January 14, 2013 - Detroit, MI. BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept revealed at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.Enlarge Photo
All coupe variants will begin production in Munich, Germany, this July, and will be produced for the 2014 model year through June of 2014. Convertible 4-Series cars will be assembled in Regensburg, Germany, with production beginning in November and ending in July of 2014.
The 4-Series Coupe will be offered with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, in 428i, 428xi, 435i and 435xi forms. All 428i models will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, while 435i cars will get a turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six rated at 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque.
BMW will also offer 428i and 428xi models in SULEV guise, reportedly using the N20 engine as opposed to the N26 found in other 428 models.
As for the 4-Series Convertible, three rear-wheel drive models will be available. The range starts with the 428i, then goes to the (presumably) higher-performance 428i S. Rounding out the open-air product line will be the 435i Convertible. No all-wheel drive 4-Series convertible models appear to be planned, at least for now.
Look for further U.S.-specific details on equipment levels and pricing closer to the cars’ American debut.