NAIAS 2013 Preview: BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept

During the week leading up to the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, The Driving Life will focus on the big news to expect from automakers, including vehicle launches and model updates.

With the next generation of the BMW 3-Series going sedan-only, the German automaker is slated to unveil the concept model of the BMW 4-Series, which takes the place of the Coupe and Convertible models.

Although the 4-Series model debuting in Detroit is just a concept of the Coupe, it will possibly be close to the production model version that will hit the showrooms. BMW has already released pictures of the concept model and it looks lower, longer and more rounded and modern-looking that its cousin, the current 3-Series Coupe. However, no information on what’s under the hood is available, just yet. Luckily, The Driving Life will be reporting live from the BMW press conference.

The 4-Series is the latest example of BMW organizing each platform into odd-numbered- sedan series and even-numbered sporty series. For instance, the 1-, 3-, 5- and 7-Series are four-door sedans while the 4-, 6-, 8- and upcoming 2-Series will be sporty two-door vehicles.

Most interesting about the unveiling of the 4-Series is the dual function it serves: We get to see the concept model of the Coupe and we also get an idea about the next-gen 3-Series, since the concept model is, in essence, the coupe version of it.

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[Source: BMW]