BMW has revealed the second-gen 4 Series Gran Coupe that comes with four doors, two engine options, and a starting price of a little over $45,000by Sidd Dhimaan, on
BMW’s gamble to come up with the 4 Series Gran Coupe paid. The company introduced it in 2014 to fill the vacuum between the 3 Series and the 5 Series. Given the vast lineup of both these models, no one really felt a need for a vehicle in between. But, as they say, it was something we didn’t know we need.
Fast forward to the present day, BMW has launched the second-gen of the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Apart from the little tweaks and enhancements in all departments, the biggest add-on to the 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe is the extra pair of doors that makes it all the more practical. Like it any better now?
2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
Horsepower @ RPM:382
Torque @ RPM:369
0-60 time:4.4 sec.
Top Speed:155 mph
How Different Is The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe On The Outside?
The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe has a unique exterior as it is, courtesy of that flowing roofline. It shares a lot of design elements with the i4. Up front, it comes with the ‘unavoidable’ kidney grille. The GC comes with adaptive LED headlights as standard, whereas BMW Laserlights are optional. When a four-door car is converted to a two-door, or vice versa, it feels a little odd and erratic initially. But, that’s definitely not the case here. The roofline slopes a little more gently at the rear now, but it’s still far from the conventional silhouette of the 3 Series.
BMW has worked on its aerodynamics, too. There are a lot of components that channel the airflow efficiently, such as an active air flap control system, air curtains, and streamlined light-alloy wheels. Even the underbody is almost completely sealed. These changes result in a slightly better coefficient of drag, which is 0.28 now, a drop of 0.01.
The 2022 4 Series Gran Couple is offered in two trims now – 430i and M440i xDrive. Both the models come with 18-inch wheels as standard and 19-inch as optional. They are wrapped in 225/45 section tires. The top M440i xDrive comes with six different designs to choose from. The M440i xDrive features some more changes, such as:
- The signature U-shaped design of BMW M models on the front bumper.
- Cerium Grey-finished kidney grille frame and vertical trims around the air curtains
- Cerium Grey-finished exterior mirror caps, exhaust pipe trim, and badges
- Air breathers, side sills, lower rear bumper finished in high-gloss black
- An M-specific spoiler
How Big Is The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe?
The new 4 Series Gran Coupe is 5.9-inches longer, one-inch wider and 2.1-inches taller than the model it replaces. The wheelbase is 1.8 inches longer.
It measures 188.5 inches in length, 72.9 inches in width, and 56.8 inches in height. It has a 112.4-inch long wheelbase and sits 5.5 inches above the ground.
|Ground clearance||5.5 inches|
How Much Does The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe Weigh?
The 430i trim weighs 3,792 pounds, whereas the M440i xDrive weighs 4,169 pounds, which 377 pounds more than the 430i. This is mainly because of the all-wheel-drive system.
How Different Is The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe On The Inside?
Things aren’t a whole lot different on the inside. The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe comes with the same layout and pretty much the same equipment, too. The center console houses a 10.3-inch touchscreen system that runs on iDrive 7.0. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto It also features a 12.-3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. You can opt for an M Sport Package on either of the trims that will add an M leather steering wheel, door sill plates bearing the M logo, and M Aluminum Tetragon interior trim.
Other standard features include:
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Rearview camera
- Keyless entry
- Start/Stop button
How Spacious Is The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe?
The new 4 Series GC offers 38.6 inches of headroom, 41.9 inches of legroom, and 55.2 inches of shoulder room at the front. At the back, the headroom, legroom, and shoulder room are rated at 36.6-, 34.9-, and 54.3 inches, respectively.
|Headroom (front)||38.6 inches|
|Headroom (rear)||36.6 inches|
|Legroom (front)||41.9 inches|
|Legroom (rear)||34.9 inches|
|Shoulder room (front)||55.2 inches|
|Shoulder room (rear)||54.3 inches|
How Much Cargo Space Does The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe Offer?
The 2022 GC offers 12 cubic feet of cargo space as standard.
What’s Powers The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe?
As mentioned earlier, the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is offered in 430i and M440i xDrive trims. They both feature different engines and drive systems.
The 430i comes with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that puts out 255 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It takes 5.8 seconds to gallop to 60 mph from rest.
The M440i xDrive, on the other hand, features a 3.0-liter, straight-six turbo mill that churns out 382 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque.
It even incorporates a 48-volt hybrid system. Power is routed to the ground via all four wheels, courtesy of the all-wheel-drive system. The engine is mated to the same eight-speed automatic gearbox. An M Sport exhaust system comes as standard here. The M440i xDrive is much quicker, taking just 4.4 seconds to sprint to 60 mph from a standstill.
The top speed is limited to 130 mph, but can be raised to 155 mph if you opt for the performance tires. Both the engine options come with Launch Control, too.
The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe also features new lift-related shock absorbers. This provides extra damping to control body movement and prevents excessive body dive. The M Sport suspension setup is offered as standard on the M440i xDrive, and it features stiffer settings for the lift-related damping and springs. This can be had on the 430i, too, for extra moolah.
How Much Does The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Cost?
The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is priced as follows:
- 430i - $44,800
- M440i xDrive - $58,000
These prices are excluding the $995 destination charges.
When Will The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Arrive?
The production is expected to begin next month and the car will arrive in August 2021.