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      01-21-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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The 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) is now under two months away from its world debut at the Geneva auto show and we've got some pics from a recent sighting for you.

We recently posted the 2014 BMW 435i Gran Coupe Dealer Order Guide (released to U.S. dealers for the ordering of their launch/ demo cars). As before, this list should generally be reflective of what options will be available for customer cars, though it may not be all-inclusive.

Also revealed recently were the 4 Series Gran Coupe patent design images, which give us a clear look at what to expect under the remaining camouflage. One thing the patent drawings doesn't reveal to the eye is that the 4 Series Gran Coupe will be a hatchback.

The Gran Coupe variant (F36) of the 4 Series 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 interior spy pics].

The F36 will generally feature the same model and engine lineup as the Coupe (F32) and Convertible models (F33). Expect it to be priced and positioned 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. Plans can always change of course.


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Photos via our friend Christian at TheDieselDriver.





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      01-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #2
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so basically its a 3 series. got it.
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I like it!
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What's the difference between this and a 3 series?
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Hmm, not sure how I feel about this one.. I love the 6 Gran Coupe, but not sure if the 4 pulls it off as nicely. Maybe I'll change my mind once I see in person. The 3 series seems a bit more tight, compact, sporty, while the 4 Gran Coupe seems too large or oversized. Again, maybe when I see in person, it'll come together.
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Yeee what is the difference, maybe just the frame less windows like the 6 series grand coupe .. But looks dope
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so basically its a 3 series. got it.
Since the 3 looks better than the 4, this should be the best looking 3/4 series of this generation imo.
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Looks like a 5 series
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So it takes all the ugly parts of the 4 series like the front bumper and slightly coupifies the roof arches. Charge 55k and rake in the money
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looks like a 4.5 series



looks like chit
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Initial thoughts are this is going to be miss by BMW. The M6 is a masterpiece, even a 650 M sport looks amazing. However a 4 series gran coupe seems a bit to bland to me. The 6 series is near the top of BMW's heirarchy, one could purchase a 3 series and have all the same options of a 4 series GC for less.
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so basically its a 3 series. got it.
Minus 1 seat. A longer 3 series 4 seater. Will probably try to make a 440 would be my marketing guess with an engine similar to the new M4, just down tuned.

That's the only way I could visualize this being a reasonable addition to the segment.
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My dealer said he saw this unveiled in a "closed room" at brussels cars expo this weekend.
He said it was nice but looked "heavy". Exactly like the difference between an A5 Coupe and a Sportback.

Even if i just oredered a Coupe i really wanna take a look at that GC...
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One question.... Why?
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Disappointed with the Audi-esque 3rd window/C pillar and the hatch back. This doesn't look like like a 4-door coupe - more like 3-Series GT unfortunatelly. 6-Series GC turned out so nicely, this does not look half as good as it stands imo.
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oooo sh1t...


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3 series + 3 GT + 4 series = 4 GC !!!
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How to charge a lot more money for a 3 series
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It will be more exclusive than a 3er. These kind of models are very popular in Europe, so it will have a huge success
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not a big fan so far. Looks like a 3 GT with a hint of 4 in it.

Hopefully full photos will be more flattering.
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