BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe: The 4-Series Coupe-Sedan-Hatchback Thing…

BMW cars’ nomenclature has become quite confusing over the years, just a few years ago their sedans’ names started with odd numbers (3-Series, 5-Series etc.) and their coupes (stand-alone coupes that is) had names starting with even numbers, like the 8-Series and even the Z4.  Then they introduced the 6-Series coupe, which was in line with their naming scheme.  But then things became confusing with the introduction of the 6-Series Gran Coupe sedan.  Last year BMW started calling the 3-Series coupe 4-Series, which made sense, but then things turned upside down once again with the introduction of the 4-Series Gran Coupe sedan/hatchback.  So it’s a bit confusing, to me at least…

Anyways, with the introduction of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, you can now have many flavors of the very popular 3/4 Series entry level sports sedan/coupe etc.  You can have a regular sedan, wagon, coupe, convertible, gran turismo, and this sedan/hatchback/coupe thing.


I’m already a fan of this class of cars from BMW, if not their weird models like the Gran Turismo, and I think the 4-Series Gran Coupe looks even better than the 3-Series sedan.  The 4-Series Gran Coupe looks more aggressive, probably because it is ½” wider, ½” longer and 1 ½” lower than the 3-Series sedan, and has a more raked rear window/C-Pillar.  The more aggressive roof on the 4-Series GC probably does take away from the rear headroom, but who cares about the rear passengers anyway.

As expected, the engine choices for the 4-Series GC are the same ones found in the 3/4 Series models; the 428i GC is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque.  The 435i GC is powered by the 3.0 liter turbo 6-cylinder engine producing 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque.  Both engines come with 8-speed automatic transmissions only, in North America, with the AWD offered on the 428i only.


The 2014 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, with sales started later in the year.  The 428i GC will have a starting price of $41,225, the 428i XDrive GC will start at $43,225, and the top of the line 435i Gran Coupe will start at $46,725.  These prices include freight and PDI and are for cars sold in the United States.  Via: BMW

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Faisal is the cofounder and automotive photographer at Unfinished Man. He provides insider perspectives on the latest rides through his acclaimed photography. Faisal also serves as the site's watch expert, staying on the pulse of emerging timepieces. His seasoned eye for men's lifestyle products makes him an authoritative voice.

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