2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

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2019 MODEL
$44,600 - $53,000

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2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Take the 3 series, sculpt the body around 2 doors (coupe) and voila, you got the BMW 4 series.Offered in 3 different body styles – coupe, convertible and gran coupe (basically a larger coupe with 4 doors – could’ve just called it the 5?) – the Bavarian models greatly balance performance where it’s needed and ride as the comfortable family car the rest of the times. The poise and refinement of the 4 series is still greatly credited today, five years after its first appearance.

The 2019 BMW 4 series in this review is the Gran Coupe, a coupe-styled four-doored sedan. It is powered by a 2.0L inline-4 cylinders mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The coupe has driving dynamics suitable for any driver and the comfort of a family car in a sport attire. It also offers great technological features and its famous iDrive infotainment system.

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Pros

Impressive engine performance

Comfortable ride and quiet cabin

Upscale interior and quality materials

Nimble and balanced handling

Cons

Headroom not adequate in rear seats

A bit of learning curve for iDrive infotainment system

Inferior cargo space than rivals

Poor visibility in the cabin

What's New?

The 4 series comes standard with Navigation

Apple CarPlay and parking sensors. The rest is unchanged from its previous iteration.


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Styles

 2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Alpine White color  2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Black Sapphire Metallic color  2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Carbon Black Metallic color  2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Estoril Blue Metallic color  2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Glacier Silver Metallic color  2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Imperial Blue Metallic color  2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Melbourne Red Metallic color  2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Sunset Orange Metallic color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Interior

7.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 430i

430i

power
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$44,600 - $46,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
430i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $44,600 MSRP (24/27/34) 248 hp @ 5200 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
430i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $46,600 MSRP (23/27/33) 248 hp @ 5200 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 440i

440i

power
320 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$51,000 - $53,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
440i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $51,000 MSRP (21/25/32) 320 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
440i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $53,000 MSRP (21/24/31) 320 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial February 28, 2019

7.3

Overall Rating


Albeit being a great car, the 4 series still sees stiff competition with the likes of the big two German rivals, Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class, and the up-and coming Kia Stinger. Can the 4 series still thrive? Let’s find out.


8.0/10
Features

 
 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Features

8.0/10

The BMW 4 series comes in 3 different body types – coupe, convertible, and gran coupe. In this review you’d read about the 430i coupe configuration. All body types come in two different trims, 430i and 440i. Under coupe, the $44,800 430i offers a 2.0L inline-4 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which is standard all across the trims, powering the rear wheels. The main difference between the two configurations lie in the engine, with the more powerful 440i housing a turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinders engine

An xDrive system, Beemer’s take on all-wheel drive system, is available for $2000 more than the base price. A six-speed manual transmission is optional but exclusive to coupe body type. The 4 series hosts a bunch of technology and features inside.

Trim

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

BMW 440i Gran Coupe

MSRP

$44,600

$51,000

MSRP (xDrive)

$46,600

$53,000

Key

Features

2.0L Inline-4 cylinders (248 hp, 256 lb.-ft.)

Turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinders (326 hp., 332 lb.-ft.)

 

LED Headlights

Lumbar adjustments for front seats

 

Automatic Wipers

Harmon Kardon surround audio system

 

Power Liftgate

 
 

Leather upholstery

 
 

8.8” infotainment system with navigation

 
 

Dual-automatic climate control

 
 

18” wheels

 

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The more powerful 440i should be your preferred choice if muscle and more premium features attract you. It is a great choice for it can be a daily-driver while having more power in its reserve should you need it.

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Engine

“Removing the roof has increased the 4 Series' heft and blunted its nimbleness, but not as much as you might think. Power is merely adequate. While this drop-top won't be your first choice for a twisty road, it doesn't wilt at the challenge. As a cruiser, it excels.” -edmunds

Coming standard with a 2.0L inline-4 cylinders, the engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Together, this churns out 248 hp and 250 lb.-ft. of torque that propells the rear wheels of the coupe. The Beemer's performance in inclined towards satisfying majority of the drivers out there. There's a non-existent pops of high power delivery from this coupe; it is sufficient to match the decent and smooth functioning transmission with easy shifts. The extra oomph factor is reserved for the muscular 440i trim with 6-cylinders with over 300 horses underneath it.

Its rivals boast better powertrain and output all across the competition with some similarities along Kia Stinger, Mercedes C-Class and the Audi A5.

Models

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Kia Stinger

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Infiniti Q50

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Genesis G70

Jaguar XE

Lexus IS 300

MSRP

$44,800

$32,900

$38,195

$35,550

$43,400

$34,900

$46,235

$40,660

Engine

2.0L i4

2.0L I-4 turbocharged

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 cylinders

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 cylinders

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 cylinder engine

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 cylinder engine

2L I-4 Turbocharged

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

8-speed Automatic Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

7-speed automatic transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

248 hp@ 5200rpm

255 hp @ 6200 rpm

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

208 hp @ 5500rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

252 hp @ 6,200 rpm

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

241 hp @ 5,800 rpm

Torque

258 ft-lbs@ 1450 rpm

260 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

306 lb.-ft. @ 2000-4800 rpm

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

273 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

260 lb-ft @ 1,400-4,000 rpm

269 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,650 rpm

Acceleration

Propelling the rear wheels of the Gran Coupe from naught to 60 miles per hour takes around 5.6s while racing down the quarter mile quickly in 13.9s. Its 2.0L powertrain rapid in its propulsion, matching its rivals despite being pretty underpowered in comparison. The slowest amongst the pack is the Genesis G70 while the Beemer’s archnemesis’, Audi A5 and Mercedes C300, are similar in performance.

Models

BMW 430i coupe Gran Coupe

Kia Stinger

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Infiniti Q50

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Genesis G70

Jaguar XE

Lexus IS 300

0-60 MPH

5.6 sec

6.0 sec

5.5 sec

7

5.5 sec

6.0 sec

6.3 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter mile

13.9 sec

14.6 sec @ 96 mph

14.1 sec @ 100 mph

15.4 @ 90 mph

14.1 sec @ 99 mph

14.6 sec

15.0 sec

15 sec*

Engine

2.0L i4

2.0L

2.0 Liters

2.0 Liters

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

TBD

NA

NA

TBD

-

6.3*

NA

Ride and Braking

The BMW 430i rides and handles pretty well on the tarmac. Whether it is the casual driving amongst the freeway or the zig-zags of the curvaceous regions, the Beemer steers with ease and responsively. Comfortable ride is enhanced in the Comfort mode while Sport mode turns the grip up and stiffens the coupe to drive like the intended sports machine this coupe is attuned for. Traversing in sport modes retains great body control while staying firm and solid.

The Gran Coupe’s suspension exceptionally cushions the ride over bumps and hard tarmac. Sharp turns and maneuverability leave a mark of confidence and body roll is minimal. Its multipurpose character will suit the enthusiasts or a family of 4 with poise. Its steering feels yielding and positively rigid under your control.

On the four wheels of the 430i are fitted 13” rotor on the front and 11.8” on the rear wheels. These help in stopping to a standstill from 60 mph in a decent 128 feet, not a bad feat for a 3600 pound heavy coupe.

Its brake pedals feels good whether it’s applied suddenly or gradually, staying consistent with effectively performing when needed. The Giulia takes 124 feet from 60-0 miles per hour that is also average in the segment while the C300 has a few feet advantage over the Beemer.

Model

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

Kia Stinger

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Infiniti Q50

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Genesis G70

Jaguar XE

Lexus IS 300

Brake Front (in.)

13

13.3

12.6

13

12.6

13

13.8

12.8

13.1

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

13

12.4

12.5

12.1

11.8

-

12.8

12.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3680

3704

3649

3521

3671

3500*

3516 lbs

3500 lbs

3583

60-0 MPH (ft.)

128

N/A

185ft

124

NA

153ft

-

184 ft*

TBD

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Fuel Economy

Thrifty under its hood, the Beemer’s Gran Coupe ceases to disappoint in its fuel efficiency delivering 24 miles per gallon in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Balancing efficiency and performance, the 430i is positively an excellent choice for daily driving. The rest of the field guzzles down similar liters of juice to keep the motors running.

Model

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

Kia Stinger

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Infiniti Q50

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Genesis G70

Jaguar XE

Lexus IS 300

MPG (city)

24

24

22

24

23

22

21

24

21

MPG (highway)

34

34

29

33

30

33

28

34

30

MPG (combined)

27

27

25

27

25

26

23

28

24

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Interior

7.0/10

“The 430i was set up with driving comfort in mind, thanks to a high level of adjustability and very good pedal placement and ergonomics. Getting into the car in a tight spot is another story, and backseat passengers will need reassurance they can get in and out in the first place.” -edmunds

The cabin of the 430i is not really what its performance or the exterior of the coupe portray. There’s not much going on either; it’s not sporty but it sure does ride like a comfortable posh sedan. Seating is comfortable but its proportions in the front will discomfort for it feels a tad too narrow. Come to the rear seats and you’d find it relatively more comfortable with decent and firm bolstering of the seating arrangement.

Synthetic leather make up the upholstery of the cabin with high quality, soft-feeling wood-trim surface around the dash. No squeaks or rattles come up forefront with the surface or otherwise. Visibility sort of takes a hit due to the sloping roofline especially for tall riders. Outside noise rarely creeps inside. Legroom and headspace is adept except for the rear seats where your head may brush against the roof if seated in the middle.

Models

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

Kia Stinger

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Infiniti Q50

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Genesis G70

Jaguar XE

Lexus IS 300

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (cu.ft)

Head room

39.9

39.4

38.2

38.6

38.3

37.1

39.7

-

Shoulder room

54.8

55.7

55.9

56.1

56.4

55.3

56.3

-

56.7

Leg room

42.2

41.3

44.8

42.4

42.6

NA

42.6

-

44.5

Rear (cu.ft)

Head room

36.1

NA

36.9

37.6

37.0

37.1

36.9

-

Shoulder room

54.3

54.5

53.4

53.6

54.8

55

54.6

-

 

Leg room

33.7

35.1

32.2

35.1

36.4

NA

34.8

-

 

Interior Features

Interior features for the 430i are as follows –

  • SensaTec upholstery
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats
  • 10-way power front sport seats; including 2-way power side bolsters, 2-way manual headrests and thigh support; driver memory for exterior mirror and seat positions
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

Infotainment System

Seated along the dash is a 8.8” BMW iDrive infotainment system that works exceptionally well in the segment. While it does take some time to get used to its controls and explore the multitude arrays of menus, the system is otherwise intuitive and fairly straightforward. Some features include –

  • Apple CarPlay Compatibility with 1-year trial
  • HD and Satellite Radio
  • Hands-free Bluetooth including Audio Streaming
  • Instrument cluster with extended contents
  • 9-speaker surround system
  • CD Player, USB port
  • Advanced Real Time Traffic Information

Cargo Volume

Inside the BMW’s boot, the coupe can accommodate 14 cubic feet of luggage which is a feet smaller than its 3 series counterpart. The Stinger is the most copious in its trunk followed by the Audi while the IS 300 shares the worst-of-the-lot award with Genesis G70. Struggling to keep up with the field also includes the Mercedes C-Class.

Model

2019 BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

Kia Stinger

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Infiniti Q50

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Genesis G70

Jaguar XE

Lexus IS 300

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14

21.8

23.3

13.0

13.2

12.6

10.5

16.1

10.8

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Exterior

“The BMW 4 Series was updated last year with a restyled nose, larger central air intake, and elongated design of the rear light clusters...
...It's the 2019 4 Series Gran Coupe that stands out. Though the same length as its siblings, the Gran Coupe can appear longer with its four doors and elongated roof.” -kbb

Rolling over 18” double-spoke alloy wheels, the Bavarian model continues with the design alongside new lights on both fronts introduced last year. The design of the gran coupe looks stylishly sporty and elegant – something BMW beautifully blends. Its beautifully sloped roofline enhances the smooth flowing of the design – giving a nice aesthetic feast.

The front fascia incorporates the famous kidney-grille with LED headlights flanked on either side followed by mesh-grilles fitted with fog lights. Long nose with subtle slits and the Beemer insignia make up the hood of the 430i. Detailed parallel character line run across the side profile, and deeply routed air intake sit near the fenders.

The 182” long sleek profile moves all the way towards the back. Clear, no-nonsense elements make up the entirety of the coupe. On the back is dominated by a plain and simple fascia with LED brake lights and dual-tailpipes on the rear left. The coupe sits 5 inches from the ground, clearly not suited for rough tracks.

Model

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

Kia Stinger

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Infiniti Q50

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Genesis G70

Jaguar XE

Lexus IS 300

Curb weight (lbs.)

3680

3704

3649

3521

3671

3500*

3516 lbs

3500 lbs

3,583

Length(in)

182.5

186.3

190.2

182.6

189.6

184.5

184.4 in

183.9

184.3

Width(in)

71.8

72.6

73.6

73.7

71.8

71.3

72.8 in

77.4

71.3

Height(in)

54.6

54.6

55.1

56.5

57.2

56.3

55.1 in

55.8

56.3*

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

N/A

TBD

NA

5

3.8

5.1 in

-

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

110.6

111.2

114.4

111

112.2

111.8

111.6 in

111.6

110.2

Exterior Features

Some features fitted on the body of the 430i are as follows –

  • LED headlights
  • 18” double spoke light alloy wheels
  • Non-metallic paint
  • Matte Chrome exterior trim
  • LED fog lights

The 430i was set up with driving comfort in mind, thanks to a high level of adjustability and very good pedal placement and ergonomics. Getting into the car in a tight spot is another story, and backseat passengers will need reassurance they can get in and out in the first place.” -edmunds

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Safety

With the crash test records absent by the NHTSA and IIHS, we can’t judge the Beemer how safe and reliable the coupe is. But the abundance of safety equipment featured in the 430i Gran Coupe make a difference in how reliable it is in preventing and providing comfort to you knowing you’re in safe hands. Some standard features included are –

  • Knee airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • BMW Assist eCall includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Competition

Famed German rivals, the Audi A5 and BMW 430i are both really great coupes. Except of the ride quality where the A5 is more brisk and feels eager, the Beemer is more poised and polished. While characterizing its sporty spirit, the 430i is lesser of a sport coupe in contrast to its German rival which however cuts ride comfort to achieve that. Both rivals suffer cramped rear seats.

Tech and features alongside quality are remarkable as European manufacturers generally are. Nonetheless the A5 bests the 430i if you’d give in proper detailed comparison in the most important ways and we think the same when it comes to owning one of these German rivals.

BMW 4 Series vs Mercedes C-Class

An infamous rivalry, the BMW 430i and Mercedes C300 quite similar than you’d think. The silver arrows is the epitome of luxury, comfort and opulence while the Beemer takes the sport side of it. While both deliver on excellent host of tech and safety features, the Mercedes this year is more engaging to drive than before, closing the gap to becoming an all-round package. It all depends which manufacturer would you prefer on your nose, the Bavarian or the 3-star.

BMW 4 Series vs Kia Stinger

The new kid in the block, Kia Stinger goes up against the majestic brand of BMW with the Bavarians 4 series Gran coupe the stinger here. The Korean coupe surprisingly challenges the Beemer’s driving dynamics with equally solid performance and an upscale interior adding to its list better storage capacity.

While it still doesn’t match up to the German quality and refinement, it does a fine job alluring to the fact it’s more or less a match to the Bavarian. You want the tried and tested formula? The Beemer is the king here. But something fresh and upcoming? Pick the Stinger. Either cars are great buy.

2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Final Verdict

Trying to blend sport with comfort? Let the 430i do the talking. The Gran Coupe can cater to the family of four while also to the enthusiast who’d want to take it for a good spin. With plenty of features to keep it afresh and technological equipments, the 430i is a rather good deal for a BMW.

Its main competitors do however give it a tough rivalry but the 430i still manages to keep up its head and keep them on their toes. Like the C300 of Silver Arrow or the A5 of that of Audi who’re main German rivals to the Bavarian coupe, the Beemer is a mix of both the coupes put in one and is still a great buy regardless.