Spy Shots: 2020 BMW 4 Series

BMW 4Series 2

What you see here is the all-new BMW 4 Series coupe being tested on the Nurburgring. Here's what we know so far about the Bavarian newcomer.

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

These 2 images show the 2020 BMW 4 Series coupe on the Nurburgring. Given the subtle hints of design, we suspect the 4 Series is going to adopt a more GT approach than just a 2-door version of the 3 Series sedan. 

In terms of engines, it would be surprising to us to not have the entire 3 Series powertrain portfolio carried over. This would mean you'd have the choice of 420i, 430i, M440i xDrive as well as diesel options. We suspect the model you see here is the M440i xDrive as the rear exhaust style is identical to that of the soon-to-be-launched M340i xDrive. That model packs a 275 kW and 500 Nm punch from a 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder and with all-wheel drive, it's capable of blitzing to 100 kph in a claimed 4.4 seconds.

Inside, we think the new BMW 4 Series will receive a near-identical cabin to the 3 Series, but with a few more luxury and sporty touches. When it goes on sale, it'll rival the Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and Audi A5 coupe. Keep an eye out for the eventual BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe too.

Further Reading

Spy Shots: New BMW 4 Series 

BMW 4 Series (2017) Launch Review

BMW 440i Coupe M Sport (2016) Review

BMW SA confirms 3 Series range expansion