Rumorpile: BMW Coupe To Be Named 3 Series or 4 Series?
William Maley - Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
October 24, 2011
A week ago, BMW did a big rollout for the next generation 3-Series starting with the sedan. Now spy shots have emerged of the coupe undergoing some testing.
Design wise, the coupe will share a family resemblance with the sedan. The coupe will have its headlights stretched inward to meet up with the grille, a lower intake that flares wide at each corner of the car, and share the same design cues for the trunk with the new 6-Series.
Engines will be same as the sedan with the choice of the between the new N20 2.0-liter turbo four, offering 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque for the 328i and N55 turbocharged 300-hp six-cylinder for the 335i. Transmissions on offer will be a six-speed manual and a eight-speed automatic.
The big question is whether the coupe will be named the 3-Series or the 4-Series. This rumor has been going on for the past year after reports came out saying BMW was looking towards a naming scheme wherein vehicles like sedans and wagons would have odd numbers while coupes and convertibles would use even numbers.
Whatever it’s called, we’ll see the coupe version sometime next year.
Source: Car & Driver