Originally Posted by juddholland
While I'm an advocate for not fixing things if they're not broken, I've been wondering why this needs to be such a big deal. The 6-series rides on a modified 5-series chassis, therefore it can be considered as a 5-series coupe. But we've forever called it the 6-series, even in its first production run decades ago, because BMW told us to call it that. Meanwhile, Mercedes had an E-coupe (which is back after being called the CLK) and an S-coupe (now the CL). If BMW called it the 5-series coupe when it first came out and then decided to call it the 6-series for this model year, you would probably be having a similar reaction. As long as the F32 looks different enough from the F30, I see no reason why it can't be called the 4-series. It makes for a better sorted product lineup anyways. To be honest, "I don't like change!" isn't a good enough reason to keep BMW developers from doing what they want.
At least streamline the model lineup to where the even and odd numbers actually mean something... I kinda like 4 series = coupe
God knows the engine designations are totally meaningless, like 35i, 30i, 35d...
2011 X5 xDrive 35i Premium - 8AT, Cnv, Tch, 3rd Row, Cmfrt
2011 328i 4dr, 6MT - Sprt, Prm, Cmfrt