BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé set for local launch in Q4

BMW Australia will introduce the second generation BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé to the Australian market at the end of this year, bringing a compelling new option for local customers, while further updating BMW’s expanding product portfolio.

The new four-door coupé showcases enhanced driving dynamics, a sharper design that embodies BMW’s new design language, and a range of advancements in the areas of operation and connectivity.

It combines these elements with a spacious and luxurious interior that offers easy access to the rear compartment in combination with five full-size seats, large tailgate and a versatile variable-use load compartment.

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For the first time, BMW will offer an M Performance 4 Series Gran Coupé model from the outset, with launch of the M440i xDrive variant. The standalone character of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is clearly expressed in its exterior design too.

The model-specific body concept results in a versatile interior offering generous amounts of space in the rear, with the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé offering 470-litres of boot space, with load capacity capable of being expanded to a maximum of 1,290-litres.

Bold lines and surfaces with a three-dimensional structure are the defining elements of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé’s front end. The large and vertically prominent BMW kidney grille drops deep down at its centre and transmits a feeling of confidence.

The slim full-LED headlights are integrated with U-shaped fibre-optic light guides for the daytime driving lights. There is also the option of adaptive LED headlights. Precise lines, doors with frameless windows, flush-fitting door handles create a sporty silhouette.

The roofline culminates in a pronounced spoiler on the tailgate, delivering an elegant appearance. The low-slung, muscular stature of the car is additionally accentuated by a rear apron with vertical aero lips at its outer edges, and black finish for its lower edge.

Bespoke design features add dynamic flourishes to the car via the M Sport package, which will be standard on both the 420i and 430i, while the flagship BMW M Performance model makes a bold impression with its own aggressive features and stance.

An M Carbon exterior package can be specified as an option, and model-specific M Performance parts will be available later.

A high centre console and flowing surface structure running from the instrument panel into the door panels generates a cocooning feel for the cabin of the new 4 Series Gran Coupé.

The start/stop button is positioned in a classily designed control panel in the centre console, which also houses the BMW iDrive controller, buttons for the driving experience control unit, electromechanical parking brake and model-specific gearshift lever.

The rear seat bench with folding head restraints allows three child seats to be fitted. Sport seats and a sport leather steering wheel are fitted as standard. The dynamic style of the interior is accentuated by adoption of knee pads on the centre console across all variants.

The M440i xDrive Gran Coupé is powered by a six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo in-line petrol engine that develops 285kW and 500Nm. The TwinPower four-cylinder engine in the 430i Gran Coupé develops 190kW and 400Nm, while the 420i generates 135kW and 300Nm.

All engines are teamed up with an eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission that provides sharp shift dynamics and can be controlled via shift paddles on the steering wheel, or via the gear selector in the centre console.

The driver and passengers in the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé benefit from having BMW Operating System 7 as standard.

Customers can take their pick of control interface for the situation at hand: touchscreen, BMW controller, multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, voice control or optional BMW gesture control.

There is also access to a range of highly advanced digital services, including the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, BMW digital key, connected music and remote software upgrades.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional features a full digital screen grouping including a high-resolution instrument cluster with a screen diagonal of 12.3-inches behind the steering wheel, and a 10.25-inch control display.

With smartphone integration fitted as standard, customers can use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via the car’s operating system. The remote software upgrades function also allows improvements to be imported into the car over the air.

Further details and local pricing will be announced closer to launch.

2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé
Inside the 2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé (overseas model shown)
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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