BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a Sexier 3 Series Sedan

Reveal

Is it better-looking than a 3 Series?

We’ve known for a while that BMW was planning to turn its new 4 Series Coupe into a sedan. But wait, isn’t that car the 3 Series? Yes, but now BMW is taking this platform one step further with the new 4 Series Gran Coupe. Call it a four-door coupe that'll be slightly more expensive than the 3 Series. While the interior and overall mechanicals are identical to that of the 3 sedan, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is longer and wider by nearly a half an inch, yet it’s still an inch and a half shorter in height.

That translates into being lower, sleeker, and wider, exactly what a four-door coupe is supposed to be. BMW hasn’t yet announced official interior volume numbers, but they shouldn’t be all that different than the 3 sedan. But nobody who wants a four-door coupe will care about that. The 4 Series GC also benefits from more sculpted front and rear ends you’ll find on the 4 coupe. BMW also claims the car’s appearance is derived conceptually from the uber sexy 6 Series Gran Coupe. Under the hood and you’ll find the exact same engines from the 3 and 4 Series: a standard 2.0-liter turbo four and an optional turbo 3.0-liter inline-six. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is the sole transmission offering.

You Might Also Like
Embarrassing Car Failures Automakers Want You To Forget
Embarrassing Car Failures Automakers Want You To Forget
10 Amazing Concepts From Boring Manufacturers
10 Amazing Concepts From Boring Manufacturers

BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system is optional. The 428i model will run $3k more than the 328i and the 435i is an extra $2,400 over the 335i. An official live debut will happen this March in Geneva and sales will begin this summer.

Gallery

19
PHOTOS