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      09-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Updated October 5 with photos of M Sport model

The first M Sport 4 Series Gran Coupe has been spotted and there's no surprises here as its M Sport aero parts are the same as those of the 4 Series Coupe.

Updated Sept. 20 with more photos.

Our latest photos show even more angles of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, as well as a clear view of the interior. As we've shown you before, the Gran Coupe will share the same dash and interior front layout as the Coupe and Convertible.

Original post - Sept. 3, 2013:

Now that the 4 Series Coupe has been revealed and the Convertible nears its debut, the next model in the lineup - the 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36), has re-emerged in testing, after a nearly 6 month hiatus since our last spotting. It has re-emerged with Eric Bana doing the testing and with less camouflage than ever - shedding the heavy camouflage from its front and rear (that's not really Eric Bana).

What's revealed is what was expected - a Gran Coupe styled 4 Series which effectively shares the same exterior styling as the Coupe, but with an elongated roofline and an extra pair of doors. The interior will also be shared with the other 4 Series models [previous spy pics].

The 4 Series Gran Coupe will debut next year, with production possibly by 3rd-4th quarter of 2014. The F36 will generally feature the same model and engine lineup as the Coupe (F32) and Convertible models (F33), 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 should 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).

As for an M4 Gran Coupe variant? Despite the previous rumors surrounding it, we were recently told by a trustworthy source not to expect one.

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M Sport pics via Indianautosblog.

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      09-03-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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besides sharing the ugly 4 series bumper, it really looks nice....very sleek.
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      09-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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Cant wait to see the m sport version!
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Hmm looks like 3-series
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How is this different than a 3 series?
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this car looks enormous
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I don't see why this iteration was necessary.

Next up... a new 2-door sedan.
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Is this longer than a regular 6 series?
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How is this different than a 3 series?
You can open the trunk fully so that the window rises up as well. That helps carrying big things. So let's see what this benefit will cost the costumer (maybe me) :-)
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I don't see why this iteration was necessary.

Next up... a new 2-door sedan.
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ITS HUGE.....why does this even exist? Go back to your roots BMW
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You can open the trunk fully so that the window rises up as well. That helps carrying big things. So let's see what this benefit will cost the costumer (maybe me) :-)
Nope. That would be a 4series GT vs. a 4series GC, which has a normal trunk.

I likes the old world of coupe, sedan and vert.
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Nope. That would be a 4series GT vs. a 4series GC, which has a normal trunk.

I likes the old world of coupe, sedan and vert.
Are you really sure? Take a look at the short end of the trunk. This would be a really tight access to the back.
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What? No M4 GC? Did not see that coming
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does this mean there's a M4 grand coupe on the way?
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does this mean there's a M4 grand coupe on the way?
Please read the original text.
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This is the reason BMW made the 4 series coupe oddly long and ruined it's proportions - so they could sell an ugly 4 door version with minimal extra cost. Thanks BMW.
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How is this different than a 3 series?
THIS EXACTLY! Why is this necessary?? I find it ridiculous.
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Hmm looks like 3-series
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Pretty much an LCI 3 series.

I'm ready to put a 435i badge on my wife's 335i F30. Who would know?

Who. Would. Know??
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Perfect time to replace the N55, just as Mercedes is coming out with their twin turbo V6 (~330hp, 355tq).
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It will sell well in the U.S. since the car it competes with isnt even available for us: The A5/S5 Sedan
A4 is the four door version, and A5 is the two door variant. The A5 sportback doesn't make any sense either. I don't understand the 6 series gran coupe either. If you want a 4 door version of the 6 series, why not get the 5 series? It's lighter and shorter.

I'll be very surprised if this sells well.
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