It’s finally here: BMW’s four-door-coupe version of a coupe derived from a sedan. If that is a bit confusing, you’re thinking too hard. Just go with it.
BMW’s answer to a question no one knew to ask, the 2014 4-Series Gran Coupe puts a sleeker, trimmer look on the four-door F30, or adds a couple doors to the two-door F32, looked at from another angle.
Whatever angle you approach the new 4-Series Gran Coupe from, however, you’re likely to find something worth looking at.
Inside you’ll find the familiar design and equipment shared with the 3-Series sedan and 4-Series coupe.
BMW says the 428i Gran Coupe will hit 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and achieve gas mileage ratings of 23 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined.
The more powerful 435i Gran Coupe runs to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, and is expected to rate 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined.
Though you’d think BMW would have to lengthen the 4-Series coupe to add the extra doors, the 4-Series Gran Coupe shares its overall length, wheelbase, and track width with the coupe.
The only exterior dimensional changes are a roof that’s 4.4-inches longer, and 0.5-inches higher for greater rear-seat headroom.
The 2014 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe will make its global debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month.