The more time passes from the launch of BMW’s 4-Series Gran Coupe, the more we get used to the idea. At first, it may have seemed like nonsense, but now that these cars are actually on the road and being driven, they are starting to click in people’s minds.
AutoTrader got one of these cars for a test drive, and since it’s not among the first to do so, it’s had time to carefully gauge its conclusions. Basically, the 4 GC is the car you want if you fancy neither the 3-Series nor the 4-Series Coupe and you couldn’t possibly live with the look of the 3 GT.
It’s a… fourth way in the lineup, and its only negatives compared to the regular sedan are the slightly more cumbersome access derived from the generally lower stance of the car and its inherently lower seating positions, and the slightly awkward rear access, hindered by insufficiently wide doors.
It’s also a hatchback, so while it’s boot may not be huge, its aperture is and it’s actually not as impractical as you may think, for a car designed primarily to be rakish and stylish…
By Andrei Nedelea