If you are overwhelmed by BMW’s lineup, you are not alone. The 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe made it’s world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and adds more choice or confusion to your shopping experience. Lets try to sort this out together.
The 2014 model year saw the introduction of the BMW 4-series coupe. The 3-series can no longer offer two doors. If you want a small BMW sedan or a traditional wagon, then you have to look at the 3-series. Now, it gets a little more complicated, because there is also the 2014 BMW 3-series GT (Gran Turismo). The GT has a stretched wheelbase, a sleeker coupe-style roofline, frameless doors, and a large hatchback opening in the rear.
The 428i or 435i Gran Coupe four-door shares the wheelbase and all other chassis dimensions with the two-door Coupe. It has an even sleeker roofline, frameless doors, and a large hatchback opening. The bottom line is the 4-Seies Gran Coupe has a shorter wheelbase and a wider stance, than the 3-series GT. This is where the hair splitting begins. However, the GT’s huge backseat and large rear doors are more family friendly, while the lower and wider 4-series Gran Coupe is better suited for carrying four adults.
Do you feel better now?
The 2015 4-Series Gran Coupe goes on sale in the US in the summer of 2014. The 428i Gran Coupe will start at $41,225, and the 428i xDrive will start at $43,225. The starting price of the 428i Gran Coupe is actually $200 less the the two-door including destination!
Here is BMW’s preview video of the 2015 4-series Gran Coupe:
And here is the fun and informative TFLcar video review of the 2014 328i xDrive GT: