2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Revealed
With the release of the 2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, BMW completed the second-generation 4 Series. The four-door coupé is added to the existing 4-series Coupe and Convertible and is based mainly on the 4-door i4 electric.
The new 4 series is 4,783mm and is 143mm longer than the Gran Coupé first-generation 4 series. It is fractionally larger and larger and has a wider path compared to the newest three-series saloon. BMW states that the extended sizes permit a wider interior with five seats and a boot with a capacity of 470 liters which is 39 liters.
BMW has endeavored as with the rest of the four-series to differentiate the style from the closely similar three-series, and the Gran Coupé maintains its disputed big grid. It incorporates BMW Laserlight headlamps, like those of the new M4 Coupe, as an additional and darkened LED taillight. The new Gran Coupe 4 series is also provided with doors without frames, which contributes to the aesthetic drama.
The inside of the 2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is almost the same as the sedan of the 3 series. It is fitted with an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 5.1-inch instruments display, sports chairs, and a standard sport leather steering roll. Further facilities include a heated, ventilated seat, big panoramic sunroof, Harman Kardon sound system, a cluster of 12.3-inch digital devices, and a 10.25-inch infotainment system touchscreen.
The 2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe comes with three petrol- and two diesel-powered variants, all featuring mild-hybrid technology. Both the 420i and the 430i are equipped with a 184hp and 245hp four-cylinder 2,0 liter mild-hybrid turbocharged pulse unit. With CO2 emissions of 150-166 g/km the 420i can reach between 0 – 100kph in 7.9secs. The sprint time of the 430i is reduced to 0-100kph to 6.2seconds, with official emissions of 156-173g/km. The 190hp 420d 4 cylinder diesel is supplied with an all-wheel-drive or rear xDrive.
The rear drive produces 126-141g/km of carbon dioxide emissions, rising to 133-150g/km in xDrive configuration.
A mild-hybrid 3,0-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged petrol plant produces a torque of 374hp and 500Nm for a range-topping M440i / drive, a time of 0-100kph in 4.7 seconds and a controlled high speed of 250kph. The M440i This release has 181-193g/km CO2 emissions. The 8-speed automated transformer gearbox is available for all models.
The Gran Coupé 4 series consists of the same CLAR chassis as the Coupé i4 and 4 and benefits from a design that is equally optimized by aerodynamics, featuring an active air-flap control system and a nearly sealed underbody. Compared to its predecessor, the company promises to offer improved handling.
The Gran Coupé Series 4 has a weight of 50:50, BMW says that the aerodynamically optimized design has been added to give a sportive character with new chassis technology. The front axle suspension has a two-joint strut with a rear five-link system.
The Gran Coupe incorporates lift-related dampers for body motion and mode-specific variable sports controls, same with the others 4-Series, although the M440i is standard with an electronically controlled rear differential and the 430i is optional.
A choice of pre-set modes of drives, with an adaptive setting that responds to the current driving pattern, will be available for each motor variation with M Sport Pro trim packages that include an additional 19-inch wheel, a spoiler, M Sport seatbelt, and adaptive slide.
M Sport Pro vehicles are also supplied with M Sport brakes, which employ a modified setting with 4-piston fixed calipers on the front and with floating piston calipers on the rear. There will also be a selection of additional M Performance Parts.
The 3 Series grand saloon, the spun-up M340i, the two Series petrol version Gran Coupe and the facelifted 6 Series GT was previously introduced by BMW in 2021. The 5-series facelift, X3, and X4 upgrades and the new M3 and M4 will also be released by BMW India in the following months.
BMW is also working on the M4 Grand Coupé, which will come next year to sit next to the M4 Coupé, after the 4 Series Gran Coupe. There is no official announcement yet with reference to the 2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe India.