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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe May Look This Stunning

Now that we know the general look of the upcoming 4 Series Coupe (from the revealed concept model), we can take a better guess at what the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) model may look like.

BIMMERPOST member philip has put together this render for us, based off the 4 Series Coupe Concept.

As with the 6 Series Gran Coupe (to the 6 Series Coupe), we can expect the 4 Series Gran Coupe to share the head and tail lights with the rest of the upcoming 4 Series lineup. Codenamed as the F36, the 4 Series Gran Coupe will be positioned and priced in the 3/4 Series lineup just as the 6 Series Gran Coupe is positioned in the 5/6 Series lineup (in between the coupe and convertible models). It will also share the same engine offerings as the 4 Series coupe and convertible.

UPDATE: More realistic revised 4 Series Gran Coupe render

Originally Posted by savio.79
I'm new here and, before I present me in the correct thread, I would share with you my vision of the 4GC (Gran Coupè), because previous renderings are fantastic (while I'm not a designer for job) but there's someting wrong (with all respect due) in line and proportions: it's not enough taking the 6GC's windows and insert them on the 4Concept to get the 4 GC; they have different lines, and the 4GC has a 3rd window (or may I say 4th); it's also wrong (IMHO) get a wheelbase longer, because I think it will be the same as the 4Coupè and the 3Sedan.

To prove this, I've taken the body of my render and insert it in the 4GC spied, after highlighting the doors cuts: you'll see that they match/fit perfectly!

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UPDATE: And a separate render by NN5`º

Originally Posted by NN5`º
The render is a bit off in the proportions. According to the test mule, the wheel base will not be that long. The render's wheel base is like a Long-Base F30!!

Here's a photoshop with proportions that is closer to the test mule. I think it looks better than the stretch limo look.

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Original render by philip:

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Recent spy photo and video:

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Like the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 4 Series Gran Coupe combines the convenience of 4 doors (and larger rear passenger cabin) with the sleek roofline and silhouette of a coupe. It will share the upcoming 4 Series Coupe (F32)'s overall styling, just as the 6 Series Gran Coupe shares with its coupe counterpart.

With the 4 Series Gran Coupe as an addition, here is a summary of the upcoming 3 Series / 4 Series lineup:
  • F30 3 Series Sedan
  • F31 3 Series Touring
  • F32 4 Series Coupe
  • F33 4 Series Convertible
  • F34 3 Series (GT) Gran Touring
  • F35 3 Series Long Wheelbase (China only)
  • F36 4 Series Gran Coupe
Just as the 6 Series Gran Coupe has spawned the M6 Gran Coupe [debut photos], it would come as no shock to see an eventual M4 Gran Coupe as well.

Expect the 4 Series Gran Coupe to hit the market sometime in 2014 to compete with the Audi A5 Sportback.

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