The coupe has been officially presented, the convertible will go on sale in spring 2014 — but the new BMW 4 Series will have even more to offer: The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe F36 will be launched in autumn 2014, or at the latest in spring 2015 Begin. The four-door coupe takes up the idea of the 6 Series Gran Coupe and, like this one, will have a flat and elongated silhouette and take up the optical elements of the two-door variants at the front and rear.
Compared to a coupe and convertible, a longer wheelbase creates the space required. Just like the BMW 3 Series GT F34, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will also use the F30 variant with a 2.92 meter wheelbase, which was first used in the BMW 3 Series long version F35 for China.
A Photoshop design by Jean-Francois Hubert shows us what the third member of the young family of four could look like. The front end of the new BMW 4 Series with the M Sport package apparently served as the basis. However, the full effect of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe F36 will only unfold in the context of other automobiles, because as in the case of the four-door 6 Series, photos can only partially convey the special proportions with just one vehicle.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe completes the large range of vehicles on the F30 platform, and although three models will be on the road as 4 Series in the future, customers will still find a wider mid-range range than ever before. Depending on their personal taste and space requirements, customers can choose between Sedan, Touring, Gran Tourismo, Coupe, Cabrio and Gran Coupe — in China there is even the long version of the sedan already mentioned.
Especially with the dynamically drawn and high-quality positioned BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe F36, the Munich-based company could also delight one or the other customer who would otherwise have opted for a luxury-class model like the BMW 5 Series. Real competitors for the four-door 4-series are not yet announced, the conceptually similar Mercedes CLA is based on the compact A-Class and cannot hide this fact, especially in the interior. The CLA, which is on the same level as the 3-series sedan, is cheaper than the 4-series Gran Coupe, but the interior of the Swabian is also significantly tighter than the four-door 4-series.