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Gran Coupe to the 4 for BMW

BMW's 4-series Gran Coupe will cost from €46,030 (420i) when it gets here towards the end of June. The entry-level diesel will cost €46,170.

The third and last version of the 4-series range, it will be shown at Geneva next month.

The 4dr is exactly the same length (4,638mm), width (1,825mm) and wheelbase (2,810mm) as the Coupe but the roof is 12mm higher. They say it has more luggage room.

Engines will include a 420i (185bhp), 428i (245bhp), 435i (306bhp), 418d (143bhp), 420d (184bhp) and 420d xDrive (184bhp).

VIVARO IN VANGUARD

OPEL'S new Vivaro is due here this summer too and the manufacturer says it will have a big spread of new engines and technologies inside and out.

SALOONS DRIVE CLASSIC SHOW

THE National Classic Car Show, in the RDS on March 1 and 2, will have a big display of 1950s and 1960s family saloons as part of its 'All our Yesterdays' theme.

STARTING GRID FOR NEW TRAFIC

RENAULT's new Trafic is due in the summer with this illustration giving an idea of what it will look like. It will have a new range of engines that Renault says benefit from Formula 1 racing expertise.

Irish Independent