Unveiling the new 4 Series BMW
The BMW 4 series coupé is good and ready to make its entrance at the Frankfurt Motor Show which will run from Tuesday September 10th to Sunday September 22th. The two-door car will appear in showrooms around the UK from October.
Using the same platform as the 3 Series, the BMW 4 Series was first shown as a concept vehicle in January in Detroit. With changes to its chassis and lower suspension, its appearance certainly lives up to its sporting brief. It has the lowest centre of gravity of any BMW on the market.
The most compelling model is the 435i which, when combined with the eight-speed automatic (optional), accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds. For efficiency, the 420d will give its driver 61.4 MPG with C02 emissions of 121g/km.
With more leg room and slightly bigger boot space than the 3 Series, and heated leather seats as standard, the 4 Series shares a lot of the 3 Series saloon's characteristics, especially at the front. Traditional, long frameless doors aside though, the car's body is unique.
The successor to the well-respected BMW 3 Series coupé will have some stiff opposition in the form of the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-class coupé; however, the in-demand M4 coupé will launch towards the end of 2014.