F36 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe is a 5-door 3-Series hatch: official pics

AfterAustrian website Autofilou posted leaked press photos of the new 4-Series Gran Coupe, BMW has released official details and photos of the new 3-Series/4-Series variant.

Update (2 Feb 2014): After the leak by Autofilou, BMW has released official pictures of the new 4-Series Gran Coupe, as well as preliminary details. We’ve updated the text below with more meat.

In many ways its like a scaled down version of BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, which takes the 5-Series platform and stretches a 6-Series coupe-style body over the top. Like the 6-Series Gran Coupe, the 4-Series Gran Coupe will feature frameless windows, a slinkier roofline and a higher a price tag compared to the 3-Series sedan.

We do know that the Gran Coupe will share most, if not all, its engine and feature set with the other members of the ever expanding 3-Series and 4-Series family, as you can see by the engine chart below.

The new 4-Series Gran Coupe will come in 420i, 428i and 435i petrol forms, and 418d and 420d diesel variants. In Europe a 6-speed manual is standard, but we’ll likely only see the 8-speed auto versions in Australia. Rear-wheel drive is par for the course, but buyers in select markets will have the option of all-wheel drive in the 420d and 428i models.

Features available on the 4-Series Gran Coupe will include iDrive entertainment and navigation, automatic high breams, head-up display, adaptive cruise control that can drive in stop/start traffic, smartphone app integration, automatic engine stop/start, and aerodynamic air breathers and curtains.

The BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe will debut in the flesh at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.


3-Series sedan 4-Series coupe 4-Series hatch
Length 4,624mm 4,638mm 4,638mm
Width 1,811mm 1,825mm 1,825mm
Height 1,429mm 1,377mm 1,389mm
Wheelbase 2,810mm 2,810mm 2,810mm
Boot space 480L 445L 480L

Engines, performance, fuel economy

420i 428i 435i 418d 420d
Power 135kW 180kW 225kW 105kW 135kW
Fuel consumption
City 8.7L/100km 8.9L/100km 11.4L/100km 5.4L/100km 5.8L/100km
Highway 5.1L/100km 5.3L/100km 6.2L/100km 4L/100km 4.1L/100km
Combined 6.4L/100km 6.6L/100km 8.1L/100km 4.5L/100km 4.7L/100km
CO2 emissions
Combined 149g/km 154g/km 189g/km 119g/km 124g/km
Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]