BMW has announced details of the new 4 Series Gran Coupe, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show in March.
The four-door model is the third addition to the 4 Series lineup, joining the recently launched two-door coupe and convertible.
The Gran Coupe is aimed at customers seduced by the sleek styling of a coupe, but who need the everyday practicality of a four-door saloon. However, to differentiate it from its 3 Series sibling, BMW has fitted the new car with a hatchback rear opening.
Prices start at £29,420, rising to £41,655
Going on sale in June, the 4 Series will be available with five engine options. Petrol engines include the entry-level 181bhp 420i, 242bhp 428i and a range-topping six-cylinder motor in the form of the 302bhp 435i.
At launch the only diesel engines on offer are economy-minded four-cylinder units. The 418d develops 141bhp and is capable of returning 63mpg on the combined cycle. Sitting above that is the 181bhp 420d, which will be the only model optionally available with BMW’s ‘xDrive’ four-wheel-drive system.
Two six-cylinder diesel models, the 430d and 435d, are expected to join the range later this year.
Five trim levels will be available: SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport. Aside from increased standard equipment the further up the range you venture, each model also features its own unique styling details, with sporty versions showing greater visual aggression.
Prices start at £29,420 for a 420i in SE spec, rising to £41,655 for a 435i in M Sport trim.
If you don’t buy into the 4 Series’ coupe-saloon theme, you can always search our classifieds for a BMW 3 Series.
February 3, 2014