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      06-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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The first 4 Series model has been revealed in the form of the 4 Series Coupe and it will eventually be joined by the Convertible and a 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) variant.

The Coupe begins production this July, while the Convertible begins later this year in November. The 4 Series Gran Coupe will debut next year, with production possibly by late 2014 - early 2015.

With the reveal of the 4 Series Coupe, some digital artists have taken to photoshop for some new Gran Coupe renders. As you can see from the renders and spy photos below, the 4 Series Gran Coupe, like the 6 Series Gran Coupe, will be a 4-door version of the Coupe model and feature a longer stretched out roofline.

The Gran Coupe will largely feature the same model and engine lineup as the just revealed Coupe, although it's possible that the 4 Series Gran Coupe may debut with a new engine succeeding the current turbo inline 6 cylinder N55 motor.

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).

We should also expect an M4 Gran Coupe model down the line.

Once the 4 Series Gran Coupe joins the lineup, this is how the 3 Series / 4 Series lineup will look:
  • 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
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      06-19-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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I want this car now . I think the gran coupe will look great and can't wait to see the m-sport version .
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      06-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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I want this car now . I think the gran coupe will look great and can't wait to see the m-sport version .
What about the M4GC?

Once my lease is over, I'm gonna have some great choices...
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IMO, all of the GCs will be BMW's best looking cars with the design language they have now.
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      06-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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IMO, all of the GCs will be BMW's best looking cars with the design language they have now.
Was just going to say that.
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Just woooow, this should shatter F30 sales..
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This looks great, but how many frickin BMW non-suvs do we need?

1er
2er, M2
3er sedan, 3GT, 3wagon, M3
4er coupe, 4GC, M4, M4GC?
5er sedan, 5wagon, 5GT, M5
6er coupe, 6GC, M6, M6GC
7er sedan
That's 20 models.

Last gen had 13 models:
1er, 1M
3er sedan, coupe, wagon, M versions
5er sedan, wagon, M5
6er coupe, M6
7er

What did I miss?
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      06-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #8
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This looks great, but how many frickin BMW non-suvs do we need?

1er
2er, M2
3er sedan, 3GT, 3wagon, M3
4er coupe, 4GC, M4, M4GC?
5er sedan, 5wagon, 5GT, M5
6er coupe, 6GC, M6, M6GC
7er sedan
That's 20 models.

Last gen had 13 models:
1er, 1M
3er sedan, coupe, wagon, M versions
5er sedan, wagon, M5
6er coupe, M6
7er

What did I miss?
You also forgot about all of the convertible models for those that apply along with the x1-x6, i1-i8, z4 and all of their different submodels.

In my opinion, BMW is over saturating themselves with models. Don't know if that is a good or bad thing yet.
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ok, I get it now.

6er GC is what the 7er should have been

4er GC is what the 5er should have been

it follows that the 2er GC (when it arrives) will be what the 3er should have been.
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Aww you didn't show my render from the original thread where SCOTT posted those
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Nice! Love that roofline. I would be all over an M4 Gran Coupe in the future...

On a different note, I'm sorry to nit pick, but I can't help it...so many people on the forum mistakenly use the word "render" or "renders" when they mean "rendering" or "renderings." "Render" is a verb, "rendering" is the correct noun to use in this case.

The heading should read: "New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Renderings"
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i'm confused...what's the point of a gran coupe? isn't it basically the f30...but funny looking? lol
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Getting ahead of myself and a little off topic, but are we going to get a 2 series gran coupe? Something to rival the mercedes cla?

Back on topic, i think the 4 gran coupe looks brilliant!
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...or, you could just buy a 5 Ser and give your backseat passengers leg and headroom. Maybe too simple. I wonder when the Austin GC comes out?
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This looks great, but how many frickin BMW non-suvs do we need?

1er
2er, M2
3er sedan, 3GT, 3wagon, M3
4er coupe, 4GC, M4, M4GC?
5er sedan, 5wagon, 5GT, M5
6er coupe, 6GC, M6, M6GC
7er sedan
That's 20 models.

Last gen had 13 models:
1er, 1M
3er sedan, coupe, wagon, M versions
5er sedan, wagon, M5
6er coupe, M6
7er

What did I miss?
If you think about it, BMW had too many engine configurations in the previous gen models. Take the 3er for instance...

it had about 6; i.e. 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i, 335i;

compare that to now with only 4; 316i, 320i, 328i, 335i;

...considering that was only on the petrol sedans, I don't all these new models will do any more harm(if any) than the previous gen 3er. I think the only differentiator here would be the looks, that might get confusing to the non BMW fans. But then again every other brand is doing the same; Merc, Audi, + the rest!
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looks amazing!
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Just woooow, this should shatter F30 sales..
Completely agree. This looks much better than the F30. Unless the savings between the F30 and the 4er GC are massive, (which they won't be), it leaves people with little reason to pick the F30.


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ok, I get it now.

6er GC is what the 7er should have been

4er GC is what the 5er should have been

it follows that the 2er GC (when it arrives) will be what the 3er should have been.

To me the 4er GC is what the 3er should have been.

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i'm confused...what's the point of a gran coupe? isn't it basically the f30...but funny looking? lol
I think its the other way around. By Comparison to the 4er GC, its the F30 that's funny looking. Not the other way around.
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M4GC will look sick if it comes out
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i'm confused...what's the point of a gran coupe? isn't it basically the f30...but funny looking? lol
This....Why in the hell do this? This car known as the 4 series coupe is nothing but a glorified 3 series. Really....So we will have a 4 series sedan and 3 series sedan that look identical on the inside. There is not enough difference between the 3er and 4er to justify. Just plain ridiculous....
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Completely agree. This looks much better than the F30. Unless the savings between the F30 and the 4er GC are massive, (which they won't be), it leaves people with little reason to pick the F30.
I would think that the 4GC would be much more expensive than the F30 and that it would significantly affect peoples' decisions.

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