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http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/4series/gran_coupe/2014/showroom/index.html

Anyone knows when this 4 series 4 door coupe is coming? Looks good.
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Don't quite understand why they release this, isn't it similar if not same as the 3series? I thought they created the 4 series to replace the 3series coupe?

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Don't quite understand why they release this, isn't it similar if not same as the 3series? I thought they created the 4 series to replace the 3series coupe?

To cater to a demand for 4 door coupe? Something like the 4 door Mercs CLA?

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this is what i learnt from BMW World:

 

Its a smaller 6 Series Gran Coupe like how the CLA is a smaller CLS.

 

Th 4 GC is also not a traditional sedan, it is a liftback, the boot size is slightly smaller compared to the 3 Series sedan and the roofline is different.

 

The 4 GC is better off as a 2 + 2 and has frameless windows, while the 3 Series is more generous with room for rear occupants.


http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/4series/gran_coupe/2014/showroom/index.html

Anyone knows when this 4 series 4 door coupe is coming? Looks good.
Pictures..

 

I think its available for pre-order

 

http://www.sgcarmart.com/new_cars/newcars_overview.php?CarCode=11587

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Look like 3 series and slightly 3GT

 

Why create so many different type one?

 

following footsteps of merc n audi..bm consider slow liao la...lol

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following footsteps of merc n audi..bm consider slow liao la...lol

Think audi slow la

 

 

Merc big game changer. Look at CLA, S class, GL, B class, CLS, etc all look different and nice

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The car is on display at PML showroom and you can see the 4 series gc and 3 series sedan side by side. The price difference between a 420 gc and a 320 sedan is about $25K.

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to make a lot a lot of money .... it's all about the money, money, money

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 .... series all bao ka liao

2 doors, 3 doors, 4 doors, HATCHBACK, WAGON, GT, SUV, MPV, convertible ... all bao ka liao ...

last but not least Grand Coupe ... it's coupe and it's sedan ... whatever you want to call it ... [laugh]

 

Look like 3 series and slightly 3GT

Why create so many different type one?

 

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Look like a lowered and shorter 3GT.

Pity it doesnt have the same auto activated spoiler like the 3GT.

Visually it look great.

Also, probably made in Germany (compared to made in RSA 3er)

 

F32 4GC

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F34 3GT

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F30 3er

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Think audi slow la

 

 

Merc big game changer. Look at CLA, S class, GL, B class, CLS, etc all look different and nice

 

all along i thot audi started...with a1,a3,a4,a5,a6,a7,a8....then got simi sportback etc..

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I believe the 4 is a baby 6 similar to the Merc (CLA vs CLS) and Audi (A5 vs A7).

 

Looking at the same marque, for the 6, it is position between the 5 and the 7; more sleek and sportier than the 7 (which is a bit of an “old man’s car”) and more road presence than the 5 (5 too common?). For the 4, I would imagine that is the same approach for the 4 whereby it is an in between the 3 and the 5 but in my opinion, it is less obvious compared to the 6vs5vs7. Nonetheless, the 4GC is a nice looking car. Enjoy your shopping!

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i believe the current nomenclature would be:

 

1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / X3 / X5 -- regular variant be it sedan or SUV

 

2 / 4 / 6 / X4 / X6-- sportier variant

 

these include the X ...... on Youtube bimmer has a X4 now which has the same weird look as their other GT.

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The car is on display at PML showroom and you can see the 4 series gc and 3 series sedan side by side. The price difference between a 420 gc and a 320 sedan is about $25K.

 

Wah 25k more ex ah....I understand it has exactly the same engine as the 320....how about the OMV? Will the 420GC OMV be similar to 320 sedan or higher?

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Wah 25k more ex ah....I understand it has exactly the same engine as the 320....how about the OMV? Will the 420GC OMV be similar to 320 sedan or higher?

 

In Germany, there is EUR 6k difference in starting price btw both models.

 

4GC is a lifestyle car. Definitely more ex than b&b model.

 

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In Germany, there is EUR 6k difference in starting price btw both models.

 

4GC is a lifestyle car. Definitely more ex than b&b model.

 

 

6K difference in europe will translate to about 18k higher in cost when AD in Singapore imports it over. So if they price it 25k higher over here than the sedan, kind of reasonable. But just wondering if can afford 25k more, maybe one can consider a bigger powered engine in the 328 already?

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to make a lot a lot of money .... it's all about the money, money, money

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 .... series all bao ka liao

2 doors, 3 doors, 4 doors, HATCHBACK, WAGON, GT, SUV, MPV, convertible ... all bao ka liao ...

last but not least Grand Coupe ... it's coupe and it's sedan ... whatever you want to call it ... [laugh]

 

 

Lol thunk they name hatchback as GrandCoupe.

 

Design no need scratch head just make it same with 3 series with sloghtly shorter trunk

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It is much more sleek looking than 3 series sedan or 3 series GT. The frameless windows are another distintive feature that are available only for the 4 and 6 series.

 

$25k difference is not big if you amortise it over 10 years. if the OMV is higher than 3 series, as someone mentioned, then it is another basis for the price difference. Someone mentioned buying a 420 GC vs a 325 sedab, for example. Power is better in the 325 sedan, but styling is still the same as all other 3-series sedans.

 

May not be suitable as a family transport because of the 2+2 configuration and lower roofline. So when more singles and young couples drive 4GC, and more familiies drive 3 series, it would be another self-fulfilling model differentiation factor. So a buyer should ask himself - which customer segment do you want to be associated with?

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It is much more sleek looking than 3 series sedan or 3 series GT. The frameless windows are another distintive feature that are available only for the 4 and 6 series.

 

$25k difference is not big if you amortise it over 10 years. if the OMV is higher than 3 series, as someone mentioned, then it is another basis for the price difference. Someone mentioned buying a 420 GC vs a 325 sedab, for example. Power is better in the 325 sedan, but styling is still the same as all other 3-series sedans.

 

May not be suitable as a family transport because of the 2+2 configuration and lower roofline. So when more singles and young couples drive 4GC, and more familiies drive 3 series, it would be another self-fulfilling model differentiation factor. So a buyer should ask himself - which customer segment do you want to be associated with?

Is it a 2+2? I thought like CLA, it seats 3 at the back (though will be cramped)

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Yes, it will be cramp! Even the 6 which is a 2+2+1 and bigger than the 4, the +1 is really for a child who has to sit legs spread open!

 

Is it a 2+2? I thought like CLA, it seats 3 at the back (though will be cramped)

 

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Yes, it will be cramp! Even the 6 which is a 2+2+1 and bigger than the 4, the +1 is really for a child who has to sit legs spread open!

 

 

Sometimes is really a dilemma to choose between lifestyle/looks versus practicality.

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