2014 BMW 4 SERIES GRAN COUPE AUSTRALIA
BMW's new 4 Series Gran Coupe touches down in Australia this week, joining the line’s existing Coupe and Convertible models that have arrived over the past year.
The 4 Series Gran Coupe range kicks off with the $70,000 420i - entering with a $500 premium over its 420i Coupe counterpart, and $10,000 over the 320i Sedan.
The 420i is powered by a 135kW and 270Nm turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine, with fuel consumption listed at 6.1 l/100km. BMW promises a 0-100km/h time of 7.6 seconds.
A diesel model will also be offered at the entry end, in the form of the $72,300 420d. This model also gets a turbocharged four-cylinder unit, producing 135kW and 380Nm.
Fuel consumption is listed at 4.6 l/100km, with a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 seconds.
In the middle of the range is the petrol 428i , again driven by a turbocharged four but this time delivering 180kW and 350Nm. The 0-100km/h time is cut to 6.0 seconds, and fuel use climbs to 6.4 l/100km.
Topping the range is the hero 435i, driven by BMW’s venerable in-line six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
Output is rated at 225kW with 400Nm of torque, and the 0-100km/h dash is undone in just 5.2 seconds. BMW promises fuel consumption figures of 7.6 l/100km on the combined cycle.
All four models are equipped with an eight-speed Sports Auto as standard, although a six-speed manual can be selected as a no-cost option.
Each BMW 4 Series Coupe variant gets Auto Stop/Start, Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO mode and on-demand ancillaries such as electric power steering.
Standard features in the 4 Series Gran Coupe range largely mirrors the 4 Series Coupe line-up, however all Gran Coupe models also get automatic tailgate operation and 40:20:40 split fold rear seats.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe also includes an inbuilt SIM card on every model, enabling the full suite of BMW ConnectedDrive features for the first time in Australia.
PRICING (excludes on-road costs)
- BMW 420i Gran Coupé - $70,000
- BMW 420d Gran Coupé - $72,300
- BMW 428i Gran Coupé - $81,000
- BMW 435i Gran Coupé - $109,000