BMW has unveiled the 4 Series Gran Coupe ahead of its public debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
The new 4 Series is similar to the 6 Series Gran Coupe. but instead of a conventional boot it has a five-door liftback arrangement, similar to that of the Audi A5 Sportback. The liftback-style tailgate opens automatically via key fob or an optional foot-operated sensor in the rear bumer.
All doors are frameless and the car has a coupe-like profile with a shallow glasshouse.
The 4 Series Gran Coupe is 4638mm long, 1825mm wide and 1389mm tall, sharing its length, width and track with the two-door version. The roofline however is 112mm longer and slopes gently to the rear of the vehicle.
Even though it goes against the A5 Sportback it is also very similar to BMW’s very own 3 Series saloon.
Compared to the 3 Series saloon it is 14mm longer, 14mm wider and 40mm lower, making it sort of a better looking and sleeker version of the 3 Series saloon.
The cargo compartment can hold 480 litres and up to 1,300 litres with the rear seats down.
Engine line-up is borrowed from the 3 Series saloon and 4 Series Coupe.
Prices start from £29,420 and the range starts with a 420i, powered by a 181bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 199 lb-ft of torque.
The 428i uses a 242bhp 2.0-litre turbo with 258 lb-ft of torque and is priced from £32,815.
Current top of the range 435i starts at £41,155 and is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six petrol engine with 302bhp and 295 lb-ft of torque, taking it from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, while returning combined fuel economy of 39.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 189g/km.
For diesel fans there is a 141bhp 2.0-litre turbo unit in the 418d (priced from £30,995) and 181bhp 2.0-litre turbo in the 420d (priced from £31,795).
The 418d has a combined fuel economy of 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km with the manual.
Rear-wheel drive is standard, while the four-wheel drive will be optional.
Details are limited, but reportedly BMW is not planning an M4 variant of the Gran Coupe, though M Performance model is still very likely.