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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe: No accounting for taste...

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

BMW'S commitment to uglifying its cars continues with this, the so-called Gran Coupe version of the 4 Series, writes William Scholes

In case you've missed previous instalments, the Gran Coupe is a four-door saloon version of the two-door coupe version (4 Series) of a four-door saloon (3 Series).

The 3 Series is a perfectly acceptable device, so it's a little difficult to see why anyone would want what is basically the same car with a strikingly ugly buck-toothed grille tacked on to the front.

BMW cars were once synonymous with good taste, elegance and restraint but those days are over, as demonstrated most vividly with its vulgar coupe-SUV contraptions. The grille on the 4 Series is another example of this aesthetic decline.

Anyway, if you must, the 4 Series Gran Coupe can be had with BMW's usual broad range of excellent petrol and diesel engines.

Prices - before a visit to the options list, anyway - start at £40,465 for a 420i and rise to £54,670 for the M440i.

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