It is no longer a secret, BMW 4 Series Coupe and convertible are in their last year of production. As competition, Bavarian going to climb the ladder and sports offerings first indicator is the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept unveiled in Detroit in January 2013.
It is difficult not to see the affiliation with the BMW 3 Series Sedan and family. Indeed, although the name is different, it recognizes a significant number of similarities. We try to position it above the 3. Are substantially the same faces with the optical blocks stretching to the nostrils in the grille. In an interview with the responsible for the design of BMW, the Quebec-born Lebanese, Karim Habib, he says that the car just lead the BMW 3 Series to the BMW 6 series compared to the BMW 5 series.
One thing is certain, the team under Habib’s hand. The lines and shapes are complex and evolve in the wake of the legacy of the Chris Bangle eccentric and his “Flame Surface”. There is a movement that seeks to define themselves by the addition of fins and an aggressive attitude. At the front, is applied to imposing split flaps taking in the game of the DEL, a rare fact for BMW. At the level of the optical block, and immediately the usual circles of the brand are transformed to a configuration suggesting a leak to the inside. The silhouette is illustrated by a lack of strong edge, if do the hook of the wing coming to break the monotony, no further in cutting. This applies will be renewed for the production. Must be given a mark of excellence in the design of the wheels whose complexity of true works of art.
Moving backwards, the terrain is known. I see quickly that the drawing is close to BMW 6 Series. The elongated form offers a new interior configuration. This time is not called with neon strips, but with a closed contour. The main element of style is the integration of the exhausts, the diffuser and the bumper within the same structure. It goes back to the half for a look more imposing which hides out with an emphasis on the aspect of flow of the component.
The BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept dashboard driver showed, it will not surprise to find for the production a slap of the BMW 3 Series. For the purposes of entertainment of the eye, its presented on the concept, a buildup for the less unique. While the outside is turned towards modernism and industrial art, inside cheek map Western. It integrates to the already known Board of weaving brown leather straps. Are found mainly in the seats and doors. We cannot ignore their use in the design of the Coupe holders. It also gives a good note woodwork matte and satin aluminum. It plays the card of excess and the reaction of the public, it is possible that we can afford such a configuration via the BMW Individual customization program. It will be same for painting without Shine Liquid Silver.
In engines, BMW remains silent on the concept. It is known that the 3 engines will be fully renewed. Naturally, said Mr. On and see the birth of a new BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept, the cut of BMW M4 and cabriolet 2 or 3 years.
For its realization, it should expect an unveiling of one of the versions in the Geneva Motor Show 2013, so barely a few months after the debut of the concept.