Four for 4
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.