The attention-grabbing BMW Concept 4 has been unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, revealing the distinctive snout BMW says will inspire the next generation 4 Series. BMW is quite literally obsessed with size these days. We have already seen the 2019 7 Series Facelift and all-new X7 showing off that oversized kidney bean grille. Now! The Concept 4 that has made its debut at the ongoing 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show builds up even more on the design, hinting that the massive grille is going to be quite ubiquitous in BMW’s line up. We still hope that it is limited just to the concept. The silhouette and overall body are what we’re expecting for the new two-door companion to the 3 Series, with the Concept 4 featuring a long bonnet, pushed back windscreen, and short rear deck.
Now getting to the meat of it, the Concept 4 is inspired by some of the previous generation models like the 328 and 3.0 CSi. We’re not really sure about the BMW 328 but the outline of the grille is definitely identical to that on the 3.0 CSi, just that the one on the Concept 4 is like 10x bigger and looks obnoxious. Having said that, we quite like the stance of the Concept 4. Especially, the rear where the haunches are a bit muscular and the fast back design blends well with the overall proportion. Sharp lines on the face and hood too complement the design. Hopefully, the next generation M3 and M4 will be inspired by the concept.
As is the case with many cars today, the Concept 4 has large, aggressively-styled vents in the front bumper, and a big rear diffuser cut into the back. The other elements on the Concept 4 also come together to enhance the modern and premium appeal. The laser headlights look sleek and add some notorious sense to the face and large air curtains in the bumper add to the aggressive stance as well. Speaking of the functionality side, they also work to cool the engine and brake pads. Overall, the Concept 4 does look a piece of art, just that BMW designers got a freehand on the grille. Moreover, the Red paint shade should also go in BMW’s favour to attract the crowd at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Domagoj Dukec, design director for the BMW brand, says the concept’s grille is a “confident and classy take on this iconic feature”, which provides “a look ahead to the expressive face of the 4 Series range”.
The Concept 4 rides on 21-inch alloy wheels, but the company has not revealed any details about the its drivetrain. In production we expect the 4 Series range to feature many, if not all, the engine options available in the 3 Series sedan and wagon. This includes turbocharged four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid option like the 185kW/420Nm 330e, which has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an EV driving range of 60km.