The second-generation BMW 4 Series Coupé has been spotted undergoing dynamic testing at the Nürburgring, ahead of going on sale early next year.
The new two-door Audi A5 Coupé and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé rival, previously spied on a truck near BMW's Munich headquarters, displays a clear family resemblance with the larger 8 Series. It features a prominent bonnet, heavily curved roofline, angled rear window and a pronounced shoulder line over the rear wheels.
Alongside the coupé model spied here, BMW is also developing a successor model to the 4 Series Convertible, which will feature a fabric roof in place of the metal structure used by the current generation, and a follow-up to the four-door 4 Series Gran Coupé.
The 4 Series Coupé is based on the latest variant of BMW’s CLAR (cluster architecture) platform. It supports both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive although, unlike the larger 8 Series, developments such as air suspension and four-wheel steering are not planned to be offered during its seven-year life cycle.