Despite filming at 2:00 AM and at an undisclosed location, BMW minders filming a commercial for the fast-approaching 4 Series coupe were unable to ward off the long lenses of spy photographers. The result, as you can see here, is our first-ever look at the production version of BMW's new coupe, completely uncovered.

The night shots may be a little bit grainy, but the fast-moving 4 Series still looks pretty good with its camo closeted, matching the svelte lines of the concept car we saw in Detroit this winter. Expect that the 4 coupe will come to market with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in 428i trim, and a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder in 435i spec.

Take your time looking through our gallery of movie-star 4 Series photographs, and tell us what you think about the uncovered Bimmer, in comments.


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      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs more M Sport.
      Matthew Simmons
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks awesome.
      Hello, Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      While I, like many enthusiasts, have fallen out of love with BMW (their recent designs being a good part of the reason for my dismay), I have to say that this looks very good! It is probably the best execution of the BMW design language to come out, so far. It seems more refined and less jumbled than the 6 Series. I can even forgive the air curtain vent. Somehow, it seems more appropriate than on other designs. It's a surprisingly strong design for a company that has not been on its design game as of late. It almost makes up for the horrible Gran Turismo designs.
        chrismcfreely
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hello, Brian
        I agree, but they are just copying the A5, and they used to be the one others were copying.
          D E S I G N
          • 2 Years Ago
          @chrismcfreely
          Can't be on top forever, would be boring. Audi is at the forefront of automotive design now, and from the looks of it for many years to come. But that's a good thing, since their designs are astonishing.
      Hernan
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's...huge. Hoping the pictures exaggerate the length. I still like the previous generation better when I see them on the street vs the new ones.
        jessesrq
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hernan
        The rear side windows do look stretched, more like Accord coupe proportions than E90 coupe proportions. I predict this has to do with maintaining the same roof line for a Gran Coupe variant. I still like the proportions of the sedan better, plus the sedans avoids that wind noise problem that plagues 3-series coupes where the frameless door glass meets the B-pillar.
          Hello, Brian
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jessesrq
          Wind noise only becomes a problem when the window seal starts to wear. Hopefully, they will solve that design issue in the 4-Series. VW solved it on the CC years ago.
      ClementZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the detailing, especially and sculpting everywhere. Looks quite nice. My only complaint is that it looks too long to be truly nimble. An M4 looks like it'll be a brute kind of thing, rather than the rather nimble E30, E36, and to some extent, E46. But knowing BMW, they'll probably make this thing more nimble than nearly anything they've made before, so w/e.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Best looking 3 series, uh 4 series, since e46. I still hate that this is not a 3 series. Madness I tell you, madness...
      avatar-ds
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it, though I'm sorry to see off the outgoing version of the 3-er coupe which is so classy and beautiful.
      superchan7
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car looks really long. What's the size compared to the 8-series?
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @superchan7
        the old 8 you mean..?! wouldn't be surprised if it's even longer
      xspeedy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way too long. The E46 had nice proportions. The E92 became longer and this one even more. Just look at that quarter panel.
        Vinuuz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @xspeedy
        Actually, now that you point out, I noticed it to. E92 looked alright, I liked the proportions, this just looks a wee bit longer.
      ICantDrive88
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just not into that side port things... They look like an afterthought both here and on the 3 GT.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      The front end (same as the 3 series) still doesnt sit quite right with me, but the rest looks fantastic. Then again, I never really liked the front end of the E9X 3 series, it looked a bit blunt, while this looks a bit squinty. However, there's hope, as the M3 has a slightly different front end that looks rather good, if the M4 has the same front end treatment (and the new M3) then it would be a complete package visually. And obviously performancewise too.
      ctsmith1066
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've never found BMWs to be particularly attractive, personally, but this looks really damn good. I especially like that sporty roofline.
        Oliver
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ctsmith1066
        same here, always thought they were band but I really like this one
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