Navigation, Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats Front & Rear, Heated Steering Wheel, 10-way-power front seats, LED headlights, automatic climate control, power tailgate, 9-speaker AM/FM/CD/HD Radio system with USB audio input, Bluetooth streaming and 6.5-inch display, rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, satellite radio, front and rear parking sensors, 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 8-Speed Automatic with Paddle Shift, Balance of Factory Warranty, Auto start/stop, All-Wheel-Drive and only 19,115 km
The 4-door Gran Coupe, blends fine handling, sharp looks and strong practicality. The Gran Coupe is a handsome four-door based on the 3-series sedan, with the added practicality of a hatchback and a folding rear seat. It’s this more voluptuous body work that both advertises and conceals the Grand Coupe’s considerable advantages over its four-door 3 Series rival. Quite simply it is a more attractive design, with arresting lines that can’t be found on the handsome, but modest sedan.
What’s New: For 2018, the BMW 4 Series receives new front and rear exterior tweaks, stiffer suspension and upgraded steering. Adaptive full LED headlights, while interior mods include freshened digital interface for models with navigation.
Driving Impressions: The 2018 4 Series takes the agility, acceleration and balance of the 3 Series and strengthens it with a wider stance and lower center of gravity. The Gran Coupe, however, is aimed at the grand touring crowd, and it does a grand job. We love its blend of lively yet smooth road manners and appreciable space for cargo and passengers. 430i models use BMW’s 248-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder. It’s one of our favorite 4-cylinder engines and in truth will satisfy the majority of drivers.
Interior: The Gran Coupe’s rear doors and elongated roof improve access. In all models it’s the one behind the steering wheel who’s truly pampered, with a driver-focused cockpit, easy-to-reach controls and an improved iDrive infotainment system. The Gran Coupe has more than 45 cubic feet with rear seats folded.
Exterior: Though the same length as its siblings, the Gran Coupe can appear longer with its four doors and elongated roof. Instead of a trunk, the Gran Coupe has a rear hatch for easy loading and unloading of gear. The 4-series Gran Coupe’s fastback rear end disguises a practical hatchback design that opens up to a large and commodious cargo hold. (In our testing, our 430i xDrive fit six carry-ons behind its rear seat and 15 with the rear seat folded in its almost-flat position.)
Hatchback utility: The Gran Coupe doesn’t look like a hatchback, but it is. Passersby would swear it has a trunk that hinges at the bottom of the rear window, but press the key fob’s remote trunk release and watch that sheet of glass rise up right along with the rear deck. Having a hatchback gives the Gran Coupe a leg up compared to the 3 Series sedan, for sure. Not only is the cargo area larger, but fold the rear seats forward and you’ve got a much larger, unencumbered space to work with.
“BMW’s 4 Series Gran Coupe will win you over with its stylish looks and hatchback versatility.” BMW’s typically fantastic balance of a comfortable ride and stable handling is on display here as well. Buyers looking for something a little different might find what they’re looking for in the unusual but very capable 2018 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.