BMW is proud of their new machine which is 4series Gran Coupe. Question is why they are so proud about it. In the official letter we can read firstly about car consumption which is – combined fuel consumption: 8.1–4.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 189–119 g/km. Indeed it is not much however let’s find some more in the midsize series. It is the third model which joins the 4-series and combines the sleek look of a two-door coupé with the functionality provided by four-doors and expansive spaciousness, including a wide-access luggage compartment.
They also say it’s a new standard of elegance and extravagance in the class. Well lets leave the dimensions of the car and focus a while on design. Its typical BMW drawing with double-kidney grille, dual round headlights and the large air intake in the front apron. It differs itself among other models by higher roof and sets new standards for aesthetics in the midsize class that also have decisive practical advantages. It means more headroom in interior what gives better comfort. It is also more accessible than two door coupe and thanks to frameless car gets more elegance.
However I think I should skip some official information which sounds to me more like marketing text and focus on most important aspect – its heart. SO, the 4-series Gran Coupe will have Four and six-cylinder petrol engines, plus two four-cylinder diesel engines available at model launch.
The high-end is represented by the 435i’s six-cylinder in-line 3.0-liter petrol engine delivering 225 kW/306 hp (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 11.4/6.2/8.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 189 g/km). The BMW 428i Gran Coupé (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 8.9/5.3/6.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 154 g/km)and the BMW 420i Gran Coupé (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 8.7/5.1/6.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 149 g/km) are equipped with light and powerful four-cylinder engines that deliver 180 kW/245 hp and 135 kW/184 hp, respectively. Like all BMW diesel variants, the two four-cylinder engines offered for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé are known for their smoothness, torque and outstanding efficiency. The BMW 420d Gran Coupé (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 5.8/4.1/4.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 124 g/km) delivers 135 kW/184 hp with an average fuel consumption, depending on tires, of only 4.7 to 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers (4.6 to 4.7 liters with sport automatic transmission) and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in only 7.7 seconds (7.5 seconds with sport automatic transmission). The engine in the BMW 418d Gran Coupé (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 5.4/4.0/4.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 119 g/km) has an output of 105 kW/143 hp and consumes 4.5 to 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers.
All diesel and petrol engines feature the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and comply with the EU6 emissions standard. The ultramodern engines combine impressive elasticity and dynamics with very low fuel consumption and emissions.
At model launch, the BMW 428i Gran Coupé and 420d Gran Coupé can be optionally equipped with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive technology. (428i xDrive: fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 9.0/5.5/6.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 159 g/km; 420d xDrive: fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 6.1/4.2/4.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 129 g/km) The standard variant of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé features a six-speed manual transmission, but all engines can be combined with the optional eight-speed Steptronic or eight-speed sport Steptronic transmissions, which also feature manual shifting using paddles on the steering wheel.