With the new BMW 4 Series coupe arriving for the 2014 model year, we’ve started to see camouflaged prototypes out testing. This latest tester sports less camo than previous cars, allowing us to share a couple pictures of the interior as well as exterior details like the functional fender vents.
With less camouflage than before, it appears that the BMW 4 Series coupe will retain the 4 Series concept’s creased body line that starts aft of the front wheel flare before piercing the door handle and finishing at the taillights. With camo covering part of the rear quarter windows, BMW isn’t ready to show its signature Hofmeister Kink yet.
While the front fenders are mostly covered in camouflage, the latest BMW 4 Series coupe spy shots include a close-up shot of the active front fender vents that the automaker calls Air Breathers, which work with the Air Curtain to channel air around the wheels to improve aerodynamics and reduce fuel consumption.
Inside, the basic architecture and details of the dashboard and center console closely resemble that of the 4 Series concept. From a leaked dealer product list sheet, we know that the 2014 BMW 4 Series coupe and convertible will be offered in 428i and 435i variants and will likely be powered by the same 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 and 300-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6, respectively, as the 3 Series sedan and wagon. The 3 Series diesel engine hasn’t been confirmed for the 4 Series. While all-wheel drive doesn’t appear to be available for the convertible – at least at first – the larger 6 Series convertible is available with four driven wheels.
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