It's the 4-door version of the 2-door model that, in itself, is a 2-door version of a 4-door model, the 3 Series. Following me?, it's a more practical 4 Series but a return to the car it is based on, the popular and evergreen 3 Series.
The G26 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé rounds off the 4 Series lineup with the 4 Series Coupé and 4 Series Convertible already launched locally and complemented by its high-performance M4 Competition flagship model. BMW reports that Coupés and Convertibles make up approximately 50% of 4 Series sales, split evenly with a share of 25% and 25%, while the Gran Coupé accounts for a whopping 50% of the sales figures. Apparently, local sales figures are rather similar in the way that they are split.
It's 15mm longer than the Coupé, 59mm taller, and has a wheelbase that is 5mm longer. This translates into more interior space and seating for 5 with provisions to accommodate their luggage as well. The boot of the Gran Coupé is 30-litres larger, coming in at 470-litres. Compared to a 3 Series, it's 74mm longer, 25mm wider, has a 5mm longer wheelbase but loses 10-litres of luggage space with the 3 Series coming in at 480-litres.
The 420i is fitted with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine as one would find in a coupé-version 4 Series, producing 135 kW and 300 Nm from its turbocharged powerplant. Mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox, the 420i Gran Coupé is the gentleman of the range, capable of cruising along effortlessly while sipping fuel at a respectable rate.
The 420d Gran Coupé offers a little more punch from its 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, producing a pleasant 400 Nm of torque, It's complemented by 140 kW of power and this model also sends its power to the rear wheel through the same 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The M440i xDrive will be the one that is the most appealing. Powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged power plant, the M440i produces a meaty 285 kW and 500 Nm, which is paired with xDrive all-wheel-drive.
All BMW 4 Series Gran Coupés are trimmed in M Sport attire and equipped with the regular fare of features that one would get on a regular 4 Series Coupe.
BMW 420i Gran Coupé M Sport - R937 452
BMW 420d Gran Coupé M Sport - R984 830
BMW M440i Gran Coupé M Sport xDrive - R1 312 696
Content created and supplied by: SeanTheSoul (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More