BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review 2022
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe At A Glance
Based on the stylish BMW 4 Series (which itself is based on the popular 3 Series), the 4 Series Gran Coupe is a desirable five-door coupe that's set to rival the Audi A5 Sportback and Volkswagen Arteon.
If you're looking for a logical reason to buy the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, you're not going to find one here. It's more expensive and less practical than a 3 Series, but – just like competitors – it's a niche offering with a serious amount of showroom appeal.
In fairness, it's hardly impractical. You get a 470-litre boot (which is 30 litres more than a standard 4 Series and just 10 litres less than a 3 Series), while the rear seats are easily accessed and spacious enough for a pair of adults.
In the front, you'll find seats that are positioned low down in the cabin creating a sporty vibe, while there's the usual mix of soft-touch materials and high-quality fabrics. BMW's excellent 10.25-inch Live Cockpit Professional infotainment system is standard, while all BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe models get a slick digital instrument cluster, too.
Buyers get the choice of the usual mix of petrol and diesel engines, ranging from the entry-level BMW 420i Gran Coupe with its 2.0-litre petrol engine, to the range-topping BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe. This uses a twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine with enough power to cover 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds. It's essentially a BMW M4 for the more discerning customer.
Don't dismiss the BMW 420i Gran Coupe, though. It's surprisingly good to drive, with a feisty enough engine, sharp rear-wheel-drive handling and a standard-fit eight-speed automatic gearbox. There's loads of technology on hand to keep you safe, too, with no fewer than 40 automated driver-assistance features available.
You can't really buy a basic BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe – there are basically two core trim levels available: M Sport and M Sport Pro. Standard equipment across all models includes sport seats, an electric tailgate and a reversing camera, while the M Sport Pro adds 19-inch alloy wheels, adapative suspension and beefier M Sport brakes.
Prices start from nearly £42,000 for a BMW 420i M Sport Gran Coupe, while the BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe is more than £55,000.