Despite its badge, the 4-Series is little more than the two-door version of the 3-Series. Consequently, the updated BMW 4-Series will premiere with practically all the same new design elements as its four-door sibling. This rendering from Aksyonov Nikita shows what it could look like.
Compared to the previous-gen 4-Series, the new car will adopt a pair of more aggressive headlights inspired by those of the 5-Series. Additionally, the front kidney grilles have been sharpened and enlarged to give the car some additional character. Other alterations include more aggressive air intakes and sharp character lines running horizontally across the sides.
Like the 3-Series, the new BMW 4-Series will probably be slighter larger than its predecessor and adopt a lengthened wheelbase.
Additionally, the 4-Series should be offered with most of the same engine configurations as the 3er. Consequently, initial models are expected to include a TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 187 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) in 420d guise and a petrol-powered 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 258 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) for the 430i.
Down the road, BMW’s M performance division will get its hands on the new 4-Series. It may develop warm-performance models like an M440i and M440i xDrive and will certainly create an all-new M4.
Like the old 4-Series, the new model will be sold in a selection of different body styles, including as a Convertible.