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      02-01-2014, 09:05 PM   #67
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If you like coupe line but need 4 doors. That's basically the only difference.
yep, style! pay more for more style. I can guarantee that this will look better than a 3 sedan when parked next to each other.
Oh yea by far. The 3 series still looks good but the angles on this thing...
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LOL at BMW these days.
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      02-01-2014, 09:08 PM   #69
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damn i might have to trade my F30 for this.
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      02-01-2014, 09:11 PM   #70
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Did I mention that this car CRUSHES the f30 in the looks department?

Talk about cannibalizing your own sales.
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Wow. This release proves that the reason I can't get a 3 wagon w/6MT is NOT because "it costs BMW a lot of money to US certify a power train". It's because they just don't want to. If they have money to make a whole new line with unknown sales figures, then I should be able to get a RWD 6MT touring that already exists in Europe.
BMWAG: kill the 3 sedan and just do this 4 GC. Much better looking but save the money for a high end super car beyond the i8, a new Z8!
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      02-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #72
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Did I mention that this car CRUSHES the f30 in the looks department?

Talk about cannibalizing your own sales.
Thats not saying much. The current 3/4 series is terrible looking.
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      02-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #73
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Automatic trunk opening and closing with foot kick comfort access!!!

My worst pet peeve of my F30 is how I have to slam the trunk closed, everyday. Just last week, I had to shut it so hard, the rear license plate fell off!
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      02-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #74
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This car does look very good. Better than the 3.

I love the proportions, I think the shorter trunk looks good.


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BMW has already said there will not be an M4GC.



looks like it would have been the same price as the M4 coupe if it was made. But I guess their logic is that with the extra weight no one would want it over the M3 or M4 coupe. I would have bought it...

Do you really think BMW has the restraint to NOT produce a m4 GC?

Execs say a lot of things.

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      02-01-2014, 09:23 PM   #75
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This will be big in Europe..
How is it that BMW went from nobody would by a hatchback/wagon to every other car be introduced is now a hatchback? I get why Europe likes hatchbacks but why not just call this a 4GT since it is similar to the 3GT and build a true GC for the US?
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      02-01-2014, 09:29 PM   #76
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in before everyone says "this is what the 3series should of looked like" ....(6er gran coupe all over again)


Too bad you're right though!
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This car does look very good. Better than the 3.

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WTF happened here BMW?

You had the recipe right, you make a boxy 3er/5er and then you make a sexy 4er/6er and then you make an even more sexy 4er GC/6er GC and then a **** me gorgeous M4 GC/M6 GC.

The 6er GC is not a hatch back, whyTF is the 4er GC?

Idiots!
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I thought they should do away with the gran coupe models but this actually looks pretty good
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      02-01-2014, 09:46 PM   #80
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Wow, looks better than i first expected.
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THIS is exactly how the 4-Series GC should have looked like. The hatch back style decision is completely inexplicable since there is the 3-Series GT already.

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However, I think it looks amazing. I expected the 3GT to look more like this and the 4GC to be more like the pic above (a la 6GC). People will still buy the 3-series, but the 3GT....
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Looks great, but a 4GC with a GT style opening for the boot? I'm confused now.
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Since BMW has a new found love for hatches, maybe they can build this:

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The car looks great but add my voice to the few here wishing for a manual transmission. As much as I like this car, no manual means no sale to me. An M version would be awesome. Maybe they change their minds on that.
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Uhm what's the point of this one?
A lot of people are asking this question. IMO, it's another way for BMW to increase it's sales - this is the tipping scale marketing method to get customers to shell out a little more money for the "cooler, sleeker" 4-series gran coupe. It's intended market is towards those who will "tilt" to pay the extra cash for a 4-door mid-size sedan.

It's rather genius.
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A lot of people are asking this question. IMO, it's another way for BMW to increase it's sales - this is the tipping scale marketing method to get customers to shell out a little more money for the "cooler, sleeker" 4-series gran coupe. It's intended market is towards those who will "tilt" to pay the extra cash for a 4-door mid-size sedan.

It's rather genius.

Its for other vehicles to have direct competitors i.e. the A5 sport back.

Unfortunately, as I stated in my previous comment, I feel like this is exactly what the 3GT should be. It is attractive, sporty, and does not appear crossover-y much like the heavier appearing 3GT.

The big difference between the 3GT and this I believe is available cargo room. This has no more room than a regular 3 Series in the boot, and less space in the cabin area.

With sales always climbing, I'm sure the production and marketing department know what they're doing with the release of a 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and their respective GTs, GCs, and ///M performance editions.
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