As per a recent report that has surfaced on the cyber space, Bavarian auto maker BMW would unveil the 4 Series GranCoupe in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The latest report quotes a source close to BMW as saying that the new 4 Series GranCoupe is “a visually racier but eminently practical four-door alternative to the traditional 3-series saloon“. Also, the upcoming model will be share its 2810mm long wheelbase with the 3 Series Sedan and 4 Series Coupe. With this, it becomes for sure that unlike what the rumors stated, the car won’t get a longer wheelbase and a generous increase in rear legroom.
BMW has been able to equip the car with read doors by shortening the front ones. The car also gets bulkier B-pillars to ensure that the car’s structural rigidity is intact. Akin to the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the car will get frameless doors. The car will have the same 4640mm length and 1825mm width as the 4 Series Coupe. However, the height has gone down by 7mm to 1370mm.
Thanks to the addition of two more doors and a bulkier B pillar, the car will gain 100 kgs (220 lbs) of curb weight. The boot space, at 480 litres, will be same as that of the 3-Series sedan. Engine options will be shared with the two door coupe and while it will be a rear wheel driven vehicle, buyers can opt for a xDrive four wheel drive system on top of the line variants.
The car is expected to on sale for 5,000 GBP (8,200 USD/6,000 EUR) and quite obviously, will be pricier than the 3 Series Sedan when it goes on sale soon after its Geneva debut.