Thanks to Austrian website Autofilou (via Jalopnik), we now have our first look at what appears to be the upcoming BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe – the four-door version of the new 4 Series coupe, which itself is based on the 3 Series sedan. Makes total sense, right?

Nevertheless, in our First Drive of the 4 Series coupe, we found it to be a much more engaging experience than the 3 Series on which its based. And if this new 4GC follows in those footsteps, it could prove to be a better 3 Series sedan than, well, the 3 Series sedan.

Expect the 4 Series Gran Coupe to come in 428i and 435i flavors, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four in the base car and a 3.0-liter turbo-six in the higher-end model. Of course, BMW will likely bring a range-topping M4 Gran Coupe to market not long thereafter.

So, to recap, with the launch of the 4GC, we'll now have the 3 Series in sedan, wagon and Gran Turismo forms, and the 4 Series in coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe body styles. There will literally be something for everyone, whether it makes sense or not.


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      Trevor
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'm confused. This looks identical to the 3 series, or is it 4 series, but this is a grand coupe, even though it is a sedan so isn't it a 3 series............. Fvck I give up BMW
      MistyGreen
      • 10 Months Ago
      And people were upset with Infiniti's new naming scheme.
      GR
      • 10 Months Ago
      I nominate BMW as the brand trying to mess with consumers' heads the most. First, they start changing the names of their cars so that the numbers that once represented displacement are no longer relevant. A BMW 530i used to mean it had a 3.0 liter engine that ran on gasoline. Now a 328i and a 335i neither have a 2.8 liter nor a 3.5 liter engine. They are 2.0 and 3.0 respectfully and use turbochargers. Recently, BMW created new series dedicated to their 2 door models. Or so we thought. This new 4 Series Grand Coupe is really confusing given they already have the four door 3 series and the 4's were supposed to be the two door versions. Honestly, I'm giving up on trying to make sense out of things anymore with luxury marques. Now, you need to memorize what these models entail instead of relying on the name to tell you like in the past. The Germans are no longer the sensible, logical alphanumeric name folks of the past.
        chonnes
        • 10 Months Ago
        @GR
        I couldn't agree with you more! Years ago, knowing the BMW nomenclature indirectly made me a fan since I could talk about it with anyone. Now, I don't get it nor do I care enough to try and "get" it. BMW's naming schemes are about as simple as the domestic truck market.
      fran
      • 10 Months Ago
      I really don't get it. When BMW says they are classifying all 4 door cars in odd numbers and 2 door coupes in even, then how in god's name a 4 door is a coupe?! :/
      over9000
      • 10 Months Ago
      Oh wait, I get it, this car is meant to be a status symbol. It means that you're richer than a guy who owns the 3 series.
      herrstreet
      • 10 Months Ago
      The 6 series grand coupe is at least eye-catching. I don't really see how this is any sleeker or better looking than the sedan. I mean it's not ugly or anything. Just a silly name and a car that doesn't really need to exist.
      Lachmund
      • 10 Months Ago
      Where is this a "Gran Coupé"? More like a "Medium Coupé" to me. I don't think they should have used that naming for something other than the 6 GC.
      AudiA4
      • 10 Months Ago
      This makes no sense.
      thedriveatfive
      • 10 Months Ago
      Wait a 4door 4 series, then they call it a coupe? The exception to every rule?
        Brex
        • 10 Months Ago
        @thedriveatfive
        Yeah, this 4-door coupe fad is getting tiring. And their new model delineations are already breaking down.
      Laszlo Panaflex
      • 10 Months Ago
      If that's a "four door coupe", then so is the Hyundai Sonata/Azera/new Genesis, Toyota Avalon, Jaguar XF/XJ, and many more of today's modern day sedans.... Audi and Mercedes know how to design a proper four door coupe that look noticeably DIFFERENT from their sedan stablemates.
      fran
      • 10 Months Ago
      Personally, I think the 6 series gran coupe is a beautifully executed car and should have kept that exclusive design to that one car. They are screwing the image and exclusivity of 6GC now. And this is definitely not about profits and business rather I think the correct word would be GREED. Thumbs down BMW :(
      Eta Carinae
      • 10 Months Ago
      I dont see a 4 series gran coupe....all I see is a 3 Seri......ohhhhhh
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