BMW 4 Series

BMW 4 Series

  The replacement for the 3 Series Coupe, in a way, the 4 Series Bimmer debuted in 2014 with a hotter M4 version topping out the range. Beneath the M4 was the base 428i with a 241-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine; the 435i with a 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter I-6 and optional xDrive AWD. To confuse matters, BMW also plans to release a 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan in 2015, tossing a monkey wrench into its newly revealed naming scheme.

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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupè

While most of the world is waiting for the official unveiling of the production version BMW i8 , BMW engineers are busy testing cars that we are not going to see just yet; like this 4 Series GranCoupe caught in less camo then ever before.

When compared to the 3 Series GT, the new 4 Series GranCoupe rides much lower and has a more elegant body that is sleek and sexy.

The exterior of the new 4 Series GranCoupe will combine design elements recently unveiled by the 4 Series Coupe with a four-door coupe-like look. The engine lineup will also be shared with the recently launched 4 Series Coupe and, depending on the market, will include both gasoline and diesel engines.

Expect the BMW 4 Series GranCoupe to arrive in 2014 as a 2015 model.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW 4 Series GranCoupe.

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The BMW Concept M4’s official images were revealed today in Pebble Beach, where the Concept M4 will join the vintage 507 Cabriolet and a few other greatest hits on the BMW show grass this week. The Concept M4 previews one of the most exciting new cars of next year, and BMW ’s M car concept history tells us that the production car will pack all of the drama and technical beauty of this stunning concept.

No details yet on the powertrain or the performance, but considering that the 335i hits 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds - the extra performance of the M4 should bring the times into the high 3’s for the first time. Explosive turbocharged power is a sure thing - and goes very well with the stunning visual feast that is the Concept M4.

Away from the glamor and sun-drenched crowds at Pebble Beach, the 2015 BMW M4 production model is undergoing final testing and handling tweaks, with its arrival in U.S. dealers some time next summer to battle the Nissan GT-R , Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe and the Audi RS5 .

Please click past the jump for the official image gallery and a full styling analysis of BMW Concept M4.

The 2013 running of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance just keeps getting better with every passing hour as we approach the start of the show. BMW has just announced that it will be at Pebble Beach in full effect with the 2013 Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupè , which will make this the North American debut for this concept, and a BMW 507 Roadster, which only made its way to 250 lucky owners through the late 1950s.

While those two tidbits of information are awesome in their own right, the big news has something to do with a slightly newer model. Yes, the all-new 2014 BMW 428i will make its way to the Concours and BMW will actually be raffling off the brand-new coupe. That’s right, one lucky spectator will have a free 428i with the Sportline Premium Package in tow delivered to his or her home in January 2014. The estimated value of the total package is about $50k.

Tickets are available for purchase by calling (831) 455-4712 or by downloading the entry form here and emailing, faxing or mailing the form. The raffle tickets are $100 each and you do not need to be in attendance to win the vehicle. Simply check off the "I will NOT be present" box on the form or alert the operator you speak to on the phone that you will not be in Pebble Beach. Only 2,000 raffle tickets will be offered, so you had better get to sending in your forms or dialing your phone.

To boot, the money collected from the raffle will go to supporting abused, neglected and abandoned children by way of the Kinship Center.

Click past the jump to read about the new 2014 428i

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Now that the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is out and live, we are simply waiting for the convertible version to come.

Of course, there will be no surprises when it finally debuts, but we are still happy that our our spy photographers sent us these sweet spy shots that reveal the 4 Series Convertible in a stunning Melbourne Red hue and featuring the M Sport Package .

It looks like the engineers took the car out for a testing session at high altitude and since it was a sunny day, they were kind enough to open the top for our spy shooters.

As no surprise, the 4 Series Convertible will share its technology with its hard-top brethren, including the engine lineup, the transmissions and the equipment features. The M Sport package will make it look a little more aggressive and prepares us for the upcoming M4 Convertible.

BMW will put the new BMW 4 Series Convertible into production by the end of 2013.

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While most of us we have only seen pictures of the new BMW 4 Series , Chris Harris was a little bit more lucky. He was invited to Portugal where he had the chance to test the new 435i. Yes, a 306-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive Bimmer — sadly, it’s not the one that included the M Performance Parts .

A little refresher course on the 435i for those of you who do not remember; the 435i is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line-six engine with 306 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The 435i hits 60 mph in about 5 seconds with the standard eight-speed automatic and 5.3 seconds with the six-speed manual. Top speed is limited to 155 mph.

After testing it, Harris reviewed the 435i as a "very good performance car, but a little bit ordinary." Do you agree with him?

When BMW handed Harris the keys to the 435i the representatives said "No drifting, please." So, do you think did Harris resist the temptation? Check the video to find out!

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With the 2014 4 Series Coupe finally made official and Bimmer outlining all of the juicy details, we were simply in a holding pattern waiting for the mighty M4 . Well, BMW hasn’t released that just yet, but it has unveiled a 4 Series model bearing all of the M Performance parts available for the new model during a press event in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sure, this isn’t a 400-plus horsepower coupe, but the grouping of M Performance Parts hanging on the base 4 Series helps give us idea just what the M4 will look like. From the first details, we know that the M Division will offer up a full aero kit in carbon fiber, a fancy set of rims, a few interior updates and even a mild performance hike across the 4 Series range.

So, is this kit actually worth the king’s ransom that BMW will likely charge for it?

Click past the jump to read our review of the M Performance Parts kit to find out

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Earlier this year, BMW took a 4 Series Coupe equipped with the M Sport package out for some testing sessions and now it’s the convertible’s turn to don the same M-Sport look. The prototype caught testing by our spy photographers is painted Melbourne Red and was caught testing just outside the BMW Workshop at the Nürburgring in Germany.

The Convertible version of the new 4 Series model is expected to arrive in the next few weeks and will be put into production at the end of 2013. The model will adopt the same look we have seen in the coupe version, except of course the fixed roof.

Under the 4 Series’ hood, we will also see an engine lineup similar to the coupe version, with the American market receiving two different alternatives: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 240 horsepower and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line-six engine with 300 horsepower.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW 4 Series Convertible M-Sport.

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Now that we have finally seen the next-generation BMW 3 Series , it’s time to focus on the coupe version of the model, AKA the 4 Series Coupe . First details on the new 4 Series Coupe have just been released and the production will start in July 2013.

When thinking about the new 4 Series Coupe, think of it as a small 6 Series with design elements inspired by the 3 Series sedan. When compared to the model it replaces, the 4 Series Coupe is larger in width and wheelbase and sits considerably lower to the road.

Everything else on the new 4 Series Coupe is clearly inspired by the 3 Series sedan, including the double-kidney grille, headlights and engine lineup.

The 4 Series Coupe will be followed by a convertible model shortly.

Update 06/14/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

Update 07/01/2013: BMW has dropped a first product film video for the new 4-Series Coupe, showing the car in action in some engaging surroundings. Enjoy!

Update 07/09/2013: BMW U.S.A. dropped the official configurator for the new 4 Series Coupe. You can go online and play, and also create the sports coupe of your dreams. You can also click past the jump and learn prices for the packages and options.

Click past the jump to read more about the new BMW 4 Series Coupe.

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BMW M4 Coupe

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.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M4 Coupe.

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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.

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