2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review (Australia)Published Monday, March 7, 2022
The new 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a stylish, elegant vehicle line that includes three Australian versions: the basic 420i, the mid-range 430i models, and the priciest M440i xDrive. As is the standard with luxury cars, those who are willing to invest in upgrades will enjoy a broader custom package of comforts and tech features.
With a length of 4.8m and a width of 1.85m without the mirrors, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is a large, low-slung vehicle that combines performance and comfort. Slightly heavier and less agile than the 3 Series Touring, the 4 Series has an equivalent engine and shares many of the same specs.
2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe: Basic Package
The basic 420i trim in the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe includes:
· M sport package
· Speed automatic transmission
· Sport front seats
· 19” alloy wheels
· Powered tailgate
· A 10.25-inch infotainment system
· Ambient lighting
· Faux leather trim
· Parking assistance sensors
· A standard set of tech and driver assist features
The 430i trim level also comes with adaptive M suspension, M sport brakes, keyless entry, and leather seat trim. Those who opt for the high-end M440i also get heated front seats, M Performance tuning, a 16-speaker sound system, and a powered glass sunroof.
The premium 4 Series sedan proudly shows off the prominent front kidney grille, a trademark visual element of many BMW models. While the enlarged grille style won’t appeal to everyone, many BMW fans love the design.
The 420i and 430i models have a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 184 hp and 245 hp respectively. The M440i xDrive has a far more impressive 3.0L six-cylinder engine with 374 hp.
All the vehicles in this series offer a smooth driving experience and easy handling. The sport suspension of the 4 Series manifests in surprising nimbleness along bendy, twisted roads. In most road conditions, the 4 Series Gran Coupe ensures a comfortable ride and fast reactions.
Most vehicles in the 4 Series are rear wheel drive models, although the xDrive comes with an optional four-wheel drive for better traction control.
The four-cylinder engine models will perform more than adequately in most conditions, although the classic six-cylinder version offers spectacular acceleration and speed. The M440i xDrive, the fastest vehicle in the series, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds, while the slower but more affordable 420i accomplishes the same feat within 7.3 seconds.
The 3 Series, the two-door 4 Series, and the new Gran Coupe all have very similar cabin design. The interior boasts a well thought-out layout with intuitive climate controls, clear and easy-to-view digital dials, and a big sleek touchscreen. M440i models also include a convenient head-up display for projecting infotainment, navigation, and driving data.
True to its high-end sporty design, the 4 Series Gran Coupe offers excellent seat support. The comfortable, highly adjustable seat will preserve the driver’s comfort even throughout long rides.
Compared to the older series, the 4 Series Gran Coupe has slightly more legroom for passengers in the rear seat. However, taller passengers may feel that the head space is slightly limited because of the sweeping low roof line.
These vehicles can technically seat five, although the centre second row seat isn’t very comfortable. The centre seat also folds forward for extra storage.
The 4 Series cargo hold packs a punch with 470 litres, which is a decent boot volume for cars in this category.
Tech and Infotainment
All 4 Series Gran Coupe models include a 10.25-inch infotainment display and a digital gauge display of 12.3 inches. Other tech features include seamless integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, Wi-Fi, and in-dash navigation. The basic stereo system comes with 10 speakers, with an optional 16-speaker system.
As a new series, the BMW 4 Gran Coupe hasn’t undergone extensive safety testing yet. However, its predecessor, the 3 Series, earned high safety scores on occupant protection, road user protection, and safety assist.
The 4 Series range offers the standard array of safety features such as:
· Automatic emergency braking
· Lane departure warning
· Forward collision warning
· Rear collision prevention
· Blind spot monitoring
Owners who opt for the Driving Assistant Professional safety package also benefit from elements like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and evasion aid.
Running and Maintenance Costs
For a luxury sports vehicle line, the 4 Series Gran Coupe has a comparatively frugal engine that uses slightly over 8 L of fuel per 100 km. The M440i xDrive includes a mild-hybrid 48V system that boosts the model’s fuel efficiency.
BMW Australia offers an attractive Service Inclusive package that covers the vehicle throughout its first 80,000 km or five years on the road. The 4 Series Gran Coupe also comes with an unlimited-kilometre 3-year warranty.
2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe: Final Word
The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has plenty to offer drivers who are looking for a high-end, stylish vehicle with a sporty trim. Impressive yet practical enough for day-to-day rides, the 4 Series Gran Coupe will appeal to BMW fans who want uncompromising road performance. When looking at rival premium sedans, the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will give the Audi A5 Sportback a run for its money.
Between the 420i, 430i, and M440i versions, the 430i model probably offers the most attractive balance between price, function, and value. The leap in price between 430i and 440i is only justifiable for drivers who absolutely must have a six-cylinder BMW engine.
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