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      12-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Lightbulb BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe May Look This Stunning

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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

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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

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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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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.

Follow our 4 Series Gran Coupe coverage @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/4-series/f...ries-4-series/

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      12-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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When it be available in USA?
Really i don't know what i have to buy the new F30 M sport or i wait for the 4 series GC!!

Any recommendations?
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      12-11-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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Now that is good looking.

I would assume this is gonna be pricy.
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      12-11-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Stunning looking car, love GC . I hope this will be my next car
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Such a beauty, can't wait...
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When it be available in USA?
Really i don't know what i have to buy the new F30 M sport or i wait for the 4 series GC!!

Any recommendations?
I suggest you wait to have a little more information on the GC. I know I should've, but I needed a car.
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This should be the F30.
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absolutly amazing !!! wow
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Just no idea how this doesn't totally cannibalize F30 sales.
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Great looking render!
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Quote:
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Just no idea how this doesn't totally cannibalize F30 sales.
It all goes on their bottom line sales figures though, and it may stop people looking at other brands slightly sportier offerings. Plus it will be more expensive, so the extent of the cannibalization will probably be limited to the larger engined models, rather than the smaller engined offerings that probably make up the vast majority of global 3-er sales. Will it affect the profitability of the overall 3-er range? I don't know, but I'm guessing not.
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If this car comes out that good looking, I am trading in my F30.
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Ok, this gran coupe design is overplayed.
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Quote:
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Just no idea how this doesn't totally cannibalize F30 sales.
From my subjective assessment, most F30's around here (and on the roads) are spec'd at <$50K USD. BMW will push the 4GC to be a $65K+ car.

In other words, the F30 and F36 will be at different price points, and the GC will not cannibalize any more sales than a similarly priced F10.
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BMW should sell all of their sedans as Gran Coupés!
The proportions are just dope!
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F36 4-series GC to F30 3-series is like comparing:
F30 3-series to E90 LCI 3-series

Looks outdated!
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Very nice looking, but 2 years is a long way off.
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This should be the F30.
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A beatuy. Hope BMW brings this car exactly like this!
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[quote=SamS;13139699]From my subjective assessment, most F30's around here (and on the roads) are spec'd at <$50K USD. BMW will push the 4GC to be a $65K+ car.

That runs it into the price points of a 535 or 550, which would cannibalize their segmentation of models. I think it would be below $60k. Just my opinion.
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I'm torn... I wonder how much one of these will actually cost. I'd be tempted to get the smaller engine just so I can afford it
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That runs it into the price points of a 535 or 550, which would cannibalize their segmentation of models. I think it would be below $60k. Just my opinion.
That doesn't matter. Some 5-series cross into 740i territory. There will always be overlap. My car hit $65k+ MSRP, you can't imagine a 4GC doing the same?
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