• Production ready BMW F32 4-Series coupe spied during commercial photoshoot

      Some sphyphotos here of a production ready BMW F32 4-Series coupe. The photos are not the best quality but reveal the production design elements which hold reasonably close to the 4-Series concept. The most glaring changes are the rear bumper which loses the aggressive design of the concept car which everyone obviously realized would be changed for production. The front bumper also loses the integrated LED's.

      The somewhat controversial new side vent made the cut. Overall, the car looks fairly restrained here in what appears to be 428i trim which will be the entry level US car with the N20 turbo four-cylinder. The 435i and M4 should be much more aggressive.

      Pictures below.

















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      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I hope not. Could use more aggressive bodywork.
        They save that for the m sport, m435 or whatever they call it. More aggressive bodywork will cost 5k.
      1. nailer335xi's Avatar
        nailer335xi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        I like it.

        The reason for the same front ends now is most likely due to ease of production. Porsche did the same starting with the 996 body and all the purists were outraged, but it saved them quite a bit of $ in the long run.
        Thought the same- standardization can make a huge difference with this size of a manufacturing operation
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        435 will most likely cost equal to the S5, evenly optioned out. Personally think I would take the S5 over this thing. S5 has dual clutch transmission, Audi fit/finish interior, Google earth based navigation system. Also like the 3.0tfsi better than the N55 (wish they still used the N54). Only argument I really see for the 435 is RWD. I don't have high hopes for the F32, after the S4 took down the F30 335i in some reviews.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        435 will most likely cost equal to the S5, evenly optioned out. Personally think I would take the S5 over this thing. S5 has dual clutch transmission, Audi fit/finish interior, Google earth based navigation system. Also like the 3.0tfsi better than the N55 (wish they still used the N54). Only argument I really see for the 435 is RWD. I don't have high hopes for the F32, after the S4 took down the F30 335i in some reviews.
        Hope for a new better replacement motor in the mid-cycle update. The N55 was first implemented in 2009 (went into the 3-series in 2010), so it's about to be 4 yrs old already without the F3x Coupe even going on sale.