Caught: BMW's 4 Series Coupe Spied During Testing

With the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan ready for prime time, the coupe version isn’t too far away. BMW is still busy testing the two-door and the folks over at Motor Trend just caught one racking up some miles on German roads. It’s still wearing too much camouflage for our tastes, but we expect most of it to peel away soon enough.

Although the two-door 3 may soon be known as the 4 Series, there's a good chance both cars will share several design elements, including the unique front fascia with taillights that blend into the twin-kidney grille. Both the 3 and 4 should be mechanically identical. That means engine choices will includes the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated 240 hp and the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, inline-six rated at 300 hp. Last, but not least, BMW’s performance arm will make an M version to sit atop the totem pole -- although we're not sure M4 has the same ring as M3.

For more photos, click over to see MT's full gallery of spy shots.

Source: Motor Trend

I don't have any problem with a 4-Series coupe and convertible alongside the 3-Series sedan. Audi has an A4 and A5 to differentiate two door from four door and that seems to be serving them just fine, no one is complaining that the A5/S5/RS5 should have been called "A4/S4/RS4 coupes and convertibles". BMW has been doing the same thing with every model except the 3-Series for generations, why not make it homogeneous across all model lines?

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