Most of their renderings have been pretty accurate, and we have no reason to doubt their vision of the 4 Series. However, this feels like it could be a shot in the dark, as the prototypes have all been very thickly camouflaged.
The front end design is everything we expect from a new BMW. Changes start with a big step in the kidney grille and a narrower version of the 3 Series headlight unit. This streamline bumper may not be popular with those who expect their Bavarian car to look angry.
The back view continues to be influenced by the new 3 Series. However, the rear fascia is more sporty here and so is the redesigned roof around the D-pillars. Benefitting from the same CLAR as bigger models, this new 4er should be a little longer yet also slightly lighter than before.
Expect the usual incremental steps for all the popular four- and six-cylinder engines, going all the way up to the M range. We expect M440i and M440d models, as well as a new M4 with as much as 510 HP in Competition spec. All these configurations should come with 3-liter engines and optional AWD. Of course, a plug-in hybrid wouldn't catch us completely off guard, even though a frugal, green sports coupe seems a little strange.