- Competes with: Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe, Audi A5
- Looks like: A less-funky-looking 3 Series coupe
- Drivetrain: 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder; standard eight-speed-automatic transmission and available six-speed-manual transmission, rear- or all-wheel drive
- Hits dealerships: Late summer
The all-new 2014 BMW 4 Series looks amazingly similar to the sleek concept that debuted at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year. Essentially a coupe version of the redesigned 3 Series sedan, the 4 Series is a replacement for the currently sold 2013 3 Series coupe — which rides on the aging previous-generation platform — with a new name/number for the brand.
The 4 Series improves upon the old car in many ways to earn its 4 Series designation, notably with improved proportions featuring 6-Series-inspired rear styling in the fastback rear roofline. BMW further distinguishes the four-seat coupe from the sedan with a sportier appearance and driving dynamics.