BMW M GmbH's Jörg Bartels has revealed the company has decided against building an M4 Gran Coupe.

BMW M GmbH's Jörg Bartels has revealed the company has decided against building an M4 Gran Coupe.

Speaking at the Australian launch of the M3 sedan and M4 coupe, Bartels told Carsguide "It was definitely considered, but there is no plan to build an M4 Gran Coupe.”

While an M4 Gran Coupe seemed like a given, Bartels said the company didn't expect the model would be a big seller. He went on to say the "4-Series Gran Coupe is built in a different factory to both the 3 Series (sedan) and 4 Series (coupe), so there is a lot of challenges there.”

The news is unfortunate but buyers can still opt for the M3 which features a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that develops 431 PS (317 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque.

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