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From here on out, anything with two doors in the BMW
lineup will have an even-numbered designation, meaning that the 3 Series
Coupe will now become the 4 Series. The big exception to this rule, of course, is BMW's new-found passion for the four-door coupe
. The 6 Series Gran Coupe
made its debut this year, but next year a smaller version of this design is on its way to the U.S. courtesy of the all-new 4 Series Gran Coupe
Although this prototype looks very similar to the upcoming 3 Series GT
hatchback, the sleeker roofline and lower and longer decklid are clues to the fact that this is the 4GC, but it still keeps the long hood that has become a key element of the 2012 3 Series sedan (F30). Our spy photographers also said that this 4 Series Gran Coupe appeared to be a little bit longer than a standard F30 sedan.
No official word on powertrains for the 4 Series Gran Coupe, but it should carry over the same engines as the current 3 Series sedan. That means we can expect 428i Gran Coupe and 435i Gran Coupe names with BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system likely folding into the mix, as well.
In addition to this model, we've already spotted the BMW 4 Series a few times this year in coupe
form as well as convertible both with the retractable hard top up
.BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe spied testing
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