Expect it to look radically different from the new 3 Series.
Last year, BMW debuted the all-new 3 Series sedan at the 2018 Paris Auto Show, so it's only a matter of time before its more stylish 4 Series coupe sibling breaks cover to replace the current model introduced in 2014. Currently, BMW is focusing on its more profitable SUVs and crossovers, but that doesn't mean the manufacturer is neglecting its more niche models.
While we've already seen camouflaged prototypes of the new BMW 4 Series Convertible being tested undergoing cold-weather testing, this convincing new render by Kolesa.ru gives us a clear idea what the next-generation 4 Series will look like. And if it looks as stunning as this, we'll be very happy.
BMW's interior design chief Brunco Amatino has already told us the new 4 Series will look radically different from the next-gen 3 Series, and the same is true with this speculative render design. Compared to the new 3 Series, the rendered 4 Series adopts a more aggressive design with narrower headlights and taillights and a lower roofline, resulting in a stylish and sporty-looking coupe.
Inside, previous spy shots have confirmed the interior will be revamped with a new dashboard carrying over from the new 3 Series and Z4 featuring an updated iDrive system, a new shifter, digital gauges, and new switchgear.
The new 4 Series will ride on BMW's CLAR modular architecture and will be up to 100 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. In terms of engine options, the new 4 Series is expected to be offered with the same powertrains as its 3 Series sibling, including a 255-horsepower four-cylinder and 382-horsepower inline-six. The range-topping M4 version will receive BMW's new 3.0-liter twin-turbo unit producing around 473 horsepower.
The Bavarian manufacturer is expected to reveal the new 4 Series Coupe later this year, with sales likely to begin in early 2020, followed by the new 4 Series Convertible.