The second-generation 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe has grown up. It’s also grown physically, as BMW succumbs to the seemingly irresistible industry trend of making cars bigger than they were before.

The most practical member of the new 4 Series family, the Gran Coupe, has seating for five, four doors, and a liftback trunk lid while boasting an improved, though still not perfect, cabin that’s nearly identical to that of the 3 Series.

The massive and controversial front grille overshadows everything else, however, and continues to divide opinion. In non-M guise, two sublime powertrains are available, with up to 382 horsepower generated by the M440i’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, now supplemented by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.

Traditionalists will love BMW’s adherence to rear-wheel drive, but for our week-long test drive, we spent time in the AWD M440i xDrive.

As before, the Audi A5 Sportback remains the BMW’s primary rival, with a left-field choice also present in the Kia Stinger. The Audi offers a bigger trunk and standard all-wheel drive, but the BMW, in our experience, is more enjoyable to drive thanks to a rearward bias even on the xDrive models.

Aimed at those who are tired of a traditional three-box sedan, the 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe is a unique take on style and practicality in one consummate package.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Two turbocharged powertrains are on the menu here, starting with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the 430i model that makes 255 horsepower. This base powertrain is available only with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The more powerful upgrade engine is a 382-hp 3.0-liter inline-six that is augmented by a 48-volt hybrid system and comes standard with an all-wheel drive.

We haven’t had a chance to test-drive the new 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe with either of these configurations but we’ll update this story with driving impressions and test results when we do.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA has not released fuel economy estimates for the 2022 4-series Gran Coupe yet and we haven’t had a chance to test the new car on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route. For more information about the 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Cabin styling closely resembles that of the 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and convertible, with a driver-focused dashboard that angles the climate controls and infotainment display slightly toward the left.

Materials are top-notch and the interior looks quite premium, but rival sedans such as the new Mercedes-Benz C-class offer more dramatic interior designs. The rear seat is roomier here than on the two-door 4-series model, but headroom is snug compared to the 3-series sedan because of the Gran Coupe’s fastback roofline.

The 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe‘s trunk should offer far more space for luggage, groceries, and other cargo than the two-door models, too, but we won’t know exactly how much more room until we get one in for testing.

Infotainment and Connectivity

All models come with a large 10.3-inch infotainment display as well as a 12.3-inch digital gauge display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard and work wirelessly; in-dash navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a Wi-Fit hotspot are also included. The standard stereo is a 10-speaker system but a 16-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo is optional.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Basic driver-assistance features such as automated emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring are standard but more advanced tech requires adding the Driving Assistance Professional package, which includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

For more information about the 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe‘s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

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 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

Full Specifications

Overview
Starting MSRP
$58,200
Engine Type Hybrid
Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Type All-wheel drive
Cylinders Inline 6
Combined MPG 25 mpg
Total Seating 5
Basic Warranty 4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

 

Drivetrain
Drivetrain
Center And Rear Limited Slip Differential yes
Drive Type All-wheel drive
Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic

 

Fuel & MPG
Fuel & MPG
Combined MPG 25 mpg
EPA Mileage Est. (Cty/Hwy) 22/29 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.6 gal.
Fuel Type Premium unleaded (required)
Range In Miles (Cty/Hwy) 343.2/452.4 mi.

 

Engine
Engine
Direct Injection yes
Base Engine Size 3.0 l
Base Engine Type Hybrid
Cam Type Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cylinders Inline 6
Horsepower 382 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 368 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm
Valve Timing Variable
Valves 24

 

Safety
2 Front Headrests yes
3 Rear Headrests yes
LED Headlamp yes
Auto Delay Off Headlamps yes
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System yes
Brake Drying yes
Child Seat Anchors yes
Daytime Running Lights yes
Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags yes
Dusk Sensing Headlamps yes
Emergency Braking Preparation yes
Engine Immobilizer yes
Front And Rear Head Airbags yes
Front Fog/Driving Lights yes
Post-Collision Safety System yes
Pre-Collision Safety System yes
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System yes
Self-Leveling Headlights yes
Stability Control yes
Tire Pressure Monitoring yes
Traction Control yes
4-Wheel ABS yes
Emergency Braking Assist yes
Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes yes
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation yes
Rear Center 3-Point Belt yes
Rear Door Child Safety Locks yes
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests yes
Turn Signal Mirrors yes

 

Comfort & Convenience
Cruise Control yes
Electric Power Steering yes
Front And Rear Cupholders yes
Front And Rear Door Pockets yes
Front And Rear Parking Sensors yes
Front Seatback Storage yes
Keyless Ignition yes
Rear View Camera yes
Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel yes
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.) yes
Transmission, Cruise, And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel yes
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror yes
Interior Air Filtration yes
Leather Steering Wheel yes
Turn Signal In Mirrors yes
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors yes
Dual Zone Front Climate Control yes

 

Power Feature
Power Feature
4 One-Touch Power Windows yes
Hands-Free Entry yes
Heated Mirrors yes
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse yes

 

Dimensions
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place 12.0 cu.ft.
Curb Weight 4,169 lbs.
Gross Weight 5,247 lbs.
Ground Clearance 5.5 in.
Height 56.8 in.
Length 188.5 in.
Maximum Payload 891 lbs.
Overall Width With Mirrors 81.6 in.
Overall Width Without Mirrors 72.9 in.
Turning Circle 39.4 ft.
Wheel Base 112.4 in.

 

Tires & Wheels
Painted Alloy Wheels yes
18 X 8.5 In. Wheels yes
245/45R H Tires yes
Run Flat Tires

 

Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension yes
Front And Rear Stabilizer Bar yes

 

Warranty
Warranty
Basic 4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
Drivetrain 4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
Free Maintenance 3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Roadside 4 yr./ unlimited mi.
Rust 12 yr./ unlimited mi.

 

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