BMW announces late-2021 arrival for 4 Series Gran Coupe

BMW releases second-generation Gran Coupe with hybrid technology helping boost performance

2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe revealed for Australia
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Snapshot

  • Sportback variant of coupe will go on sale in late 2021
  • M440i xDrive acts as flagship with 275kW/500Nm

The second iteration of BMW's sport-back sedan is set to arrive in Australia later this year as the German marque officially launched the 4 Series Gran Coupe today.

Based on the 4 Series coupe and the 3 Series sedan, the Gran Coupe was first introduced with the last generation of BMW's mid-size range, making a return due to high demand for the previous model.

Three variants are on offer two of which are petrol, with a petrol hybrid headlining the range featuring 48-volt technology to deliver a mix of performance and economy.

Coming to the Australian market in the fourth quarter of 2021, the 4 Series Gran Coupe will arrive before the new i4 M50 which was launched earlier this week, packing 400kW/795Nm with all-wheel-drive.

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Features

The entire 4 Series range gets as standard:

  • 8.8-inch control display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 5.1-inch instrument cluster display
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Driver assistance such as front collision warning, lane departure warning, park distance control, reversing assist camera and parking assistance
  • BMW Maps 
  • 17-inch alloy wheels, 18-inch on the 440i xDrive variant

Optional extras include:

  • A 10.25-inch control display
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Remote software upgrades over the air
  • Connected music, BMW digital key and Amazon Alexa through the My BMW app
  • Head-up display
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Vernasca and BMW Individual leather trim
  • M-Sport package Pro
  • Pre-heating
  • Harman Kardon surround sound
  • Slide/tilt sunroof
  • Active cruise control with speed limit assist
  • Steering and lane control assist
  • Surround and remote 3D view
  • BMW drive recorder
  • 18 to 20-inch wheel options with high performance tyres
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Engine, gearbox and fuel economy

Five different variants feature in the 4 Series Gran Coupe range with four engines available.

The 420i and 430i are available as rear-wheel drive only, while the M440i scores the advantage of all-wheel-drive.

All fuel consumption figures are based on WLTP ratings.

  • 420i - 2.0-litre, four-cylinder twin-turbo petrol, 135kW/300Nm, 7.3-6.6L/100km
  • 430i - 2.0-litre, four-cylinder twin-turbo petrol, 180kW/400Nm, 7.6-6.8L/100km
  • M440i xDrive - 3.0-litre, six-cylinder twin-turbo petrol hybrid, 275kW/500Nm, 8.5-8.0L/100km

The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission fitted as standard to the M440i is available as an option to all other variants, each coming from the factory with an eight-speed torque converter automatic.

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Dimensions

The 4 Series Gran Coupe has the same measurements across all variants - 4783mm long, 1852mm wide, 1442mm high and with a wheelbase of 2856mm. This represents an increase across the board over the Gran Coupe it replaces, growing by 143mm, 27mm, 53mm and 46mm respectively.

Interior boot space has increased too, with 470 litres now available with the back seats up, an increase of 39 litres. The back seats can be folded in a 40/20/40 split, allowing a maximum of 1290 litres when all collapsed.

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Availability

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is expected to go on sale in late 2021.

 

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