Revealed: 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

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K. Rawat 

Automotive Journalist

June 10, 2021  at 5:26 AM

BMW has revealed the redesigned second- gen 4 series Gran Coupe. Arriving in two variants, the base 430i Gran Coupe begins at $45,795 and the M440i xDrive starts at $58,995.

BMW is not the sole German brand to offer this body style. The Audi A5 Sportback is a similar four-door 'coupe' from the German Manufacturer.

The 2022 BMW 4 series Gran Coupe is a much bigger and more trendy iteration of the first-gen variant. The second-generation BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is 5.9-inches longer, 1.0-inch wider, more and 2.1-inches taller than the ongoing vehicle combined with 50:50 weight distribution. 

Additionally, it features a 1.8 inch larger wheelbase to offer more interior space, despite the sloping coupe-like roofline. Finally, it bestows its shape from the forthcoming, all-electric i4; the 4 Series Gran Coupe brags coupe-like styling, enlarged Kidney grille. You get 18-inch wheels as standard, and 19- inch are an option.

Two different variants feature in the 4 Series Gran Coupe range. The 430i and M440i is available with all-wheel-drive only. Powertrain figures are:

  • 430i - 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, 255hp and 295 lb-ft of torque
  • M440i xDrive(AWD) - 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder with 48 volt mild hybrid, 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque

The eight-speed automatic transmission is standard to every four series Gran coupe, each coming from the factory with paddle shifters and launch control. BMW claims 0 to 60 times of 5.8 seconds for the 430i and 4.4 seconds for the M440i.

The more powerful M440i gets several performance enhancements, many of which are optional on the 430i as Dynamic Handling Package. For example, it has larger M Sport brakes, an electronically controlled rear differential, a variable steering rack and BMW's adaptive M suspension -electronically controlled shocks with continuously adjustable valves to allow the variable damping force on each wheel.

The inner is slightly larger, with a little more headroom and more back seat legroom. The brand new Gran Coupe uses i-drive 7, together with an individually configurable display and has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM radio and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Standard equipment on the base 430i Gran Coupe includes remote engine start, open-pore wood trim, a moonroof, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights with automatic high beams and a rearview camera.

You can configure the elements via touchscreen, idrive control, steering, voice controller or optional BMW gesture controller. Front and rear seats get heating functionality as standard. The interior doesn't pull any surprises, basically being ported over from the two-door 4 Series models.

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will reach the dealerships in the third quarter of 2021. The rear-drive 430i will start at $45,795 including a $995 destination charge, while the all-wheel-drive M440i xDrive costs $58,995. 

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