For the last 20 years, BMW hasn’t been afraid of controversial styling. Back in 2001, the new look of its flagship 7 Series sedan caused quite a stir with its buck some backside and droopy headlamps. More recently, the radical designs of its i3 and i8 hybrid models, which debuted eight years ago, remain polarizing. And BMW’s stylists are still pushing the envelope.
This is the all-new 2021 BMW 4 Series. Have you seen its grille yet? It’s a fresh take on the brand’s famed twin-kidney design, and it’s not exactly conventional. Some will appreciate BMW’s willingness to push its design language forward and take chances. Others think the sleek new 4 Series has a bad case of buckteeth. Maybe Bugs Bunny is still popular in Germany? But more importantly, the new 4 Series remains a great drive. Basically a two-door version of the perennially popular 3 Series sedan, it continues to define the small luxury coupe class. But the competition is fierce. Rivals include the Lexus RC, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A5, and Infiniti Q60.