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Old 07-16-2013, 02:21 PM
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Yikes, what do you think of this publicity?

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Old 07-16-2013, 02:30 PM
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:59 PM
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Its a link from CNN

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"BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe

BMW has been known for its eye-catching, futuristic designs: think the i8 concept used in the Mission Impossible movie. So to see this car, a mere extension of the 3 Series, was a downer. The company proclaims that it is easily differentiated from the 3 Series, but that's hard to decipher in looking at the car, which has a very basic design."

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Wow they through the 4 series and the Lexis IS under the bus!
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Wow they through the 4 series and the Lexis IS under the bus!
I know. I kinda like the look of the 4 series
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Interesting that out of the 6 "worst cars" only 1 is built in Detroit.
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The pic looks like a baby 6 series to me, but i haven't seen it in the flesh.

As someone that has only looked at the car in pictures, I'll reserve judgement.
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That's a ridiculous statement for them to make. The Concept "4" looks beautiful to me. The actual production one although hot in its own right does look way too "3", especially inside for them to convince me that it's a "4". Now all I see is "3 Series with the marketing department re-badging the rear". I was really thinking of the 4 for my next car but considering it's literally a 3-Series namely inside with too little differentiated design cues, I'm not sure, considering I'm accustomed to the F10. Still a great looking car though.
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Here's a good link:4 Series (F32) vs. 3 Series (F30) Photo Comparisons

With the high roofline, large rear window, and stout nose, I think it looks like the fruit of a scandalous liaison between a 6er and a 5GT.

The interior is what disappoints me the most. It looks way too much like the sedan's interior,.
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The interior is what disappoints me the most. It looks way too much like the sedan's interior,.
I have to agree, even though I have not seen it in person yet. I have been thinking about a 435i or M4 convertible as my next vehicle, but just canít warm up to the F30 sedan-like interior either. I have been spoiled by the luxury of the F10 and may have to consider a 6 series instead. Nonetheless, the 4 series is a really nice offering by BMW in my opinion. I am anxious to drive one.
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I've seen the production version in the flesh. I thought it looked very nice, and when an informal poll was asked among 100+ CCA members, they all seemed to agree. As dunderhi said, the only "disappointment" was the interior. And it was only disappointing because of the gorgeous interior that we saw in the concept car did not carry over. Given that this is basically a 3 Series Coupe, it make sense that the interior will be very similar to the F30.
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Problem is that it seems IDENTICAL to the F30. I was hoping at least a more premium appearance or something fundamentally different, even if slightly. Issue for those with Large-Platform BMW's (F10/F01/F06/F12) will be going to an interior undisguisedly "Small-Platform BMW" i'la F20/F30/4-Series. With the "4" name they shoulda given it a more differentiated interior. The 6 Series interior has a proper relationship to the 5er as it looks similar but different, less stately, more "Coupey". The 4's interior doesn't really look any less stately or any more sporty than the 3's.
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Bad call on the 4-series. The rest are right. Especially that ugly, in your face, grill on the Lexus IS. What was Toyota/Lexus thinking.
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