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18-07-2019 17:10
Someone has discovered multiple BMW 4 Series Coupe test vehicles being transported to a destination somewhere in Munich, Germany.

Someone has discovered multiple BMW 4 Series Coupe test vehicles being transported to a destination somewhere in Munich, Germany.

Despite the no-nonsense test mule wrap, it seems pretty obvious that the general proportions and exterior details of the car (such as the headlights) are close to those of the 8 Series.

In the technical aspect, however, the 4 Series will be much more like the BMW 3 family. Based on the CLAR platform, it will ship with a choice between a 2.0-liter I4 (B48) and 3.0-liter I6 (B58). The latter engine will ship with the M440i, lending it 374 hp (279 kW) along with 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. By way of comparison, the current-gen 440i makes do with 326 hp (243 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).

Aside from the coupe version depicted here, the range will incorporate a soft-top convertible (coming to replace the current hardtop one) and a Gran Coupe liftback.

The range-topping M4 will ship with two 3.0 I6 engines to choose from, rated at 480 and 510 hp (358 and 380 kW, respectively). The maximum torque stays at 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) in both versions. It is expected that all three body styles will be available in the M4 version (the current range lacks an M4 Gran Coupe).

The latest generation of the BMW 4 Series has been around since 2013 and gone through a refresh in 2017. The new one should arrive on the market either in late 2019 or early 2020.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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