The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, as a signature BMW, combines driving enjoyment and sports flair with contemporary functionality and, with this combination of characteristics, as well as well-thought-out improvements to its inherent attributes and product substance, is set to expand on the success of its predecessor. The new model was presented in June.
Following the popularity of the first-generation BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, the current 4 Series lineup now includes a second-generation variant. With significantly improved driving dynamics, a sharper look that follows the BMW brand’s new design language, a refined luxury feel for its interior, and a slew of improvements in the areas of operation and connection, the new four-door coupé grabs the imagination.
In addition to the driving enjoyment and athletic grace for which BMW is known, this gran coupé concept for the premium midsize category places a premium on contemporary convenience. The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé maintains its model-specific competence in daily driving and on longer journeys thanks to easy access to the rear compartment, five full-size seats, a wide tailgate, and a variable-use load box.
This time, a performance version of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, courtesy of BMW M GmbH, will be offered alongside four other model variations from the car’s market debut (scheduled for November 2021).
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Combining a classic design line with bold touches, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé looks sporty and a little mean
The expressive front end of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is defined by bold lines and surfaces with a three-dimensional structure. The wide and vertically prominent BMW kidney grille, which drops deep down at its center, exudes a sense of confident presence. For daytime driving lights, the thin full-LED headlights include U-shaped fiber-optic light guides. Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Laserlight, as well as BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high beam assistance, are also available.
The beautifully athletic design of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is shaped by precise lines, doors with frameless windows and flush-fitting handles, and strong shoulders, while the roofline culminates in a prominent spoiler lip on the tailgate. At the back end, horizontal lines have the most effect. A rear apron with vertical aero lips at its outside borders and a Black finish for its bottom edge adds to the car’s low-slung, powerful presence. The full-LED rear lights are tastefully shaded and reach far into the sides.
M Sport vehicles and the BMW M model benefit from exclusive design elements that add a sporty flair.
The interior is a BMW trademark: luxury and comfort
The high center console and a flowing surface structure, that runs from the instrument panel to the door panels, provide a cocooning feeling in the front seats of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. The engine’s Start/Stop button is located in a stylish control panel in the central console, which also contains the BMW Controller, the Driving Experience Control unit, and the electromechanical parking brake, as well as the model-specific shifting lever. Three kid seats may be installed on the back seat bench with folding headrests.
Sport leather seats and a Sport leather steering wheel are included as standard equipment. The sporty interior design of the BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupé and M Sport vehicles is emphasized by items such as knee pads on the center console. The range of available equipment allows for a great deal of customization.
Seat heating and ventilation, Vernasca and BMW Individual leather trim choices, Sensatec or leather instrument panel covers, the M Sport package Pro, a big glass slide/tilt sunroof, ambient lighting, and the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System are all available as options.
A platform for technology
The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé comes standard with 40 assistance features intended to make driving and parking more pleasant and safe. Active Cruise Control with automated Speed Limit Assist, route tracking, and traffic signal recognition (in Germany), as well as Steering and Lane Control Assistant, are just a few of the highlights.
Front collision warning, Speed Limit Info, Lane Departure Warning, Park Distance Control, the Reversing Assist Camera, and Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant are all standard features. As an option, Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View and Remote 3D View may be purchased.
Connectivity and digital services galore
The expanded capabilities of BMW Operating System 7 are standard in the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé for the driver and passengers. Customers may choose between a control display touchscreen, the traditional BMW Controller, multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, voice control, or optional BMW gesture control depending on the circumstances.
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, BMW Digital Key, Connected Music, and Remote Software Upgrades are just a few of the sophisticated digital features available.
The iDrive operating system with an 8.8-inch control display and a 5.1-inch color display in the instrument cluster come standard with the BMW Live Cockpit Plus. A completely digital screen grouping, comprising a high-resolution instrument cluster with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches behind the steering wheel and a 10.25-inch control display, is available as an option with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional.
The cloud-based BMW Maps navigation system provides very quick and accurate route computation and arrival timings, as well as frequent real-time traffic data updates and the option to search for a location using any phrase. Customers may utilize Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via the car’s operating system since smartphone connectivity is standard. Improved vehicle features and new digital services may also be loaded into the automobile through the Remote Software Upgrades capability.