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      10-10-2013, 11:26 PM   #45
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I'm hoping that the 4 GC will look better when fully revealed, but the 6 GC is just on another level. The 4 GC roof line needs to be slightly lower to pull off the sleek looks of the 6 GC.
Exactly, the 6-series GC roof line is lower (or at least give me that impression) and makes the appearance of the car stand out much more against its coupe sibling. This looks more like a Audi A5 to A5 Sportback transformation - just extend the roofline a bit to add a door.
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      10-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #46
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I still don't get the point of making 4 door versions of the 4 or 6 series. I guess there is a market for them, but seems to me it takes away sales from the 3 and 5?
I agree. If it has 4 (or 5) doors it should be a 3. If it has 2 doors, it should be a 4. It's too confusing. Only those who care about marketer hair-splitting would distinguish between a standard 3 series 4-door sedan, and a "grand coupe," which is not a coupe at all but a 4-door sedan with a lower roofline.

I guess the marketers have finally read Orwell.
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      10-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #47
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The last picture puts the 5-door/hatch rumor to bed. You can clearly see the rear light (window) is fixed, with a separate trunk.
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      10-11-2013, 01:43 AM   #48
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The roofline seems to be a bit Audi A7-ish. If there was an M4 Gran Coupe I'd definitely be interested or if the 4 series Gran Coupe had significantly more power than an F30 335i.
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There is no point to this car. This vs F30 would be a funny comparison. People will have a hard time distinguishing the difference.
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      10-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #50
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You would think BMW fans would embrace an additional model, but we almost need a separate thread for all of the 'a 4GC is a dumb idea' or 'what is the point' posts.
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      10-11-2013, 12:46 PM   #51
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You would think BMW fans would embrace an additional model, but we almost need a separate thread for all of the 'a 4GC is a dumb idea' or 'what is the point' posts.
Clearly a this is a forum full of MBA and Marketing scholars.

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So the 4 series is replacing the 2-door 3 series making it the new 2-door version of the 3 series and the 4 series GC is the 4-door version of the 4 series, but the 4 series GC is not the same as the 4-door 3 series which means that while the 4 series is a 2-door version of the 3 series, the 3 series is not the 4-door version of the 4 series, because well, that would just be silly... and then there's the 3 series GT.
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So the 4 series is replacing the 2-door 3 series making it the new 2-door version of the 3 series and the 4 series GC is the 4-door version of the 4 series, but the 4 series GC is not the same as the 4-door 3 series which means that while the 4 series is a 2-door version of the 3 series, the 3 series is not the 4-door version of the 4 series, because well, that would just be silly... and then there's the 3 series GT.
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So the 4 series is replacing the 2-door 3 series making it the new 2-door version of the 3 series and the 4 series GC is the 4-door version of the 4 series, but the 4 series GC is not the same as the 4-door 3 series which means that while the 4 series is a 2-door version of the 3 series, the 3 series is not the 4-door version of the 4 series, because well, that would just be silly... and then there's the 3 series GT.
and just to make things worse, the M3 has the same front as the M4!!...i guess that's why there probably wont be an M4GC........euuuh, do i want the same car, same performance,same interior,4 doors but with 1inch lower roof or not?!?!?!?!or maybe frameless doors or not????

PS: I 'm not against the concept of a 4 doors coupe, I think the 6GC is great but, for god sake, the 5 and the 6 are two different cars, with different interiors and exteriors, so its simple to choose which...but 3 and 4 are almost identical!!!!

And what's even worse BMW didn't do any single little effort to at least give some different color options for exterior and interior, just to make us, maybe, take a decision based on different options....

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I really can't get my head around the reason of having this car and F30 in the market when they are SOOOOO similar....coupe at least was 2 doors...what's going on in Munich????!!!
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      10-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #58
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Hideous as is the coupe. Coupe Looks good only in M sport guise. Glad I went with the Cayman over this glorified f30 with 2 less doors.
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      10-19-2013, 07:19 PM   #59
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Hideous as is the coupe. Coupe Looks good only in M sport guise. Glad I went with the Cayman over this glorified f30 with 2 less doors.
The Cayman offers amazing utility in comparison due to its generous rear seating space ...
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