The M3 Gran Coupe was already discussed as the replacement of the M3 Sedan sometime last year
in this very forum... I do not see the surprise.
This has obvious
Even before BMW admitting that the GT-Series (of one model) was a failure, the idea of a 3-Series Gran Coupe and even more of a M3 Gran Coupe was obvious. The M3 Sedan could be construed as a sales failure - something like a 3-to-1 ratio sales compared with the Coupe/Convertible- however 2-3000 M3 Sedan sales a year are not bad at all.
Well, just picture an M3 Gran Coupe for $3000-$5000 more than the current M3 sedan and suddenly this is not that much of a surprise. It is just obviously natural.
-2015 F30 320i, Imperial/Oyster, 8AT, ED
-2012 E92 M3 Jerez Black/Rust Brown, M-DCT, ED: Gone
-2008 E90 M3 Melbourne Red/Bamboo, 6MT: Gone
-2007 MK5 GTI United Grey/Grey, DSG: Gone
-2004 E46 M3 Carbon Black/Cinnamon, 6MT: Gone