The famous German automobile maker, Bavarian Motor Works (BMW), has decided to add “one” more series to the already intense BMW 3 Series, hence, re-branding the series into the BMW 4 series. The BMW 4 series is expected to be available in late summer. This will definitely replace the legendary BMW 3 series and leave it as part of BMW’s history as one of BMW classics. What are the differences between the BMW 4 series and the 3 series? and how might this affect BMW?
It might seem like BMW would build next generation BMW 4 series from scratch and leave no resemblance of the BMW 3 Series at all; however, truth be told, the BMW 4 Series is not all that different than the 5th generation BMW 3 F30 series. The technical specifications are similar, and the car internals are familiar, but whether it drives just as peculiar? We do not yet know. So you’re probably wondering what are the difference between the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 4 Series? Well, the main difference is that the BMW 4 Series will look subtly more sporty, while keeping the BMW 3 series F30 style. Differences are mainly in terms of dimensions. The BMW 4 Series coupes’s wheel base is 2 inches longer than existing 3 series coupes, they extended the front track by 1.8 inches, and added 3.1 inches to the back track. Also, they gave the 4 Series a more sharper appearance. The lights slanted downwards more to give a more fierce sporty-feel. On top of that, there will be many more customization options available to differeniate your 4 series over others. Base price of the 4 Series coupe starts at $40,500 for their BMW 428i line up. That is $1800 dollars more than the current 3 Series Coupe. Of course you get 10 Horse Power more than the 328i Coupe, a nicer exterior, and the new 4 series branding on top of it.
The BMW 3 Series has long served as BMW’s top selling cars in BMW history. Establish since 1975, the BMW 3 Series has won many rewards, and been renown as the “Best Sports Sedan” over the years. The significance of these rewards has given the BMW 3 Series a solid reputation as notorious for performance, and a powerhouse for handling. In fact, the BMW 3 Series is arguably the series that made BMW popular. With this in mind, the BMW 4 series will share the same expectations. Since BMW has re-branded their 3 series to 4 series, they have covered the numbers from 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 series. Will they create a 2, 8, and 9 series next?