New BMW 3-Series (F30) Coupe and Convertible to come as 4-Series image

The German based automaker BMW has announced that its new generation of the 3-Series sedan will be officially presented this month but rumors say that the Coupe (F32) and the Convertible (F44) will arrive as the 4-Series and the two versions will look pretty much the same as their bigger brother, the 6-Series.

According to, BMW will launch this month the new 4-Series and as you can see from the image published on the German site, the front end is based on the new 6-Series, along with the shape of the roof and the elongated grille which goes near the headlights.

The German site doesn’t say anything about the engine range which will be available for the new 4-Series but the sedan and convertible might end up with the same powerplants as the F30 3-Series, which according to the will be five petrol and three diesels.

The new F30 3-Series is expected to offer a range of five gasoline engines, in the form of the 316i (134 HP), 320i (181 HP), 325i (218 HP), 328i (242 HP) and 335i (302 HP from the 3.0 liter, six-cylinder twinpower turbo unit). Diesel lovers will have to choose from the 316d (114 HP), the 318d (141 HP) and the 320d (181 HP), with the 323d and 335d likely to come later.

The new generation of the 3-Series will also be offered with a hybrid version, where the 3.0 liter gasoline engine will be mated to an electric motor and both of them will deliver a total output of 335 horsepower.

The BMW 3-Series F30 is expected to debut on the October 14 this year and European sales will begin starting from next year, after the Geneva Auto Show will be over. The F30 will also arrive in the United States in late spring 2012.