BMW 4 Series

The BMW 4 Series is a range of coupé, convertible and fastback models manufactured by the German automaker BMW since 2013. It was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2013 in Detroit.[1][2]

BMW 4 Series
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Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2014–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car (D)
Body style2-door coupé
2-door convertible
5-door liftback
RelatedAlpina B4
Chronology
PredecessorBMW 3 Series (E92/E93)

The 4 Series was created when BMW spun off the 3 Series 2-door models (coupé and convertible) into a separate series. In 2014, the "4 Series Gran Coupé" body style was added to the range.

First generation (F32/F33/F36; 2013-present)Edit

 
F33 convertible
 
F32 Coupe
 
F36 Gran coupé

The F32/F33/F36 series is the first generation of BMW 4 Series. It was launched in mid-2013[3] as the successor to the E92/E93 coupé/convertible models of the fifth-generation 3 Series range. The F32/F33/F36 is produced alongside - and shares many features with - the now discontinued F30 3 Series. The body styles of the range are:

  • 2-door coupé (F32 model code)
  • 2-door convertible (F33 model code)
  • 4-door fastback coupé (F36 model code, marketed as "4 Series Gran Coupe")

As per the F30 3 Series range, the F32/F33/F36 is powered by turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with 3 cylinders (petrol only), 4 cylinders and 6 cylinders.

The F82/F83 M4 models were introduced in 2014. They are powered by the S55 twin-turbocharged straight-six engine.

Second generation (G22/G23/G24; 2020-)Edit

 
BMW Concept 4 at IAA 2019.

BMW unveiled the Concept 4 at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show, which more than 80 percent representative of the production version, and also form the basis of the all-electric BMW i4. The production version was unveiled in June 2020. Stylistically, the front is dominated by a large new interpretation of the kidney grille, featuring a more vertical design to distance it from the G20 3 Series.[4]The body styles of the range are:

  • 2-door coupé (G22 model code)
  • 2-door convertible (G23 model code)
  • 4-door fastback coupé (G24 model code, marketed as "4 Series Gran Coupe")

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First Look: BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept". www.automobilemag.com. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. ^ "BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe". www.bmw.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012.
  3. ^ "BMW 4 Series Coupe: Information". www.bmw.com. Archived from the original on 21 June 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-frankfurt-motor-show/bmw-previews-next-gen-4-series-and-i4-bold-concept

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