Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, BMW’s new Gran Coupe is the third and final model in its new 4 series range.The four-door Gran Coupe is set to be an enhancement on the 4 Series Coupe with regards to practicality and cabin capacity, while maintaining its sporty image.
Although the Gran Coupe has the same dimensions as the two-door coupe, the new four-door model has an increased roof height of 12mm and an increased length of 112mm, creating an airy interior.
The boot gets an increased volume of 480 litres – a 35 litre advantage above the two door coupe, while folding down the rear seats will increase the load capacity to 1,300 litres.
Overall, the 4 Series Gran Coupe offers improved user-friendly access over the two-door coupe for a more comfortable passenger journey.
The Gran Coupe has the same suspension and axle layout as the 4 Series Coupe, but the suspension and damping have been tweaked to accommodate the new model’s extra doors and taller body.
Five powerful and refined engines will be available from launch for the 4 Series Gran Coupe – three petrols and two diesels. The top of the range model, in terms of power, comes from the 435i Luxury, producing 306bhp and 400Nm of torque. It will complete the benchmark sprint in just 5.5 seconds.
Despite delivering high performance, BMW claims the Gran Coupe engines are frugal. The most efficient in the range is the 184bhp 420d which produces 380Nm of torque but only 124g/km of CO2 emissions.
From July, the engine range will be available with two new powertrains: the 435d xDrive with 313bhp and the 430d with 250bhp.
As with the 4 Series Coupe and Convertible, five trim levels are available for the Gran Coupe, SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport.