Okay, autobild's pictures, thanks to Alex Baumann, bimmerfest forums:
M4 should have V8 SMG, all 3ers should have opeional or standard idrive. New 3.5L engine probably making 250 HP or more, maybe 270 to compete with G35C better.
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As much as it was an internal secret BMW. management confirmed internally that the replacement 3er coupe/ cabrio will be designated 4er .
Knowing how much the 3 means BMW will introduce the M3 sedan and more than likely a Touring model to challenge rampant C-Klasse AMG cars.
The coupe it is not a folding hard top but a winter hardtop . The canvas roof is a variation on the 6er fin roof - improved packaging more luggage space and less weight are benefits of this compact design.
The 4er shares many styling links with the Z4 such as angled surfaces and rear end with lights cut into the rear bumpers . The front features a flat wide kidney grille like the Z4 and sharply cut light units following the shape of the Z4.
The 4er looks nothing like the 3er this is why BMW have worked an individual design into the programme . The 6er coupe and cabrio have been a very successful programme and they want the 4er to follow the same idea.
The coupe will no longer be the entry model as it will have a smaller brother so it repositions itself against the CLK Mercedes-Benz.
Engines will come from 2.5i to top line M 4.0i V8 with 407 BHP , Diesel will come later .
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