Rendering: The BMW 4 Series Coupe Deserves This Redesign

If BMW could take back anything from the 4 Series, it should be the huge "nose" grilles

It was 2021 when the new generation BMW 4 Series was launched and while almost everything was perfect, BMW has been heavily criticized for the huge kidney grilles. Since the Bavarian auto giant updated the 3 Series sedan models in May 2022, and didn’t switch to the larger grille layout, we are keeping hopes high as it is the 4 Series’ turn to see some updated visuals. Thanks to X-Tomi Designs, we know what we want, the good old smaller kidney grilles with a more aggressive front-end styling.

Fingers crossed for the upcoming 4 Series

We were expecting the new 3 Series to have similar-sized kidney grilles to that of the 4 Series, but it seems that BMW is finally listening to our feedback. The front fascia of the new 3 Series is more reminiscent of the M5 CS, and that is not a bad thing. The M5 CS is a mean-looking performance sedan and if we are so lucky, BMW might just update the 4 Series with similar looks. Although that might snatch away the sportier looks of the 4 Series a bit, this rendering from the X-Tomi Designs shows that sometimes we need a more compliant or friendly design to keep things neutral for all consumers.

The rendering shows redesigned headlights that are stretched to the sides. The kidney grilles are smaller, similar to the previous-generation 4 Series. But the lower grille is much more angular and aggressive with the honeycomb-mesh design. The other design aesthetics like the side skirts, the bonnet creases, and the taillights will possibly remain the same or change very little.

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé Exterior
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If BMW backtracked and implemented the smaller kidney grille for the 4 Series, it would would go a long way to improving the overall reception of the design. Also, like the 3 Series, BMW might make the interior a lot more modern-looking, like the stretched and curved front displays. But it would be foolish to expect powertrain changes, so it will be a 2.0-liter turbo or a 3.0-liter mild-hybrid turbo under the hood, depending on your trim selection.

2021 BMW 4-Series Coupe Performance Stats
Model 2021 BMW 430i Coupe 2021 BMW M440i xDrive
Engine Type 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six w/ 48-volt mild-hybrid
Drivetrain RWD/AWD AWD
Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
Power  255 HP @ 5,000 RPM 382 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Torque  295 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM 369 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
0-60 (MPH)  5.5/5.3 seconds 3.8 seconds
Quarter-mile - 12.3 seconds
Top Speed 157 mph 157 mph

Source: X-Tomi Design

Amreetam Basu
Amreetam Basu
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After working predominantly as a freelancer at CarHP/CarIndigo, Amreetam joined the TopSpeed team as a journalist in September 2021. In a world where SUVs are booming, he favors sedans and adores BMWs and Mercedes, with a special spot for Lexus and Genesis. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in History and is 23 years old.  Read full bio
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