2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé Makes World Debut
|auto123.com 03 Jun 2020 at 09:17|
The new 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé made its global debut today in an online presentation broadcast from the BMW Group’s design centre in Munich, Germany.
The literal big news for the return of the sporty two-door “variant” of the 3 Series sedan is the massive upright kidney front grille. A distinctive BMW feature, only more so than ever, and BMW cites the need for a greater ability to cool the big engine behind it for its size. It almost distracts from the other notable design features like the air intakes surrounding the grille, a silhouette that bears some familial resemblance to the brand’s 8 Series and an honest-to-goodness coupe-style sloping roofline that descends to the tip of the trunk.
2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé, profile
Other notable features include a wide stance, sculpted shoulders above the rear wheel arches and a stretched profile, all of which help distinguish the 4 from the 3 in BMW’s car lineup. Note that the new 4 Series is 66 mm longer, 25 mm wider, 25 mm lower and with a 25 mm wider rear track than the 3 Series sedan (BMW used the 330i and 430i for its comparison), while sharing the same wheelbase. The 4 two-door is also a fair bit longer, wider and taller than the previous 4 Coupé (132 mm, 25 mm and 10 mm, respectively), and sits on a wheelbase longer by 40 mm. Said head of BMW design Domagoj Dukec at the launch:
“The new BMW 4 Series displays the signature BMW proportions in their most modern form yet. The front end makes a very clear statement on the road. The striking, vertical kidney grille and iconic twin headlights create a bold and confident identity.”