The new generation BMW Gran Coupe has grown significantly in size with a vertical grille design and LED headlights with U-shaped graphics. The model will be available in Base, M Sport Pure, and M Sport Pro versions.
The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé features frameless doors, recessed door handles, and an emphatically powerful shoulder line. The design of the rear of the BMW Gran Coupe is dominated by a horizontal architecture. It is accentuated by slim LED lights and a pronounced spoiler lip on the tailgate. At the same time, the liftback became 143 mm longer, 27 mm wider and 53 mm higher than the previous generation. The track width has also increased, by 50 mm at the front and 29 mm at the rear, and the wheelbase has increased by 46 mm to 2856 mm.
The LED headlights feature daytime running lights with characteristic U-shaped graphics, while BMW Laserlight adaptive headlights and BMW Selective Beam high-beam assistant are available as an option to eliminate the risk of dazzling oncoming drivers. For both optics, the optional M Shadow Line finish is available to highlight the light elements against the darkened surfaces.
The interior architecture reflects the modern BMW style, which is expressed by a combination of sharply defined lines at different angles. At the same time, unlike the new BMW i4 electric car, the dashboard and media system are separated as in other cars of the brand with internal combustion engines. The drive system is the seventh generation here, its functions can be controlled using the main touch screen, the controller on the center console, buttons on the steering wheel, voice commands, or gestures (optional).
There are two combinations of the instrument cluster and center display available to choose from BMW Live Cockpit and BMW Live Cockpit Professional. In the first case, analog instrument scales and a 5.1-inch information display are combined with an 8.8-inch main screen. The complex with the Professional prefix in the name contains a digital instrument panel with a diagonal of 12.3 inches and a central display of 10.25 inches.
The standard Base version includes, among other things, LED headlights, BMW Live Cockpit, three-zone climate control, heated front seats, and an automatic boot drive. Parking assistant and its advanced Plus version are optionally available, as well as active cruise control with Stop & Go function.
The M Sport Pure version includes adaptive sports steering, adaptive M suspension, and an M sports braking system with blue calipers. The functional equipment is complemented by a heated steering wheel, laser headlights, parking assist, dynamic cruise control, autonomous heating, and keyless entry.
The M Sport Pro line includes active cruise control with Stop & Go function, Vernasca leather upholstery, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, Connected Professional package, Harman / Kardon Surround Sound system, Sensatec instrument panel upholstery, head-up display, telephony with wireless charging, and electrically adjustable front seats with memory function for the driver’s seat.
At the start of sales, the range of engines will consist of three petrol and one diesel unit. Versions 420i (184 hp, 300 Nm) and 430i (245 hp, 400 Nm) have 2.0-liter “turbo-four” and rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive version of the M440i xDrive with a turbo-six in-line produces 374 hp. and 500 Nm. Diesel modifications: rear- or all-wheel drive 420d (190 HP and 400 Nm). All versions are presented with an 8-speed “automatic”.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will be produced at the BMW Group’s Munich plant in line with the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the electric BMW i4.