Considering that virtually all BMW models and body styles are available with an M version, it was long expected that a BMW M4 Gran Coupe would be available in the not too distant future. However, BMW M has confirmed that such a model will not be built.
While speaking with Cars Guide at the Australian launch of the new BMW M3 and M4, M GmbH sales boss Jorg Bartels said, “It was definitely considered, but there is no plan to build an M4 Gran Coupe.
“Part of the reason is expected production volume, but also the 4 Series Gran Coupe is built in a different factory to both the 3 Series (sedan) and 4 Series (coupe), so there is a lot of challenges there.”
While the current 3-Series and 4-Series including their respective M models are made at the firm’s facility in Regensburg, the 4-Series Gran Coupe comes from the Dingolfing factory.
Interestingly, these statements fly in the face of what CEO Dr. Norbert Reitherofer said last month. He confirmed that an M version of the 4-Series Gran Coupe would launch in September. As a result, we’re still holding out hope that such a model could come to fruition.
If a BMW M4 Gran Coupe model is to be made, it will feature the same mechanicals as the four-door M3 and two-door M4 Coupe. Consequently, the car will feature an impressive twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine revving to 7,600 rpm and producing an impressive 431 hp between 5390 rpm and 7000 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque from a low 1800 rpm to 5390 rpm.