BMW 4-Series vs Merc C-Coupe vs Audi A5
BMW's two-door successor to the 3-Series coupe has arrived. We test it against its German competition
Posted: 04 Dec 2013
Make 'em low and streaky. Whether it's a saloon, estate or hatchback, that's the brief these days. And car designers will chop off boot space or headroom with the casual flick of a pen, in search of a sexier line or two. Whack the word ‘coupe' on the back, and, bingo, you have yourself a sale. All of which means the coupe is no longer just a coupe. It could be a sloping crossover. Or a cropped SUV. Which may explain why, in order to avoid confusion - and give the proper koop its identity back - BMW has dropped the term completely. Want a two-door 3-Series? That'll be a 4-Series to you, sir.
Words: Dan Read
Pictures: Joe Windsor-Williams
This feature was originally published in the November 2013 issue of Top Gear magazine