As its more hulking brother, the BMW M4 Coupe (F82) drops some camouflage
, so too has the 4 Series Coupe (F32).
This group of 4 Series Coupe prototypes are the most revealing we have seen yet, with heavy camouflage now removed from the headlights, C-pillar, and front fender areas. What's revealed is no surprise, but does give us a better preview at the final product.
We can now see the headlights connected to the kidney grilles, the hoffmeister kink in the rear windows, and the opening for the boomerang front fender vents. We also get the first look at the interior of the production 4 Series Coupe.
We will see the production F32 4 Series Coupe revealed sometime this Summer (with an auto show debut in the Fall). Production of the F32 coupe will begin this July 2013 (for deliveries beginning late August-September).
The F33 4 Series Convertible begins production in November 2013.
The coupe and convertible models will be joined by the 4 Series Gran Coupe
model in 2014.
The US will get the 428i and 435i coupes, in RWD and xDrive versions. The European model lineup can be seen in this previous post showing VIN model lookup results
. In its first model year (2014), the 435i coupe will be powered by the same N55 engine as the current F30 335i sedan (with the same power output) and the 428i is likewise powered by the same N20 engine as the current F30 328i sedan.
Although the first model year 435i won't see a power bump in the form of a successor engine to the N55 motor, we will see it with a power upgrade in 2014-2015 if BMW releases the 4 Series Gran Coupe in 2014 with a more powerful engine (just as they debuted a more powerful 650i N63Tu engine in the 650i Gran Coupe, which is now filtering down to the 650i and upcoming 550i LCI models).
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Updated 3/12/13 with newest spy photos:
Here's a review of a previously spotted production form 4 Series coupe (435i), which gives us an even better idea at what the production 4 Series coupe will look like.
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