Concept cars for the not too distant future

Here are a few of the concept cars on display at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show that may hit the streets in the coming years.

BMW 4-Series Coupe concept

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BMW's 4-Series Coupe concept is essentially the vehicle that will replace the current 3-Series Coupe. There's precedent to BMW's three-car monte number game. For example, the BMW 6-Series Coupe is essentially a 5-Series Coupe. The 3-Series will be the sedan, just like the 5-Series is. BMW says, "the "4" stands for greater sportiness, greater exclusivity and even clearer differentiation from the BMW 3 Series range."

Source: CNNMoney
  @peterdrives - Last updated January 17 2013 01:40 PM ET