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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:42 AM
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BMW 4 Series F32 EXPOSED in Production Sheet Metal

BMW 4 Series F32 EXPOSED

We bring you the first ever pictures of the F32 4 series coupe in production sheet metal. These pictures were snapped while BMW took the soon to be released 4 series out camouflage free for a night time photo shoot. Thankfully we had a quick camera man who got these pictures before BMW chase them away.

Much of the exciting front end of the 4 series concept coupe has been retained. Wide flared openings on the left and right side wit a short center inlet for the radiator. Gone are the 6 series styled LED fog lights strips and the double lip intakes. The F32 gets more traditional round fog likes as seen on the F30 3 series sedan and a simplified but still aggressive and elegantly sculpted front air dam.



On the sides the production 4 series coupe retains the flowing lines, the enlarged Hofmister kink and fastback C pillars. Love it or hate it the production coupe will also come with the 'boomerang' side vent which channels air out of the wheel wells making the 2 door more slippery. The concept 4 had an complex and interesting shape to the vent exit. The production version appears to be a bit chunky and sticks out in the contrasting black, in what appears to be the Sport Line configuration on this 435i. Look for body colored boomerang side vents to be a popular modification.

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As expect gone are the 20 inch concept wheels with a more street friendly 19 inch configuration being used for the photo shoot. 18 inch wheels will be standard, with the shown 19s and an upgrade. 19 inch wheels seem to fit the car great, the modified crowd will be running 20s or perhaps 21s! The ride height has also been increased for real world drive-ability. The side skirt lines have been toned down from the concept, which is unfortunate.



At the back we have the most significant departure from the concept car. Gone are the exhaust surrounds replace with traditional left and ride single round exhaust tips. There is a gloss black finishing strip indicative of the Sport Line trim level and that is about it. We were looking for a new rear end treatment from BMW. Instead we get a traditional 3 series design which comes across bland next to the rest of the car.



Overall the 2014 4 Series Coupe is a stunning E92 coupe replacement that is going to have an amazing road presence. Coming in an N20 powered 240hp 428i and the high powered N55 300hp 435i, are sure to turn heads wherever they go. Production starts this summer with cars hitting US dealerships in September. If you want to be the first on your block to get a new 4 series start talking to your dealership soon.

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Infinitely better than that ridiculous concept they put out. This is a really attractive car without the retarded front and rear end on the concept.
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here are some more pics

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818697
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Wow, I'm wanting to get out of my lease for this beauty.
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Infinitely better than that ridiculous concept they put out. This is a really attractive car without the retarded front and rear end on the concept.
+1. It also seems to have cured the slightly heavy and awkward look the E92 had from certain angles. This looks like a winner.

(Still not sure about that fender vent, though.)
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You can hear current BMW coupe sales plunging from here.
They have been steadily decreasing since 2008... no news there.
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Any guesses what hp the updated N55 (or possibly the N56?) will have when the power upgrade comes in 2015?
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Pretty nice. but feel the front end feels a bit out of proportion for the car. Needs to be more chunky/aggressive. Like front and rear aspect


This is what I call a sexy car:

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and you dont think the front end on that car is out of proportion?
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Imo that is one of best look production cars there is.
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I like it and I hope to buy one in few years, though I do hope the LED headlights retain the swoops from the concept that made some sense of the awkward piece of the headlight assembly between the actual lights and the grille.
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Nice. This is at least Sport Line (shadowline trim) if not M-Sport. It does look so much nicer than X-Drive they pictured with cammo in the snow - now shown with proper suspension height. I know I'm biased and you really can't say from the pictures because none of them were from right angle, but it does seem to sit just a tad "fatter" than E92. My sig picture can show what I mean by it - the thicker side slab on F32 just make it seem less "lean and mean" when it is standing still. Not a big deal, really.

Unfortunately, I already decided to wait for F22 - 3 series is out for me. Maybe not permanently, but for sure for now (next buying cycle).
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So an f10 backside with 335i exhaust and an f30 front. At least its got original sides
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Not too far from the renderings. Now it's time to see the M4!
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This shoot was all shot near my house. Pretty awesome to see in person.
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They have been steadily decreasing since 2008... no news there.
I don't think you get it.
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WOW that is great looking. I hope they don't change a thing with it.
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