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02/04/2014    12:30 PM
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The 360 online visualizer for the 4 Series Gran Coupe is now online.

Preview your very own 4 Series Gran Coupe!

02/04/2014    10:00 AM
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BMW designer and product manager discuss BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

02/03/2014    4:00 PM
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Now that the 4 Series Gran Coupe has been revealed, the natural question that BMW enthusiasts are asking is – When (or will) we see a M4 Gran Coupe model?

BMW has made no official statement regarding a possible M4 Gran Coupe. We did hear from a trusty source several months back not to expect an M variant of the 4 Series Gran Coupe. That said however, even the best laid plans are subject to change. Could BMW resist making a M4 Gran Coupe if eventual sales success for the 4 Series Gran Coupe makes a business case for the M4 Gran Coupe? We shall see…

For now, have a look at what the M4 Gran Coupe would resemble, by X-Tomi Design

02/01/2014    5:58 PM
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Introducing the first ever BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe!

Introducing the first ever BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe!

Launch / U.S. Pricing

2015 435i Gran Coupe: $46,725 ($925 destination & handling included)
2015 428i Gran Coupe: $41,225 ($925 destination & handling included)
2015 428i xDrive Gran Coupe: $43,225 ($925 destination & handling included)
Arrives early Summer of 2014
435i xDrive available later in 2014
World Debut at 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March
U.S. Debut at 2014 New York International Auto Show in April

Physical

Length: 182.6 in / 4,638 mm (same as 4 Series Coupe)
Width: 71.9 in / … CONTINUED

01/21/2014    12:00 PM
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The 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) is now under two months away from its world debut at the Geneva auto show and we’ve got some pics from a recent sighting for you.

We recently posted the 2014 BMW 435i Gran Coupe Dealer Order Guide (released to U.S. dealers for the ordering of their launch/ demo cars). As before, this list should generally be reflective of what options will be available for customer cars, though it may not be all-inclusive.

Also revealed recently were the 4 Series Gran Coupe patent design images, which give us a clear look at what to expect under the remaining camouflage. One thing the patent drawings doesn’t reveal to the eye is that the 4 Series Gran Coupe will be a hatchback.

The … CONTINUED

09/13/2012    11:25 AM
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Back in May we first confirmed that the F80 M3 and F82 M4 would be powered by an inline 6 cylinder turbo engine and indeed we’ve just received these first photos of the next gen M3/M4 engine, with visual proof of the inline cylinder setup.

The F80 M3 / F82 M4 will have some good cooling of the the heated air pumping from its turbos, via components such as the air-to-water/liquid intercooler unit (to the right of the engine cover) feeding the cylinders with cooled air. If this setup is anything like in the M5/M6 S63Tu engine, the air is cooled by this unit right before it reaches the cylinders. There appears to be twin intake boxes and the oil cooler bracket looks to be the same … CONTINUED

09/12/2012    3:30 PM
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The 2014 F80 M3 continues prototype testing on the road and track on and around the Nurburgring. We’ve compiled this 3 minute video featuring plenty of new sights and sounds of the F80 M3 in various settings performing different maneuvers and driving action.

With its planted ride and suspension, together with plenty of power from its turbo inline 6 cylinder, the new M3 flies around the track with little body roll and suspension travel.

To reiterate our oft repeated details on the upcoming F80 M3 / F82 M4:

The F80 M3 / F82 M4 will be powered by an inline 6 cylinder engine with multiple turbochargers, pushing approximately 450 horsepower. The engine has been rumored to be an extensively reworked and reinforced N55 6-cylinder engine with a strengthened aluminium … CONTINUED

09/07/2012    1:30 PM
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Watch and listen as the 2014 BMW M3 (F80) slings around the famous Karussell at the Nurburgring track, sounding thunderous as it accelerates out of the hairpin turn.

Here is a summary of the most up to date facts regarding the F80 M3 / F82 M4:

Lighter than current M3
Faster than current M3
More powerful than current M3
More efficient than current M3
Powered by an inline 6 cylinder turbo engine
Offered with optional or standard manual transmission
Electric Power Steering (completely reworked for precision for M3/M4)
Tires (from prototype) – Michelin Pilot Super Sport: … CONTINUED