The German based automaker BMW is not planning to develop a hot version of the 4-Series Gran Coupe, a true BMW M4 Gran Coupe.
BMW will not start the development of an M4 Gran Coupe even though such a model has been considered. The announcement hasn’t been made in an official press release but by the BMW M GmbH’s boss, Jorg Bartels, who has recently spoken at the Australian launch of the brand new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe.
“It was definitely considered, but there is no plan to build an M4 Gran Coupe”, said the company’s official. “The 4-Series Gran Coupe is built in a different factory to both the 3-Series and the 4-Series (Coupe), so there are a lot of challenges there”, he added.
If it would have hit the production line, than the BMW M4 Gran Coupe would have gotten the sane 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine from the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. The unit is good for 431 HP (317 kW) and it has a peak torque of 550 Nm (406 lb-ft), enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint made in just over 4 seconds on the M4 Coupe and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) in all versions.
Source: Cars Guide