One year ago, almost to the day, the BMW 421 Series launched the coupe in 2021. The two-door mid-dimensional was the first production car from the German carmaker with its now infamous double-coffin grill design. Now the company has released a four-door version of the 4 Series, called the Gran Coupe (and yes, it’s something different than the four-door 3 Series). It gets the same grille and the same engine choice, with up to 382 horsepower on pressure.
2022 4-Series Gran Coupe joins the standard coupe, 4-Series Convertible, i4, iX, M3 and M4 as the latest production car from BMW to receive the massive belly-toothed grille design. From the A-pillar onwards, the Gran Coupe is identical to the coupe, with sleek, angry headlights and ventilation openings in both corners of the front bumper. The wheelbase has been expanded to fit an extra set of doors, but the rear fascia remains consistent, with sharp, tapered taillights and a swinging rear silhouette that sets it apart from the nearest competitor, the 3-Series sedan.
Buyers will only have two trimmers to choose from with its 2022 4-Series Gran Coupe. The cheaper model is the 430i, equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that sends 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. Go up to the more expensive M440i xDrive model, and you get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system that delivers 382 horsepower and 369 lb ft of torque and sends it to all four wheels. Both engines are mated to ZF̵
BMW estimates that the rear-wheel drive 430i can sprint to 60 km / h in 5.8 seconds, while the more powerful M440i xDrive model can do the job in just 4.4 seconds (0.3 and 0.1 seconds slower, respectively, than its two-door colleagues). Both models are electronically limited to 130 km / h, or 155 km / h when possible with performance summer tires. Standard on the M440i and available on the 430i is an M Sport differential that works with the car’s dynamic stability control to distribute power to the outer wheel while swinging through a fully variable locking function, providing a more neutral feel setup with less understeer.
There are around 40 different automated auxiliary features that come standard or optional on the 4-Series Gran Coupe, so if safety is one of your priorities, this car has you covered. There is even an optional “Driving Assistant Professional” package that provides active cruise control with stop and go features, lane assistance and side impact.
The 430i Gran Coupe will carry an MSRP of $ 44,800, while the more capable M440i xDrive Gran Coupe will be priced from $ 58,000. Turn over an additional $ 995 each for the destination. Expect to see the 4 Series Gran Coupe in dealers starting in August 2021.
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