Are you ready for one of the biggest paradigm shifts the automotive industry has seen over the past 10 years? The BMW 3 Series, as we know it anyway, is dead… The very capable coupe will no longer wear its fabled number 3 and so closes a chapter in BMW’s long history. As the winds of change swirl through the corridors of the German manufacturer, a new legend begins.
BMW’s line-up is going through a metamorphosis that will see all coupe variations of different series’ get their own model designation. Just like the 6 Series is a coupe of the 5 series, the 4 series is to become the new 3 series coupe. The 3 series from now on will only come in saloon flavour.
So here it is… This is the BMW 4 Series and what a striking machine it is to look at! If the chaps in Bavaria wanted to make a statement about this all new car then they have very much succeeded. The new design is fresh and purposeful giving it a real character of its own. Could this be the best looking BMW of all time? I think so. Though officially a concept car, what you see before you is about 97% production ready. What is under bonnet I hear you cry? BMW are playing their cards very close to the chest at the moment. The short answer is that they haven’t officially told us yet.