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Our ever-reliable European spies have a treat for us today: a first peek at the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe M Sport. We’ve seen the baby GC before, of course, first in April this year undergoing winter testing in Sweden, and more recently a full-bodied but camouflaged tester making its round on road. This, however, is the first time we’re seeing the four-door 4-er in M Sport guise.

It’s a handsome thing, isn’t it? With its deep and wide bumpers, the 435i Gran Coupe M Sport (the twin tailpipes give away the engine variant) in Estoril Blue cuts a fine figure even with the customary camouflage on. You can see the full M Sport kit here, as fitted to a 4-er Coupe in the same signature paintjob.

If you’re not up to speed with BMW’s recent naming game, here’s a refresher: the 4 Series is essentially a coupe (two-door) version of the current 3 Series sedan, but with enough visual and character differentiation to warrant a new model name. This 4-er Gran Coupe, then, is a four-door variant of the sporty coupe.

It continues the model tree set by the 5 Series sedan, 6 Series Coupe and 6 Series Gran Coupe family before it, and mirrors the similarly-shaped relationship between the Audi A4 sedan, A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback. Confused? You’re probably not alone. Our man Jonathan has driven the 4 Series Coupe recently. Read his verdict on the sporty F32 here.