F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Photo, Video, Media Gallery, Journals > BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe May Look This Stunning
MINHS Auto Care Center
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,387
iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe May Look This Stunning

BIMMERPOST NEWS
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe May Look This Stunning
168
COMMENTS

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

Quote:
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!

Name:  4GC SA.png
Views: 42141
Size:  342.7 KB

Name:  4GC SA prova 1.jpg
Views: 30584
Size:  142.1 KB

Name:  4GC SA prova 2.png
Views: 41234
Size:  723.2 KB



UPDATE: And a separate render by NN5`º

Quote:
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.

Name:  4_SERIES_GC-correct.png
Views: 43621
Size:  353.5 KB

Name:  4_SERIES_GC-compare.png
Views: 30617
Size:  1.48 MB




Original render by philip:

Name:  bmw 4 series gran coupe f36.jpg
Views: 42175
Size:  209.7 KB



Recent spy photo and video:

Name:  bmw 4 gc 4.jpg
Views: 47650
Size:  369.0 KB



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/

Jason is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
1///M
New Member
 
Drives: BMW 750li 2006
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)

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?
1///M is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
smashhell
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 478
iTrader: (0)

Now that is good looking.

I would assume this is gonna be pricy.
__________________
2011 535i Alpine White, Oyster on black interior, Premium 1 & 2 Package, Magnaflow Full Cat-Back Exhaust, JB4 Stage 2
smashhell is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
Nero7
Second Lieutenant
 
Nero7's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 M-Sport 328i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sweden

Posts: 250
iTrader: (0)

Stunning looking car, love GC . I hope this will be my next car
__________________

/// M-Sport 328i // Packages -- Adaptive Drive-- Drive Comfort -- Function -- Visibility // 19" 403M // M-Sport Brakes // Harman Kardon // Head Up Display ///
Nero7 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
NAV8TT
Major
 
NAV8TT's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ///M3 E92 DCT ZCP
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The greatest country in the world

Posts: 850
iTrader: (0)

Such a beauty, can't wait...
__________________
NAV8TT is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
marseille82
Second Lieutenant
 
marseille82's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i / E60 535i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boogie down Bronx

Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1///M View Post
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.
marseille82 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
Vector Pilot
Lieutenant
 
Vector Pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Z4 28i
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicago Metro

Posts: 404
iTrader: (0)

This should be the F30.
Vector Pilot is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #8
Palle
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 1er
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Frankfurt

Posts: 44
iTrader: (0)

absolutly amazing !!! wow
Palle is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #9
WillInDenver
Lieutenant
 
WillInDenver's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F10 535 xDrive MSport
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Denver

Posts: 532
iTrader: (0)

Just no idea how this doesn't totally cannibalize F30 sales.
__________________
-Will
2013 535i xDrive M-Sport | 2005 545i Sport (Retired and missed) | 2001 X5 3.0 Sport (Retired)
WillInDenver is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #10
JasonCSU
Colonel
 
Drives: '08 135i, '03 WRX
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Denver, CO

Posts: 2,145
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2003 Subaru WRX  [0.00]
1988 BMW 325is  [0.00]
2008 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Great looking render!
__________________
Delivered in Munich, broken in on the Nurburgring.
JasonCSU is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #11
Matski
Lieutenant
 
Matski's Avatar
 
Drives: E36 328i Sport E46 320d Tourer
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: England

Posts: 576
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WJGreer View Post
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.
__________________
3/15 to i8, and everything in between (yep, even including the F26 and F45)
Matski is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
marseille82
Second Lieutenant
 
marseille82's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i / E60 535i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boogie down Bronx

Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)

If this car comes out that good looking, I am trading in my F30.
marseille82 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #13
positiveions
Lieutenant General
 
positiveions's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

Posts: 10,412
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
Ok, this gran coupe design is overplayed.
positiveions is offline   Lebanon
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #14
SamS
Brigadier General
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,495
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WJGreer View Post
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.
__________________
SamS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #15
ts61gogo
Private First Class
 
Drives: Does not exist yet
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Frankfurt

Posts: 104
iTrader: (0)

BMW should sell all of their sedans as Gran Coupés!
The proportions are just dope!
ts61gogo is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #16
DASHOCKER
The power of V!
 
DASHOCKER's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe steptronic
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NYC

Posts: 1,850
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1998 Lexus Gs400  [0.00]
2010 ebony & ivory  [0.00]
2006 BMW X3  [0.00]
2009 pics  [0.00]
2009 e92 335 xdrive  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to DASHOCKER
fire!
__________________
2007 335 coupe Alpine white, steptronic, sportpack, etc. (gone)
2006 X3 3.0 steptronic Titanium Silver, 2009 E92 335xdrive, next.... Caddy CTS_V! 13 Lincoln MKZ? hmmm.
DASHOCKER is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:46 PM   #17
Lemon Jelly M3
Lieutenant
 
Lemon Jelly M3's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 (E90,ZCP,6MT)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: East Coast

Posts: 478
iTrader: (0)

F36 4-series GC to F30 3-series is like comparing:
F30 3-series to E90 LCI 3-series

Looks outdated!
Lemon Jelly M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #18
Richard Cranium
Private
 
Drives: It's a truck
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 78
iTrader: (0)

Very nice looking, but 2 years is a long way off.
Richard Cranium is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 03:02 PM   #19
Marcel1982
New Member
 
Drives: BMW E36 323i Edition Sport
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland (Lake Constance)

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vector Pilot View Post
This should be the F30.
+1

A beatuy. Hope BMW brings this car exactly like this!
Marcel1982 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 03:10 PM   #20
Never Convicted
Captain
 
Drives: 2010 M3 E92
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Charlotte NC

Posts: 678
iTrader: (0)

[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.
Never Convicted is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #21
soolman32
Private First Class
 
soolman32's Avatar
 
Drives: Current: G37 / Soon: F30 335i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: US

Posts: 158
iTrader: (0)

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
soolman32 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #22
SamS
Brigadier General
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,495
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Never Convicted View Post

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?
__________________
SamS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
3-series gran coupe, 4 series gran coupe, 4 series gran coupe forum, 4 series gran coupe forums, 4 series gran coupe news, 4 series gran coupe render, 4 series grand coupe, 4-series f36, bmw 3 series gran coupe, bmw 4 series f36, bmw 4 series gran coupe, bmw 4 series gran coupe f36, bmw 4 series gran coupe news, bmw 4 series gran coupe render, bmw 4 series grand coupe, bmw f36, bmw f36 4 series, bmw f36 forum, bmw f36 forums, bmw f36 gran coupe, bmw m4 gran coupe, bmw m4 gran coupe news, bmw m4 gran coupe rumors, f36 4-series, m4 gran coupe, m4 gran coupe forum, m4 gran coupe forums

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST