The styling has been toned down after a raft of highly controversial shapes from Chris Bangle's studio. The 4-series proposal shown here, by graduate designer Rimon Ghobrial, apparently didn't get beyond the scale model stage. However, the 4-series will differ significantly from the 3-series saloon and Touring, with a different nose and tail, longer doors and a lower roof.
The 4-series is expected to arrive in 2006, following the 3-series which is unveiled next year. The 3-series features much more conventional styling than the 5-series and is already pounding the N