Bimmerpost, which is one of the most popular BMW forum websites has released a render of what they think the next BMW 4 Series will look like. The huge kidney grille is the major design change that the next 4 Series will have over the predecessor. The headlights are separated from the grille, there is an intake at the bottom of the grille and angular side air intakes like on the BMW 3 Series G20 M-Sport. The side profile looks much sleeker and doesn’t have a lot of details going on that much. The rear takes inspiration from the 3 Series G20 with a bulky aggressive bumper and two circular exhaust pipes. The taillights mimic the L-shape but angled a bit from the centre of the lights. The first render is finished in Sunset Orange and the other in what looks like Estoril Blue.
Here’s what I think about this render, it has been properly done but I wish the front lights were a bit closer to the kidney grille because this looks like a cross-eyed face. I think the side profile should have a bit more body creases like on the BMW Concept 4 which is the car that the new 4 Series will take design inspiration from. I am completely happy with the rear design of this 4 Series render and if the actual car looks like this on the rear, that would be awesome.
I asked people on Twitter how they felt about the render and most of them, excluding those imposing the huge kidney grille, say that the overall design isn’t as aggressive as they want it to be, suggesting that it looks a bit too soft and it needs more aggression. I agree with them and I hope BMW will deliver on the new BMW 4 Series.
The one pictured here is the 435i but then that trim model no longer exists on new BMW models, meaning that an M440i will take its place. It will be powered by the B58 engine used on current M40i models which is a 3.0-litre turbopetrol straight-six with a power output of 369 hp (275 kW) and 500 Nm of torque and it will come with xDrive as standard. Read more about the upcoming 4 series and M4 here on my other article.