And it makes the 3 Series sedan look somewhat boring.
Say what you will about BMW's all-new 4 Series Gran Coupe, but we're willing to bet serious money that they're going to sell a lot of these. Sure, it's powered by the exact same engine options as the 3 Series sedan and 4 Series coupe, a standard 2.0-liter turbo four and an optional 3.0-liter turbo inline-six. But once this car is seen in person, potential 3 Series buyers are likely to have a change of heart; it looks that good.
Even a few 4 Series buyers may decide they want an extra pair of doors after all. The 4 Series GC is longer and wider than the 3 sedan by about half an inch, while still being an inch a half shorter in height. The interior is identical to that of the 3 and 4 Series. The sole transmission is an eight-speed auto. All in all, the 4 GC is the sexier twin of the 3 sedan that'll get all of the attention, despite the slight price boost. Sales will get under way this summer.