Welcome to the BMW i4‘s combustion-engined twin– the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Landing in the UK this coming November, with rates beginning at around ₤ 40,000, it’s successfully a somewhat extended four-door version of the two-door 4 Series Coupe. Itself a two-door, coupe variation of the four-door BMW 3 Series Saloon. Hmmm.
Anyway– there are no genuine surprises here. After all … it’s a 4 Series with a couple of extra doors and more large, easier-to-access rear seats. Just what were you anticipating?
At 4,783 mm long, 1,852 mm wide and 1,442 mm tall the brand-new 4 GC is bigger in every regard than the car it changes. BMW claims there’s more head- and legroom for individuals sat in the back AND it’s got a larger boot, up 39-litres to a decent 470-litres.
From the start there are 5 variations from which to select– not including the all-electric i4. No doubt more are on the method. BMW never did an appropriate M variation of the old Gran Coupe. Hey, maybe things will be various this time around.
At the more affordable end of the scale you’ve got the 2.0-litre petrol 420i and 430i. Then there’s the 2.0-litre diesel 420d, which gets optional ‘xDrive’ four-wheel drive. Top of the tree for now is the six-cylinder gas M440i xDrive, which costs over ₤ 54,000 and does 0-62mph in sub-five seconds.
As it occurs we’ve been dealing with a M440i Coupe for a few months– click these blue words to see how it’s behaved.
Being a BMW, we’re promised the GC drives effectively. It has an ideal 50/50 weight circulation, and M-fettled suspension is fitted as requirement. Beefier brakes and the M Sport electronically-controlled differential are optional, as is adaptive suspension. Of course the M440i gets it all standard.
Worth keeping in mind the 4 Series Gran Coupe does NOT get the newest variation of iDrive from the i4 and iX. It needs to use the existing system from the 4 Series Coupe, 3 Series and so-on.
The huge concern stays: have you forgiven BMW for that grille yet?
‘s combustion-engined twin– the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Landing in the UK this coming November, with prices beginning at around ₤ 40,000, it’s effectively a somewhat extended four-door version of the two-door 4 Series Coupe. BMW never did an appropriate M version of the old Gran Coupe. Worth keeping in mind the 4 Series Gran Coupe does NOT get the newest version of iDrive from the i4 and iX.