Bigger everything: all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe unveiled with M440i range topper

BMW has now unveiled the last member of the all-new 4 Series family, in the form of the G24 4 Series Gran Coupe – and you know what, after seeing so many of these “bucktooth grille” models, we’re actually quite fond of them now.

The all-new 4 Series Gran Coupe is basically the combustion-engined counterpart to the BMW i4 that was just launched officially last week. The similarities don’t just end at its looks either; built on the same CLAR platform, the size of the all-new 4 Series GC is also almost identical to the i4 in almost every dimension, save for a couple of millimetres here and there.

Flush door handles, just like the i4.

All of that means that the all-new 4 Series GC is significantly larger than its predecessor – specifically 143 mm longer, 27 mm wider, 53 mm taller and 46 mm longer in wheelbase than the car it replaces.

The increase in dimensions translates to more room in the cabin, be it legroom, knee room, headroom, or cargo room – the latter measures in at 470 litres, which is 30 litres more than the regular 4 Series Coupe. The longer wheelbase and wider tracks (compared to the 3 Series from which it is derived), should also help with the car’s handling chops and stability.

Globally the all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will be available in five variants – mirroring the engine options available on the regular 4 Series Coupe. Topping the range (for now, at least) is the M440i xDrive variant, powered by the familiar B58 3.0-litre straight-six engine (with 48V mild hybrid tech) that makes 374 hp and 500 Nm, enough to complete 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.

Just as you’d expect from a M40i-badged car, the M440i also gets a raft of mechanical upgrades to distinguish itself from the rest of the line-up. These include the M Adaptive Suspension as standard, alongside M Sport brakes, a locking rear differential, and a sports exhaust.

Being the only M-badged one in the bunch, the M440i xDrive also gets several additional cosmetic tweaks in addition to the regular M Sport kit, such as the Cerium Grey surrounds (as seen on the M340i xDrive) on the kidney grille, bumper inserts, wing mirrors, and side skirts, alongside a subtle spoiler on the rear deck.

Otherwise, the all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is pretty much what you’d expect from a BMW these days, including the very familiar interior that is basically lifted right out of the G20 3 Series.

In terms of safety, the all-new 4 Series GC can be equipped with up to 40 advanced driver assistance features, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, active cruise control with stop and go function, lane departure warning, and the Driving Assistant Professional package which adds Steering and Lane Control Assistant for a Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capability.


BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe

BMW 430i Gran Coupe


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