BMW has recently introduced the second-generation 4-Series Gran Coupe, which will be on sale in the United States in August. The Australian launch will take place in the fourth quarter of 2021 as well.
The 'G26' 4 Series Gran Coupe, the penultimate member of the new-generation 4 Series family to be revealed, is the petrol- and diesel-powered brother of BMW's all-electric i4 introduced last week.
The 4 Series Gran Coupe, which rides on the same CLAR architecture as the 3 Series, 4 Series, and nearly all of BMW's current lineup, measures 4783mm long, 1852mm wide, and 1442mm high, with a 2856mm wheelbase – 143mm longer overall, 27mm wider, 53mm higher, and 46mm longer in wheelbase than its predecessor.
Behind the back seats, there is 470 liters of cargo capacity, which increases to 1290 liters when the 40:20:40 second row is folded.
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The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2022 will be available with four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
The 420i has a 300Nm 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 181 horsepower and 300Nm of torque, while the 430i has an upgraded 2.0-litre four-pot with 254 horsepower and 400 nm of torque. The worldwide line-up is led by the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-powered M440i xDrive, with Australian vehicles producing 382 horsepower and 500Nm of torque. There will also be a 48-volt mild-hybrid variant with 368 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque for the European market.
All engines are mated to eight-speed 'Steptronic Sport' automatic transmissions with paddle shifters, which transfer power to the rear wheels in the 420i and 430i and all-wheel drive in the M440i xDrive. An M Sport exhaust system is standard on the M440i.
The 430i and M440i both include launch control, as does the M440i xDrive. Gran Coupe also has a Sprint mode for quick bursts of mid-range acceleration.
Track widths have been expanded by 50mm in the front and 29mm in the back to 1595mm and 1623mm, respectively, to help handling and mid-corner stability, and BMW claims that the new 4-Series Gran Coupe will handle better than its predecessor.
Lift-Related Shock Absorbers, which increase body control over significant bumps, are also standard. Adaptive M suspension with electronically regulated shock absorbers is also offered. The M440i xDrive Gran Coupe also includes an M Sport differential, which can be fitted to the 430i Gran Coupe via the Dynamic Handling Package.
LED headlights and taillights will be standard across the board, with adaptive LED or laser headlights as options.
A 10.25-inch iDrive 7 infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, over-the-air software upgrades, and gesture control is standard on the inside, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver.
Sports seats are standard for front passengers, as centenaries console knee pads, a model-specific gear selector, an electronic parking brake, and BMW's typical iDrive rotary controller.
Front seat heating and ventilation, Vernasca or BMW Individual leather upholstery, a glass sunroof, ambient lighting, and a Harman Kardon premium sound system are all available in Europe.
In Europe, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane-centering assist, and a 360-degree camera are all available.
Customers can also select the Driving Assistant Professional package, which includes extended traffic jam assistance for limited access highways, active lane-keeping assistance with side collision avoidance, and an Assisted View feature in the instrument display that displays the vehicle and its surroundings.
The BMW 430i Gran Coupe is priced at $44,800 plus $995 destination, while the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe is priced at $58,000 plus $995 destination.