The 4 Series looks so much better now.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If there's one car that this age-old maxim will never be applied to, it's the new BMW 4 Series Coupe. Many Photoshop-savvy enthusiasts and even some aftermarket parts suppliers have gone out of their way to fix the face of the 4 Series with its elongated nostrils. But rather than find a workaround for the controversial face of BMW's coupe, 3D Design has come up with a new aerodynamic package that doesn't attempt to conceal the large grille. Maybe it's familiarity or maybe 3D Design is just that good but this 4 Series Coupe suddenly looks more cohesive and appealing than it did at its launch.
Immediately noticeable is the coupe's lowered suspension and larger five-spoke alloy wheels. 3D Design has used an M440i as a starting point and then added its own upgrades. Around the front, the carbon add-ons include a prominent front lip spoiler and under splitters. While the grille still commands the most attention, these additions and the darker color of the 4 Series pictured here steal some of its thunder and give the car a more balanced appearance. Other touches include deep side skirts and a trunk spoiler. Those forged wheels measure 20-inches in size. What we like is that 3D Design hasn't gone overboard with any of these mods.
Inside, 3D Design also offers a range of accessories for the 4 Series. These include a sports pedal kit with non-slip rubber inserts. These pedals are made from billet aluminum. The same anodized material is used for the replacement paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. Overall, this is one of the nicer specs we have seen for the new 4 Series and it ranks alongside AC Schnitzer's own tuning package for the coupe. 3D Design also offers a stainless steel exhaust system for the 4 Series that unlocks a sportier sound. Of course, none of this will matter to many the onlookers who have decided that the 4 Series is unforgivably ugly no matter how it is specced.