surveys to make sure it will be widely accepted.
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It's so. Sleek. I love it.

Next car. M-Sport package.
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