Spyshots: 2013 BMW 3-Series / 4-Series F32 Coupe
The heavy camouflage hides both the B-pillar and the rear window, so we can’t make out the shape or that famous Hofmeister kink just yet. So to is the front and, but we think that those are the lines of the recently revealed F30 3-Series sedan, at least around the lower grille and headlights.
Whether or not the car will still be called a 3-Series or if it will pick up the 4-Series badge is still up for debate, though we’re inclined toward the latter. However, we’ll know for sure as the launch date gets closer, somewhere near the end of next year.
As for what’s under the bonnet, that still remains to be seen, but we expect all of the changes to be carried over from the 3-Series. That means a new four-cylinder with turbocharging instead of a six-cylinder in the 328i Coupe and the usual 335i with over 300 hp at the top of the range. Transmission choices should include a six-speed manual and optional eight-speed automatic across the engine range.
As you can see from the prototype stages of both the exhaust and the headlights, these are early times for the F32, so we’ll get to the bottom of the mystery eventually.
Editor’s note: The car looks so much larger than before. It’s almost like they’ve taken the proportions an older 6-Series. The back end is also very tall, and there’s no sporty touches anywhere on the car.
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