Again, BMW showed its ability to create a theme that does not exist. The 2015 4 Series Gran Coupe, the coupe in name only, because it has four doors. Is right to say that this new four-door is more handsome than the 3 Series sedan, since 4 Series sports a lower, slightly wider and more aggressive look. And instead of trunk, 2015 Gran Coupe offers a hatchback-style lift-gate that increase cargo loading easy and flexibility.
Price and Standard Features
The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i is a five-passenger, four-door hatchback with coupe style. It’s sold into the U.S market with price range MSRP from $40,300.
Standard equipment for the 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i includes 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, adaptive xenon headlights, a sunroof, a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming side mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver memory settings, eight-way power front seats, leatherette upholstery, BMW iDrive electronics interface, BMW Assist, a 6.5-inch display screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, a USB/iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
There are three optional equipment lines for 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i: Luxury, Sport and M Sport, which include unique wheel designs, color schemes and upholstery types. The Sport and M Sport also include performance-tuned suspensions, summer performance tires and 10-way front sport seats. For the M Sport also adding a sport steering wheel and aerodynamic enhancements.
The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i also offers the Premium package which adds keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free power liftgate, four-way power front seat lumbar settings, leather upholstery and satellite radio. The Technology package adds a 8.8-inch display screen with navigation system, a head-up display, iDrive controller, BMW Apps and BMW Remote Services.
The Lighting package adds automatic high beam control and LED headlights, while the Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats. The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors, side and top view camera system, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitoring, frontal collision warning and mitigation and lane departure warning.
At last, the Dynamic Handling package enhances the 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i performance with variable-ratio sport steering and adaptive suspension dampers.
Engine and Safety
The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240 hp and 255 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive as standard, but buyer can choose the all wheel drive system (know as xDrive) that available as optional. In performance testing, the rear wheel drive 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 second, which is a quick time for this class.
EPA estimated fuel economy for rear-wheel drive models stand at 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined, while the all-wheel drive rates at 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. Both figure are impressive for this class.
Standard safety features for 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i includes antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, front side airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is BMW Assist emergency communications that provide roadside assistance and automatic crash notification. The optional Remote Services includes remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle recovery.
Other safety features (bundled in optional packages) include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, side and top view cameras, a lane departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring, an automated parking system, frontal collision warning and automatic braking for frontal collision mitigation.
The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i is a new model, but the cabin design is familiar as a classy and premium 3-Series. The classic analog sport gauges link to BMW’s storied heritage, while the Luxury, Sport and M Sport offers many options to customize the cabin according to your taste.
The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 428i coupe-like offer proportions and sleek styling, sloping roofline and a short profile front and rear bumpers with a lot of useful sedan and hatchback nature. The handsome roofline not reduce rear headroom than the sedan, and BMW also has lowered the rear seat height to balance, the result is two normal sized adult passengers can be very comfortable in the back. The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe the rear hatch provides 17 cubic feet of cargo space, according to the European volume measurements. Folding down the rear seat can increase the cargo capacity.
The standard 6.5-inch screen with technology and entertainment functions are pretty good, but if you want bigger, the optional electronic interface screen is truly luxury. The iDrive system getting better and now includes a touchpad on the controller dial that allows you input handwriting with your finger. The IDrive system also has a simple menu, sharp graphics and faster processing time, but it takes a few clicks to get what you want.