There are times when one can’t be sure whether photos of a new vehicle are real, but there’s no questioning the authenticity of these pictures of the 2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe released by the German website Motor-Talk.
If you haven’t heard about it before, the 4-Series is a new nameplate in BMW’s range used on the replacements of the current 3-Series Coupe and Convertible models as well as the new Gran Coupe saloon.
These photos reveal the new 4-Series Coupe model, or the slightly toned down production version of the 4-Series Coupe study displayed at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year. The name may be different, but the two-door model continues to be based on and is influenced by the styling of the 3-Series sedan.
We have yet to get our hands on the press release, but the report on the German website says that compared to its predecessor, the new 4-Coupe has grown 26mm in length to 4,640mm and 43mm in width to 1,830mm, while the roofline drops 16mm in height to 1,360mm. It rides on a 50mm longer wheelbase at 2,810mm.
We’re told that the European lineup at launch will include the 420d fitted with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel rated for 181hp (184PS) that returns 4.6lt/100km (51.3mpg US or 61.4mpg UK) with the 8sp automatic, and the 428i powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol delivering 242hp (245PS) that returns 6.6lt/100km (35.7mpg US or 42.8mpg UK) with the manual and 6.3lt/100km with the auto (37.3mpg US or 44.8mpg UK).
At the top of the regular (non-M branded) range is the 435i sporting a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six with 302hp (306PS), that returns 7.9lt/100km (29.8mpg US or 35.8mpg UK) with the manual and 7.2lt/100km with the auto (32.3mpg US or 39.2 mpg UK).
All engines can be combined with either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic, while the two petrol engines are offered with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive as well.
The world premiere of the 4-Series Coupe will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.
Shout out to Florian D. for the tip!