Think of the 2023 BMW 4-series Gran Coupe as a four-door sports sedan with two drag doors rather than a coupé. The 4-series Gran Coupe features a sleek and organised interior with the option of a turbocharged four- or turbocharged six-cylinder engine, much like the conventional 3-series sedan and 4-series coupe. The latter, known as the M440i, accelerated to 60 mph on our test track in under 3.9 seconds and seemed competent enough on a winding road to make you think “M3.” The 4-series’ fastback form deftly conceals a large rear door to provide the back seat with more excellent headroom than the more upright 3-series sedans. This tactic is also employed by the Kia Stinger and the Audi A5 Sportback, but BMW has better driving manners than its two competitors. Consider the i4 if you like the 4-series look but want something more environmentally friendly. It has the same exterior and interior as the 4-series Gran Coupe but uses an all-electric drivetrain instead.
This year, BMW added all-wheel drive as an option to the basic 430i Gran Coupe. The more powerful M440i, which was exclusively available with all-wheel drive the previous year, is now available with rear-wheel drive. Nothing else has changed, save that the Premium package no longer features gesture controls for the car’s infotainment system. The optional Shadowline package now includes M Sport Brakes with painted callipers. Faux leather has been added to the dashboards of all models, a Parking Assistance package has been added to the list of options, and the M440i is now the sole model with a head-up display.
Which One to Buy
The cost of upgrading to the M440i model, which has greater power, is high, but fortunately, the 430i base model has a lot to recommend. Power front seats, a sunroof, in-dash navigation, dual-zone automatic temperature control, parking sensors, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, and several driver aid systems are just a few of the pleasures included as standard equipment. We also recommend the Premium option, which provides ambient inside lighting, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Engine of 2023 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
There are two turbocharged engines available, both of which are top-notch. The 430i model’s base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 255 horsepower. A 3.0-liter inline-six engine with a whopping 382-hp enhanced by a 48-volt hybrid system makes up the more potent upgrade engine. Rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic are standard on both engines; an all-wheel drive is an option. Although we haven’t tested a 430i Gran Coupe model, an M440i accelerated to 60 mph on our test track in under 3.9 seconds. Although the suspension might feel stiff over large potholes, the trade-off is sporty handling, making driving on a winding road entertaining and smile-inducing.
The EPA predicts that the 430i will achieve 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the interstate, while the more potent M440i will achieve 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Even though we haven’t had a chance to test either car on our 75 mph highway fuel economy route, we will update this post with information when we do.
The interior design is quite similar to the 4-series coupe and convertible. The dashboard is designed with the driver in mind, angling the climate controls and infotainment screen slightly to the left. Although the inside is made of high-quality materials and appears relatively upscale, competing cars like the new Mercedes-Benz C-class offer more striking interior designs. The Gran Coupe’s fastback roofline limits headroom compared to the 3-series sedan but gives the back seat more space than the two-door 4-series vehicle. We won’t know how much extra capacity there is in the Gran Coupe’s trunk until we have one in for testing, but there should be more than the two-door variants for baggage, groceries, and other items.
Infotainment in 2023 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
A 12.3-inch digital gauge display and a sizable 10.3-inch infotainment display are standard on all models. Along with in-dash navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are both standard and wireless. A 16-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo is an option in addition to the 10-speaker stereo, which is the standard stereo.
Although not everyone will adore the aesthetics, the 4 Series’ performance prowess cannot be disputed. The 4 Series competes against a variety of vehicles, ranging from the Audi A5 and Acura Integra to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and Infiniti Q60, depending on body type and drivetrain. Stay tuned to Auto Tech Portal for more automobile related content.