BMW will follow through on the promises made by the Concept 4 when it launches the production 4 Series, new photos leaked from the factory floor have revealed.
Like the concept preceding it, the production 4er will get a large nose with two tall, interlinked kidneys. It's designed to hark back to the 328, according to BMW, which had two very slim kidneys in the centre of its dainty nose.
It's safe to wager this is an M440i or M440d based on the grille finish, which closely mirrors that of the M340i xDrive.
The headlights are unique to the 4 Series, lacking the central notch featuring in the 3 Series's lights, while the rear end is home to a set of taillights that borrow heavily from the 8 Series with their serpentine graphic.
Both front and rear have more aggressive vents than the 3 Series, as BMW seeks to set the sportier two-door apart from its four-door brother.
Although reactions to the brand's bold new look have been mixed online and in the media, but BMW has strongly defended its recent designs.
BMW product boss Peter Henrich told Autocar the brand's new look has garnered "very positive" feedback, and said he was “convinced” the direction is correct.
The new 4 Series is expected to make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Stay tuned for more in the lead up to its reveal on CarAdvice.