While BMW continues development of the new F30 3-series set to debut in Spring 2012, German Auto Motor und Sport
now reports about an interesting rumor: BMW is said to expand their lineup with a 4-door coupe
based on the F30 platform. Internally called F36
, BMW seems to consider 4-series
for the name of this model.
According to AMS, BMW is currently working on a first design model to showcase the car internally. Compared to the F30, the 4er
is said to be 4cm or 1.5" longer, 3cm or 1.2" wider and 6cm or 2.3" lower than the F30 sedan
. Needless to say that this should make for a more sporty and menacing look. The report goes on to speculate about a public debut in 2014. BMW insider Scott26 however mentioned that there's no final decision on this car made yet.
We can't tell how likely this 4er will make it into production at this point. BMW has started thinking about it only just, so it might be a while until we know more.
[Source: Auto Motor und Sport