Oh, you like big-ass grille on your automobile? Well then you will love what BMW has given its all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. The new 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe’s giant grille is, for better or worse, sure to be a head turner. It is striking, alright.
Anyways, we shouldn’t be all that surprised as BMW had told us that the new 4 Series will have impossibly big grille back in 2019.
The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a tad larger physically too. It is slightly longer (at 4,782 mm), wider (at 1,852 mm) and taller (at 1,442 mm) over its predecessor. The wheel base is a little longer too, at 2,856 mm. But lets get real; that isn’t why it will turn head.
It is the grille. Alright. Enough of the grille already (note to self: stop staring at the grille!). Aesthetically it is sharper too.
Meanwhile on the inside, it boasts 470L of trunk space – a bump of 39L over the outgoing model. You can get even more volume – 1,290 L to be precise – by folding down the sections of the rear back rest (thanks to the 40:20:40 split fold seats).
Under the hood, the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has a choice of power plants. The BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe gets a 374 HP inline 6 petrol engine while the 430i is powered by a new inline 4 petrol engine that puts out 245 horses. And then there’s the 420i that benefits from 184 HP 4-cylinder petrol engine and a 4-cylinder diesel variant, producing 190 HP, powers the 420d.
The BMW M440i xDrive and the diesel variants are further bolstered by mild hybrid technology, featuring 48V starter-generator that adds an extra 11 horses on the tap when accelerating off the line, or putting in a quick burst of speed. For these models, energy recuperation also exists during braking.
Whichever engine you choose, it is paired with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. An optional eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, which comes standard on the range-topper M440i, is available for those who wants it.
Oh wait. Those are for EU markets. As far as North America markets go, there are just the 430i and M440i xDrive. The former is powered by a 255 Hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and 382 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque, respectively.
Both models will have the aforementioned 8-speed Steptronic Sport gearbox paired to their respective turbocharged engines.
All images courtesy of BMW Group.