BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), one of the most celebrated German car personage taking care of the less prodigal lovers of 6 series Gran Coupé came out shining escalating its model range with a 4 door 4 series coupé. Moniker as BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, giving a valid reason to commemorate the car-maker. BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a 5 door version of the 2 door version of the 4 door saloon, Yes its something like this. The all new Gran Coupé can be defined as a perfect blend of dynamics, panache and serenity. The Gran coupé is been moved away from the 3 series saloon by the amalgamation of sports coupé with a luxury four door sedan. The motor vehicle was unveiled at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014, followed by 2014 New York International Auto Show and at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
BMW Philippines being on the miser side launched single variant engine in the 4 Series Gran coupé. This powerplant of the Gran Coupé is a TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine churning out 184hp at 4000 rpm pushing the car forward by applying 380 Nm of torque at 1750-2750 rpm. The power generated by this marvel sprints the vehicle with an acceleration of 0-100 kmph in 7.7 seconds achieving a hair bending top speed of 236 kmph. The advanced fuel injections with controlled variable output combined with steptronic 8 speed automatic transmission and innovative turbocharger technology proves to be a boon in proffering excellent fuel economy of 4.9 L/100km.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is a paragon of excellence when it comes to a perfect blend of sports coupé and a luxury sedan elegantly crafted with four door impeccable silhouette. The Gran Coupé sustained the aristocracy of the German automaker representing a perfect silhouette with elegant coupé line sliding through the four doors and frame-less windows. The combination of such aesthetics and athletics with dynamic functionality can be seen in the new Coupé. The front is well crafted and symbolizes the traditional yet classy design featuring the kidney shaped grille with chrome blades attacked by the glazing xenon LED headlights and the uphill appearance of the long bonnet giving it a wide and staunch appearance. The dynamic arc of the roofline escalates to the broad and herculean rear with tail lights sliding over tail gate communicating the jaunty looks and bigger boot space. The 4 Series Gran Coupe's finesse does not halts in here, the automated tailgate with the marvellous 19-inch light alloys becomes a part of it. The Gran Coupé comes in sagaciously designed dimensions measuring 4638mm x 1825mm x 1389mm (L x W x H) having a wheelbase measuring 2810 mm.
Slithering inside the cabin revamps the euphoria of the exteriors, the interiors are no less bestowed by the Bavarian automaker making it functional and aesthetic. The leather upholstered seats with ergonomically designed central console makes all the controls within the reach of the driver. The BMW 4 Series Coupe proffers a leather wrapped power steering with cruise control switch and audio controls switches mounted over it. The Harmon Kardon Music system along with the 8 way adjustable heated seats and automatic climate control is a jewel adding luxury to the car. The Gran Coupé boasts a 4+1 seating capacity with a decent boot space ranging from 480-litres to 1300-litres provided in 40:20:40 split.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé comes loaded with a plethora of advanced safety features, making it a impenetrable bastion in active safety. The Gran Coupé comes with BMW's optional indigenous M Adaptive Suspension system which easily moulds to the road and driving conditions and ensures best handling and performance making the ride merrier. The Coupé features a smart on board computer coupled with dual cameras observes Lane Departure Warning and Vehicle Approach Warning along with rear parking view below 20km/h. The coloured BMW Head-Up Display benevolently projects all the driving related information in the driver's vision for fully functional and concentrated driving. The BMW features anti lock braking system and electronic distribution system along with ventilated disc braking to ensure active stoppage of vehicle in speedy motion. The active protection responds to the critical situations and act accordingly.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé can be summed up as a considerable vehicle with dynamic interiors and equally charming exteriors augmented with high tech safety features. The low Co2 emissions provides an added advantage over other cars in the segment, although the sloppy roof-line messed up its headroom a bit and the central seat in rear is small for a fully grown human being.