CHARACTER IN EVERY LINE.
Seungmo Lim kneels before the rear of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé. From the ceiling of the circular room in the BMW Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ), lamps illuminate the vehicle as though it were on a stage. With his right hand, the designer points forward past the three-dimensional rear lights. “The ¾ rear view is one of my favourite perspectives. The reflection on the muscular rear fender and the interrupted, horizontal main line between the wheel arches define the character of the new coupé,” explains Lim, taking a step back.
"Seen from the side, the line seems to be arched, but from above it curves against it, allowing light and shadow to form a taut body side. This line also divides the height of the vehicle into two harmonious halves, giving it elegant agility and dynamism – even when the vehicle isn’t in motion.”
The striking main line is one of the elements that are also found in BMW Concept 4. At its premiere at the IAA 2019 motor show, the concept car wrote a new chapter in coupé fascination. A preview of the upcoming production model. Now the new BMW 4 Series Coupé tells its story. And it starts with sketches on a blank sheet of paper.