BMW M4 Gran Coupe rendering shows the dream car

BMW M4 | January 19th, 2017 by 50
2017 M4 Gran Coupe Render 750x500

Longtime BMW fan Paul-Bracq brings us today a car that we’ve all dreamed about – BMW M4 Gran Coupe. “With the arrival of the 4 …

Longtime BMW fan Paul-Bracq brings us today a car that we’ve all dreamed about – BMW M4 Gran Coupe. “With the arrival of the 4 Series LCI, I’m making a render I wanted to do for a long time: an M4 Gran Coupe,” says Bracq. The idea behind the rendering started with Bracq’s passion for the 4 Series Gran coupe design which he calls it “a sleek four door sedan.”

The project started with an image of the facelifted BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe which was unveiled this week. Next, the M4 front bumper and hood was added, followed by some large wheels that fill the wells, a carbon roof and M mirrors.

2017 M4 Gran Coupe Render 750x500

The end result is a stunning M4 Gran Coupe which could be a great seller for the Garching-based division.

The segment of four-door coupes is growing quite rapidly. Mercedes-Benz started it with the CLS Class years ago, the BMW came out with the 6 Series Gran Coupe followed by Audi’s A7. Now, BMW has the 4 Series GC and Audi has the S5 Sportback (though the latter isn’t available in North America). So the body style is getting popular among customers. It’s even been rumored that Audi might create and RS5 Sportback.

But even though there is a demand for those type of vehicles, the chances of four-door M4 Coupe are slim to none. BMW M has often said that there isn’t a large enough market for something like an M4 Gran Coupe, despite how great it would be. BMW has always claimed that it would make any car that had a large enough demand. But people barely notice the standard 4 Series Gran Coupe, so it would be a tough sell on an M variant.

[Photo: f80.bimmerpost]

50 responses to “BMW M4 Gran Coupe rendering shows the dream car”

  1. Piximatic says:

    LOL Its an M-Sport not an M4….. BMWBlog cracks me up more and more every day….

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    He posted an updated pic with all the M cues (M Mirrors, M vents, M wheels, carbon roof) and even added a GTS front lip you should’ve posted that instead it looks good af.

  3. Alexander S says:

    So what’s the point in that car? It will be just like M6 GC. Beautiful but pointless. Everyone will prefer M3 in that case.

    • PaulBracqBMW says:

      If you have seen a GC live, you see that the car looks lower and sleeker than a 3 Series. So if you give it a full M treatment, which is the basis for my render, it makes a beautiful M car. For me this is the real M3.

  4. PaulBracqBMW says:

    Hi All. I am the one who did this render but the post is a bit misleading as the picture shown was a work in progress, I have updated the visual to this one now with: Flared fenders front and rear, correct M wheels, carbon roof, GTS hood, etc… This is the final product more or less. Please visit the thread in Bimmerpost for more updates (rear view to come soon). http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1343528 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b45624cafa4e2af79102327dd438576af206b9d4737ed51b424070ca570a4456.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c36b85079208e4a8e5aafe9266b545645e87bb4e7f3104f2212f77a6f6de311.gif

  5. PaulBracqBMW says:

    Hi all, I am the one who did this render but it was a work in progress then. I have since updated it to FULL M specs such as wider track F&R with wider wheel extensions, carbon roof, M Mirrors, M wheels with CCB, I also upgraded the car to almost GTS spec with a GTS carbon hood, and GTS inspired (toned down) front splitter. Now this looks like a proper M4 Gran Coupe. There will be a rear view of the car coming soon… Attached final render + animated gif to show the transformation. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c36b85079208e4a8e5aafe9266b545645e87bb4e7f3104f2212f77a6f6de311.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1478a03f06afcbd13d1d2dc799cc80c9dd30c178236534c556b4bf570c1aac4c.jpg http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1343528

  6. PaulBracqBMW says:

    Hi all, I am the one who did this render but it was a work in progress then. I have since updated it to FULL M specs such as wider track F&R with wider wheel extensions, carbon roof, M Mirrors, M wheels with CCB, I also upgraded the car to almost GTS spec with a GTS carbon hood, and GTS inspired (toned down) front splitter. Now this looks like a proper M4 Gran Coupe. There will be a rear view of the car coming soon… Attached final render + animated gif to show the transformation. One thing I still have to do is drop the car. It is currently in stock (non M) height.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c36b85079208e4a8e5aafe9266b545645e87bb4e7f3104f2212f77a6f6de311.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b45624cafa4e2af79102327dd438576af206b9d4737ed51b424070ca570a4456.jpg ..

  7. PaulBracqBMW says:

    For those interested, I’ve done a rendering of the future 2018 M4 CS based on circulating spy pics. The spy pics have a new front splitter and rear gurney flap. I’ve tried to be as close as possible to these pics with the render. Then I decided to give it a little bit of GTS treatment with a GTS hood, Oled rear lights and GTS titanium exhaust + carbon diffuser. I’ve also given the car a nicer set of BBS FI-R wheels (front view of the car). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cac34ce71842acda74e3c346f1e9b1e0d0b693ed760a6740243aa6641e8ba5d5.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5695c9b811a14eec28627b1d7b8a3455c56af4e9fb26822186689df4fb0ed1b7.jpg

  8. PaulBracqBMW says:

    Final version of this M4 Gran Coupe render: with a lower ride height… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23d1a08fbdf8fde8cca6d96c6a4a2156e18234fe3f3a2cd6d51f1d5df999fc74.jpg

  9. seancorr says:

    I do really like the 4 GC but it’s just basically a 3er with a sleeker body and they charge an arm for it. I do really hope the next gen 4er and the 4GC will be further differentiated from its sedan counterpart especially on the interior side of things…at the moment the 4er has a carbon copy interior of the 3er and I don’t really see a point paying the extra cash for it.

    • John says:

      Also, the number 4 is similar to the Chinese character for death. So there’s that too…..

      • guest says:

        It’s also the # of towers in BMW’s corporate HQ, built in tribute to the engine configuration that saved the co. from bankruptcy in the ’60’s. It is a protected historic site that has started in movies, so there’s that too…..

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      It’s not though, on the road they looks totally different. The GC for some reason looks wider sleeker and lower, makes the 3 Series looks bland and average. For the interior yeah you’re right though lol

      • guest says:

        Prefer the sedan, the GC looks inflated, though the larger 6 works. Like the Mercedes coupes, same design but different effect depending on size.

    • Senne says:

      Not quite, because 4 GC also rides sportier, handles better and sits very differently. It’s the better car imo :)

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Looks so good… Hopefully the next gen will differentiate itself further more from the 3 and they’ll make an M4 GC.

      Well that’s if they don’t ditch the GC for a GT to begin with…

      • PaulBracqBMW says:

        Thanks and I agree that the next GC needs to be more distinctive especially with its interior. I’ve seen posts that the next 3 Series GT has been cancelled… It was a big mistake for BMW to make the GT series. With that development money, they could have made a halo supercar instead…

        • guest says:

          No, they could not have. The GT is just an adaptation of the already existing lwb. 3er built for China. Besides, since when is the i8 not the innovative halo supercar for the 21st century? Anyone wanting another petroleum dinosaur should reference what happened to the Viper.

          • PaulBracqBMW says:

            I’m specifically talking about M cars. They haven’t had a proper halo M car since the M1. Mercedes has the AMG GT and will even produce a hypercar. The i8 is a great hybrid but is not an M car. M cars are what made BMW known. About the GT, do you think it’s cheap and does not require big time engineering to adapt a LWB chassis with a brand new body and entire layout??

          • guest says:

            There has NEVER been an independent halo M car. The M1 was a co-production with an Italian partner who were so derelict that BMW were forced to complete the project in-house. Any M since then has been a development of a production model. M did not exist till the ’70’s, certainly BMW were known before then, the million dollar 507 came from a 1950’s production sedan, the original champion 328 20 yrs. earlier. The i8 is their first mid-engine since the M1, it’s real world halo, how many other supercars do you see on the road? Since Mercedes refused to produce the C111, their last halo was the 300SL, the GT & hypercar only exist because they bought outside co.’s, ie.AMG & Brawn. And GT production is no more costly than adding X4 & X6 to already existing lines. Beyond Individual, producing a distinctive interior as you suggest for a single model would be an unreasonable cost.

          • PaulBracqBMW says:

            Thank you but I know BMW’s history pretty well and the so called Italian partner was Lamborghini, which went bankrupt. BMW took over the project and developed the car themselves (using external suppliers such as Marchese, TIR, Italdesign and Bauer) but in the end all was supervised by BMW Motorsport… All your assumptions are just your opinions, not fact. And we do see supercars in Sydney, none by BMW. I would not call the i8 a Supercar as much as I like it.

          • guest says:

            So I’m making it up? Dude, from your name to your Photoshop, you are no authority. Copyright infringement, maybe.

          • guest says:

            FerrucioLamborghiniLamborghini

            guest is right. I was there.

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          I think a proper special car based on one of the M Coupes would be better image-wise especially if its performance figures sort of transcend its category. For example an M2 CSL capable of keeping up with a 911 GT3 (or even GT3RS) or an M6 CSL (based on the GT3 car) which could keep up with the Huracan Performante.

          That would really showcase what BMW is capable of more than a standalone model imo. I think that’s the idea they had with the GTS but they didn’t quite go all out so the results are what they are…

  10. Russell says:

    Awww man I wish this is what the new 5 series looked like. I would’ve flocked to the dealer to check it out

  11. PaulBracqBMW says:

    Updated: rear view, with original 4 series GC, than M4 transformation with animated gif to show the changes… The major changes apart from the M4 bumper with 4 tail pipes are the windened front and rear fenders…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/38aa2a10fabd7943a03d4e8cc48c69d3cfa64ed3169b86dfcf28aa7f5dc7b8e9.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e968d17b38c1200e402fb36b30f3dc96e29a1ae77b1c98f623aa12e4a5630c9a.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a88a936ee931cb2880e0371b7bd603d8f79a7273b261484238d43797a2bef64.gif

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