BMW had figured out its automotive game way back in time. All it does now is maintain it, shell out great design one after the other, and keep their audience intrigued. One such car from BMW is the 4 Series Gran Coupe. It is a stylish coupe-styled car with 4-door practicality. Pretty cool, right? This car gets a lot of features as well included but nothing that shines when kept at the table. Although, from a particular standout the car reeks of practically be it in performance or in comfort. Also, it not great if looks are to be considered seriously.
This year the 2019 variant of this car doesn’t bring much change, although, you now get real-time navigation system along with Apple CarPlay as standard; it will be available on all BMW cars now. The 4-series Gran Coupe stands tall in the face of its competition, which includes some really great cars, like the Kia Stinger and the Audi A5 Sportback.
What you’ll like about this car
- Comfortable Interior
- Hatchback Practicality
- Efficient Engine’s
- Attractive Exterior
What you don’t like about the car
- Cramped Rear Passenger Space
- Silent Driving Dynamics
- Aging Powertrains
- Poor Rear Visibility
- Not as Spacious as a 3-series sedan
- No Manual Transmission on Offer
What’s new in the 2019 model
- Navigation System Now Offered as Standard
- Apple CarPlay Now Offered as Standard
- No Visual Changes Over Previous Year Model
Engine & Performance
You get two trim options with the Beemer, 430i and 440i.
- The 430i gets you a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can generate a power of 248 hp. The car can go from a speed of 0 to 60 mph in a matter of just 5.2 seconds.
- With the 440i you get a power output of 72 hp more than its inferior version. In fact, the 435i engine was good enough and could generate a power of 300 hp which could take you to a speed of 60 mph within 4.8 seconds.
Well, both of them have a difference in performance but for some reason, the cheaper 430i feels better. With the BMW 4 Series, you have the option of the rear-wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive. The engine under the hoods get you great performance and is very strong in its part, although some noise seeps into the cabin, which does not appease the passenger’s ears.
In terms of engagement, its competition is winning by being more fun on the roads. The comfort on the ride is decent but it doesn’t deliver a riding experience as one might expect. Although, it may be lagging in terms of engagement the car can still deliver you a fuel efficiency of 37 mpg surpassing its previous glory.
This is the place where the BMW 4 series wins the race in comparison to its competition. The car features ample luxury for the price. The material used for the seat is very rich and supple. Also, the driver’s cockpit has been well designed keeping in mind the positioning of the driver. This time you are getting an adjustable lumbar. The material inside the car feels premium and it truly signifies it grandeur
The controls which usually resides at the center have been stacked a little towards the rider making them more accessible. You also get a power adjustable bolster and thigh support for the car.
The BMW also features an improved iDrive system, which is a treat in itself. You get a 6.3 inches touchscreen for the infotainment system which comes out from the top of the dashboard. You also get an option of 8.8 inches touchscreen if you want which comes as optional to the buyers. You also get rotary knobs for controlling its functions. The car also features an optional Wi-fi hotspot for 4G connectivity that is free for a three months trial. Overall, it is a car that is practical from it each and every standpoint if you are looking to buy a stylish daily driver.
From a design standpoint, this car is just pure bliss. It is very attractive and shines like a signature BMW car. It comes with the sunroof that adds extra glamour to the car while the front grille to the sidelines going backward, all feel in their place right. The signature kidney grille in the front increases the attractiveness of the car, giving it a character, and headlamps on the front support them like a true compliment. The alloy wheels just bring out its identity out more. Overall, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe reeks of style as well as quality.
The car has still not been crash tested by national agencies such as IIHS and NHTSA, therefore, to predict its worth after a crash is not easy. Although, it features all the basic safety necessities and more. For instance, the airbag support from all side as well as the ABS braking system. Although, the key safety features in the car includes Automated emergency Braking, Lane-Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise control.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is being offered to you in two trims, and both of them are identical in terms of features. The big difference between the two is of power. The 440i model brings an extra charge of power than the lower trim. The 430i variant of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe comes at a price of $45,495 while the 440i comes at $51,995. It is a car for you in case if fun-minded people looking for a slightly more practical option.
If you are thinking of fulfilling your dream of a sports car though, then steer clear because this one won’t get you that kick you need. Also, if you are going in for the car then we will recommend you the 430i variant and ask you to spend the remaining money over add-ons.