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      06-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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We just showed you the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe [Official Thread], now have a look at the 4 Series Coupe (F32) versus the outgoing 3 Series Coupe (E92).

First, some stats:

Price:

2014 435i Coupe MSRP: $46,925 (D&H included)
2013 335i Coupe MSRP: $45,995 (D&H included)

2014 428i Coupe MSRP: $41,425 (D&H included)
2013 328i Coupe MSRP: $39,595 (D&H included)

Performance:

435i Coupe 0-60: 5.0 sec (auto) / 5.3 sec (manual)
335i Coupe 0-60: 5.3 sec (manual) / (5.5 sec auto)

428i Coupe 0-60: 5.7 sec
328i Coupe 0-60: 6.2 sec (6.8 sec auto)

Size:

F32 Length: 182.6 in / 4,638 mm (1 inch longer than E92)
F32 Width: 71.9 in / 1,825 mm (1.7 inches wider than E92)
F32 Height: 53.6 in / 1,362 mm (0.6 inches lower than E92)
F32 Wheelbase: 110.6 in / 2,810 mm (2 inches longer than E92)
F32 Front track: 110.6 in / 1,545 mm (1.8 inches wider than E92)
F32 Rear track: 62.7 in / 1,593 mm (3.1 inches wider than E92)

Weight:

F32 is between 44 pounds (20kg) and 99 pounds (45kg) lighter than the E92, depending on engine and equipment.



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      06-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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The m sport looks good which is promising as a sign of a good looking m4
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      06-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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while the interior certainly is better - hate to say it but still dig the e92. something about the way the new 4 just sits so high, has that higher hood line, etc. its just not the low, sleek sports coupe that the e92 is.

hopefully m4 gets serious and to the point
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The m sport looks good which is promising as a sign of a good looking m4
Well the E92 M-Sport looks nothing like the E92 M3 so it can still turn out bad.
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      06-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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i only have one problem with this... that hood, why cut it off like that and not make it all the way to the grille and headlights.... huge eyesore in my opinion. otherwise it looks great.
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Wow, comparison really shows how much better the f32 looks over the e92, this comes from an e92 owner who loves his car!

Seriously destroys it. The e92 looks very dated in comparison.
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It's nice but if you closely, the lower front end is very simular to the all new Mercedes Eclass.

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i only have one problem with this... that hood, why cut it off like that and not make it all the way to the grille and headlights.... huge eyesore in my opinion. otherwise it looks great.
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i think the F3x has a more jock design; all its aim seems like sports and being aggressive at anything.
E9x on the other hand looks like the calm friend we always have, sometimes goes big but most the time, keeps a nice profile and most people like how he rolls. the e9x is a sleek "sunday cruiser" as you might call it whereas the F3x looks like its ready to beat the sorry asses of riced out cars
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I love the way this 4'er looks. I don't want to over hype the m4 as im soooo excited for it but can't help it!!
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I'm a fan of everything from the door back… but the car looks too flat, and sits like a Z4. I also really don't like the new front end design language… I'll sit this generation out I suppose.
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Thank god the saggy rear end of the E92 is finally gone. Hopefully to never return. The C-Pillar is very nicely done on the F32, but the front bumper is just weird.
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i only have one problem with this... that hood, why cut it off like that and not make it all the way to the grille and headlights.... huge eyesore in my opinion. otherwise it looks great.
I have to completely agree with you
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while the interior certainly is better - hate to say it but still dig the e92. something about the way the new 4 just sits so high, has that higher hood line, etc. its just not the low, sleek sports coupe that the e92 is.

hopefully m4 gets serious and to the point

I feel just the opposite. I don't like many of the F3X interior cues such as the obtrusive "wrap around" section coming from the dash down to the iDrive controller, the "Ipad MINI on the dash" nav screen, the steering wheel design, etc. (..they aren't bad, but I prefer the E9X interior more), but I love the F3X exterior.
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F32 looks like a Hyundai Genesis now
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I like it but idk, seems like it's missing something a little flair something to make it different from sedan.
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Should have compared the F32 with the Pre-LCI E92, PRe-LCi looks so much better than LCI. The interior is def better on the F32 but I still like the look of E92.
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Judging strictly on exterior looks (which is of course a very limited way to judge a car, and one that doesn't really track with the overall ownership experience), I think the F32 is in all material respects worse than the E92, which was worse in all material respects than the E46 coupe. I don't think BMW has made a car since the E46 M3 that could compare to the looks of that car. (I am admittedly biased in that I own one, but I also own an E90 and can concede that it is far from beautiful.)

As for the F30 vs. the E90, I do think the F30 looks better from the back, and as good or better from the side, but I HATE the front end of both the F30 and F32. I just can't get used to that schnoz, and I particularly hate the pedestrian-safety-oriented straight edge at the front of the hood. On the other hand, the pre-LCI front end on the non-M E90 is no great shakes either . . .
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Wow!! the F32 blows away the E92 with a serious margin. It starts to get some of the auronautical design cues like Ferrari uses a lot on their latest releases. The car seems to be much more shaped by high speed air streams than the old one.

As much I'am dissappointed with the 1-series or SUV/SAV none sense they do, this one is looking again like a real bimmer should!

Interior... not so certain, the new one seems a bit baroque. I would like to see less pointless surfaces and bends and less buttons but they seem to have added a few.
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while the interior certainly is better - hate to say it but still dig the e92. something about the way the new 4 just sits so high, has that higher hood line, etc. its just not the low, sleek sports coupe that the e92 is.

hopefully m4 gets serious and to the point
+1

Agreed. Feel like the new one is too soft, too refined, less performance oriented.
This new gen is geared to business people, rather than being all-business (from the exterior styling IMO).
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Like the m sport wheels on the F32
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I feel just the opposite. I don't like many of the F3X interior cues such as the obtrusive "wrap around" section coming from the dash down to the iDrive controller, the "Ipad MINI on the dash" nav screen, the steering wheel design, etc. (..they aren't bad, but I prefer the E9X interior more), but I love the F3X exterior.

this.

these are two things that baffle me about the interior design. strange choices that feel overly compartmentalized as opposed to flowing with the interior lines.

now that idrive controller plane that runs up to the dash can be seen as a flowing continuous line, but unwisley so. it corrals the passenger away from the driver....in a bad way.

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