If you’ve been waiting for the arrival of the next-generation BMW 4 Series coupe, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s almost here. BMW has announced that the 2021 4 Series coupe is in the final phase of testing and to go with that announcement we have a slew of new photos of a camouflaged prototype.
BMW says that the “4 Series Coupe’s chassis technology is a more individual composition than ever before.” Compared to the 3 Series sedan, the 4 Series coupe is 57 millimeters lower than its four-door counterpart and its center of gravity is 21 millimeters lower. Combined with the negative camber at the front wheels and the 23-millimeter wider rear track the 4 Series coupe is more agile than its predecessor.
While the new 4 Series coupe has a sportier suspension than before, the double-joint spring strut front axle / five-link rear axle configuration doesn’t sacrifice comfort.
The top of the line 4 Series coupe will be the M440i xDrive coupe, which is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder and a 48-volt mild hybrid system that generates a total 374 horsepower. An integrated motor-generator can add an additional 11 horsepower for short periods. The 430i will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 255 horsepower.