BMW has yet to reveal the 4 Series Gran Coupé, although the 2022 i4 announced last month is a good indicator of the design we should expect. Rumors have circulated suggesting that BMW may offer a full-fledged M4 Gran Coupé, although the company has officially put them to rest. M3 / M4 project manager Robert Pilsl said Bimmer today that the company does not need an M4 Gran Coupé at the moment.
The news is not surprising when you consider how BMW has reduced its range. Several years ago, BMW divided the sedan and the 3 Series Coupe into two separate models, introducing the 4 Series Coupe as a replacement for the 3 Series Coupe. Then BMW added the Rear Series doors. 4 Coupé and called it Gran Coupé, so there is some overlap in the lineup. A four-door M4 Gran Coupé would be quite similar to the standard M3.
Pilsl told the post that the company plans to stick with its core of well-known M-brand models, which includes the upcoming M3 Touring wagon – a first for the company. BMW revealed the M3 and M4 together last September, with the two sharing a platform and other components. Both M cars use the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with the same horsepower (up to 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts)) and the same electronically limited top speed. A four-door M4 Gran Coupé would be an M3 with a different roofline.
Instead, BMW will focus on expanding the M lineup in a truly new direction with the M3 wagon. It won’t make it to the United States, as BMW has more attractive, fast-moving products that attract American buyers, although it does give the M lineup something it has never had before. The M3 Touring is a bit more restrictive than its M3 counterpart, as rumors suggest the wagon will be stuck with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s still better than another four-door M car.