Domagoj Dukec, BMW Head of Exterior Design, and Paloma Schmidt-Braekling, Product Manager BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, share some insight into the design and idea behind the new four-door midsize coupe.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe comes to market to compete with the equally stunning Audi A5 Sportback. A5 sales have been too strong for BMW to ignore, even if it means risking to angry some of the hardcore BMW fans who are seeing more and more BMW niche models.
The four-door coupe 4 Series will sit above the two-door coupe model and below the M4 Coupe.
The four-door Coupé combines attributes such as a higher usage for everyday life with functionality, without giving up on sportiness and elegance.
The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe arrives in the US in early summer of 2014 with two engine choices. The 428i Gran Coupe will feature BMW’s award-winning 240hp TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder while the 435i Gran Coupe will be powered by the much-lauded 300hp TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline six. The 428i xDrive Gran Coupe will also be available at launch with BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. All versions will be offered in the US with an 8-speed sport automatic transmission. The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014 and makes its US debut at the New York International Auto Show in April 2014.