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      07-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #89
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Normally it is not too long since initial Spy photographs that the renders of "What Could Be?" begin to appear.
Now that the 4er Gran Coupe has begun public testing the first (of possible many) renders have appeared via auto media site TopSpeed.com.

Normally I only post renders that have a fair amount of accuracy in them and here they managed to uncover some of the camouflage to show you what is actually going on underneath.
Like both the 4er Coupe and Cabrio, underneath the camouflage lies vacumed plastic panels and foam stuck to the body to give it a very bulky appearance.
It is very clever because it changes the perceptions of the car from a viewers stand point.

Here they have managed to uncover the c-pillar details in otherwords - 4er Gran Coupe is a four door with conventional trunk and as BMW have stated that extra glass after the initial rear door opening , prolongs the car and increases the proportions making it look longer. Which is why they do not use that on four door models. Another reason is that the elegance of the hofmeister as part of the actual opening lends a more substantial grace and overall classic BMW appearance.

The render shows what to expect underneath the camouflage but some of the initial details such as the rear lights are far from original.
The overall look is more grand and sportier than the F30.

The 6er Gran Coupe is apparently off to a great start , even though it is late to the party hence why BMW are investing in a downsized version to capture the market that want luxury concepts but in a more compact and price-effective package.
The 4er Gran Coupe will follow the same philosophy as the 6er Gran Coupe and bring that feeling of special luxury with a sporting dynamic edge to the mid-class just as the X4 will bring the attributes of the X6 to a wider audience.

Although late to the party with the Gran Coupe, BMW will be one of the first with the 4er Gran Coupe.

Acknowledgement to TopSpeed.com
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