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The 4-series Gran Coupé is conceived as a sportier and practical alternative to the 3-series
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30 December 2013

BMW will add a third model to its newly established 4-series line-up with the launch of a four-door Gran Coupé.

Set to make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, the new liftback model will join the 4-series coupé and convertible models as “a visually racier but eminently practical four-door alternative to the traditional 3-series saloon”.

The 4-series Gran Coupé uses the same structure as the 4-series coupé and 3-series saloon, with a 2810mm wheelbase. The four-door layout has been made possible by shortening the length of the front doors to accommodate smaller rear doors. All doors are frameless and the B-pillars have been beefed up for added structural rigidity.

At 4640mm in length, 1825mm in width and 1370mm in height, the 4-series Gran Coupé is exactly the same length and width but slightly taller than the 4-series coupé. The additional strengthening and rear doors are claimed to add 100kg to the kerb weight.

Helping to differentiate the new car visually is a more heavily curved roofline than the 4-series coupé’s. The 4-series Gran Coupé also adopts a more heavily raked windscreen and rear window than the 3-series saloon. Its boot capacity is put at 480 litres, the same as a 3-series saloon’s.

The 4-series Gran Coupé will have the same line-up of four and six-cylinder engines as the 4-series coupé. Rear drive will be standard, with all-wheel drive optional on some models. 

Prices are set to start at about £5000 higher than an equivalent 3-series saloon. UK sales will start in June.

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NickSeattle 31 December 2013

Hopefully better looking..

I hope it looks better at launch than in these spy pics. I'd read originally it would be based on the LWB 3 series, same as the 3 series GT. It has the potential to be stunning if it is low and long enough, like the 6 series Gran Coupe.. Or it could look tall and ugly like the 3/5 series GT. Hopefully the former..
ahaus 31 December 2013

pointless rudundant model

Why have this model when there is already the 3-series Gran Turismo which could be considered a 4-door coupe?
I never liked BMW's Gran Turismo models (3- and 5-series) as it looks awkward, inelegant and not very BMW-ish.
The 6-series Gran Coupe, though beautiful, is probably the least coupe-like of all of the trendy 4-door coupes out there and I think should be the 7-series sedan to begin with, but with more rear seat headroom.
Based on the 6-series Gran Coupe I'm sure the 4-series Gran Coupe would be just as stylish.
Maybe BMW should just retire the unloved Gran Turismo line altogether.
Trost 30 December 2013

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