the original BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé having enjoyed significant success, a
second-generation model is now being added to the latest 4 Series range. The
new four-door coupé captures the imagination with its noticeably enhanced
driving dynamics, a sharper design following the BMW brand’s new design
language, a refined premium feel for its interior and a host of innovations in
the areas of operation and connectivity.
access to the rear compartment, five full-size seats, a large tailgate and a
variable-usage load compartment ensure the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé retains
its model-specific skill set in everyday driving and on longer trips.
standalone character of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is clearly expressed in
its exterior design. Measuring 4,783 millimetres in exterior length, 1,852
millimetres in width and 1,442 millimetres in height, it has distinctive
proportions combined with dynamically stretched coupé lines.
is 143 millimetres longer, 27 millimetres wider and 53 millimetres taller than
its predecessor, while the track widths have also grown – to 1,595 millimetres
at the front (+50 mm) and 1,623 millimetres at the rear (+29 mm). The wheelbase
of 2,856 millimetres is 46 millimetres longer than the predecessor’s and 5
millimetres more than the figure for the 3 Series Sedan.
new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé offers 470 litres of boot space, the primary
capacity in the directly viewable area of the boot having grown by 39 litres.
Load capacity can be expanded to a maximum of 1,290 litres by folding down the
sections of the rear backrest, with its standard 40 : 20 : 40 split.
and vertically prominent BMW kidney grille, slim full-LED headlights that come
with U-shaped fibre-optic light guides for the daytime driving lights, etc
gives the car its character. There is also the option of Adaptive LED
Headlights with BMW Laser light including BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high
the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, the high centre console and flowing surface
structure running from the instrument panel into the door panels generate a
cocooning feel in the front seats. The Start/Stop button for the engine is
positioned in a classily designed control panel in the centre console, which
also houses the BMW Controller and the buttons for the Driving Experience
Control unit and electromechanical parking brake alongside the model-specific
gearshift lever. The rear seat bench with folding head restraints allows three
child seats to be fitted.
seats and a Sport leather steering wheel come as standard. The dynamic style of
the interior is accentuated in the BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupé and in M Sport
cars by features including knee pads on the centre console. The list of
optional equipment provides extensive scope for individualisation. Driving
pleasure and comfort can be enhanced with items such as seat heating and
ventilation, Vernasca and BMW Individual leather trim options, Sensatec or
leather coverings for the instrument panel, the M Sport package Pro, a large
glass slide/tilt sunroof, ambient lighting and the Harman Kardon Surround Sound
System.State-of-the-art four- and six-cylinder engines and 48V mild hybrid
technology provide clear boost for dynamism and efficiency.
new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is powered by a 374hp six-cylinder in-line petrol
engine. The BMW 430i Gran Coupé gives a debut to a new four-cylinder petrol
engine which develops 245 hp and has an exhaust manifold integrated into the
cylinder head to further reduce emissions levels. The four-cylinder petrol
engine in the BMW 420i Gran Coupé produces maximum output of 184hp. And a 190
hp four-cylinder diesel engine can be found under the bonnet of the BMW 420d
the BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupé and the diesel variants of the new car, mild
hybrid technology further increases dynamism and efficiency. The 48V
starter-generator puts an extra 11 hp on tap when accelerating off the line or
putting in a quick burst of speed. An additional battery helps to further
expand the scope for regenerating and storing brake energy.
the engines team up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard.
Meanwhile, the optional eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission (standard in
the BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupé) complements its sharper shift dynamics and
shift paddles on the steering wheel with a Sprint function. This prompts the
powertrain and shift characteristics to maximise dynamic performance when
putting in a sudden burst of speed or overtaking.
Wide array of driver assistance systems
40 assistance functions designed to enable comfortable and safe driving and
parking are available as standard or options for the new BMW 4 Series Gran
Coupé. Highlights include Active Cruise Control with automatic Speed Limit
Assist, route monitoring and traffic light recognition (in Germany), plus
Steering and Lane Control Assistant.
specification comprises front collision warning, Speed Limit Info, Lane
Departure Warning, Park Distance Control, the Reversing Assist Camera and
Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant. Parking Assistant Plus with
Surround View and Remote 3D View can also be ordered as an option. Advanced
connectivity and new digital services.
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