2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe - Rivervale Review
Back in 2014, BMW hit the market with the first 4 Series Gran Coupe. Sitting nicely between the 3 Series and roomier 5 Series, this version was ideal for those wanting something a little more luxurious and with more practicality than the standard Coupe.
Enter the all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe with two more doors, better dynamics and impressive features. Launched in petrol, diesel and sporty M440i xDrive, here’s everything you need to know…
On first look…
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe features elegant lines and a progressive design. The wide kidney grille offers up a hexagonal mesh structure giving the front view of the car a very powerful presence.
Combining this with the flat, adaptive LED headlights, large side air inlet and frameless windows with chrome door surrounds defines the striking aesthetics of the Gran Coupe. With the M440i model, you can also enjoy six 19-inch wheel options, a standard Shadowline exterior trim featuring black accents around the door frame and a spoiler in the rear.
Slightly bigger than its predecessor, the new 4 Series is 5.9 inches longer, 1 inch wider and 2.1 inches taller than the Gran Coupe it replaces. BMW has also added an extra 1.6 inches to the front track and 0.7 inches to the rear, giving the new model a better stance.
With high levels of comfort, a generous amount of space, five seats and a large luggage apartment, this elegant model is the ideal companion for every occasion. You’ll never be strapped for space with the Gran Coupe. Providing not only five seats but also an impressive luggage compartment that boasts a volume of up to 1,290 litres thanks to the functional rear seat bench.
Just like its exterior, the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe shares a similar amount of its cabin with the 4 Series Coupe and 3 Series Saloon. The dashboard is almost identical with premium leather, glossy plastic and metal-effect trim to provide a luxurious finish.
Under the bonnet
Every new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. Most models come with rear-wheel drive, but you can also pay extra to get an xDrive version of the 420d with four-wheel drive. The M440i is four-wheel drive as standard.
When it comes to how the model handles, the front axle of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is 25mm wider than the predecessor model to deliver optimised steering and sporty handling. When paired with the efficient BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and suspension components, you’ll enjoy a dynamic yet stable driving experience.
The standard 430i model packs a turbocharged 2 litre, four-cylinder engine under the bonnet giving the car big propelling power capable of reaching 60mph in a modest 5.8 seconds. The M440i model takes this one step further, with an even more powerful turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six allowing this version to reach 60 in only 4.4 seconds.
Smarter features for more comfort
The digital services system of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe offers a wide range of intelligent and intuitive features.
The same dual-screen infotainment system is still in place offering a 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display.
With the Intelligent Personal System, you can easily communicate with your vehicle. Saying natural commands will operate numerous vehicle functions and will aid you in getting to know your BMW even better.
The Digital Key is another fancy feature allowing you to lock and unlock your BMW with ease. You can authorise up to five people with compatible iPhones to use your BMW and a maximum speed can also be set - ideal for novice drivers.
Last but not least, at the height of tech, the My BMW App makes your travels even easier. You can plan your next trip, check the status of your BMW, book your next service appointment or use one of the numerous remote control functions all from the comfort and convenience of your smartphone.
What’s the verdict?
The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe inspires with sporty handling, luxury looks, impressive design features and plenty of practicality for everyday use.
With four engines available, numerous colours, an enjoyable driving experience and a sleek interior, you’re sure not to be disappointed by BMW’s latest model.
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