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The New BMW 4 Series Coupe Exterior Review

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October 18, 2013 AT 1:58 PM
Powerfully taut surfaces and precise, sweeping lines define the athletic outline of the BMW 4-Series Coupe. The gently sloping roofline - a hallmark coupe trait - creates a smooth transition into the rear, stretches the car's overall appearance and elegantly accentuates the sporting profile of the flanks. Added to which, the shallow, homogeneous side window graphic with frameless glass and the signature slimline BMW Hofmeister kink at the trailing edge of the C-pillar generate a dynamic visual tension. Below the windows, the double swage line - made up of two character lines running alongside each other - familiar from the BMW 3-Series teams up with the striking door sill line to strengthen the body's dynamic wedge shape. The small, shrinking shadow below the swage line above the rear wheel accentuates the flared rear wing, emphasising the car's dynamic potential and hallmark BMW rear-wheel drive.