It seems that the BMW 4 Series is about to make its debut soon. Leaked photos of the brand’s upcoming compact luxury coupe have surfaced online, presenting what seems to be the next evolution of BMW’s iconic kidney grille design.
The photos come courtesy of Germancarforums, which shows the front fascia of the upcoming 2021 BMW 4 Series. Whether you like it or not, the BMW 4 Series is now utilizing the gigantic interpretation of the kidney grille that was previewed by the BMW Concept 4. However, unlike the BMW Concept 4’s kidney grille, there seems to be a black divider in the middle, giving it the impression that the grille is one whole piece rather than two separate kidney-shaped pieces.
As we go towards the back, things get dramatically less controversial. The taillights have a sportier look into them, bringing it more in line with the rest of the BMW line-up. And then down the sides of the rear bumper, the 4 Series is donning a slim vent. Whether or not that is real is something that we’ll find out once the car has been officially unveiled.
On the bright side, at least BMW stayed true to the Concept 4’s looks, which doesn’t happen very often in the automotive industry. Usually, the resulting production car looks a lot tamer than the concept car that previewed it.
The BMW 4 Series will most likely utilize the same set of powertrains that the all-new 3 Series currently has. This includes a set of 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 petrol engines ranging from 181 hp in the 420i to 255 hp in the 430i and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 petrol engine powering the M440i, which should produce 382 hp and 500 Nm of torque.
Of course, there will also be a set of diesel engines, one of which may be a 2.0-liter diesel that produces 188 hp and 400 Nm in the 420d and a set of 3.0-liter inline-6 diesel engines that range from 261 hp to 335 hp. A 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic will likely be the transmission choices.
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