BMW 4 Series (F32)
|Designer||Nicolas Huet (2010)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact executive car|
|Wheelbase||Coupe: 2,810 mm (110.6 in)|
|Length||Coupe: 4,641 mm (182.7 in)|
|Width||Coupe: 1,826 mm (71.9 in)|
|Height||Coupe: 1,362 mm (53.6 in)|
The BMW F32 series is the first generation of the BMW 4 Series range of compact executive cars. It is the successor to the E92 model of the 3 Series range.
BMW Concept 4 Series Coupé (2013)
The vehicle's wheelbase (2,810 mm) is 50 millimetres longer than that of the existing 3 Series Coupe, while 45 mm has been added to the front track (1,545 mm) and 80 mm to the rear track (1,593 mm). The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe is 44 mm broader than its predecessor, its roof line is 16 mm lower (1,362 mm) and it is also longer (4,641 mm). Other features include hexagonal full-LED in twin circular design, double swage line below the side windows (from BMW 3 Series), Air Breather behind the front wheels, 20-inch light-alloy wheels in three-dimensional multi-spoke design, L-shaped rear lights, two-tone Black and Schiaparelli Brown interior trim, light contrast stitching on leather upholstery, leather-covered cup holders, inline 6 cylinder engine, interior Natural Chestnut fine wood trim strip. Car is valued at over $154,000. The base model starts at ≈ $44,900.00.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 North American International Auto Show.
The design was based on BMW Concept 4 Series Coupé.
The vehicles were set to be unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Early models include 428i (245PS), 435i (306PS), 420d. 420i, 420i xDrive, 420d xDrive, 430d, 435d xDrive were added in November 2013.
US models went on sale in Summer 2013 as 2014 model year vehicle. Early models include 428i (244PS), 435i (304PS), 428i xDrive (244PS), 435i xDrive (304PS). The 4 Series Coupe and its three competitors are the A5 Coupe, Q60 Coupe and the CTS Coupe.
BMW Concept M4 Coupé (2013)
It is a version of BMW 4 Series Coupe with Aurum Dust body colour, CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) front splitter, the roof, rear diffuser underline; twin round LED headlamps, M gills with Air Breather, Air Curtain within the front apron, exclusive bicoloured 20-inch 5-filigree double spoke M light alloys, M Carbon ceramic brakes, large shaded areas beneath the spoiler, flared wheel arches, two pairs of carbon fibre tailpipes. The concept was fitted with a 3.0 twin-turbocharged Inline 6 engine, placing out 430 hp and over 500N.m of torque.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, followed by Tokyo Motor Show 2013
Convertible (F33, 2013-present)
This new convertible is set to replace the BMW E93 3 Series Convertible. The new BMW 4 Series Convertible is visibly larger in width, track and wheelbase than the BMW E93 3 Series Convertible.
The vehicle was unveiled in Tokyo Motor Show 2013, followed by LA Auto Show 2013.
Early models include 428i (245PS), 435i (306PS), 420d, with 428i xDrive available in spring of 2014.
US models were set to arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014 as 2014 model year vehicles. Early models include 428i (244PS), 428i xDrive (244PS), 435i (304PS). The 4 Series Convertible and its three competitors are the Audi A5 Cabriolet, Q60 Convertible and the E-Class Cabriolet.
BMW M4 Coupé (F82, 2014-present)
The design is based on BMW Concept M4 Coupé, with twin turbo six-cylinder in-line engine rated 430 PS (316 kW; 424 hp) and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft), air intakes at the front end, exposed carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components, rear diffuser, six-speed manual gearbox standard with throttle blip on downshifts (optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with DriveLogic), Active M Differential, aluminium stiffening plate, CFRP front strut brace, additional bolted joints between the axle subframe and the body sills, five-link rear axle in forged aluminium, electromechanical steering with 3 modes (COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+), CFRP roof, CFRP propeller shaft, CFRP strut brace in the engine compartment.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 North American International Auto Show,followed by 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
The M4 Coupe and its five competitors are the RS5 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 911 Carrera S Coupe, RC Coupe and the CLA45 AMG.
BMW M4 DTM (2014-)
It is a race car version of BMW M4 Coupé for DTM tournament, with carbon-fibre monocoque chassis with integrated tank and steel roll cage, carbon-fibre crash elements on sides, carbon fibre crash elements on front and rear, 4,000 cc (240 cu in) V8 natually-aspirated P66 engine with 2x28.0 mm air restrictors rated 487 PS (358 kW; 480 hp) and approx. 500 N·m (369 lb·ft), Bosch MS 5.1 engine control unit, central display, sequential 6-speed sports gearbox operated via pneumatic shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel with 4-plate ZF carbon-fibre clutch, adjustable multi-disc limited-slip differential, double wishbone axle with pushrods and adjustable shock absorbers with six settings, H&R coil springs, hydraulic dual-circuit braking system (monoblock light-alloy brake callipers, inner ventilated brake discs at front and rear, brake-force distribution adjustable by driver, electromagnetic starting valve), 18x12-inch front and 18x13-inch rear forged aluminium rims, Hankook 300-680-18 front and 320-710-18 rear tyres.
The vehicle was unveiled in official ITR tests in Budapest.
BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car (2014-)
It is a version of BMW M4 Coupé with BMW M Performance titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers, BMW M Performance side skirts, BMW M Performance black front grille, BMW M Performance carbon mirror caps, BMW M Performance aerodynamic kit front (carbon front splitter and blade), BMW M Performance carbon rear diffusor, BMW M Performance carbon rear spoiler, RECARO racing seats with Schroth harnesses(belts), roll bar, bonnet with motorsport lock, LED lights at roof and front apron, main electricity switch at bonnet, disassembly rear seat, fuel pump system, BMW M decal, fire extinguisher, Alcantara M Performance steering wheel with race display, area around the lever made of carbon and Alcantara, handbrake in carbon and alcantara, M Performance foot mats.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 MotoGP Qatar race.
BMW M4 Convertible (2014-)
It is a version of BMW 4 Series Convertible with twin turbo six-cylinder in-line engine rated 431 PS (317 kW; 425 hp) and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft), carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller shaft, precision strut in the engine compartment; Active M Differential (electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential), electromechanical steering system with integrated Servotronic function and 3 steering assistance levels (COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+), BMW M compound brakes, front apron, Air Curtains, M gills with integrated Air Breathers, three-part folding metal hardtop with noise-absorbing headliner, optional wind deflector, optional neck warmer, power dome on the bonnet, forged 18-inch BMW M light-alloy double-spoke wheels (9Jx18 front and 10Jx18 rear) with mixed tyres (255mm front and 275mm rear) or optional forged 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in either Ferric Grey or Black (9Jx19 front and 10Jx19 rear) with mixed tyres (255mm front and 275mm rear), exterior mirrors in twin-stalk style, flared front and rear wheel arches, 2 high-gloss polished slanting twin exhaust tailpipes, M-specific circular instruments with white graphics, M double-spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim and colour contrast stitching and M logo, M gearshift lever, M door sill finishers, an M driver's footrest, electrically adjustable leather front sports seats with recessed head restraints and integral belt guides, illuminated BMW M logo integrated into the head restraints, metallic or matt BMW Individual paint finishes options, a choice of 4 Merino leather upholstery colours (9 extra for BMW Individual range), six-speed manual gearbox or optional seven-speed M DCT Double Clutch Transmission, optional BMW ConnectedDrive (new generation Navigation system Professional, Driving Assistant Plus, LED High Beam Assistant, Active Protection with Attention Assistant), optional Head-Up Display comes with additional, M-specific functions such as a gear display, rev counter and Optimum Shift Indicator.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 New York International Auto Show, followed by 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.
Gran Coupé (F36, 2014-present)
Also joining the convertible and the coupe is the Gran Coupe. Like the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, it's a coupe that has 4 doors, also known as a liftback. However, unlike the 6-er Gran Coupe, the pillar, according to spy shots, is like the 3-Series GT, consisting 4 pillars - A-Pillar, B-Pillar, C-Pillar and D-Pillar, also similar to the Audi A7 and the Audi A5 sportback. Although similar pillar layout as the 3-Series GT, it is sleeker, like its coupe brother (F32).
The vehicle was unveiled in 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014, followed by 2014 New York International Auto Show, 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
Early models included 420i (184PS), 428i (245PS), 428i xDrive (245PS), 435i (306PS), 418d (143PS), 420d (184PS), 420d xDrive (184PS).
BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car (2014-)
It is a version of BMW M4 Coupé for the DTM tournament. It included BMW M Performance titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers, BMW M Performance side skirts, BMW M Performance front grille (black), BMW M Performance carbon mirror caps, BMW M Performance aerodynamic kit front (carbon splitter and blade), BMW M Performance carbon rear diffusor, BMW M Performance carbon rear spoiler, RECARO racing seats with Schroth belts, roll bar, bonnet with "motorsport lock", LED lights on the roof, LED lights on the front apron.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 DTM tournament.
|Options Equipment included on some trim levels|
BMW M Performance Parts for BMW 4 Series vehicles would become available in 2014, including M Performance Power Kit available for the BMW 420d, BMW 430d, BMW 435i. BMW 4 Series Coupé with BMW M Performance Parts was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The M Performance Parts include exhaust parts, power upgrades, bodykit, limited slip differential, Fabric M Performance interior on the dash, F1 - inspired steering wheel with F1 - Style gearshift indicator wrapped in leather and Alcantara, carbon fibre details (gear knob, trims, etc) and many other M Performance parts.
2014 BMW 4-Series 435d xDrive M-Sport 4-door side view