What’s better than two doors? Four doors. The 2022 BMW 4-series Gran Coupe combines the graceful roofline of the 4-series coupe with the practicality of the 3-series sedan. Like its two-door platform mate, the Gran Coupe is offered with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or turbocharged six-cylinder engine. Its cabin mimics that of its siblings too, but its two extra doors and longer body creates more room in the rear seat for passengers and additional space out back for cargo. The 4-series Gran Coupe has other premium fastback sedans, such as the Audi A5 Sportback and the Kia Stinger in its crosshairs. BMW has equipped it with a lithe chassis and fun-loving attitude, which makes it the driver’s choice among these four-door fastback sedans.
What’s New for 2022?
The 4-series Gran Coupe returns to BMW’s four-door lineup after skipping the 2021 model year. It shares its platform and powertrains with the two-door 4-series but offers the practicality of a four-door body style.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The price to upgrade to the more powerful M440i model is a lot, but luckily the base 430i offers plenty to like. It comes standard with a power front seats, a sunroof, in-dash navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, parking sensors, a 12.3-inch infotainment display, and a host of driver-assistance features, among other niceties. We’d suggest the Premium package too, which adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, and a head-up display.
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 all-wheel drive. With this powertrain, the M440i ripped to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds at our test track. The suspension can feel bit stiff over big potholes, but the trade off is athletic handling that provides endless entertainment on a twisty road.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA estimates that the 430i is good for 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, while the more powerful M440i is rated for 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. We haven’t had a chance to test either car on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route, but when we do we’ll update this story with details. For more information about the 4-series Gran Coupe’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Cabin styling closely resembles that of the 4-series 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 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 4-series Gran Coupe’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard lane-departure warning
- Available adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assist
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
BMW offers warranty policies that for the most part compare with premium brands such as Audi and Alfa Romeo. The 4-series Gran Coupe beats all of its rivals when it comes to complimentary scheduled maintenance, however.
- Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for three years or 36,000 miles
2022 M440i xDrive Gran Coupe
Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
Base/As Tested: $59,195/$69,570
Options: Cooling and High Performance tire package (adaptive suspension, summer tires, 19-inch wheels), $2400; Premium package (ambient lighting, gesture control, head-up display, heated steering wheel and front seats), $1750; Driving Assistance Professional package (adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, cross-traffic alert), $1700; Tanzanite Blue II Metallic paint, $1500; Mocha leather interior, $1450; Harman/Kardon surround sound, $875; Parking Assistance package (active park distance control, surround view camera), $700
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 183 in3, 2998 cm3
Power: 382 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.7-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4
F: 245/40R-19 98Y ★
R: 255/40R-19 100Y ★
Wheelbase: 112.4 in
Length: 188.5 in
Width: 72.9 in
Height: 56.8 in
Passenger Volume: 92 ft3
Cargo Volume: 17 ft3
Curb Weight: 4174 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 3.9 sec
100 mph: 9.9 sec
1/4-Mile: 12.4 sec @ 111 mph
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.8 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.2 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 128 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 148 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 295 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.94 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 23 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 25/22/29 mpg