What is it?
Yet another new BMW that seems to overlap its siblings
Why is it important?
The four-door version of a two-door version of a four-door car. Confusing? A little. Will it sell? Oh yeah! The Gran Coupe targets the same audience as the Mercedes CLS and the Audi A7. Now that’s some tough competition to go up against. The only information we have so far of the car is that it’s going to get a pair of powerplants, namely the 640i and 650i. We’ll get to see that brilliant boosted V8 again in this avatar. For once though, BMW is the one playing catch-up in a new segment. BMW’s past segment busters like the X6 are doing well, but this one has a lot more competition to contend with, so it has its work cut out.