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tim330i 01-11-2013 11:08 AM

New BMW 4 Series F32 Coupe: What do you want to know?
 
F32 4 series

I'll be at the Detroit Auto Show this coming Monday and Tuesday with up close and personal access to the F32 4 series coupe concept. The F32 4 series is the successor to the E92 3 series coupe, meaning there is no more 3 series coupes after MY 2013.

With this new direction BMW is taking and an entirely new car, what do you want to know? I have interviews scheduled with the 4 series design so design question, pictures of specific things, etc. Post what you're looking for and I'll see what I can do.

Tim

Blueandwhite85 01-11-2013 11:14 AM

"Why?"

:)

Zell 01-11-2013 11:19 AM

M performance limited slip differential - will it be an option at some point??

TArse 01-11-2013 11:23 AM

why label it as a 4er..

Mango 01-11-2013 11:26 AM

This may not be a good question??

Has BMW made any specific changes to the design of the coupe to improve its performance (versus the sedan) in the IIHS's new small overlap test?

It scored 'acceptable.' I think it can do better since Honda scored top honors with its Accord. However it may be too late in the design cycle to implement those changes.

http://s3.bimmerfile.com.s3.amazonaw...e-1.ashx_.jpeg

Certainly not as bad as the Camry though:

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/def...093_1580_1.jpg

Mango 01-11-2013 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TArse (Post 15051740)
why label it as a 4er..

Cause Audi has A4, A5.

Zell 01-11-2013 11:27 AM

Because BMW traditionally had all 2-door cars as even numbers.

6-series, 8-series.

I wouldn't be surprised if the 1-series became the 2-series

Mango 01-11-2013 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zell (Post 15051753)
Because BMW traditionally had all 2-door cars as even numbers.

6-series, 8-series.

I wouldn't be surprised if the 1-series became the 2-series

There's already a 2-series in final testing

Tate325xi 01-11-2013 11:36 AM

What in the hell were they thinking by changing it to the "4-series" and will the M version be called the M4?

Mango 01-11-2013 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tate325xi (Post 15051775)
What in the hell were they thinking by changing it to the "4-series" and will the M version be called the M4?

yup

WDE46 01-11-2013 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tate325xi (Post 15051775)
What in the hell were they thinking by changing it to the "4-series" and will the M version be called the M4?

It's not a big deal. The reason is that it is much more different from the sedan than past versions of the car. The coupe is now its own car! I can't believe some of you are irked about it being labeled "4" instead of "3C".

tim330i 01-11-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 15051760)
There's already a 2-series in final testing

Yep -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=664969

Tim

MachRc 01-11-2013 12:23 PM

The fender grill, its being called the boomerang from the auto press, how was it considered? Is it functional? Is there a proper name for it within BMW and if not..
can we call it a bimmer-rang(may I get credit)?

Patton323I 01-11-2013 12:27 PM

If your really so upset about it being called a "4" take off the 4 and put a 3 on instead, or just debadge the car. I think it looks excellent!

E86 FTW 01-11-2013 04:54 PM

I wouldn't drive that ugly thing to a cockfight. And it will have some outrageous name like 435isTT S-Drive fotzenwhizzer Premium. No thanks!

KOpower 01-11-2013 05:36 PM

Yeah - apart from 2 doors - how is the 4 series different/better to the 3 series

Mango 01-11-2013 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KOpower (Post 15052959)
Yeah - apart from 2 doors - how is the 4 series different/better to the 3 series

Who says it is different/better?

Just a name change

rcsummers 01-11-2013 05:52 PM

id like to know the man responsible for naming it the 4 series.



i need to give him a stern talking to. while your at it, id like to talk to the head of M as well.

tks 01-11-2013 06:32 PM

I can't wait order my 435 tdixitt , an all wheel drive diesel direct injection with twin turbos wagon style.... pssshhhh you guys are gonna be soooo slow!!

wildirish317 01-11-2013 07:22 PM

:facepalm: As long as they don't give it a name, like "Passat" or "Isetta". I know these are taken, but you get my point.....


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