BMW teases new 4-Series during final testing

BMW has teased the new 4-Series coupe as it undergoes final testing on the roads around Munich.

The next generation of the popular two-door model has recently completed testing in Miramas, France, as well as winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden and high-performance runs on the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

BMW 4 Series

While the final design is being kept under wraps for now, it appears BMW has resisted the urge to fit the huge kidney grille design seen on the Concept 4 that was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show last year.

The German firm is focusing on sporty driving characteristics for the coupe version of the 3 Series saloon, with suspension and geometry tweaks said to make it handle better, as well as having a slightly better drag coefficient, lower ride height and lower centre of gravity.

The new 4 Series range will be headed up by an M440i xDrive version, which will have a 380bhp mild-hybrid powertrain combining a straight-six petrol engine with a 48-volt starter motor and battery. This gives a small performance boost and improves fuel economy by taking strain off the engine.

These BMW M models will use an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive, as well as getting uprated brakes and 18-inch alloy wheels.

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