BMW M4 Gran Coupe not coming, says Jorg Bartels

Article by Andrew Christian, on July 2, 2014

For those who were looking for a cheaper alternative to the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and were waiting for an M4 Gran Coupe, we have bad news as the German manufacturer will not offer such a vehicle. These words came from BMW’s M GmbH sales boss Jorg Bartels. Apparently, BMW considered the M4 Gran Coupe but abandoned the plans.

Bartels also added that BMW doesn’t build the 4-Series Gran Coupe in the same factory where it builds the 3-Series Sedan and 4-Series Coupe, which means it will need to make lots of changes. BMW currently builds the M3 Sedan (F30) and the 3-Series Sedan (F30) at its Regensburg factory, while the M4 Coupe (F82) and 4-Series Coupe (F32) at its Munich plant.

The 4-Series Gran Coupe (F36) is built at the Dingolfing factory. So, if you want a powerful version of the 4-Series Gran Coupe you have to choose the 435i Gran Coupe, which uses a 3.0-liter engine that delivers 306 hp (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

This model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/ (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds (5.2 seconds when using the 8-speed automatic transmission), while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.

For those who don’t know, the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe use a high-revving 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 431 hp and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.

These models accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. With the M Driver’s Package, top speed is increased to 280 km/h or 174 mph.

Topics: bmw, bmw m4, gran coupe

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