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BMW adds another model to the 4 Series lineup the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

By Akram_saheed on 12 Feb 2014

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Following the launch of the BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible, the Gran Coupe (GC) is the third model to join the new BMW 4 Series. The 4 Series GC combines the sleek look of a two-door coupe with the functionality provided by four doors and expansive spaciousness, including a wide access luggage compartment of 480 litres, expandable to 1,300 litres, makes loading and unloading much easier.
 
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The 4 Series has exactly the same dimensions as the two-door coupe - measuring 4,638mm long, and sitting 1,825mm wide with a wheelbase of 2,810mm. However, the roof is 12mm higher, 112mm longer and gently stretched, allowing it to flow smoothly into the rear quarter panels and boot lid.
 
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This extended roofline provides more headroom in the interior, along with added comfort. The boot lid is equipped as standard with an automatic opening and closing mechanism for maximum convenience.
 
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Up front, the 4 Series coupe and Gran Coupe are identical and share typical BMW design features like the double-kidney grille, dual round headlights and the large air intake in the front apron.
 
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The standard model variant, plus three optional equipment packages and the M Sport package, leave no wishes unfulfilled for drivers wanting a special look and feel. The BMW Individual program offered includes options for creating an exclusive vehicle with special leather interior packages, exterior colours and 19-inch light-alloy wheels.
 
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The 4 Series GC offers a choice of five powerful, cultivated and efficient engines. The high end is represented through the 435i's six-cylinder in-line 3.0-litre petrol engine delivering 306bhp. The BMW 428i GC and 420i GC are equipped with four-cylinder engines which deliver 245bhp and 184bhp, respectively.
 
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Two four-cylinder diesel engines are also offered, starting with the 420d GC which delivers 184bhp and sprints to 100km/h in only 7.7 seconds (7.5 seconds with sport automatic transmission) with an average fuel consumption between 4.7 to 4.9L/100km. The engine in the BMW 418d GC has an output of 143bhp and consumes up to 4.7L/100km.
 
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At model launch, the BMW 428i and 420d can be optionally equipped with BMW xDrive all-wheel drive technology. 
 
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The standard variant features a six-speed manual transmission, but all engines can be combined with the optional eight-speed Steptronic or eight-speed sport Steptronic transmissions, which also feature manual shifting using paddles on the steering wheel.
 
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The only sport Akram watches is Formula One and aims to visit every race in the F1 calendar in a single year. Looks like he's going to be a busy man.



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dragonballdidi Feb 12 2014 09:12 AM

Great design!

 

The functionality of a hatchback, the sleek look of a BMW 3-series.

 

Makes prefect sense to the current 3 series owner to replace the current model.

 

But "4" isn't a good number in Chinese context thou. hahah.

drivinghazard Feb 12 2014 09:37 AM

But "4" isn't a good number in Chinese context thou. hahah.

 

Get the "428" then. The "8" will cancel out the "4" haha

GongJiaoWei Feb 12 2014 11:02 AM

Great design!

 

The functionality of a hatchback, the sleek look of a BMW 3-series.

 

Makes prefect sense to the current 3 series owner to replace the current model.

 

But "4" isn't a good number in Chinese context thou. hahah.

 

Maybe they should come out the 8 series..

 

825i, 835

Kratoschumacher Feb 12 2014 11:39 AM

So, what's the difference between this and a BMW 3GT?

tanbk Feb 12 2014 02:02 PM
I'm convinced they've mastered implementing these minor variations on the production line to a degree that it costs next to nothing even if they only sell a few thousand around the world. Their view must be that these sales aren't poaching standard model sales, but expanding markets and market share for BMW.
ManHong Feb 12 2014 04:44 PM

So it's a sedan version, of a coupe version, of a sedan.

StreetFight3r Feb 13 2014 09:36 AM

Keep this and lose that 3GT though I think it looks like this is just a slightly stretched 3 series.

StreetFight3r Feb 13 2014 09:38 AM

Great design!

 

The functionality of a hatchback, the sleek look of a BMW 3-series.

 

Makes prefect sense to the current 3 series owner to replace the current model.

 

But "4" isn't a good number in Chinese context thou. hahah.

 

Haha but perhaps the makers don't really care. Not gonna be a big hit in Chinese dominated countries though.

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