BMW unveils new future-focused Concept 4 design

BMW Concept 4

German car giants, BMW has unveiled 'Concept 4' - a future-focused interpretation of the BMW Group’s enduring DNA that represents the magic of coupe driving at its most exciting.

The BMW Concept 4, which represents 85 percent of the upcoming production model, delivers a clear and precise design that harnesses the essence of the BMW brand. Its distinctive kidney grille, remarkable air intakes and prominently sculpted surfaces are a great advert for the car's performance and its engaging character as a driver's car. It hovers close to the road and the vertical oriented grille fits seamlessly into both the proportions of the front end and BMW's illustrious past.

In many ways, the BMW Concept 4's form and design pays homage to classic designs such as the BMW 328 and the BMW 3.0 CSi, shining s spotlight on BMW's long and successful history as a maker of coupes.

The kidney grille is also home to some elaborate details. The grating itself contains horizontal trim elements with a faceted cut which create a neat contrast against the sporty design of the front end and lend depth and exclusivity to the grille. Look closer and another highlight is revealed: the intricate grating within the kidneys and air intakes, which is made up of an array of small “number 4s” joined together.

“The kidney grille has always been a signature feature of BMW cars,” reflects Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design. “The BMW Concept 4 presents a confident and classy take on this iconic feature. At the same time, the BMW Concept 4 offers a look ahead to the expressive face of the 4 Series range.”

The striking LED light elements have no glass cover; instead they are worked into the body like three- dimensional sculptures. This allows them to bring an even greater sense of modernity and technical sophistication to the front end. The stretched bonnet, long wheelbase, flowing roofline and short overhangs also create a modern, elegant and dynamic coupe outline and send energy coursing through the low- slung body even while it’s standing still.

Look at the BMW Concept 4 more closely and further classy details are revealed. The minimalist, two-section exterior mirrors emerge harmoniously out of the weather strips. The lower section in polished aluminium extends the weather strip in a flowing movement and becomes a mirror surface, while the aerodynamically optimised rear section is in body colour and rounds off the design of the mirrors in dynamic fashion. On the inside of the mirrors is an apparently floating BMW logo, which only comes to light on more detailed inspection.

The light-alloy wheels of the BMW Concept 4 are equally rich in detail. The 21-inch items represent a heavily “dished” take on the sporty five-spoke design, drawing the eye into their centre-points. The fronts of the intricate spokes have a high-polished finish, while the set-back surfaces are finely ground to create a slightly darker effect and give the rim design a sophisticated contrast.

BMW Concept 4 design

BMW Concept 4 side

BMW Concept 4 rear

BMW Concept 4

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