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3rd February, 2014

  • BMW reveals the new 4 Series Gran Coupé.
  • New body style joins BMW 4 Series Coupé and Convertible.
  • BMW 4 Series is longer, wider and more dynamic than the previous 3-Series variants.

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé combines a stylish look with the functionality provided by four-doors and expansive spaciousness, including a wide-access luggage compartment.

Elegance and extravagance for BMW's new mid-size 4-door

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé has the same dimensions as the two-door coupé: a length of 4,638 millimetres, a width of 1,825 millimetres and a wheelbase of 2,810 millimetres. Up front, both models are identical and share the typical BMW design features like the double-kidney grille, dual round headlights and the large air intake in the front apron. However, the roof of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is twelve millimetres higher, 112 mm longer and gently stretched allowing it to flow smoothly into the rear quarter panels and boot lid. The typical BMW short overhangs, the long bonnet and the set-back passenger compartment complement the design of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé to express a bold presence.

This extended roofline highlights the elegance of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, while providing practical advantages. For example, there is more headroom in the interior, not to mention added comfort. The boot volume of 480 litres is 35 litres larger than that of the two-door version.

Dynamic and elegant concept with functional elements

When compared with a two-door coupé, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé offers passengers easier access when entering or leaving the vehicle thanks to the four-door configuration. The doors are frameless, having the characteristic design features of BMW mid-size coupés that emphasise the elegance of the vehicle concept. The functionality is highlighted by round instruments with a black panel look and the free-standing flat-screen iDrive monitor. The wide-access boot opening and spacious luggage area makes loading and unloading much easier. The 40:20:40 split folding backrest of the rear seat ensures added flexibility. The maximum volume of the boot is 1,300 litres. The boot lid is equipped as standard with an automatic opening and closing mechanism for maximum convenience, and the Smart Opener feature can be ordered to open and close the lid with a movement of the foot.

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The standard model variant, plus three optional equipment packages and the M Sport package, leave few wishes unfulfilled for buyers wanting a special look and feel. The BMW Individual programme offered at market launch includes options for making an exclusive vehicle with special leather interior packages, exterior colours and 19-inch light-alloy wheels.

Four and six-cylinder petrol engines, plus two four-cylinder diesel engines

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé offers a choice of five engines. The high-end is represented by the 435i’s six-cylinder in-line 3.0-litre petrol engine delivering 225 kW (306 hp). The BMW 428i Gran Coupé and the BMW 420i Gran Coupé are equipped with four-cylinder engines that deliver 180 kW (245 hp) and 135 kW (184 hp), respectively. Like all BMW diesel variants, the two four-cylinder engines offered for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé are known for their torque and efficiency. The BMW 420d Gran Coupé delivers 135 kW (184 hp). The engine in the BMW 418d Gran Coupé has an output of 105 kW (143 hp).

All diesel and petrol engines feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and comply with the EU6 emissions standard. The engines combine elasticity and dynamics with low fuel consumption and emissions.

xDrive and two Steptronic transmissions are available

At model launch, the BMW 428i Gran Coupé and 420d Gran Coupé can be optionally equipped with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive technology. The standard variant of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé features a six-speed manual transmission, but all engines can be combined with the optional eight-speed Steptronic or eight-speed sport Steptronic transmissions, which also feature manual shifting using paddles on the steering wheel.

BMW EfficientDynamics

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is accompanied by good economy and efficiency. The source of this lfuel consumption can be traced to the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, with wide-ranging innovations for intelligent mobility. These innovations include the optimised fuel economy of the petrol and diesel engines, the lightweight construction concept and honed aerodynamics with features such as a smooth covered underbody and the use of Air Curtains and Air Breathers. Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start Stop function, the gear shift indicator and ancillary components that are activated on-demand also contribute to fuel savings and reduced emissions. Automatic transmissions (Steptronic) can also reduce consumption with coasting mode, and even more is possible with ECO PRO mode.

BMW ConnectedDrive – 100 per cent connectivity

The entire range of BMW ConnectedDrive options can be ordered for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. Among the highlights are the Navigation System Professional, the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display, Driving Assistant, the glare-free High Beam Assistant, Active Protection and the latest development stage of the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function. Innovative interface technology also permits easy integration of smartphones in the vehicles. This supports the use of the dynamically growing selection of 'apps' available.

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