We've already shown you spy images of the latest member of the BMW Gran Coupe family, the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Following the trend of the larger 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 4 Series variant grafts a spare set of doors onto its two-door body.

Now, the f30post forum has come up with what it says are patent drawings of the new 4GC (originally from Chinese site Autohome.com), giving a glimpse of what the coupe-sedan-thingy looks like without its camo in the way. What we're seeing is seemingly a mix of the 3 Series GT (noticeable around the rear window) with the larger Gran Coupe styling, while retaining the current 4 Series front end.

We can't say it looks great, but as these are merely renderings, it's far too early for us to come to a final conclusion on the overall look of the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Have a look up top at the patent images. We've also included our spy photos of the new Gran Coupe below. Let us know what you think of the latest niche product from BMW down in Comments.

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      You know you've overexpanded when you're making a 4 door version of a 2 door version of a 4 door car.
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      Wound't be awesome to have a 4 series with 4 doors? Wow, wait a minute!
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      Wait. What? I thought the whole thing with making a 4 series was because they wanted to keep the 3 series a 4 door and the 4 series the 2 door. I'm thoroughly confused
        • 1 Year Ago
        You're not the only one. Why did BMW and Infiniti have to screw with their naming processes? I liked how the engine information was incorporated into Infiniti's nomenclature, but that's no longer the case.
      • 1 Year Ago
      They say one is born every minute.....
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      nothing special
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      how is this not a 3 series?
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      So its a 3 series with a crease line.......
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      Didn't BMW make a good small 6 cylinder sedan at one time? What was it called again? I can't remember what BMW does.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Silky Six? Thats a decades of years ago.
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      I don't care what they call them, it's still a sedan to me. It has 4 doors.
      • 1 Year Ago
      How could BMW get the 6-series Gran Coupe proportions so right and this so wrong? I could not imagine paying a premium for this over my 3-series sedan. But for all those decrying BMW's decision to give consumers more choices, look at the business case. BMW sold approximately 460,000 3-series worldwide in 2013. If even 5% of prospective 3-series buyers choose the 4-series GC instead, at a roughly $5,000 USD premium, then BMW will gross an extra $115 million USD. Even at half that take rate, the profit more than justifies the engineering and advertising costs.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Jesses - you absolutely nailed it with your comment. It doesn't matter that some people, me included, think that 4er GC is fugly, what matters is that BMW is bravely taking a risk with the aim of offering consumers more choices in each model range. That's what is going to win the volume war, it's not about the old-school way of relying on one model to provide all of the volume, but it's about one model spanning several variants which brings about volume with substantial profit per-unit.
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      So, why the **** would they make this when they have the 3 series, Oh BMW you confuse me so much..
      A P
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can say it looks like every other BMW of the last 15 years. Dreary or crappy....the only choice at BMW. Of course the AB writers will LOVE it when they are flown to Europe, wined and dined at the reveal. Just as predictable as BMW.
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