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      09-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #45
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Looks like a Dodge Intrepid.
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I think things are getting too complicated:

- 2 series
- 4 series coupe kills 3 series/M3 coupe brand
- 3GT/4GC/5GT, possibly 1GT too if I recall correctly?
- X1, X3, X4, X5, X6, what next?
- new sub-"M" models - M550i X-drive etc.

Buying a BMW is no longer simple. "M" stands for marketing now IMO as so many of these models overlap eachother and create "needs".
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I think things are getting too complicated:

- 2 series
- 4 series coupe kills 3 series/M3 coupe brand
- 3GT/4GC/5GT, possibly 1GT too if I recall correctly?
- X1, X3, X4, X5, X6, what next?
- new sub-"M" models - M550i X-drive etc.

Buying a BMW is no longer simple. "M" stands for marketing now IMO as so many of these models overlap eachother and create "needs".
word. BMW has gone too far into marketing.
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That rendering takes liberties with the proportions of the spy photograph. The rendering is beautiful, however I doubt that the real car will look as good.
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They are. It's the F86, and will be called the M4 Gran Coupe.
Amazing, any speculation on release date?
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dont know about the price but i'd rather sit in a 5 er if its the same tag
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Can't wait to get my hands on the 4 series coupe.
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Amazing, any speculation on release date?
Probably not before 2015 in the States. The F80 M3, F82 M4, and F83 M4 convertible are ahead of it in line.
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Will it have frameless doors as well?
It should if the 6GC is any indication. That's one of the defining characteristics of the cars that fall into this market segment.
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if it looks like this. damn i want it!
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It will look better than the allready great looking 3er
It will have more options and will be more exclusive than the "normal" sedan!
Maybe will be close in price with the 5er, but the styling will be more arresting
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Sweet Jeevis! That's nice. Very nice. I would definitely be in the market for a baby 6GC with x-drive.
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Which one is the real one ??

The Prototype ?? or the French Photoshop ??

One isn't promising, the other is damn Sexy !

but neither look like each other...
Agree. Plus it's the size of a 5er. And probably what the 5er should have looked like from the beginning. smh.
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word. BMW has gone too far into marketing.


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The French auto magazine l'Argus strip away the camouflage for a very realistic view of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe [recent spy photos].

The stylish four door is effectively a four door variant of the Coupe but with a slightly extended wheelbase and elongated roof structure which increases the height from the standard Coupe in order to accommodate reasonable headroom. Here you can see exactly what is hiding behind the camouflaged rear panels that cover the aperture of the rear door. And in true classic BMW four door sense the hofmeister kink is part of the door.

Taking its cue from the BMW 6er Gran Coupe. The 4er Gran Coupe aims to bring dynamic styling , Sports-proficient handling, performance and high standard of luxury and individuality to the entry segment.

The 6er and the 4er Gran Coupe models could possibly be joined by a 2er Gran Coupe currently undergoing marketing assessment and evaluation.

Extending the look of the forthcoming 2er Coupe, again with a more sleeker rounded roofline and short ovehangs at the front and rear.


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Scott26,

Compared to the 3 series sedan, you've probably posted this answer before and I miss it. Question, are you stating that the 4 series GC will have shorter overhangs in the front and rear compared to the 3 series sedan? Also from the sketches you've shown it seems like the headlights will be sharper compared to the 3 series sedan and also the integration of the headlight to the kidney seem to be different too.
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235i GC would be perfect for my needs (i.e. the g'kids in the back seat without having to climb through my door, the profile of a coupe, smaller overall size)

I like BMW's path.
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Agree. Why bother to make this car? It looks nice but coupe means 2-door!
haha- I was referring to the sedan that's currently available. this coupe thing should be the sedan and then the coupe should accompany it.
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Wow! I feel sorry for the people who ordered the sedan..
Don't. I like the looks of this "coupe," but it will come with a price premium and a space deficiency vs the sedan.

Personally, I need the money and the space.

Plus, my car looks damn good!
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