BMW at NAIAS: Full Press Conference & Video Tour

NAIAS 2013 represented a big show for BMW in several ways. Most importantly was the introduction of the 4 Series coupe concept. But production cars also had their time in the spotlight with the M6 Gran Coupe and Z4 LCI both debuting in Detroit. The US market also saw the debut of the 320i and the 3 Series Touring. And on top of that there was the press conference with a handful of new details around BMW\'s future in the US and current production status. All told well worth the trip for us. And while we couldn\'t take you with us, we have the next best thing with a full video recap of the show.

BMW 4 Series Concept Video

As always the best way to get a feel for a new concept isn\'t through photography but video. And along with the 50+ images that BMW dropped today we also have our first look at the 4 Series in this six minute video walk-through.

BF Analysis & Full Gallery: BMW 4 Series Coupe

As much as BMW\'s design language is lead by the 6 and 7 Series, it\'s typically the 3 Series that is the best resolved aesthetically. The front-end is a particularly well articulated version of BMW\'s recent form language. Then there\'s the mantra that every 3 Series Coupe has followed; lower, wider and sleeker. The 4 Series takes this even further with 5 cm more length, 1.6 cm less height and 4.4 cm more width. It\'s almost enough to move it out of the sports sedan category and into the GT class.

World Premier: BMW 4 Series Concept

Ladies and gentlemen, the curtain has dropped. This is the new BMW 4 Series. Take away the wicker cup holders and quarter inch think leather and you have what will be on dealer lots late next year. The 4 Series picks up from where the E92 3 Series left off. Lower, wider, sleeker and more sophisticated in every succeeding generation, the 3 Series Coupe has increasingly gone further upmarket. With renaming the car the 4 Series BMW is further signaling that this is a car isn\'t just a two door 3 Series.