BMW is not yet going to release a five-door version of the new generation M4 model with the traditional name Gran Coupe, so as not to compete with the BMW M3 sedan.
Although BMW has not yet presented the new generation 4-Series Gran Coupe, after the premiere of the M4 coupe there were rumors that the Bavarians were preparing its five-door version in the body of a liftback. However, as M3 / M4 project manager Robert Pilsl told BimmerToday, this is out of the question. At least in the near future. The reason is quite prosaic – the M4 Gran Coupe would be too similar to the soplatform M3 sedan, differing from it only in the roofline and the presence of a fifth door. Therefore, the company decided instead to focus on the development of fundamentally new models – for example, the upcoming M3 Touring station wagon.
A few years ago, the Bavarians split the 3-Series sedan and coupe into two separate models, splitting the two-doors into the new 4-Series family. However, after a while BMW returned the rear doors of the fourth series coupe, added a fifth door and called the resulting liftback Gran Coupe. The Bavarians presented the M3 and M4 models in September last year: both new items received a design in the style of the new “four” with a huge radiator grille, which occupies almost the entire front part. In addition, the cars received a more prominent bonnet, a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer roof and two signature body colors.
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