Saturday, November 19, 2011

New BMW 3-Series/4-Series Coupe

ast month, spy photographers captured the first pictures of the car that will eventually replace the current BMW 3-Series Coupe, and which may or may not carry a new 4-Series Coupe moniker, while testing in Germany.
Naturally, as with any early prototype, the coupe was slathered in the usual psychedelic swirl favored by the likes of BMW and other German carmakers.
Using these first scoop pictures as well as some basic styling elements from the recently revealed F30 3-Series sedan as a guide, F30Post forum member Wildspeed crafted a rendering of the next-generation Coupe model, which he then produced in numerous colors for our viewing pleasure.
Regardless of the name and the styling specifics, the 3-Series Coupe's replacement will borrow its basic platform architecture and engine lineup straight from the F30 saloon.
Among other available powerplants, the coupe model will be offered with a selection of turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines including a 1.6-liter unit for Europe and a global 2.0-liter with up to 240HP at launch and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 300HP (306HP in the EU). Most markets will also get 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six turbo diesels.
And like the F30 sedan, once production is underway, BMW will offer the coupe with its xDrive all-wheel drive system and of course, in M3/M4 trim.
Story References: F30Post/Wildspeed


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