New BMW 4 Series leaked before its debut
Although BMW will be officially launching the second-generation BMW 4 Series tomorrow, photos have surfaced online, revealing the exterior features of the coupé body style. The leaked pictures seem to have been taken from an official launch brochure, offering a first look at the car’s front, rear, and side, as well as some of the paint choices available at the sale.
At the Nürburgring and near BMW’s Munich headquarters, the coupé had previously been spotted testing. These new photographs are the first to display the firm’s bold kidney grille undisguised; the similarity to last September’s Model 4 Series is clear.
The competitor of the Audi A5 Coupé and Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupé also has a strong family resemblance to the larger 8 Series. The 2021 4 Series Coupé sports a conspicuous bonnet over its back wheels, a strongly curved roofline, a bent rear window, and a distinct shoulder line.
BMW is also designing a successor variant to the 4 Series Convertible, in addition to the coupé spied here, which will have a cloth roof instead of the metal frame used by the current generation. There will also be a continuation of the 4-door Gran Coupé Series 4.
The engine line-up would be identical to the current 3 Series –they are closely related to the BMW 4 Series and 3 Series. An extended range of 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol and diesel power plants will be available from the outset on foreign markets.
BMW insiders have confirmed plans for petrol models 420i, 430i, and M440i xDrive, along with diesel 420d and 430d. A new 430e plug-in hybrid will also be available, featuring a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor mounted on the gearbox, producing a combined 250hp and 420Nm.
The 420i, 430i, 420d, and 430d will all have standard rear-wheel drive, but BMW will offer its xDrive all-wheel-drive system (AWD) as an option. The basic AWD system will be in the 374hp M440 xDrive.
Second-generation M4 will head the new line-up. It will be powered by an amped-up version of BMW M’s new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine with 510hp and 600Nm torque, in top-of-the-line M4 Competition guise. It will come with an automatic gearbox of 8-speeds and a fully variable four-wheel-drive system.
Since its introduction back in 2014, the BMW 4 Series has been marketed in the performance-oriented M4 guise in India. However, the German carmaker has not revealed any plans on when to introduce the new model to India. However, BMW recently launched the 8 Series in India, with prices for the 840i Gran Coupe starting at Rs 1.30 crore. The M8 is listed on Rs 2.15 crore (ex-showroom, India).
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