Because embargoes were apparently made to be broken, images of the 2014 BMW 4 Series coupe have leaked onto the Internet ahead of the car's official debut thanks to Car Design News' Facebook page. As you'll recall, the 4 Series is the replacement for the outgoing 3 Series coupe, its nomenclature falling in line with the rest of BMW's lineup, where coupes and convertibles will be set apart from their sedan counterparts by one number.

As we can see in the photos, the 4 Series takes a lot of its design cues from the 3 Series on which it is based, but there's a lot more in the way of attractive body sculpting, and this production model stays true to the original 4 Series Coupe Concept that we saw at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.

We don't have official details to divulge just yet, but we can discern from the photos that the range-topping coupe will be the 435i model, likely powered by BMW's turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six from the 335i. There will no doubt be a 428i model with a 2.0-liter turbo-four underhood, and we expect BMW to offer its xDrive all-wheel-drive system on both models. Much like the 3 Series, a variety of trim levels will be on offer, including a top-spec M Sport trim that you can see painted in Estoril Blue here.

Stay tuned for the official 4 Series details later today, but for now, have a glance through our gallery of leaked photos, above.


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        stevefazek
        • 1 Year Ago
        great looking car but still has a horrible boat anchor of an engine
        Rich
        • 1 Year Ago
        Because you like buzz-words... we know this. You'll be saying this about the E9x M3 when it dips into the sub $30K market.
      oRenj9
      • 1 Year Ago
      I enjoy the design elements of the car, I just feel like it it too big overall. The size is appropriate for the 3-series because it has four doors to break things up. But the long hood, doors, and rear don't flow together very well with the low-slung front-end. I feel like the car needs to be either shrunk in overall size or the front-end needs to be made bigger. Right now, it is like looking at a really fat guy with a small head.
        over9000
        • 1 Year Ago
        @oRenj9
        Its made to compete with the A5 moron.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @over9000
          You said it was too big... Get the upcoming 2 series if you are smart.
          oRenj9
          • 1 Year Ago
          @over9000
          Irrelevant; it doesn't matter what the car's competition is, it still has a disproportionately small front end.
        jesse_j
        • 1 Year Ago
        @oRenj9
        The angle they used as the cover photo for this story often makes cars look weak, if you ask me. The side profile looks phenomenal.
      Dom Enic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems like most people here don't like it, yet I bet it will outsell anything it directly competes with. I for one think it's pretty sexy, especially the interior of the new 3 series is a great improvement over the E90.
      e46mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      I miss the good old days when "C" designated that it had two doors.
      Gilbert
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice looking car having good stuff, waiting to take a drive with this one.....
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      WOW! It looks like...well, an updated 3 series coupe...
      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those fender vents had better be funtional because they look terrible.
        spinftwin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan
        I agree. I liked the ones on the E46 M3 because they were functional, unique (until every other company copied them), and weren't trying too hard to be stylish. I tolerated the fender vents on the E92 M3. These are just awful...
      CleverFool
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is just a 2-door 3 series. Not exactly a pretty car. The design of the regular saloon's front fog lights is much better integrated than they are on this 4 series. Major disappointment! I was hoping it would have looked like a shrunken version fo the 6 series coupe.
      Dreez28
      • 1 Year Ago
      Boring.
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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is there a "stupid vent delete" and "headlight connected to the grill disconnect" package?
      Time
      • 1 Year Ago
      Strange how with every new BMW announced the negative comments increase...yet so do BMWs sales numbers...
        mchica
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Time
        There are lots of things going on behind the scenes when it comes to Blogs and Forums. The number of negative comments can be utterly divergent from the number of said posters making those negative remarks.
        vi_per
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Time
        And the best selling car is the Corolla. Yep sales numbers = everything.
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