When BMW decided to rename the new 3-Series coupe and convertible to the 4-Series, the decision made some sense as it would give the coupe and convertible their own distinction. But that distinction is going to get somewhat messy now as BMW has revealed the 2015 4-Series Gran Coupe. Yep, a four-door coupe.
Visually, the 4-Series Gran Coupe shares many details with the standard 4-Series coupe. The front end features narrower headlights and BMW's trademark kidney grille. The side profile shows off a distinctive character line running through the door handles. In the back are a set of wraparound taillights and a hatchback lid that allows the Gran Coupe to have a larger cargo space than the standard coupe. Compared to the standard 3-Series sedan, the 4-Series Gran Coupe is 0.5 inches longer and wider, and features a coupe-like roofline.
Power will be familiar to anyone who has been around BMW's lineup for the past couple of years. The base 428i Gran Coupe will use a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The 435i Gran Coupe packs a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six with 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will only come equipped with an eight-speed automatic. BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system will be available on the 428i Gran Coupe when it launches this summer. Those who want all-wheel drive with the 435i will have to wait until the end of year.
BMW will officially debut the 4-Series Gran Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Sales will begin sometime in the summer with the 428i starting at $41,225 and the 435i starting at $46,725. Both prices include a $925 destination charge.