F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Photo, Video, Media Gallery, Journals > Spotted! (F36) Alpine White 428i xDrive Gran Coupe
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-12-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
icety
Bimmer Addict
United_States
8
Rep
219
Posts

Drives: F30 335ix Msport
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MD

iTrader: (4)

Smile Spotted! (F36) Alpine White 428i xDrive Gran Coupe

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Well yesterday, as I was coming out of the bar, I noticed this Alpine White BMW 4 series gran coupe from the corner of my eye sitting in the parking lot. As it's not released yet, of course I had to get a better look to verify. Turns out my suspicion was correct. It's the new 4 series gran coupe and upon closer inspection, looks like the 428i xdrive with badges covered up and dealer plate. Anyways, I snapped these quick shots with my cell phone. Enjoy!


Name:  428i-grancoupe1.jpg
Views: 12816
Size:  273.5 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe2.jpg
Views: 14766
Size:  269.2 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe3.jpg
Views: 21451
Size:  277.0 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe4.jpg
Views: 22910
Size:  224.1 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe5.jpg
Views: 11308
Size:  274.1 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe6.jpg
Views: 14327
Size:  280.1 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe7.jpg
Views: 10703
Size:  255.8 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe8.jpg
Views: 10695
Size:  233.5 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe9.jpg
Views: 10663
Size:  231.0 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe10.jpg
Views: 10570
Size:  225.7 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe11.jpg
Views: 10531
Size:  170.8 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe12.jpg
Views: 10452
Size:  182.9 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe13.jpg
Views: 10401
Size:  190.9 KB

Name:  428i-grancoupe14.jpg
Views: 10422
Size:  171.9 KB

Last edited by icety; 04-12-2014 at 11:16 AM.
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
jasemsport
Private
Belgium
7
Rep
58
Posts

Drives: E46 touring M-sport
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Nice find! Looks not too bad in white and sportline...
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2014, 02:34 PM   #3
TurboSpecC
Bavarian Wolverine
United_States
23
Rep
500
Posts

Drives: 2015 428 Gran Coupe
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

iTrader: (4)

Thanks for the pics. Hopefully we'll see the config go up on BMWUSA after the NY autoshow next week.
__________________
Oct Euro Delivery: 15 428i xDrive Gran Coupe M-Sport EBII
Current: 12 VW GTI
Past: 09 E93 M3, 07 E92 335i, 06 WRX STI
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
beto_L.A.
Lieutenant
beto_L.A.'s Avatar
United_States
35
Rep
542
Posts

Drives: 2015 F36 428i GC
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: north hollywood, CA

iTrader: (0)

Debating between 4 coupe or 4 Gran Coupe... And I think that the 4GC is wining the battle...
Great Pics!!!
__________________
Current: 2015 F36 4GC, M Sport Line, Mineral Grey, Coral Red Leather. M Brakes.
Previous:2012 F25 X328i, JET BLACK,Chestnut Brown,Sport Package
Previous: 2009 E90 328I sedan, space gray, Saddle Brown, Sport Package
Previous: 2004 E46 325I sedan Silver Gray, Black Leather, Sport Package
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2014, 08:46 PM   #5
2blu
Captain
2blu's Avatar
Canada
36
Rep
831
Posts

Drives: 335i XDrive ///M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (1)

I like it.
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2014, 09:18 PM   #6
NYmsportF30
Private
0
Rep
58
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

I just saw one in red tonight as I was stuck in traffic on the G.W bridge. Thought it was a normal 4 series until it passed me and I noticed the rear doors and the camouflaged roundel and numbers. Looked pretty sweet. I tried to snap a few shots but I could get up next to it again.
__________________
2013 335i ///M-Sport, Estoril Blue II, Alum Hex trim with Estoril accent, Black leatherette, Navigation system, Sport automatic with shift paddles, Heated front seats, Bluetooth, rearview camera with park distance control.
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2014, 09:54 PM   #7
seamasters
seamasters
Australia
15
Rep
389
Posts

Drives: M4 Mineral White
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

If i did't see the bimmerrang in the sides I would've thought it was a 3 series.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 09:43 AM   #8
wdeerfield
A family of bimmers
United_States
146
Rep
4,011
Posts

Drives: 2009 e90 2011 f10
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Clifton Park, NY

iTrader: (0)

why bother covering the bmw roundel? everyone knows what brand it is based on kidneys and the circular hood badge..

Car looks good! looking forward to the m235 gran coupe more though.
__________________

2009 MBM 328| ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | CA | 6FL | NAV | XENONS | 18x8.5 VB3s ET30/25
2011 Jet Black 535i xdrive | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 10:08 AM   #9
EzequielR
Major
EzequielR's Avatar
Dominican Republic
77
Rep
1,148
Posts

Drives: E92 08 328xi
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC

iTrader: (2)

I do like how the top half of the rear is almost a straight slope instead of flat lining where the trunk is. It makes it look like a GT version.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 10:20 AM   #10
LemonOne
Lieutenant
LemonOne's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
488
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: East Coast

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wdeerfield View Post
why bother covering the bmw roundel? everyone knows what brand it is based on kidneys and the circular hood badge..
Purely teasing.
It's like why cover a pair of boobs with a bikini bra? Everyone knows girls have nipples!
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
Bahn360Photo
Shutter Speed
Bahn360Photo's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
885
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3 + 50 mm
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2015 M3  [4.50]
Send a message via Yahoo to Bahn360Photo
nice find! thanks!
__________________
I shutter to think how many people are underexposed and lacking depth...
https://www.facebook.com/Bahn360Photo
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 10:45 AM   #12
kevinlevrone
Second Lieutenant
23
Rep
261
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Europe

iTrader: (0)

Fail. This car wasn't worth the R&D. Even the sedan looks better and is also lighter. Looks like a marketing team ruining the work of the design team.

Look at the 6-series Gran Coupe. THAT was worth it and that is a true 4-door coupe. And the sales numbers prove it.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #13
Jason335iMsport
Captain
United_States
7
Rep
702
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bel Air, MD

iTrader: (0)

Where at in MD was this?
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 10:51 AM   #14
Zadjali
Second Lieutenant
Oman
23
Rep
225
Posts

Drives: 2007 Crimson E92
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sultanate of Oman

iTrader: (0)

This is so no meaning car ... I was trying to compare it with Audi A5 sportback ... But no way ... The Audi looks much better and with a sleeker rear end.

Big Fail! ... What next BMW ? 7-Series GT ?
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 10:59 AM   #15
tony20009
Major General
tony20009's Avatar
United_States
308
Rep
5,231
Posts

Drives: BMW 335i - Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (0)

Excellent pics considering you were leaving a bar at that hour of the day. LOL.

I swear for the life of me I can't tell the 4GC from the 3GT unless they are next to each other.

Also, I still can't get past thinking that the 4GC and 6GC shouldn't have just been the standard 3 and 5 series sedans. I think the "flow" and connection from one model to the next would be enhanced that way. But, hey, I'm not privy to BMW's market studies....I guess they know what they are doing and at the end of the day, it doesn't really affect me one way or the other.

All the best.
__________________
Cheers,
Tony

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'07, e92 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Coral Leather, Aluminum, 6-speed
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 11:22 AM   #16
WilliCO
Captain
WilliCO's Avatar
United_States
46
Rep
853
Posts

Drives: 2013 F10 535 xDrive MSport
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Denver

iTrader: (0)

Good thing they covered up those roundels. Otherwise we might have suspected that it is a BMW.

...

Awesome looking car. I can easily envision a silver 435 xDrive in my garage when my F10 lease wraps up in a couple years. This car is a little smaller, a little lower, a little tighter, and a little faster than my 535. Just what the doc ordered.
__________________
-Will
2013 535i xDrive M-Sport | 2005 545i Sport (Retired and missed) | 2001 X5 3.0 Sport (Retired)
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 12:04 PM   #17
mdss6
Private First Class
mdss6's Avatar
Belgium
8
Rep
122
Posts

Drives: 1990 928GT
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Soignies, BE

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uranium View Post
Well yesterday, as I was coming out of the bar, I noticed this Alpine White BMW 4 series gran coupe from the corner of my eye sitting in the parking lot. As it's not released yet, of course I had to get a better look to verify. Turns out my suspicion was correct. It's the new 4 series gran coupe and upon closer inspection, looks like the 428i xdrive with badges covered up and dealer plate. Anyways, I snapped these quick shots with my cell phone. Enjoy!
Thanks for posting these detailed pics. Great find. Interesting to see it in a light color after multiple ones in very dark blue. Though in the images it looks more mineral white than alpine to my eye. Clearly not to everyone's taste (what is?), but I like it.

Regards
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #18
HomeRun217
Private First Class
2
Rep
161
Posts

Drives: 2015 Tundra
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Denver, CO

iTrader: (1)

Why make this car? How is it any different than the 3 series? Other than looks, I cannot imagine the 4GC vs 3er having any practical real-life difference.
__________________
2015 Toyota Tundra Crewmax TRD
2010 BMW 135i - Titanium Silver - Sold (still in the family!)
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 12:31 PM   #19
jacobbmw
Bimmerfan
United_States
0
Rep
82
Posts

Drives: 2013 E92 Silverstone ZCP
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

Best reason to buy GC, frameless windows
The doors will never creak going over uneven pavement.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 12:59 PM   #20
jlstyle
Major
jlstyle's Avatar
45
Rep
1,444
Posts

Drives: 2015 X5 Msports
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)


Look at that front bumper.

Even worse than ACS or Hamman.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 01:26 PM   #21
Andrew@IND
Colonel
Andrew@IND's Avatar
154
Rep
2,645
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (2)

Love the F36. Prefer the M-sport though
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2014, 01:49 PM   #22
elrey21
Private First Class
7
Rep
169
Posts

Drives: 2011 X5 xDrive35i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Yonkers

iTrader: (0)

Sorry but BMW is getting lazy...

The argument could be made that the 6GC was unnecessary but at least it looks completely different from the 5 series. It looks sportier and thats what its meant to a be a niche vehicle. This though, this and the 3GT look wayyy to similar, styling and proportions so why even bother. The regular 3 series looks sportier than this IMO and its not a coupe.
__________________
2011 X5 E70 LCI Premium - Sparkling Bronze - Tobacco Leather - LED Side Markers
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:08 AM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST