BMW Reveals New 4 Series Gran Coupe Along With Refreshed X3 and X4 Models
BMW has announced an all-new 2nd generation BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, along with refreshed X3 and X4 models for 2022.
Combining the power, dynamics and agility of the 4 Series with a long, sleek 4-door body, 5-seat comfort and a rear hatch opening to a large trunk compartment, the newest 4 Series Gran Coupe models promise class-leading design, performance, infotainment, connectivity and advanced driver assist systems. The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe distinguishes itself from the BMW 3 Series Sedan with its stretched silhouette, distinctive proportions, flowing roofline and the clean-cut, reduced surface design.
The 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is 5.9-inches longer, 1-inch wider and 2.1-inches taller than its predecessor, while the tracks have grown by 1.6-inches in the front and 0.7-inches in the rear. The wheelbase is 1.8-inches longer than before.
Optimized aerodynamics improve both driving dynamics and efficiency. An active air flap control system, air curtains, streamlined light-alloy wheels and an almost completely sealed underbody serve to channel the airflow effectively. The drag coefficient (Cd) for the 430i Gran Coupe is 0.28, a reduction of 0.01 over the previous model.
The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupes are powered by the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engines with the inline 6-cylinder M440i xDrive Gran Coupe adding a 48-volt mild hybrid system. Both engines feature a twin-scroll turbocharger, a high precision direct injection system, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing, along with more efficient cooling and oil supply systems. The inline 6-cylinder engine powering the BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe generates 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the 430i delivers 255 hp and 295 lb-ft.
Production of the new 4 Series begins in July with the first cars expected to arrive in August 2021. Pricing starts at $45,795 for the 430i Gran Coupe and $58,995 for the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe.
BMW has also revealed the updated 2022 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle and 2022 BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe, as well as their high-performance X3 M and X4 M variants. Both models receive enhancements in exterior design, drivetrain, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems and available equipment and features. The standard X3 and X4 models will be available with 248 hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or 382 hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines. The 6-cylinder X3 M40i and X4 M40i models also gain the 48-volt mild-hybrid system. In the BMW X3 M and X4 M, the latest version of BMW's M Performance turbocharged 3-liter inline 6 engine currently delivers 473 hp / 457 lb-ft of torque standard and 503 hp / 479 lb-ft of torque in Competition tune. Base pricing for the X3 begins at $44,695, and $52,795 for the X4. Stepping up to the X3 M will command $70,895, or $74,395 for the X4 M. Production is set to begin in August 2021 at BMW's Spartanburg, AL plant.