BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed

The automotive industry had a nice surprise earlier this week with the sneak peak of the BMW 4 Series Coupe.

The release date is said to be in 2014 in the UK but a release date has not been officially confirmed by the German automotive giants.

Not much was given away with the car being completely covered, which is the norm with new cars that are given track outings

Many may know the car as F32, which is the codename given to the car by BMW. In essence the car will actually come under the 3 Series under umbrella. The company are planning to completely reform the 3 Series line-up to stay ahead of their closest rivals.

The engines involved with the car will offer a great amount of power. These include the four cylinder 2.0 litre petrol for the confusingly named 428i. The car will produce 242 BHP, quite a large amount for a 2.0 litre some may say.

The idea is to completely separate the new generation BMW 3 Series Saloon (which we have discussed in an earlier article) with future coupe and cabriolet 3 Series cars. One part of the strategy is too simply to name them the 4 Series Coupe and the 4 Series Cabriolet. However that won’t be all. The driving experience as well as the overall look and feel of the car will be completely independent from that of the more conservative 3 Series Saloon.

It mirrors the strategy and planning of the BMW 5 Series line-up. The coupe and cabriolet versions of the car were called the BMW 6 Series Coupe and the BMW 6 Series Cabriolet. Again the driving experience and overall package is independent from the company’s point of view with the standard 5 Series Saloon.

But how does the prestigious BMW M3 fit into all of this? Simple, the M Sport variants of the BMW 4 Series Cabriolet and Coupe will simply be named under the name of M4. This will naturally be a more powerful variant of the BMW M3 Saloon and offer an improved performance.

Will the BMW 4 Series perform better on the market than the Audi A5 Sportback? Will this transitional period for the BMW 3 Series division work?