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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    I wonder what they will call it in China. I doubt they will call it a 4 series there. The Chinese for 4 is 'si' as is death! Chinese hospitals don't have fourth floors or rooms with the number 4 in them. Even the cashiers go 1, 2, 3, 5, 6!
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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    Is the 3-series really that small? It's almost pushing 3,500 pounds.
    I don't understand how weight=size.
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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    How does it not make sense? BMW's 1,2,3,4 series are all small cars. Why are there so many?
    There's only two series. The coupes are just gven a different name. The 1-sereis is a lot smaller than the 3-series and 1 is going to be FWD in the future.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diggerdan11 View Post
    But they also make a 6-Series Sedan now.
    it's a 4-door coupe. Its even got "coupe" in its name. So... no.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't understand the point of having all these little cars?
    Apparently.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    it's a 4-door coupe. Its even got "coupe" in its name. So... no.
    It's an extremely good looking sedan... errrr... 4-door coupe ! Saw one last weekend in Lisbon.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    3 series sedan
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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    I don't see an ounce of creativity or effort in this design. Typical, highly predictable, boring BMW.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    The problem with the 3-coupe is that the entire rear looks like it was smushed. Fix that and it'll be fine.


    That being said, BMW is going to finally adhere to the even number = coupe, odd number = sedan nomenclature?
    Great. Now bring back the 8 series.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by impala02 View Post
    Great. Now bring back the 8 series.
    You know the i8 has been green-lighted, right? Supposed to be out in1-2 years.


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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    You know the i8 has been green-lighted, right? Supposed to be out in1-2 years.

    The i8 isn't an 8 series, it's part of BMW's new family of "i" cars, which will include the i3. The i3 is clearly not a 3 series. If anything it looks like a Scion:


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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    The i8 isn't an 8 series, it's part of BMW's new family of "i" cars, which will include the i3. The i3 is clearly not a 3 series.
    It's a sub brand. Yes.
    It's got an "8."
    It's a supercar.
    And it's rumored to base at $150,000.

    Sounds like an 8-series to me.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    You know the i8 has been green-lighted, right? Supposed to be out in1-2 years.

    I had no idea. Thanks for the info. I always thought that the 8 was a really cool car.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    It's a sub brand. Yes.
    It's got an "8."
    It's a supercar.
    And it's rumored to base at $150,000.

    Sounds like an 8-series to me.
    I'm confused about this BMW sub-brand. What is it supposed to represent and how will it be different from the BMW brand? So, there won't be an 8 series coupe to go along with the 7 series, but they will have an "8-like" coupe in their sub-brand? The car in the picture above looks to cost way more than $150,000.

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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    Quote Originally Posted by impala02 View Post
    I had no idea. Thanks for the info. I always thought that the 8 was a really cool car.

    I'm confused about this BMW sub-brand. What is it supposed to represent and how will it be different from the BMW brand? So, there won't be an 8 series coupe to go along with the 7 series, but they will have an "8-like" coupe in their sub-brand? The car in the picture above looks to cost way more than $150,000.

    The BMW i8 is BMW's entry into the premium luxury sportscar/supercar segment -- essentially what 8-series is.
    i8 is a performance plugin hybrid. All-electric range is supposed to be around 20 miles, with overall mpg at 70mpg or so.
    So the question is, what exactly does i8 compete with -- F-Type or R8 or ETron? Or both? In some ways, the i8 will probably be closer to Jaguar C-X75 and Porsche 918 -- hybrid supercars that are en route.

    Here's the actual production rendering from BMW, with Roadster to follow:



    Seen testing:



    Estimate price seems to be quoted at $150-200,000 -- well in line with R8, a bit higher than F-Type (which isn't hybrid at this point), and far less than the estimated prices of C-X75 and 918.
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    Re: Production BMW 4 Series Coupe Spied!

    The i8 is not the 8 series replacement, and in many ways it could be considered more of a modern day M1 than a modern day 8 series. Were there to be an 8 series replacement it would in many ways not be utterly divergent from the Mercedes CL a large personal luxury coupe.

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