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2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

What’s new

  • Minor exterior trim changes
  • Some driver assistance features now standard
  • Part of the first 4 Series Gran Coupe generation introduced for 2014

Pros & Cons

  • Hatchback body style makes it easy to load cargo
  • Stout performance with either engine
  • Upscale interior with easy-to-use controls
  • Well-balanced ride and handling
  • Less backseat headroom than the 3 Series sedan
  • Heavier and costlier than similar sedan competitors
  • Less cargo space than its closest hatchback competitors
  • Available only with an automatic transmission
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2020
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MSRP Range
$44,750 - $53,150
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$44,750
MSRP Range
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2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review

A new BMW 3 Series launched last year, but the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is still based on the previous-generation 3 Series. The 4 Series is a collection of body styles based on but differentiated from the 3 Series sedan. And BMW has been slow to update the coupe, convertible and hatchback (Gran Coupe). The 4 Series Gran Coupe ultimately has less rear-seat room and a smaller cargo area than the current 3 Series, but it might be a better vehicle overall.

Despite its hatchback body style, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is somehow less utilitarian than the 3 Series sedan. Blame the swept roofline that gives the Gran Coupe its signature good looks. It reduces rear headroom, to the point that even average-size adults have to duck to get in and will feel cramped once seated. The roof also cuts into the cargo area, severely reducing its effectiveness.

However, it's the most practical version of the 4 Series, and the only four-door option if you want a new BMW that feels like the last-generation 3 Series. We think the old 3 Series is more comfortable to drive than the current one. And when you opt for the more aggressive suspension with the sport-themed packages, the ride won't beat you up as the sport suspension does on the new car. That means the 4 Series Gran Coupe is rewarding when you drive fast, yet it isn't punishing at low speeds.

You sacrifice some usability and pay a little more if you decide to go with the 4 Series Gran Coupe, but we think it's a more pleasing car overall than a new 3 Series. Just make sure to get a set of summer performance tires, as the standard all-seasons offer less grip than you might expect.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
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Our verdict

7.1 / 10
Comfortable and quiet on the road, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is adept at highway living. While decent in this form, we'd likely seek out some options to up its level of performance. But if you're looking for a more attractive upgrade from a 3 Series or any other entry-level luxury sedan, this BMW is worth a look.

How does it drive?

7.5
The 430i Gran Coupe's driving dynamics are hard to criticize but also difficult to love. The turbocharged four-cylinder has decent thrust, but this is a heavy sedan. A 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds is acceptable but not quick. There's also a noticeable delay between when you press the pedal and real power kicks in. Handling is disappointing given BMW's storied past, but low grip was ultimately a failure of the all-season tires rather than the chassis.

The Gran Coupe is otherwise impressive. The brakes are great in both everyday and spirited driving. The steering wheel has a nice, hefty weight to it, and effort can be changed using the different drive modes. Transmission shifts are smooth, and the auto stop-start system remembers your preference even after you turn off the engine.

How comfortable is it?

7.5
A quiet and soft ride on the highway is the defining characteristic of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, at least in the default Comfort setting. Sport and Sport+ are decidedly firmer and feel out of character for a grand tourer. As expected of a luxury car in this price range, there were no panel squeaks or rattling to speak of. Engine, wind and tire noise is managed well.

Our tester's sport seats, while well-bolstered, can feel narrow for drivers with wide hips or shoulders. The seat bottom is extendable, but even in the shortest setting it might feel too long for shorter drivers. The climate system is also a little strange. There is no way to sync the dual zones, and the automatic setting button barely alters the fan speed.

How’s the interior?

7.0
The Gran Coupe's interior is comfortable, with easy access to the front seats and an excellent driving position. The driver's seat is highly adjustable, and it takes no time at all to dial in a perfect position. Most controls are also within easy reach. While the iDrive infotainment interface does have an initial learning curve, it's likable once you learn how it operates.

Issues arise once you start moving rearward. Compared to the standard 3 Series sedan, the 4 Series Gran Coupe has a swept roofline that arguably makes it look better, but it severely limits rear headroom. Even shorter passengers will feel the pinch. Getting in is a challenge, too, and rear visibility is poor. The thick pillars create large blind spots.

How’s the tech?

8.0
As is typically the case, BMW's proprietary technology is a strong point. The central screen is bright and attractive, displaying navigation images that are easy to understand. The screen, however, is on the small side. The iDrive system has nearly flawless voice recognition software as well, and we appreciate that a Wi-Fi hotspot is standard.

The only real issue is with the 4 Series' device integration. Apple CarPlay is offered on a subscription basis, and BMW's pricing strategy feels a little nickel-and-dimey. It's also a wireless system, which sounds neat in theory, but we had intermittent connection issues that soured the experience. Android Auto is not offered.

How’s the storage?

6.0
As a hatchback, the Gran Coupe should be significantly more utilitarian than the mechanically similar 3 Series sedan. But the swept roofline cuts into the cargo room, resulting in a cargo area only marginally larger than that of the 3 Series. Direct competitors also offer more space.

Cabin storage for small items is abysmal. The center console is tiny, and the door pockets and cupholders are slim and shallow. Accommodation for car seats is merely average.

How economical is it?

7.0
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the test car we had, the 430i xDrive, is 27 mpg combined. On our highway-heavy evaluation route, we were able to achieve 29.1 mpg. These numbers are right on par for the segment.

Is it a good value?

7.0
As we've come to expect from BMW, build quality is very good in the 430i. It has soft-touch surfaces on most areas of frequent contact, and our tester was devoid of squeaks or rattles. The panel gaps are small and even, and the paint quality is top-notch.

But since the Gran Coupe is a bit of a style statement, its price seems artificially inflated, especially when you compare it to an equally competent 3 Series. Basic and powertrain warranties are typical for the class, but the scheduled maintenance program (three services at three years/36,000 miles) is more generous than most.

Wildcard

6.5
Three specific options — the six-cylinder engine, the M Sport package and the Track Handling package — would make the 4 Series Gran Coupe more fun to drive. That would mean more power and more grip around the corners, plus some added style. As it is, the 430i Gran Coupe is stylish but not stunning.

Which 4 Series Gran Coupe does Edmunds recommend?

If you're considering the Gran Coupe over the standard 3 Series, passenger accommodations likely take a back seat to performance. While the 430i is sufficiently powerful for most folks, the 440i is more entertaining to drive and likely fits your needs a little better. The M Sport package is a must if you want to give the 4 Series the dynamic feel worthy of the BMW roundel. Plus, it's the easiest way to get the summer performance tires, which we recommend if you live in a part of the country untouched by snow.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe models

Despite the name, the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a four-door hatchback with a sedan profile. Two trim levels are available, 430i and 440i, with what's underneath the hood the main distinction. The 430i's turbocharged four-cylinder (248 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque) offers a compelling blend of performance and fuel economy.

The 440i has a more powerful and nearly as efficient turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six (320 hp, 330 lb-ft). Both models are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (called xDrive in BMW-speak). An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available.

Standard features for the 430i include LED headlights, a sunroof, a power liftgate, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, and simulated leather upholstery. You also get lane departure warning, a blind-spot monitor, and a forward collision warning system with automatic low-speed emergency braking.

An 8.8-inch central display screen with navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a nine-speaker sound system handle the infotainment duties. You'll have to pay extra for an Apple CarPlay subscription, but the first year is included.

You'll primarily upgrade to the 440i for the six-cylinder engine. But you also get power lumbar adjustment for the front seats, hands-free liftgate operation, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

Many optional packages are common to both trim levels. These include the Convenience and Executive packages. First, though, you'll have to decide if you want your Gran Coupe in the Luxury or Sport Line treatment, both of which dress up the exterior with different trim details. Note that the Sport Line includes sport seats, which can be switched for the Luxury's less aggressively bolstered thrones at no cost.

You can also increase the Gran Coupe's sporting capability with the M Sport package that adds summer performance tires, a sport suspension (or an adaptive suspension for an added fee), more aggressive-looking front and rear styling, and the contents of the Convenience package. The Track Handling package includes non-run-flat performance tires, upgraded brakes, an adaptive suspension and variable-ratio sport steering.


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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite 4 Series Gran Coupe safety features:

    Side and Top View Cameras
    Provide a 360-degree bird's-eye view of the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Make it easier to navigate in tight parking spots.
    BMW Assist eCall
    This standard system includes automatic crash notification and roadside assistance.
    Active Driving Assistant
    Alerts the driver when the vehicle wanders out of its lane. Also warns when a front collision is imminent. Can apply brakes if necessary.

    BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs. the competition

    BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs. BMW 3 Series

    A couple of years ago, the 4 Series Gran Coupe was essentially a BMW 3 Series with a swoopy roofline and hatchback body style. Conceptually, that's still correct, but the 3 Series was totally redesigned last year, while the entire 4 Series lineup remains based on the previous-generation 3 Series. That's not necessarily a bad thing since we're not convinced the new 3 Series is better than the last one.

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    BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs. BMW 5 Series

    Like many of the automaker's offerings, the BMW 5 Series is the sporty choice in its segment, midsize luxury sedans. Its traditional sedan profile is akin to the 3 Series, and the longer wheelbase means it has far more rear head- and legroom than the 4 Series Gran Coupe. The downside is the price, which is quite a bit more than the Gran Coupe's, especially when you consider the base engine and standard features are roughly the same between the two cars.

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    BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs. Audi A5

    Like the Gran Coupe, the Audi A5 Sportback is a sleek hatchback variant of a traditionally styled sedan. That means it has less rear headroom than the A4. In contrast to the Gran Coupe, however, the Sportback's cargo area is significantly larger than the A4's trunk and, indeed, the Gran Coupe's. We're also huge fans of the A5's elegantly uncluttered interior and superb infotainment system.

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    FAQ
    Is the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 4 Series Gran Coupe both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.1 out of 10. You probably care about BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 4 Series Gran Coupe gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg to 27 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 4 Series Gran Coupe has 14.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe:

    • Minor exterior trim changes
    • Some driver assistance features now standard
    • Part of the first 4 Series Gran Coupe generation introduced for 2014
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    Is the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe reliable?
    To determine whether the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 4 Series Gran Coupe's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 4 Series Gran Coupe and gave it a 7.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 4 Series Gran Coupe is a good car for you. Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe?

    The least-expensive 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 430i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,750.

    Other versions include:

    • 430i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $44,750
    • 440i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $53,150
    • 440i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $51,150
    • 430i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $46,750
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    What are the different models of BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe?
    If you're interested in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, the next question is, which 4 Series Gran Coupe model is right for you? 4 Series Gran Coupe variants include 430i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 440i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 440i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and 430i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of 4 Series Gran Coupe models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Overview

    The 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is offered in the following submodels: 4 Series Gran Coupe Sedan. Available styles include 430i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 440i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 440i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and 430i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).

    What do people think of the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 4 Series Gran Coupe.

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