Keeping the looks of a slim coupe with the adaptability of a four-door sedan, and you’ve got the new BMW Gran Coupé. It has actual rear space, headroom, and trunk capacity, and thanks to all that, BMW is calling a “4+1 seater”.
Specs stay rather mid-range, with engines to 306HP. At the top end there’s the 435i with a six cylinder, in-line 3.0L, while the 245HP 428i and 184HP 420i sit below, with smaller, four cylinder engines.
Transmission options in the U.S. (much like engine options) will remain very rigid, as only automatic will be offered, but the option of xDrive, BMW’s branded form of all-wheel drive. An M Sport package will also be offered, which boosts the wheels to 19″ alloys and enhanced styling with a navigational heads-up display.
Total price? Starting in July a steady $41,225 for the 428i and a hefty $43, 325 starting price for xDrive models.
Meanwhile, the fanciful 435i Gran Coupé will start at $46,725.