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      12-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #397
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WOW that's some fugly bumpers.

I can't also can't get over the Honda-like center console of the new models.

Also larger in pretty much every respect compared to the E92 coupe. Probably is going to be heavier too.

That's progress?
It's not progress it's going upmarket hence the new 4 series badge. Look to the incoming 2 series coupe for a smaller sports coupe.
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It's like they got so close to perfection, then you look at the face and you go limp...... I'm sure an aftermarket or M-line bumper could fix that, but come on, this is starting to become an annoying trend (starting with the pre-lci e90, F30 and now this?!?!?)....
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      12-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #399
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Gotta love how everybody who hates the 4 series concept seems to have 1 series...have you seriously taken a look at your own car before? Used to have a 1 and while I loved it, it is just NOT much of a looker from most angles...

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wow that is ugly. The frowny lines around those front vents? im hoping they did that intentionally to make the m-sport package look that much more appealing. bad proportions and lines, looks like a flattened 5-series gt up front. With millions of dollars and the best designers at their disposal, they should have no excuse. the new f20 headlights? wtf bmw
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      12-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #400
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What is a pic of that ugly car doing here?? The 4 concept looks nothing like it. Trolling much?
look a the tailights



im not a troll ok....
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And So it begins... The dawn of a new era.

Many thought that BMW would not be so brave to cancel a successful piece of history as the last time when it came to the decision for the E92/E93 as a 4er they pulled out because of the M3 name.

Now the advent of the 4er is here and aims to bring a more upmarket perspective to the 3er line. The 4er (in Germany ) is projected at just over euro 2000 more than the equivalent 3er Sedan.

Although this a concept , like all BMW "production" concepts the 4er Coupe is 90% the production car. The stylish elements of the car will be reinterpreted for production the form and function will remain but the exotic detailing will be more realistic.

The Concept premieres at the NAIAS in Detroit this coming January along with the BMW M6 Gran Coupe which is imminent. The Concept 4er will also be shown at Geneva in March to gauge reaction from european customers.

BMW are keen to favour launching the 4er in production form at the Shanghai Autoshow in late April due to the chinese reaction of the name "4". Although BMW have successfully tested the car via focus groups in China who have accepted the car's designation with BMW previewing all three concepts of the 4er to prospective customers.

Now it is all systems go although people question BMW's decision to semi abandon the M3 which will return in Sedan guise only. The M4 is potentially BMW M's opportunity to create a new iconic M car , a car with literally no history and a very promising future.

The Cabrio variant retains the folding hard-top (with lighter aluminium roof panels) in order to build on its success in markets where the car oozes exclusivity. In the Chinese market and the defining market which made BMW question the decision of the folding roof hardtop over a soft top. The 3er Cabrio outsells the Coupe thanks to its popularity with female customers.

The exciting addition to the 4er is the downsized Gran Coupe model offering the exclusivity and individuality of the larger 6er model but using the more aesthetic and dynamic appearance of the 4er Coupe, effectively the 4er Coupe with two extra doors on each side. The Gran Coupe model will then launch as an M4 offering M customers more exclusivity , style and flexibility over the Coupe

In 2013 BMW will also whet enthusiast appetites as they have with the 4er Coupe with a 2er Coupe concept car. Iconic in every respect the 2er has a similar variation to the face of the 4er but closely linking to the 1er - The bloodline remains but the details are very much different from the Sporthatch. Like the 4er, the 2er Coupe will drop its roofline another few inches but retain its compact proportions. An additional cabrio model will appear as will an exciting four door model that will be continued under the Gran Coupe designation.
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Just posted this up for a look at the F32 vs E92:

BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept (F32) vs 3 Series Coupe (E92) Visually Compared

Just shows how outdated the e92 will look...and already looks with the concept.
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      12-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #403
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Please tell me when it will be available in US because i was thinking to buy F30 335i M sport package but looks i changed my mind.

Really i am in love with the new 4 series.
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Dang! Gorgeous Car!

But... How are you suppose to clean the cupholders? hahaha

Can't wait see the new M4.
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Love this car!
And great that it has a manual gearbox and handbrake!
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Please tell me when it will be available in US because i was thinking to buy F30 335i M sport package but looks i changed my mind.

Really i am in love with the new 4 series.
Deliveries should start late Summer 2013.
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      12-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #407
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I will have one in M4 Coupe edition, thank you! In 15 Months, the M4 will be my next car!
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i think it really needs msport...
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Well this was going to be my next car...WAS!!
That is one ugly front and rear,...the F30 front is ugly this is even worse!!

Time to move to another make.
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Well this was going to be my next car...WAS!!
That is one ugly front and rear,...the F30 front is ugly this is even worse!!

Time to move to another make.
Read the thread and look at last month's production F32 spy pics. The production front and rear bumper will look different.
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      12-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #411
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Just looked again... still love it and am obsessed with the interior... I'd order that interior setup in a flash.
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      12-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #412
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Interesting rear bumper.

The car's proportions moved in all the right directions (lower, wider, longer wheelbase) except for overall length (longer). Enough with the large cars, already.

That said, she is a beauty. Wish she were smaller, but she is a looker. I'll be very interested to see the M-Sport, M Performance, and ///M version of this car and its Gran Coupe sibling.
I think we had better start using 4 slashes when referring to the ////M version.

Something looks odd about ////..................
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This is it... No more 3 series coupe it's just 4 series now, officially.
E92 M3 will go down in history as the last 3 series coupe to wear this badge.The legendary unmistakable M3 flag shall be passed to its 4 door sibling which I'm sure will be more than capable to live to its halo name.

This F32 concept as a whole mimick so much the CS Concept of 2000~ era! From the front and rear and even its profile spook so much of its design.

My thots; the front side intake is too big, does not flow with the elegant front end.Another new LED graphics on the headlights, this is going down Audi's way.How about sticking to its unmistakable BMW dual-ring?!

F32 definitely a cut above F30, will justify its price hike, watch it!!
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Now it is all systems go although people question BMW's decision to semi abandon the M3 which will return in Sedan guise only. The M4 is potentially BMW M's opportunity to create a new iconic M car , a car with literally no history and a very promising future.
Because BMW knows they already messed up its M Heritage with the softer new models They can't mess up the legacy of the M3, so they decide to make it a "different" car so it can't be directly compared. If they were building the best M3 of all time from a driver's standpoint (something that would only receive praise from around here), they wouldn't semi abandon the M3 badge.

However, the car is gorgeous. The rear reminds me of the old 8's
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I'm sure like the M5 'concept' before it, this is the real car except for the overly odd bumpers. The rear is 100% bmw (it's what the sedan should look like) and the overall shape is baby 6 series, but the front seems droopy and the interior seems busy and doesn't flow like a 6. And wicker cup holders are just weird (I know that's just for the concept but thumbdown
..I think the idea is fine leather belts and glove weaving and not wicker.. imho
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Thanks SCOTT :-)

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The car is 90% production ready as per all BMW production "preview" concepts. The intakes are more stylised for the concept but will retain the same impression in a more realistic form.

EfficientDynamics is a requirement in any new BMW model, the latest engines and brake technology rely on extensive cooling. Hence why the BMW 3er GT also features a function vent.

LEDs will be offered as an option afterall does the Audi A5 have LED's?
I am told it drives as well as it looks.

The upcoming M4 will allow BMW to create a new iconic performance model.

We have now entered the new era of the BMW 4er.
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