You can now get so many variants of the 3-Series that traditional BMW buyers and drivers are left dazed and confused when confronted with the current lineup. They have tried to mix things up a bit by calling the two-door version the 4-Series, but now it’s all becoming rather jumbled with the upcoming 4-Series Gran Coupe, seen here in rendered form courtesy of IndianAutosBlog (IAB).
As you’d expect, it’s the front and rear sections of the new coupe from BMW, with the middle that strongly hints at the larger 6-Series Gran Coupe.
This rendering is based on IAB's information that it won’t be receiving an extended wheelbase over the two-door, with the engineers reportedly resorting to shortening the doors so as to be able to fit four of them where only two were needed before. That sounds like a big compromise in regards to its practicality…
However, that's not what we've heard, as our intel says that the 4-Series Gran Coupe will ride on the 3-Series GT's extended wheelbase, which at 2,920mm (115 inches) is a 110mm longer than that of the 3-Series sedan (2,810mm or 110.6 inches).
If you ask me, it does look good and sleek in the photos below, but it’s still just as pointless as when they first announced they were going to do it.
By Andrei NedeleaStory References: Indianautosblog