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Old 02-03-2014, 08:42 AM
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BMW 4-Series (F36) Gran Coupe 2014-

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:44 AM
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4 Gran Coupe, hmm, so basically this is a 3-series sedan with a lowered rear roof.
The next step will be a 4-series Shooting-brake, because a 3 series Touring is to big?

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Little details aside, it's a curious trend, this.

Now that all generalist manufacturers are abandoning the large hatchback/liftback, BMW has three (this, 3GT, 5GT) and Audi has two (A5 SB, A7 SB).
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:10 PM
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I am still way too annoyed by the odd ball model line of BMWs of late....

At the end of the day if I am shopping for something in that bracket it'll still be a 3 sedan or a 3 wagon....
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:10 AM
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Could you get a rear window wiper on this one, seeing it is a liftback. And how does this 4 series gran coupe compare to the 3 gt?
I'm asking this because I've recently seen a dutch road test between a 3 sedan and a 4 coupe, and apart from the body style he couldn't find many differences.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:30 PM
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Well, actually, the 3GT is the one that brings something different to the table (other than slightly confused styling), since it is built on longer wheel base chassis of the CNDM 3 Series LWB saloon.

Objectively, there's no point for this. There is nothing this car can do that isn't already done by any other of the 3/4 Series variants.

However, this a triumph of style. It is the Dalí of cars.

I like it.
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I'm not even sure I could tell this apart from the 3-series if I saw it on the road. The 6-series Gran Turismo is at least different to the 5-series.

They've taken the 2-door version of a 4-door car, then made a 4-door version from it. And they're back where they started and no one seems to realize.
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I agree.

I think they should have called the sedan and coupe versions the 3 series and just call the squashed sedan the 4 series.

They're running out of numbers fast, so pretty soon they'll call the 3 series touring (if they make one) the 3.5 series.

It seems like the 4 series coupe even uses the same rear tail lights. I feel like they're all looking the same now, somewhat like Aston Martin.
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3GT or 4GC

I don´t really get the difference between the 3GT and the 4GC. They look almost alike...

For sure in terms of style the 4 GC is nothing compared to the 6GC which could never be mistaken for a 5GT.
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I agree.

I think they should have called the sedan and coupe versions the 3 series and just call the squashed sedan the 4 series.

They're running out of numbers fast, so pretty soon they'll call the 3 series touring (if they make one) the 3.5 series.

It seems like the 4 series coupe even uses the same rear tail lights. I feel like they're all looking the same now, somewhat like Aston Martin.
Or if they want to stay with integers, go with double digits....
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I don´t really get the difference between the 3GT and the 4GC. They look almost alike...

For sure in terms of style the 4 GC is nothing compared to the 6GC which could never be mistaken for a 5GT.
The 3GT is longer and taller than the 4GC. The 3GT is based on the LWB 3 series that's sold in China, for one thing. The 4GC is much closer to the reg'lur 3 Sedan than the 3GT, just a little lower, a little curvier and a little more taught to drive.
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....The 4GC is much closer to the reg'lur 3 Sedan than the 3GT, just a little lower, a little curvier and a little more taught to drive.
The 4GC may be lower, curvier and even more pretty than the 3 sedan. It will also be heavier!
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The 4GC may be lower, curvier and even more pretty than the 3 sedan. It will also be heavier!
Hatchback maybe? And extra center console in the back?
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It is also maginally longer and wider, and I'm sure the frameless doors aren't light either.
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It's 80kgs heavier. A 428i takes 0.2 seconds longer to go from 0-60 mph than a 328i apparently.
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