It’s been a while since we last caught the upcoming BMW M4 Coupe testing, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Today, our spy photographers managed to catch the car testing at the famed Nürburgring racetrack in some slippery conditions.
As you can see, the car is still heavily camouflaged but it is still pretty easy to see that for the first time, the M4 Coupe is wearing something other than its typical black paint. This may seem insignificant on the surface, but it is a sign that BMW has reached the next level of testing and that an official unveiling is drawing near.
BMW also tipped its hand by equipping this particular model with a set of gold-colored calipers, which indicates that this 4 Series features the M Carbon Ceramic brakes.
As for the engine, rumors indicate that the M4 will be powered by a S55 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with an output of 415 horsepower.
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Yesterday we brought you the first spy shots of a BMW 4 Series Coupe equipped with the M-Sport package. As no surprise, where BMW is testing the coupe version, a convertible version isn’t too far away. Our spy photographers caught this 4-Series Convertible testing somewhere in Germany and, just like its coupe brother, it has also started to strip.
The 2014 4 Series Convertible will be offered as a cheaper alternative to the 6 Series Convertible and hopes to attract younger buyers. It will combine design elements from the latest generation 3 Series, with the aggressive look of a 6 Series, but with more squared-off headlights and larger eyebrows.
Under the hood, BMW will use the same engine lineup as in the coupe. This means U.S. customers will have to choose between a 428i with a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter; or a 435i, which should come with a 306-horsepower, 3.0-liter six-cylinder.
Production is said to start at the Regensburg plant in November.
We have already brought you tons of spy shots for the upcoming BMW 4 Series Coupe, but today we bring you a new variant of the upcoming 4er. The prototype caught testing today happened to don the M-Sport Package that transforms a Bimmer into an even more attractive car. This latest prototype was caught testing around Nürburgring and luckily for us, our spy photographers were once again at the right place in the right time.
While everyone has a pretty good idea on how the standard 4 Series Coupe will end up looking, thanks to the concept version we have saw earlier this year, the M-Sport package will offer an even sportier look.
As you can see the prototype caught testing here - a 435i version - is wearing a very nice Estoril Blue II exterior paint and it is only wearing camouflage on the new parts that the M-Sport package adds to it.
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BMW has earned a reputation for being one of the most socially in tune automakers out there. Time and time again, we’ve seen BMW involve its fans in some way. Whether its through promos, Twitter contests, or even the occasional social marketing endeavor, the German automaker knows how to tap into its fans and get their feedback.
It certainly looks like BMW is going on that route again with the release of a teaser sketch of a future BMW model on its Facebook page. The company didn’t release any specific details on what car this is, opting only to pose the question (in German): "Welcher BMW ist hier in einer frühen Design-Skizze zu sehen?"
Translated in English, the question means "Which BMW is seen here in an early design sketch?"
Obviously, speculation has run rampant on what model this is. Based on its looks, we’re venturing a guess that this could be the upcoming 4-Series GranCoupe. The dimensions appear to be there, including the low roofline and the front fascia is similar to what the renderings, sketches, and spy shots of the 4-Series.
Hopefully, BMW provides us with the answer to its own question sooner than later.
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Most of Europe is waiting for the first days of spring; so, many automakers are taking advantages of the last days of winter to get in some cold-weather testing. BMW for example, has taken out the Gran Coupe version of the upcoming 4-Series for some winter testing in the cold regions of Sweden.
The new 4-Series is aiming squarely at the Audi A5 and S5, so BMW is building a whole range of models for its new 4-Series family. Following the Coupe and Convertible models, the company will also prepare a sportier looking four-door model - aka the 4 series Gran Coupe.
The model will be offered with the same engines as the coupe version, meaning there will be a choice of four engines - two gasoline-powered units and two diesel units - with the most powerful version being the 435i with an output of 306 horsepower.
With its unorthodox body style, the new 4-Series Gran Coupe will turn its sights to the A5 Sportback and we expect to see an M4 Gran Coupe as well at some point.
Usually when you open your car’s top, you are looking to enjoy a sunny day. In Europe, however, spring is running a little behind schedule and there is still a lot of snow. This didn’t stop the guys over at BMW, who decided to take the Convertible version of the new BMW 4-Series out for a testing session. They opened the roof and enjoyed... well, the cold.
The new 4-Series will be a cheaper alternative of the larger 6-Series Convertible and will combine design elements from both the 6-Series and the 3-Series. It will distinguish itself with more squared-off headlights and larger eyebrows, plus the new 3D kidney grille. The 4-Series convertible lineup will include the 428i, which will likely come with a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 435i, which should come with a 306-horsepower, 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.
The new BMW 4-Series Convertible will be unveiled in late 2013 and will enter production in November 2013.
It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the upcoming coupe version of the new generation BMW M4, but our spy photographers have caught the car testing again, and, as you can see, it has started losing more of its camouflage.
Based on the new BMW 4-Series that replaces the old 3-Series coupe, the future M4 will be distinguished by the usual M-design elements: a more aggressive front bumper, LED headlights, a wide track and different side air intakes and for the rear, an M sports exhaust system. The car will also sit on larger wheels.
Despite expectations, the new M4 will be powered by a S55 3-liter inline six-cylinder engine with an output of just 415 horsepower - and not 450 horsepower as initially believed.
The new BMW M4 Coupe will be launched a few months, shortly after the 4-Series Coupe arrives on the market in 2013, most likely sometime in early 2014.
Now that we have finally seen the next-generation BMW 3-Series, it’s time to focus on the coupe version of the model: the 4-Series Coupe. The new model will make its official debut sometime in early-2013, and will start production in July 2013. The 4-Series will have its sights set on the Audi A5 family.
When thinking about the next 4-Series Coupe, imagine a smaller 6-Series with design similar to the current 3-Series, except that it will be a sportier model. 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.
As for the engine lineup, expect it to be similar to the 3-Series sedan version. There will be a choice of four engines - two petrol and two diesel - with the most powerful version being the 435i with an output of 306 horsepower.
The 4-Series Coupe will be shortly followed by a convertible model.
Thanks to the folks at 4-series.com , as they have obtained a leaked document that details the variants of the upcoming BMW 4-Series and the production dates. The F32 – the internal code name for the hard-top variant — will enter production in July of this year. The base variant will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder-powered BMW 428i followed by a much more powerful 3.0-liter in-line-six-powered BMW 435i. On top of these base models are the 428xi and a 435xi, both of which will feature BMW’s famed xDrive all-wheel drive.
Update 3/14/2013: The leaks just keep on coming, as the folks over at F30post, via Bimmerpost, managed to dig up the ordering guides for the upcoming 2014 435i and 428i. You can see pages from the guides after the jump.
The upcoming coupe version of the new BMW 4-Series has been caught testing one more time, and this time our spy photographers also managed to catch a shot of the interior. Also, the new prototypes reveal the functioning air vent in the front fender.
Set to replace the coupe and convertible version of the new 3-Series, the 4-Series will be a little smaller than the 6-Series, but with design elements inspired by the 3-Series. Spy shots have also revealed that the vehicle will be a few inches longer than the sedan version and will feature a more aggressive front end with the new exposed, three-dimensional BMW double kidney grille and a larger rear window.
Under the hood, the model will keep the lineup found in the 3-Series: a choice of four engines - two petrol units and two diesels - with the top version being the 435i with an output of 306 horsepower.
The new BMW 4-Series Coupe will be put into production in July 2013, so the official launch date is getting closer.
The BMW 4-Series Convertible is still months away from its official debut, but what appears to be the first official images of the car has already leaked on the internet. The grainy image reveals a convertible model with a body design pretty much identical to the concept we saw last month in Detroit, except the roof of course.
The convertible version is codenamed F33 and will share most of its design elements with the coupe version, with the major difference being the three-piece metal folding roof top.
Just like with all the other BMW models, the new 4-Series convertible will be offered with a classic rear-wheel drive system or an optional xDrive all-wheel drive system. The engine lineup will be similar to the one offered in the 3-Series sedan and customers will have a choice of both six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission.
Expect the new BMW 4-Series Convertible to be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.