The attention-grabbing BMW Concept 4 has been unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, revealing the distinctive snout BMW says will inspire the next generation 4 Series.
The silhouette and overall body are what we're expecting for the new two-door companion to the 3 Series, with the Concept 4 featuring a long bonnet, pushed back windscreen, and short rear deck.
As is the case with many cars today, the Concept 4 has large, aggressively-styled vents in the front bumper, and a big rear diffuser cut into the back.
According to the company, the Concept 4's full-height grille is a modern interpretation of the design employed by the 328 and 3.0 CSi.
Domagoj Dukec, design director for the BMW brand, says the concept's grille is a "confident and classy take on this iconic feature", which provides "a look ahead to the expressive face of the 4 Series range".
The Concept 4 rides on 21-inch alloy wheels, but the company has not revealed any details about the its drivetrain. In production we expect the 4 Series range to feature many, if not all, the engine options available in the 3 Series sedan and wagon.
This includes turbocharged four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid option like the 185kW/420Nm 330e, which has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an EV driving range of 60km.