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BMW 4 SERIES GRAN DIESEL COUPE 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]

BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
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BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]
BMW 4 SERIES 420d [190] M Sport 5dr [Professional Media]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG57.60
  • 0-62mph7.6 secs
  • Top Speed149 mph
  • C02128 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D29%

Review

If you like the look of a BMW 4 Series Coupe but family duties look like forcing you into something a bit frumpier, help is at hand. The 4 Series Gran Coupe retains a sleek shape but adds a couple of rear doors. We think it's a much better bet than the frumpier 3 Series Gran Turismo model.

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So the coupe version of the BMW 3 Series is the 4 Series, right? Not if you add two more doors and call it a 4 Series Gran Coupe. Jonathan Crouch reports on the revised range.

Background

Stick with us here. This one takes a bit of working out. BMW will sell you a four-door 3 Series but gives the two-door Coupe and Convertible versions a '4 Series' badge. So far, so good. If you want five doors in a compact executive model of this type from BMW, it's a little more complicated. There is a five-door 3 Series - the 'Gran Turismo' model - but very few people buy it. One of the reasons why is the existence of this car, the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Here, you get much more stylish five-door practicality, with all the usual 3 Series good bits underneath. These days, those good bits also include a rejuvenated range of petrol engines, plus the option of xDrive all-wheel drive and, with this recently revised model, smarter styling too. In short, it looks like there's most of what you're going to need here. Let's check this car out.

Driving Experience

Given that the 4 Series Gran Coupe runs on the same running gear as the 4 Series Coupe, it's reasonable to expect similar driving dynamics. The wheelbase, length, track and width of the Gran Coupe are exactly the same as its two-door sibling, so it clues you into what you're going to get. This 4 sits a bit closer to the road than a 3 Series and also gets the coupe's extra bracing between the front subframe and the body, beefing up steering response. On to engines. Diesel-wise, there's a choice of three units, starting with the 190bhp powerplant found in the 420d - the biggest seller and a variant available with either two or four wheel drive. Above that come the six cylinder diesel models. There are rear wheel drive and xDrive 4WD versions of the 258bhp 430d, before you get to the 435d xDrive diesel range-topper with a hefty 313bhp at its disposal. The more recent engineering changes with this car though, centre on the petrol units in the line-up. Not much is different with the base four cylinder 184bhp 2.0-litre unit found in the 420i, though it is slightly more efficient than it used to be and, as before, comes in rear wheel drive and xDrive 4WD guises. The pokier version of this powerplant carries a '430i' badge and has 252bhp, with 350Nm of torque, making possible a rest to 62mph time of just 5.9s. That makes it difficult to imagine why you'd want a six cylinder petrol model, but if you still do, there's a 326bhp '440i' variant.

Design and Build

The changes made to this revised 4 Series Gran Coupe are really quite subtle. If you know the car well, you'll spot the new twin LED headlights that now come as standard. An even more distinctive 'Icon Adaptive LED headlight' package is optional. Another frontal change is found in the central air intake which has an aperture that increases in size towards the outer edges, adding a more imposing presence and greater sense of width to the entire nose section. Otherwise, it's as you were. Changes over the 4 Series Coupe obviously include the extra rear doors, but you'll also notice the way that the Gran Coupe roofline has been teased backwards to offer more space, the long boot lid of the Coupe being sacrificed to a more stub-tailed silhouette. Due to the fact that this isn't a long wheelbase variant, you can't expect a great deal more room in the rear. There's a bit more headroom in the back; the roofline sitting 12mm higher. There's a 480-litre boot which gives you an additional 35-litres over the Coupe and the 40/20/40 split rear seat is a nice touch. Fold the seats down and there's a massive 1,300 litres available. BMW claims the Gran Coupe can swallow weekend luggage for four without recourse to folding the rear seats. Even with four up, longer items can be accommodated with the folding centre section. There's a Smart Open function offered which automatically opens and closes the tailgate if you wave your foot under the rear bumper although if you're so laden down that you can't open the tailgate, you probably don't want to be doing one-footed manoeuvres.

Market and Model

The 4 Series Gran Coupe trim line-up mirrors that of the Coupe, with SE, Sport and M Sport trims, with pricing starting from around £32,000. Entry-level versions get leather heated seats, xenon headlamps, LED rear lights, a parking radar, as well as climate control, so although the prices are around £3,000 more expensive model-for-model than the 3 Series, you do get more gear. The xDrive 4WD system is an option for buyers of the 420i, 420d and 430d derivatives - and it's standard on the top 435d variant. Satellite navigation is standard on most versions, but the adaptive dampers are a box you might want to tick on the options list, as well as the sport steering. We could take or leave the sports seats, but the stereo upgrade is worth giving a listening to. BMW will also tempt you with a range of Connected services, a head-up display and some neat driver aids but you'll need to keep an eye on the asking price. It's easily possible to spend around £38,000 on an M Sport 420d with an auto box, add a few options and end up having spent more than £40,000 on a four-cylinder, two-litre diesel hatch.

Cost of Ownership

Like all modern BMWs, the 4 Series Gran Coupe delivers some incredible efficiency figures. Once you've got over the upfront cost of the car, this means that actual day-to-day running costs will be on a par with far more humble tackle. Thank BMW's EfficientDynamics technology for that, this suite of measures resulting in ultra-competitive economy and emissions figures right across the board. Take the 430i for example; a petrol-engined performance model that can dip under six seconds to 60mph yet in auto form, still returns a fuel economy figure of 47.8mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of just 136g/km. The real standout performer at present is the 420d, which in auto form manages to wring 70.6 miles from a gallon of diesel on the combined cycle and emits a mere 106g/km. Even if you go for the range-topping 440i petrol version, you'll see 41.5mpg and 159g/km. Expect strong residuals which will continue to give mainstream car manufacturers something to fret over. Insurance ratings are also said to have been driven down by better repairability and improved security.

Summary

Once you've wrapped your brain around the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe's reason for existence, there's a lot to like about it. Granted, there are many chassis derivatives spun off the basic 3 Series underpinnings and the 4 Series Gran Coupe is unashamedly niche, but if you need usable back seats but also want a sleek body style, this is about your best bet at the accessible end of the BMW range. The 4 Series Gran Coupe has muscled effectively in on the territory of the Audi A5 Sportback and has even poached some orders away from cars like the Mercedes CLA as well. We've recently had some models that seemed strange additions to the BMW range and the public have given them the cold shoulder. This one though, has more than enough talent to succeed.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface with bluetooth audio streaming
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
Auto start-stop
Automatic tailgate operation
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Control display - 6.5" colour display screen
Cruise control with brake function
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
M Sport instrument cluster
On board computer - average speed, fuel consumption, outside temp display with acoustic warning, clock/date, service interval, odometer/trip meter
Optimum shift indicator
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Run flat indicator
Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Entertainment
BMW Professional radio with Single CD player + two-way six speakers + 4x25W loudspeaker system + MP3 playback capability
DAB tuner
Exterior Features
High gloss black air breather
Low and high beam LED headlights
Model designation
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handles
Body colour front bumper
Body colour mirror caps
Body colour roof mouldings
Chrome kidney grille with extra wide black, high gloss black vertical slats
Direction indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Door sill finishers with M designation
Dual exhaust tailpipes in left with chrome finisher
Dynamic brake lights
Electric front windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility
Follow me home headlights
Front air inlet with high gloss black finish
Front and rear bumper system
Green tinted heat protection glazing
Heated windscreen washer jets
Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
High gloss black rear bumper insert
High gloss shadow line
High level third brake light
LED daytime running lights
LED direction indicator lenses
LED eyebrow light
LED front fog lights
LED tail lights with 3D L-shaped LED light design
M aerodynamic bodystyling
M designation side badges
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Shark fin antenna
Two speed adjustable intervals windscreen wipers
Visible VIN plate
Windscreen with grey shadeband
Interior Features
60/40 split folding rear seat
Dakota leather upholstery
Manual height adjustable front seats
12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell
2 Rear seat headrests
3 spoke leather M sport multifunction sports steering wheel
4 grab handles
Air conditioning and radio control panel in high gloss black
Anthracite headlining
Automatic air conditioning with two zone control
Chrome centre console panel highlight
Driver and front passenger seat heating
Folding front centre armrest with storage compartment
Folding storage compartment with glasses holder + coin tray
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Front door storage with bottle holder
Front head restraints
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Glove compartment
Glove compartment opener with chrome trim
Interior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is opened
ISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivation
Leather gearknob and handbrake lever
Load lashing eyes in luggage compartment
M gear selector lever in nappa leather
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear coded belt buckles
Storage compartment in rear centre console
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Two front cup holders with a sliding lid
Velour floor mats
Welcome lighting
Packs
Non Smokers pack
Extended lighting package - 4 Series Gran coupe
Media pack - Professional - 4 Series M Sport
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Airbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possible
Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-off
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Brake pretensioning
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front and rear ventilated brake disc
Front seatbelt force limiters
Hill start assistant
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Seat belt security check for driver
Side impact protection
Twin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
Variable torque distribution
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Technical
M sport suspension
6 speed manual transmission
Aluminium front suspension
Diesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Electronic differential lock
Five link rear suspension
Incorrect fuelling protection
Lightweight engineering
Trim
Aluminium hexagon interior trim finishers with estoril blue matt highlight
Wheels
18" M Double spoke light alloy wheels with mixed tyres - Style 400M
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Run flat tyres
Security
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote control integrated key with blue inset
Thatcham category 1 alarm
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.147
CO2 (g/km) 128
HC+NOx 0.048
Noise Level dB(A) 75
NOx 0.038
Particles 0.0001
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1995
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90
Engine Code B47D20O0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 57.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 65.7
EC Urban (mpg) 48.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 53.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 54.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 48.7
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description d [190]
Coin Series M Sport [Prof Media]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 31E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.6
Engine Power - BHP 190
Engine Power - KW 140
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 149
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 255/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 400M
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1389
Length 4640
Wheelbase 2810
Width 1825
Width (including mirrors) 2017
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 57
Gross Vehicle Weight 2130
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1300
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 480
Max. Loading Weight 565
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 745
Minimum Kerbweight 1565
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.3

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £480.99 p/m £27.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £548.99 p/m £50.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £605.99 p/m £67.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £424.99 p/m £32.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £484.99 p/m £53.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £525.99 p/m £93.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £389.99 p/m £34.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £432.99 p/m £72.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £462.99 p/m £126.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Contract Length
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Apple CarPlay preparation £235.00
Digital cockpit £295.00
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging £395.00
Head up Display £825.00
Lane change warning system with blind spot check £440.00
Park assist gap measurement and steering assist FOC
Reversing assist camera £330.00
Speed limit display £220.00
Surround view system £500.00
Variable sport steering £230.00
Wifi hotspot preparation FOC
Entertainment
BMW advanced loudspeaker system £430.00
Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system £675.00
TV function including reception of digital TV stations £825.00
Exterior Features
Additional Individual paintwork £2,525.00
Body colour air breather FOC
Electric folding exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle £300.00
Electric glass sunroof £895.00
Electric towbar £750.00
Headlight wash system £215.00
High beam assistant £150.00
Icon Adaptive LED headlights £1,200.00
Individual paintwork £1,395.00
Metallic paint £665.00
Model designation deletion FOC
Sun protection glass £320.00
Trim designation deletion on side FOC
Interior Features
40/20/40 split folding rear seat £170.00
BMW Extended individual merino leather upholstery £1,215.00
Electric front seat adjustment with driver memory £945.00
Electrically adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger £265.00
Rear seat heating £280.00
Steering wheel heating £170.00
Packs
Active security pack - Professional - 4 Series £885.00
Advanced parking pack - 4 Series £545.00
Driver comfort pack - 4 Series £1,440.00
Driving assistant pack - 4 Series/M4 £400.00
Dynamic pack (in conjunction with M Sport plus pack) - 4 Series £620.00
Dynamic pack - 4 Series £1,020.00
Extended storage pack - 4 Series Gran coupe £155.00
M Sport plus pack with 19'' M double spoke alloy wheels in bicolour ferric grey style 704M and Icon Adaptive LED Headlights - 4 series £3,230.00
M Sport plus pack with 19'' M double spoke alloy wheels in bicolour orbit grey style 704M - 4 series £2,050.00
M Sport plus pack with 19'' M double spoke alloy wheels in bicolour orbit grey style 704M and Icon Adaptive LED Headlights- 4 series £3,100.00
M Sport plus pack with 19'' M double spoke alloy wheels in ferric grey style 704M - 4 series £2,180.00
Smokers pack - 4 Series/M4 £25.00
Paintwork
Individual paint - Champagne quartz £1,395.00
Individual paint - Citrine black £1,395.00
Individual paint - Frozen bronze £2,525.00
Individual paint - Frozen silver £2,525.00
Individual paint - Tanzanite blue £1,395.00
Metallic - Black sapphire £665.00
Metallic - Carbon black £665.00
Metallic - Estoril Blue £665.00
Metallic - Glacier Silver £665.00
Metallic - Mineral grey £665.00
Metallic - Snapper rocks blue £665.00
Solid - Alpine white FOC
Safety
Dynamic safety FOC
M Seatbelts £260.00
M Sport braking system £570.00
Security
Comfort access system with smart opener £495.00
Technical
Adaptive M Sport suspension £515.00
Deletion of M sports suspension FOC
Trim
Aluminium carbon trim finishers with pearl chrome highlight FOC
Aluminium hexagon interior trim finishers with black high gloss highlight FOC
Ash grain white wood trim finishers with pearl chrome highlight £375.00
Ash grain wood trim finishers and metal inlay with pearl chrome highlight £260.00
BMW Individual leather finished instrument panel £1,075.00
BMW individual nappa leather finished instrument panel £815.00
Brushed aluminium trim finishers with black high gloss highlight FOC
Dakota leather - Black FOC
Dakota leather - Black with blue highlight FOC
Dakota leather - Black with oyster highlight FOC
Dakota leather - Cognac with brown highlight FOC
Dakota leather - Coral red with black highlight FOC
Dakota leather - Ivory white FOC
Dakota leather - Night blue with oyster highlight FOC
Extended Individual Merino leather - Black £1,215.00
Extended Individual Merino leather - Cashmere Beige £1,215.00
Extended individual Merino leather - Golden Brown £1,215.00
Extended Individual merino leather - Nutmeg £1,215.00
Extended Individual Merino leather - Opal white £1,215.00
Fineline anthracite wood interior trim finishers with pearl chrome highlight £100.00
Piano Black trim finishers with pearl chrome highlight £375.00
Sycamore red brown, dark wood trim finishers with pearl chrome highlight £375.00
Wheels
18" M double spoke light alloy wheels in ferric grey with mixed tyres - Syle 441M £175.00
19" M Star spoke light alloy wheels with mixed tyres - style 403M £700.00
19'' M Double spoke light alloy wheels in bicolour ferric grey with mixed tyres - style 704M £800.00
19'' M Double spoke light alloy wheels in bicolour ferric grey with mixed tyres - style 704M when bought with M Sport plus package £130.00
19'' M Double spoke light alloy wheels in bicolour orbit grey with mixed tyres - style 704M when bought with M Sport plus package FOC
* option prices shown are estimated