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Future BMW 4 Series Coupe Caught on Tape

Now that we’ve seen the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan, we’re already eager to set eyes on the coupe version, which will be dubbed the 4 Series.

Our colleagues over at Motor Trend recently snapped photos of a 4 Series test mule and they’re at it again, this time with video. It appears that the tester is caught up in some city traffic, which allowed the photographer to get up close and personal.  While the test vehicle is still masked in tons of camouflage, we can at least make out the swooping coupe roof line and a few of the details it shares with the sedan.

Although there’s still some debate over whether or not this car should receive a new Series moniker, the 4 Series is essentially the coupe version of the new 3 Series sedan. BMW’s new naming process allegedly assigns odd numbers to sedans and wagons, while coupes are convertibles will be given even numbers. For example, the current 1 Series coupe will become the 2 Series, while the sedan retains the 1 Series name.

Like the 3 Series, the new coupe should get a 2.0-liter, 240-hp, turbocharged, four-cylinder to serve as the base engine and the familiar N55, turbocharged, 300-hp, inline-six will carry over. The high-performance M version will follow soon after.

For more photos, click here to head over to Motor Trend‘s story on its latest spy find.

Source: Motor Trend

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Buying Guide

2012 BMW 3-Series

Fair Market Price $21,801 328 i Convertible

0-60 MPH:

5.5 SECS

EPA MPG:

23 City / 34 Hwy

Horse Power:

240 @ 5000