BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review 2022

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is more stylish and more spacious than its predecessor.

+Excellent to drive. Wide range of petrol and diesel engines (as well as the electric BMW i4). We like how it looks.

-A BMW 3 Series arguably does more for less.

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.

Ask Honest John

Can you recommend a modern replacement for my Fiat Coupe?
"I recently lost my beloved 1998 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo, after a head-on collision with a drunk driver. We were lucky to walk away. Having owned the car since 2002 I am looking for a replacement with the same charisma and excitement of my old Fiat. I need at least four seats, with some reasonable space in the back for growing teenagers. I would like a leather interior, a sunroof and hassle-free ownership (the Fiat was very reliable). Safety is, maybe not surprisingly, a key consideration. Ideally, I'd like to get a great value car and have a maximum budget of £25,000 but would prefer to spend less. If I pick the right car I am likely to keep it for the long haul. Any suggestions, please? "
How about a Kia Stinger? It's a left-field choice, much like your Fiat Coupe, with a spacious interior and long transferable warranty. Your budget won't quite stretch to the sporty GT S but the 2.0-litre petrol is no slouch. If you'd prefer a premium alternative, take a look at the Mercedes C-Class Coupe or BMW 4 Series.
Answered by Andrew Brady
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