The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe - which we've spied testing - will continue BMW's range expansion, following the recent unveiling of the 4 Series Convertible.
This new five-door model is based on the 3 Series, begging the question of where exactly it sits in the range. BMW believes the Gran Coupé’s slightly more style-led and sporty approach will attract buyers who aren’t convinced by a 3 Series GT, and need more practicality than the standard 4 Series.
It’s expected to be slightly sharper to drive than a 3 Series, with a lower ride height and marginally wider track. There’s also a higher roofline than in the 4 Series.
Engine choices will reflect those found in the 4 Series line-up, so it’ll kick off with the 420i and 420d four-cylinder units. Towards the top of the range will be the 435i, 430d and 435d Gran Coupés.
Four-wheel-drive models, badged xDrive, will also be offered. The Gran Coupé will be officially unveiled next year, with a starting price of just over £30,000.