Things are getting a little out of hand nowadays with BMW’s new line up. Earlier, the two-door BMW 3 Series has been axed and replaced by the all-new BMW 4 Series coupe. Now, BMW added more doors onto the 4 Series and call it the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. A four-door 4 Series, shouldn’t that be a 3 Series? Confused? Well, if you think of it as a rival to the Audi A5 Sportback, it makes perfect sense all of a sudden.

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe isn’t exactly a 3 Series, it is longer, wider, sportier and a better version of the midsize sedan. It is a result of combining the sleek profile of a two-door coupe and the practicality of a four-door sedan. Its length and width are identical to the 4 Series coupe, except for the extra doors, 12mm higher and 112mm longer roof giving more space to rear passengers. The Gran Coupe comes with a automatic tailgate like Ford Kuga’s. You open the boot by waving your foot under the rear bumper.

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

BMW offers five engine options with four-cylinder and six cylinder petrol engines, and four-cylinder diesel engines. The top range model BMW 435i Gran Coupe has a six-cylinder in-line 3.0-liter petrol engine producing 306 hp. Next comes the 245 hp 428i and the entry level 184 hp 420i.

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

As for the diesel variants, there are the 143 hp 418d and the 184 hp 420d. All models runs on the standard rear-wheel drive. The 420d however comes with the option of 4WD xDrive. All engines feature a six-speed manual as standard, but you can opt for an eight-speed automatic.

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

The new 4 Series Gran Coupe will go on sale in the UK on June 21 and will be available in five trim levels; SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport. Despite with the extra doors, the price for the Gran Coupe is said to be similar with the Coupe’s.

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