The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe debuted in 2015 as a slightly larger, more upscale version of BMW's 3 Series sedan. Although its name would imply something flashy with two doors, the 435i Gran Coupe is in fact a four-door model, though it does have the coupe-style hatchback. Several key differences make it a step up from a traditional four-door, however. For starters, it sits closer to the pavement for high performance handling. It also has a bolder, more aggressive front end.
While the 428i Gran Coupe retains the sedan's turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 435i variant gets an upgraded turbocharged six-cylinder. As expected, the 435i's interior is just as classy as its exterior, and there are plenty of add-ons and upgrades for choosy buyers. For those willing to pay the higher price tag to move from sedan to coupe, the 435i makes an excellent alternative to a traditional station wagon -- meaning it actually competes most closely with its own 3 Series wagon.