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.
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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