The future for BMW starts here. New car, new name, potentially a new benchmark. The images of the 4-series Concept that have been released today are a hint that BMW is taking this new generation of their hottest selling coupe very seriously. Design-wise the similarities with its sedan counterpart, the all-new 3-series that we have already driven this year, end at the front end – the 4-series boasting a far more aggressive, sleeker, much wider and obviously sportier design. Despite this being a concept, the 4-series is almost production ready, you can expect some toning down of the complex front and rear bumpers, but aside from that, this is pretty much what will be hitting the floor at your local dealer in 2013. And with anticipation for its release comes obvious anticipation for the range topper, the M3 – no wait, the M4! Confusing stuff this name changing malarkey. But badges aside, we all know the M-version of the “4” could potentially pave the way for a new generation of sports cars in this segment.
-Dino Dalle Carbonare