Holding out for an M4 Gran Coupé? The addition of a four-door M4 to the lineup doesn’t seem likely according to a recent interview of BMW Project Manager Robert Pilsl from German automotive news outlet BimmerToday. Even though BMW M is currently working on an M3 Touring that unfortunately won’t be sold in the U.S., the idea of an M4 Gran Coupé seems to have been taken off the table, and that’s despite the success of the 4 Series Gran Coupé.
BMW’s Gran Coupé models combine traditional two-door styling with the functionality and utility of a sedan. Effectively the best of both worlds when it comes to form and function, the F36 4 Series Gran Coupé has sold well since its 2015 introduction, as it seems more than a few drivers chose the four-door Four over a traditional 3 Series sedan, and who can blame them? While the 3 Series Gran Turismo was only around for one generation due to lackluster sales which many attributed to an awkward design, the swooping lines of the 4 Series Gran Coupé seemed to entice, and BMW is currently working on the next generation, which will have a face similar to its coupe and convertible stablemates.
As per the interview between BimmerToday and Robert Pilsl though, the four-door treatment will not be extended to the new M4. According to Pilsl, BMW plans to, “…stick with the well-known core models for the time being, then go one better with the Touring and believe overall that we are offering a very good mix. We don’t see the need for an M4 Gran Coupé at the moment.”
Things could always change, however. Back in 2019, M boss Markus Flasch said BMW had no plans to develop an M wagon, but less than a year later, the exact opposite was confirmed in an official press release from BMW detailing the upcoming M3 Touring.
While BMW could always reverse its thinking on an M4 Gran Coupé, it doesn’t seem particularly likely given the company is already expanding the G-chassis lineup with an M Touring model. Nevertheless, BMW enthusiasts are likely to remain hopeful, as BMW’s Gran Coupé models are regarded as some of the brand’s best looking and most desirable products.—Alex Tock
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