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.