2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe a better-equipped and better-driving coupe

BMW 4 Series

Overview
BMW has taken the 3 series up a notch in their latest 2019 BMW 4 series. This series has a higher level of equipment and, thus, higher prices. The cars in the 4 series have sharper handling abilities and they also have retained the hallmark refined ride that BMW promises.

The Gran Coupe is different from its siblings due to the added practicality of a hatchback and a folding rear seat. Size-wise, the Gran Coupe is a 3 Series sedan. It has deluxe interiors along with efficient and capable powertrains. Unlike the 3 series, the 4-Series Gran Coupe now comes with navigation with real-time traffic updates. The car offers a comfortable and quiet journey with decent performance. Let’s find out about the various aspects of the ride with the brief 2019 BMW 4 series gran coupe review.

BMW offers 4 series Gran Coupe in two trim levels: 430i and 440i. Both the models can be availed with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The 430i comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the 440i comes with a six-cylinder engine.

430i has a turbocharged 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering 248 hp and 258 lb.-ft of torque. Some standard features are 18-inch wheels, automatic wipers, sunroof, power liftgate, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control and other features.

Price: $45,595

440i has a turbocharged 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering 332hp and 332 lb.-ft of torque. Other added advantages are power lumbar adjustment for the front seats, proximity entry, and hands-free liftgate operation. Harman Kardon premium audio system is present in the 440i model.

Price: $51,995

Some optional packages that can be availed for both trim levels are:

  • Convenience package
  • Executive package
  • Driving Assistance package
  • M Sport package
  • Track Handling package

Driving & Performance
The EPA estimates of the 430i’s fuel efficiency are comparable with the rivals whereas the 440i is much ahead of the race. The eight-speed automatic transmission in both the trim levels can handle the gear changes with aplomb.  The Gran Coupe requires 6.3 seconds to reach 60 mph. Brakes are good in both everyday scenarios and heavy braking. The Gran Coupe requires 128 feet to come to a halt when at a speed of 60 mph. Steering depends mainly on the drive mode selected.

Interior
The interior has the right color and finishes, and uphold the BMW brand value. Seats are comfortable and perfectly adjustable. The diver can easily get a comfortable driving position. Getting in and out of the front seat is easy but it is a bit difficult for the second-row passengers. The cockpit is driver-focused. Plenty of legroom is available for both the front and the rear seat passengers.

The material used inside the Beemer feels expensive and premium. The controls are in the right positions. The iDrive infotainment system that BMW has included a 6.5-inch touchscreen. An optional larger 88-inch display is also available. The navigation systems, voice controls, and upgraded audio systems are all very strong. The car has around 15.7 cu ft of trunk space.

Exterior
The car is a compact four-door coupe. The Gran Coupe now has a restyled nose and updated LED headlights and taillights.  Additional chassis strengthening elements give the Gran Coupe torsional rigidity on par with its sporty Coupe sibling. The car achieves incredible illumination from the standard LED Fog Lights and optional Icon Adaptive full LED headlights.

Safety
The key safety features present in the Gran Coupe are available automated emergency braking, available lane-departure warning and available adaptive cruise control. The car also has side and top view cameras.

Final Verdict
The Gran Coupe offers smooth and strong power. The fuel economy is good but not great. The car easily outperforms its siblings in terms of practicality. The handling and brakes are predictable. Regardless of what engine you select, you will be getting strong acceleration.


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