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2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan

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in Midsize sedans
2017 MODEL

$41,950 - $50,300

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Overview

The BMW 4 series gran coupe is essentially a svelte 3 series sedan that throws in the styling of a coupe with the practicality of a 4 door sedan. The 4 series has been in the market for about three years and competes with the likes of Audi A5 Sportback. The 2017 BMW 4 series gran coupe witnesses a major overhaul both in terms of design and performance

The car features enhanced interiors that BMW claims are a class apart and worth the premium over the regular 3 series sedan. However, the car does indeed look strikingly similar to its lesser priced siblings except for the slightly bigger proportions and the sloping roof.

The car has been a steady seller for BMW and the best selling coupe-styled 4 door sedan in the united states ever since its launch. The price, however, has seen a steady rise over the years and the 2017 BMW 4 series sedan sports a base price of $41,950.

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Pros

Sweet looking exterior

Enthusiastic performance

Opulent interior

Excellent driving dynamics

Cons

Negative Steering Wheel feedback

Cramped rear seats

What's New?

Minor interior trim modification

New engines

And new model names.


Features

Engine

i4 cyl

2 disp

MPG

23 city

34 hwy

Power

248 hp

258 torq

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

transmission

Automatic

warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.



Styles

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Sparkling Brown Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine

9.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.6

Driving

9.5

8.8

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan 430i SULEV

430i SULEV

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$41,950

Configurations
430i SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (23/27/34)
Torque: 258 lbs.-ft. @ 1,450 rpm

 2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan 430i xDrive SULEV

430i xDrive SULEV

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$43,950

Configurations
430i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (23/26/33)
Torque: 258 lbs.-ft. @ 1,450 rpm

 2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan 440i

440i

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$48,300

Configurations
440i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (21/25/32)
HP: 320 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 330 lbs.-ft. @ 1,380 rpm

 2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan 440i xDrive

440i xDrive

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$50,300

Configurations
440i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/25/31)
HP: 320 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 330 lbs.-ft. @ 1,380 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor Last updated 27 days ago

8.8

Overall Rating


8.0/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine

 
 

9.0/10
Interior

 

8.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The BMW 4 series gran coupe is essentially a svelte 3 series sedan that throws in the styling of a coupe with the practicality of a 4 door sedan. The car features enhanced interiors that BMW claims are a class apart and worth the premium over the regular 3 series sedan. However, the car does indeed look strikingly similar to its lesser priced siblings except for the slightly bigger proportions and the sloping roof. The price, however, has seen a steady rise over the years and the 2017 BMW 4 series sedan sports a base price of $41,950.

Features

8.0/10

The 2017 BMW 4 series Gran Coupe sedan is available to send a total of 2 trims namely the 430i and the 440i. There are 2 engines on offer this year, a 4 cylinder turbo unit and flat 6 cylinder turbo unit. Both FWD and Xdrive or AWD is offered on both the trims.  

The base 430i trim features a host of features including the 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, sunroof and a power liftgate amongst other stuff.  The high-end 440i trim features the 3.0L turbo flat 6 motor instead of the 2.0L engine on the base trim. Other features such as keyless entry and a premium audio system also join the list

Trim

430i

440i

MSRP (RWD)

$41,950

$48,300

MSRP (XDrive)

$43,950

$50,300

Key Features

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Xenon headlights
  • Sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power front seats
  • Nine-speaker sound system
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • Heated seats (optional)
  • Backup camera (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay (optional) 
  • 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six 
  • Power lumbar adjustment
  • Keyless entry
  • Hands-free liftgate operation
  • Premium audio system

We Recommend

If you can stretch on your budget a bit. the 440i trim makes more sense with its more powerful engine. The engine does justice to the gran coupe body style without making the car exceedingly expensive over the base trim.

Engine

9.0/10

There's still a lot of fun to be had within the 4-Series lineup, but you'll have to pick the right options. - thecarconnection

Engine and Transmission

The 2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe features a 2.0L 4 cylinder engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is lively and will definitely go on to please the enthusiast in you. The gearbox is a perfect match for the engine as it provides smooth and sharp gear shift that enhance the overall driving experience.

Models

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan

Cadillac ATS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

MSRP

$41,950

$34,595

$39,500

$37,300

Engine

2.0 L 4 cyl

2.0L Turbo, I4, DI, DOHC

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L TFSI I4 DOHC

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

272 hp @ 5,500 rpm

241 hp @ 5,500 rpm

252 hp @ 5,000 rpm

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,300 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

In comparison with rivals, the BMW is actually the most expensive sedan in the segment at $41,950. Second in line and not too far away is the Mercedes C300. The ATS is the most powerful here, while the Merc is the least.

Acceleration

0-60 mph is reached in an eye-watering 4.9 seconds on the 2017 BMW 4 series Gran Coupe. The acceleration comes at a brisk pace while not being too over the top. The NVH levels never allow making the occupants feel how fast the car is accelerating.

Models

BMW 4 series Gran Coupe 

Cadillac ATS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

0-60 MPH

4.9 sec

5.4 sec

5.8 sec

5.7

Quarter mile

13.5 sec

13.9 sec

14.8 sec

13.8 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

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

6.6

7.1

6.3

6.3

In comparison, the 4 Series is the fastest sedan in the segment. The second in line is the Cadillac ATS at 5.4 seconds. The BMW is also quite a clean sedan, although there are greener cars in the segment.

Ride and Handling

The Gran Coupe is a big and hefty car and it is more than evident in the overall handling of the car. The adaptive dampers and low ride height corrects unwanted movement to a large extent but it is still not completely eliminated

But, the car still feels modestly enthusiastic and loves to reach its top figures without much fatigue or stress.

Braking

The BMW features a set of 13-inch brake rotors in the front and 11.8-inch rotors at the rear. The vehicle is able to screech to a halt from 60 mph in under 108 feet which is a monumental achievement from a vehicle as heavy as it is.

Model

BMW 4 series Gran Coupe Sedan

Cadillac ATS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

12.6

13.0

13.0

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

12.4

11.8

13.3

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,610

3,373

3,417

3,483

60-0 MPH (ft.)

108

115

131

126

The Gran Coupe is the fastest stopping sedan in the segment. The only car that comes close to it in terms of braking is the Cadillac ATs at 115 feet while all the other cars are too far away to be compared.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy has become one of the prime deciding factors for buyers in the market today. The Beemer adheres to the public’s demand and is able to return a modest fuel economy of 27 mpg combined.

Model

BMW 4 series Gran Coupe Sedan

Cadillac ATS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

MPG (city)

24

22

24

25

MPG (highway)

34

31

34

33

MPG (combined)

27

25

28

28

All the rivals in the segment return almost similar fuel economy. Both the Mercedes and the Audi stand at the top position with 28 mpg.

Interior

9.0/10

The 4 Series Gran Coupe four-door does not get top marks because entry and exit, space and visibility are compromised by its stylish roofline. - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The front seats on the BMW 4 series Gran Coupe feature a legroom of 42.2 inches and are certainly the benchmark in its segment. They are comfortable to sit on for long durations as they offer optimum thigh support and enough room for the legs to rest comfortably. The rear seats, however, are cramped due to the sloping roofline.

Model

BMW 4 series Gran Coupe Sedan

Cadillac ATS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/54.8/42.2

38.60/55.20/42.50

37.1/54.7/41.7

38.9/55.9/41.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.2/54.3/33.7

36.80/53.90/33.50

36.9/55.0/33.4

37.4/54.5/35.7

Amongst rivals, the 2nd row on the Audi A4 is the most spacious in the segment. The front seats are the most spacious on the BMW 4 Series, but A4 is a much better-balanced package in terms of cabin space.

Infotainment System

A 6.5-inch touchscreen does the duty infotainment duties on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Standard features include:

  • Bluetooth Phone/Audio
  • USB Connectivity
  • AppleCarplay (Optional)

The BMW iDrive MMI operates in a simple and straightforward fashion and provides much-needed usability to the infotainment system.

Interior Features

Some of the key interior features on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe are

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • Leather upholstery
  • 8-way adjustable seats
  • Ventilated front seats

Cargo volume

The hatchback styled rear design of the Gran Coupe does compromise the cargo capacity to an extent. There is 17.0 ft.cube of space available behind the 2nd row which is still modest compared to what the rivals are offering

Model

BMW 4 series Gran Coupe Sedan

Cadillac ATS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

Volume (ft. cube)

17.0

10.4

12.6

13.0

In comparison, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe features the biggest boot in the segment. The 2nd in line is the Audi A4 at 13.0 while the Mercedes C300 follows closely behind at 12.6 ft.cube.

Exterior

8.6/10

The 4 Series Gran Coupe looks similar to the svelte 6 Series Gran Coupe, but its power tailgate opens to a large cargo area. - KBB

Dimensions and Weight

The 4 Series Gran Coupe is the biggest looking sedan in the segment. It is directly reflected in its curb weight of 3,610 lbs and length of 182.5 inches. The car happens to be the widest car in the segment at 71.8 inches.

Model

BMW 4 series Gran Coupe Sedan

Cadillac ATS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

Curb weight (lbs.)

3,610

3,373

3,417

3,483

Length(in)

182.5

182.80

184.5

186.1

Width(in)

71.8

71.10

71.3

72.5

Height(in)

54.6

55.90

56.8

56.2

Ground clearance (in)

5.5

5.4

4.1

5.7

Wheelbase (in)

110.6

109.30

111.8

111.0

Track width (in) F/R

60.8/62.8

59.50/60.90

61.5/60.9

61.9/61.2

Like all the major categories, the Beemer leads in terms of curb weight, being the heaviest car in the segment. Some margin away is the Audi A4, with Mercedes C300 following a little behind.

Exterior Features

Some of the key exterior features of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe are

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Sunroof
  • LED DRL
  • Xenon headlamps

 

Safety

Standard safety features include the following:

  • 8 airbags
  • Rear child security door locks
  • Airbags, rear side for outboard seating positions
  • Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
  • Cadillac Edition First Aid Kit
  • Traction control, all-speed, brake, and engine controlled
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger

NHTSA Rating and IIHS Ratings are not available.

Competition

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan vs Mercedes C300

The C300 has long been the part of the luxury sedan segment and enjoys of modest fan following and heritage. The interiors are neat and straightforward. The build of the car is rock solid and so is the engine.

However, the Merc looks rather plain and simple in front of the much more stylish BMW.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan vs Cadillac ATS

The ATS undercuts the 4 Series Gran Coupe by almost $6,000 and for good reason. Although the car features a robust and everlasting exterior, it is no match for the stylish BMW. Even though the Cadillac is more powerful but it is not as refined as the Beemer.

If the budget isn’t an issue, the Gran Coupe certainly takes the crown in a comparison between these two cars.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan vs Audi A4 Premium

The A4 is close enough to the BMW in terms of design styling and engine detailing. Meanwhile, the power output of the Audi is a benchmark at such price point, $3000 less than the BMW. It all depends on personal choices, whether you need a BMW or an Audi.

Final Verdict

The 2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a fine car inside out without a doubt. The car has a solid looking exterior with, especially good looking DRLs and Xenon headlamps. The interior story is a little awry due to a cluttered dashboard but the overall quality of materials used does justice to the badge and the price tag. The rear seats are a bit too cramped for adults but overall, the Gran Coupe is a series contender if you’re looking for a stylish luxury sedan.

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