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Gamite
01-15-2013, 12:28 PM
http://i.imgur.com/prKOL.jpg?1

Source: http://www.autospies.com/news/DETROIT-AUTO-SHOW-EXCLUSIVE-First-Real-Life-Photos-Of-The-All-New-BMW-4-Series-Coupe-Concept-s-EXTERIOR-74255/

wolf_e39
01-15-2013, 02:38 PM
that does look gorgeous

E36is
01-15-2013, 05:28 PM
bumper design a complete fail, imo......looks like bmw is getting more and more jdm every new model design.

StraightSix
01-15-2013, 05:41 PM
Looks nice, just wish it wasn't so big. Seems to be about the same size as an E63 6 series...

cormier
01-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Not bad, the bumpers are a bit dodge-dart-ish but definitely something I could grow to love

Why it even exists in the first place, still a mystery....

Gamite
01-15-2013, 05:45 PM
Looks nice, just wish it wasn't so big. Seems to be about the same size as an E63 6 series...


I bet E30 owners said the same thing when the E46 came out.

StraightSix
01-15-2013, 05:49 PM
I bet E30 owners said the same thing when the E46 came out.

I'm sure they did, just wondering when the up-sizing is going to stop. At this rate the next 3 series is going to be the same size as a 7 series.

Blackedout95
01-15-2013, 06:15 PM
Why do bmw. mercedes and some GM and Dodge products now all share the same bumper, ridiculous.

It is a nice looking car though, just wish the boomer on the quarter panel wasn;t there, would improve the cleanness imo.

Nick_V
01-16-2013, 12:02 AM
Is this pretty much what it's gonna look like? I hope not. It would be absolutely gorgeous if they toned down those bumpers.

Eurostyle
01-16-2013, 02:02 AM
I bet E30 owners said the same thing when the E46 came out.

I think they still DO!!!:D

Eurostyle
01-16-2013, 02:04 AM
Honestly, if i didnt know what i was looking at from the title, i would say this is a facelifted 6....fcplm

EMPOWERD
01-16-2013, 12:18 PM
I'm sure they did, just wondering when the up-sizing is going to stop. At this rate the next 3 series is going to be the same size as a 7 series.

Danimal & I were operating the scales at Mosport for scrutineers during a race-series and on our spare time we weighed our own cars & a few others (friends). I was surprised to see that my E46 M3 weighs 45lbs more than an E32 750iL!!

Eurostyle
01-16-2013, 02:07 PM
^^^ that is just nuts! :(
I wouldn't even want to know how much a new(er) 760Li is!!!

v_bimmer
01-16-2013, 02:50 PM
im not sure what they did there, with the mirrors, and the exhaust :confused:

cormier
01-16-2013, 04:55 PM
Danimal & I were operating the scales at Mosport for scrutineers during a race-series and on our spare time we weighed our own cars & a few others (friends). I was surprised to see that my E46 M3 weighs 45lbs more than an E32 750iL!!

That's jkz. It would be interesting to see real world weights of newer cars

Kamanje14
01-16-2013, 08:58 PM
If you take off the BMW badges this model looks a lot like an Hyundi. Not a real fan of all the lines sticking out looks to busy for me "less is more"

_JohnnyD_
01-16-2013, 09:22 PM
I saw the car today at the show and it looks great. Below are my shitty cell phone pictures...

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af213/_JohnnyD_/picture016_zps3fd5ccc3.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af213/_JohnnyD_/picture015_zps7f0bf1dd.jpg

The car is big. They have a white 6 series parked in front of this display and they look the same size. Most people thought that the 4 series was the replacement for the 6 series.

In my opinion the car to see at the BMW display was the M6. It looks awsome in person. I have no idea why anyone would by a M5. I think it is the first and only 4 door "coupe" that can compete in appearance with the MB CLS.

Sorry I didn't get pictures.

Kamanje14
01-16-2013, 09:44 PM
On the above photos......From the middle of the front hood, I think I can count about 7 lines all the way across and down to the side skirt, way to many lines. Plus 7 more lines on the other side of the car. This car should be called the
(4 LL. ) Series. or 4 Lots Lines

3SERB
01-20-2013, 12:55 PM
I think the shape of the car is real nice..but those front and rear bumpers have to go. Way too aggressive.

Robb
01-20-2013, 10:23 PM
looks like a 3 series to me....:rolleyes:

nonlocal
01-24-2013, 10:32 AM
The front bumper and tiburon side-vent ruin what is otherwise a nice-if-huge coupe... But nobody has mentioned how awful those wheels are! Chrome 'em up and they belong on a ghetto-fabulous Escalade!

I also don't understand splitting up the 3 series... Legitimate question in an otherwise somewhat bitter post: Can somebody explain the marketing-think here? What is the benefit of having so many different largely identical model lines? Doesn't it dillute the brand? The 3-series was already established at the top of its class in reputation...

Kamanje14
01-24-2013, 06:32 PM
If you go back three decades the BMW exterior designs were changing on all new models at a tasteful rate but starting in 2006 the look turned KIA and Hyundai.....the newest model Is totally over the top (for my taste very ugly look) mirrors, rims, hood, bumpers, door lines, hood and even the shape of the windows look goofy. What happened to nice clean exterior , supper handling and great power under the hood, maybe BMW are only interested in 2 out of 3 characteristics of their cars.

Dinanstu
01-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Saw that car in person at the Detroit Autoshow, it is actually quite an attractive car. The mirrors and door handles aer "iffy" but otherwise has some nice lines...

3x Beemer
01-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Kia Optima looks better, if only it came in a 2 door.

webb70
06-28-2013, 10:15 AM
Saw that car in person at the Detroit Autoshow, it is actually quite an attractive car. The mirrors and door handles aer "iffy" but otherwise has some nice lines...

Unfortunately they are hidden behind ALL the other (not so nice) lines!!

Car looks huge .

Dinanstu
06-28-2013, 12:51 PM
When you see the car and where other manufacturers are taking their cars, the old E90looks boxy and dated. The new 4 will have some changes before coming to market, but over-all an improvement, IMO.
The 4 carries a lot of lines from the tauted pininfarina coupe, which is beautiful.

All their cars are getting bigger and heavier. I guess thats why I still stick with the E36.

I wish they would make a real M car again. Lightweight and powerful....But they keep on putting powerful engines in bigger heavier cars...

sb_600
06-28-2013, 04:16 PM
I think it looks great.

That's the thing about looks - entirely subjective :)