Four for 4

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Summer Fun -

Some of the Gran Coupe is brand new, namely the ex­te­rior. It shares some el­e­ments with the reg­u­lar coupe but the key dif­fer­ence is the ex­tra pair of doors.

Frame­less as in the coupe they close up against a lower roof, and as a re­sult the Gran Coupe looks suf­fi­ciently dif­fer­ent from the sa­loon.

On the in­side you get the fa­mil­iar and still im­pres­sive cabin lay­out, although there’s more em­pha­sis on car­ry­ing two pas­sen­gers in the rear in com­fort.

In the back there’s plenty of space for two adults and you can fit a third in if re­quired.

The boot is also a good shape and size, with 480 litres avail­able with the seats in place, 1300 with them folded. Be­hind the wheel

Once in­stalled be­hind the wheel the Gran Coupe feels that bit more spe­cial than the 3 Se­ries; the seat­ing po­si­tion and view out is a lit­tle more

There’s also a lot more stan­dard kit than in the equiv­a­lent 3 Se­ries in­clud­ing leather, DAB ra­dio and park­ing sen­sors thrown in.

There are still buy­ers queu­ing round the block to buy com­pact BMWs so the ad­di­tion of the Gran Coupe to the range means some peo­ple are go­ing to be very happy.

Think of it as a more stylish al­ter­na­tive that while isn’t quite as prac­ti­cal as a 3 Se­ries is still more than good enough to carry peo­ple and lug­gage, just in a more stylish fashion.

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