2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe First Look: Second Generation of 4 Series Gran Coupe | Mini Auto

With every BMW variant being released with a large grille, the brand seems to be asserting that their new style direction is not a fad. The 2022 BMW 4 Series is still the new car set by its two-door 4 Series brethren, which is to be expected. After all, the hatchback is still most noticeable for the differences around the sides and rear, not the face. Otherwise, the 4 Series Gran Coupe largely resembles its coupe and convertible brethren in terms of overall dimensions, powertrain options, and features.

This is the second generation of the 4 Series Gran Coupe and this time it's not hard to see what it is. The previous car, to the untrained eye, looks pretty much like a sedan unless the rear hatch is opened. This changes in 2022.

The distinctive styling of the 4 Series Gran Coupe is most evident when you compare its configuration with the styling of the 3 Series sedan. The much squared rear roof-to-floor arc looks more like a diagonal — there's more X4 in its design and proportions than the more traditional 3 Series. The greenhouse appears to be much lower and less vertical than the greenhouse 3. And the trim on the fenders and lower door folds is significantly different. It's a bold, assertive look that offers a bit of a contemporary edge, visually it's more closely tied to the 4 Series coupe.

Mechanically, the Gran Coupe is essentially a twin to the two-door 4 Series models. Back to duty is the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 on the 430i, making 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque; The M440i is powered by a turbocharged I-6 that produces 382 hp and 369 lb-ft. The M440i is also equipped with a 40-volt mild-hybrid system that includes a starter-generator that provides additional assistance up to 11 hp.

Both engines are supported by an eight-speed automatic transmission. The M440i will launch with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive setup, while the 430i will debut as a rear-wheel drive model. Look for BMW to offer the 430i with AWD and the M440i with RWD in the near future.

BMW's optional M Adaptive Suspension is available on both versions of the 4 Series Gran Coupe at launch, and all models feature load balancing on the rear suspension. The brand's M Sport Differential torque control system is standard on the M440i and optional on the 430i, where it's available as part of a Dynamic Handling package that also adds different M Sport bits, 19 inch wheels and tires. The M440i also has a bunch of M Sport bits (brakes, sport suspension, M steering wheel and 18-inch M wheels).

A suite of driver-assist features are also standard equipment, including lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights and a collision warning system. forward touch with automatic front brake at low speeds and pedestrian detection. . Adaptive cruise control, lane centering, forward cross-traffic alert, automatic parking assist, and a surround-view camera are available options.

Infotainment duties are handled by iDrive 7, with a 12.3-inch screen replacing the traditional instrument cluster. The digital cluster is standard on the Gran Coupe, a notable difference between it and the 4 Series coupe, offering it as an option for 2021.

Prices start at $45,795 for the 430i Gran Coupe and $58,995 for the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe. Look for these two luxury hatchbacks that will hit dealerships in August.

2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe First Look: Second Generation of 4 Series Gran Coupe | Mini Auto 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe First Look: Second Generation of 4 Series Gran Coupe | Mini Auto Reviewed by Dang Nhan on June 10, 2021 Rating: 5

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