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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe now on sale in Australia

June 19, 2014

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has launched in Australia. This is the four-door coupe version of the 3 Series, offering the elegant lines of a coupe with the practicality of a four-door hatch design.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

It’s available in four different grades in Australia, ranging from the 420i, 420d, 428i, and up to the flagship 435i. All feature advanced turbocharging technology with direct injection, with average fuel economy ranging from as little as 4.6L/100km up to 7.6L/100km.

The 420i uses BMW’s latest 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine producing 135kW of power and 270Nm of torque. It’s able to cover 0-100km/h in a reasonably swift 7.6 seconds. The 420d uses a similar engine only it runs on diesel and develops 380Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 7.5 seconds.

In the more sporty end, the 428i comes with an enhanced version of the 420i engine. It produces 180kW and 350Nm, and a ‘best of both worlds’ in terms of economy and performance. Consumption is rated at 6.4L/100km while 0-100km/h comes up in a brisk 6.0 seconds.

BMW 435i Gran Coupe-rear

Lastly, the grand daddy of them all, the 435i. It uses BMW’s renowned 3.0-litre turbo straight-six engine producing 225kW and 400Nm. If you want performance, the 435i is the way to go. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 5.2 seconds. Despite the cracking get-up-and-go, fuel economy is reasonable, rated at 7.6L/100km.

Being a BMW means it’s not only about the drive, but also about luxury. And so as no surprise the 4 Series Gran Coupe comes generously appointed. There are leather seats for all, dual-zone climate control, and a standard high-grade ‘Professional’ satellite navigation system with an 8.8-inch interface and iDrive controller.

All models are also available in Sport Line, Luxury Line, and Modern Line trim, with each providing a bespoke set of cosmetic details.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe-interior

In terms of accommodation, the 4 Series Gran Coupe features 40:20:20 split-folding rear seats, with 480 litres of cargo capacity to play with in the back. The boot can be expanded to offer 1300 litres with the rear seats folded down, and easy access thanks to a hatch boot lid.

It’s now available in showrooms across the country. Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

BMW 420i Gran Coupe – $70,000
BMW 420d Gran Coupe – $72,300
BMW 428i Gran Coupe – $81,000
BMW 435i Gran Coupe – $109,000

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.