Rendering: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

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The new BMW 4 Series Coupe is nearly a year away, but BMW insiders have already begun speculating on a future 4 Series Gran Coupe, …

The new BMW 4 Series Coupe is nearly a year away, but BMW insiders have already begun speculating on a future 4 Series Gran Coupe, a model similar to the 6 Series Gran Coupe unveiled last year.

According to BMW insider Scott27, the 4 Series Gran Coupe will be a “very sexy looking four door Gran Coupe model which will bring the sleek sportiness , premium image and ambience of the 6er Gran Coupe to the Premium entry sports segment.”

The 4 Series Gran Coupe is said to compete with the A5 Sportback. Built under the codename F35, the 4 Series Gran Coupe will launch in 2015.

Rendering: BMW  4 Series Gran Coupe

The bigger brother and the first BMW with four-doors and coupe-like design, 6 Series Gran Coupe, will launch in summer of 2012 and will directly compete with the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS.

The 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line combines stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the 6 Series Coupe with interior room and amenities for up to five passengers.

The 6 Series Gran Coupe goes on sale in the US in June 2012 and will be offered as three distinct models: BMW 640i, 650i and 650i xDrive (the latter two launching in late summer 2012).

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  • Xandonia

    This car doesn’t make any sense, if you want a 4 door 4 series, get a 3, if you want a bigger 3 series get a 5. 

  • LaMa

    what the 3 series should have looked like from the start ?
    I don’t see how this is different then a 3 series sedan. Not a whole lot of changes.
    the 3 series //M sport package with some mild lowering and nicer wheels and you end up 98% where this car is.  Pointless no-segment filler although I like the look.

    BMW is trying to cover every segment and in between segments. The 5GT tanked big time, so they should abandon this create a segment where there wasn’t any…

    also the 3GT… is it really in a works ? The 5GT sold in 1/4 of the number they predicted ! in its first 2 years ! Sales are less then marginal. The BMWNA sold more M3 then 5GT (both models combined !!!)   The 5GT is a worst disaster in a modern BMW history.  Why push the envelope and create an another dud ?

    • Yugo23

      Who said that about seling 5GT? It was sold 2%more they predicted!

      I saw 3GT and it is so great looking. Cant wait.

  • Alen Residovic

    Don’t get it. They’ve already increased the dimensions of the F30 3 series sedan, compared to previous models. M sport package f30 will do the job perfectly. Who wants more, there is the F10 5 Series M sport package, and the Gran Coupe 6 series. 

    Also think that there is no need to introduce the 4 series. The 3 series Coupe sounds much better, and when you say “Drier” (Drei – Three), everyone knows what do you mean… number four associates to Audi A4, which is a direct opponent to the 3 series, so naming the car “4 series” is a bad idea in my opinion…

  • http://twitter.com/philly_jeff215 Philly_Jeff

    How many different series cars do we need. Next will be the 9 series, or maybe bring back the 8 series. Seriously, just stick with the 3, the 5 and the 7 series.

  • Snogger

    Looks sexy, like a baby 6 series.  I’d buy a smaller cheaper 6, that thing is a boat.  2 tons and 16 feet long is just a bit big for my tastes.

  • Viper

    this is what the 3 series should have looked like from the start….I dont get it…

    • Adam

      I think the front grill/headlight combo of this render is much better executed than the new 3 series. I hope ey rethink that in favor is this style across the lineup.

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  • Aguaha

    looks like what the 3 should have!!!!!!!!…..agreed!
    i bet they will build it on the stretched 3 wheelbase model (China model)…that justifies engineering development of stretch version and addresses the reality that you need more knee room when you have to sit lower and longer n the back

  • my_beanus

    can’t wait till the Gran X5 comes out. then 2 years later, i expect the baby Gran X3 and Gran X1.

  • Bmwfan

    uh, haven’t we seen this before? I am thinking it is just the 3 series Li from china!

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  • Alexf

    I don’t know why this blog site keeps posting such crap. Doesn’t anyone of its operators know anything about BMW and it’s design policies?

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      It’s called a rendering, same as automotive magazines do. It’s part of the auto world and until the car comes out, no one really knows the final design. Great example: look at the 3 Series sedan renderings and how the final product looked like.

      • T.

        It is actually more controlled than you think and what you get initially is the first ideas from the design studio , not necessary the final design. Some manufacturers prefer not to drip-feed but release in advance. But you would be surprised on how manufacturers control information to publications like Autobild. 

        This rendering however is not the final car.

        Why a Gran Coupe for the 4er?
        Well, if you take BMW’s modular architecture that allows greater platform flexibility , as well as being profitable in the long run and allows various concepts to be born from one structure.
        Each model has its own unique wheelbase, track width , suspension mounts and firewall placements.  It allows BMW to cater and engineer dynamics to each model individually.  It is a more intelligent way to share platforms as it broadens the abilities
        of what car body sits on top.  

        The larger matrix found under the current 5 6 and 7 can be found within ten current BMW models.
        The modular matrix under the 3er will surpass that amount (if you count variants)
        Both the 3er GT and the 4er Gran Coupe are based on the China only 3er Li but on a shortened wheelbase developed from the 3er Li which again shows the strengths of BMW’s extensive engineering on developing modular platforms.
        Think of it in simpler terms as either sophisticated Lego or Meccano.

        The 4er Gran Coupe will feature the front and rear of the upcoming 4er Coupe and Cabrio models, however the roof structure is flatter to accomodate the altered platform. Two conventional rear doors along with frameless windows. With the BMW 6er Gran Coupe being the lowest in height terms four door BMW ever made. The Gran Coupe 4er will surpass that by a few inches. To become a very sleek , sexy looking four door Coupe. which if you want to see how sleek it will be – look at the spyshots of the 4er Coupe.

        4er Gran Coupe is more about the emphasis on style and ambience , rather than outright practicality. It will join the 3er Gran Turismo as two concepts bringing a sense of style and luxury segment ambience to the Premium Entry segment.
        But it will still be as sporting as the upcoming 4er Coupe.

        The split between the 3er and the 4er allows BMW to position the 4er as a model line with a greater emphasis on performance , dynamics and style in Coupe , Cabrio and Gran Coupe.  Whereas the 3er Sedan has established new rules for it’s segment . The Touring and upcoming GT will build further on this with added practicality.

      • Alexf

        Don’t be stupid Horatiu.

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  • Rennfahrer

    Curious – If BMW would go to the trouble of officially separating the 4er Coupe/Conv/GC into a separate model line, why would one think it would so closely resemble a 3er?  I would think a “baby 6er” would probably be more likely, at least from a styling perspective…

  • wac77

    That’s exactly the car I am looking forward to get as soon as it comes out.  Lower and sportier than a 3 (like a coupe), but a bit longer and more upscale, with 4 door practicality but a 1/2 size smaller than a 5 series.  I don’t care what the name is, but 4 series seems logical, with the 3/4 model matrix resembling the 5/6 one (3 and 5 coming in sedan, wagon, and GT; 4 and 6 in coupe, conv, and 4-door grand coupe)

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  • http://mattattaq.tumblr.com Matt

    The article itself doesn’t make sense. The whole point of the 3er / 4er break is to make the coupes and convertibles a 4xx and the saloons and estates a 3xx. Why on earth would they add a 4-door coupe, on the same platform as the saloon, to compete against each other and confuse buyers? 

    The argument for a 4-door 3er/4er Grand Coupe to compete with the A5 in general is a bit off as well, given that the A5 is a 2-door coupe… But for argument’s sake, anyways, the 6er can get away with it because when a person’s spending $90k on a car, “practical” is usually not a big concern. The 3er is too small to be called a real GC, and it’s not clear where the market would be for a sedan with a cramped rear head room and littler trunk would be at that price range. 

    In the end, why would a person buy a 428 4-door coupe-dan? The real competitor would probably be one of the odd niche MBs, but it’s not clear which one that would be either. The CLS is the only one that comes to mind and that is in the 6er range. There just isn’t a “4-door coupe” at that spend, and I’d argue it’s for good reason.

  • BMW

    It make sense, with 4 series gc BMW can design the gc as a coupe, not as a 3 serie sedan. I would buy one.

  • BMW

    It make sense, with 4 series gc BMW can design the gc as a coupe, not as a 3 serie sedan. I would buy one.

  • Usa

    cool~

  • Xinwei Guo

    cool, really cool.

  • Xinwei Guo

    It’s really a cool car.

  • David

    I think its a stunning looking car and will fill the gap between the 3-series and the 5….for those who already had a 3-series and find the 5-series too big this is a perfect alternative! Beautidul looking car, hopefully it will come as a M450d, cant wait!

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