In recent years, many motor companies carry out all sorts of experiments with types of bodies, confusing ordinary motorists each time more and more.
Well, a real virtuoso in this business is the German automaker BMW.
Their next child named BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe was introduced in the early spring in the framework of the Geneva International Motor Show 2018-2019.
The new model is of interest primarily to those motorists who want to have a dynamic coupé silhouette and, at the same time, a certain practicality of a hatchback.
In fact, BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year is not more than a 5-door version of the fourth series, which was originally planned as a two-door version of the third series.
However, in technical terms, the model can be called the 5-door liftbek having frameless side windows.
And, apparently, that they believe in the BMW Group defines “coupe” factor.
It is, of course, to recognize that the novelty looks very attractive German, stylish and dynamic.
The front part of the car has received a firm double grille falshradiatora, original bumper with integrated fog lights, as well as a neat oblong headlamps.
Yes, aggressiveness BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year is clearly not deprived.
Terrible sight of the car, no doubt inadvertently causes a feeling of respect, especially drivers, litsezreyuschih him in the rearview mirror.
Feed the machine as a whole on its design has similarities to the sixth series coupe.
At the rear of the new items adorn the large L-shaped lights with LED elements, the massive bumper with dual exhaust pipes and a neat small boot lid.
Side BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year also looks very stylish.
Sloping roofline, long hood, expressive smooth shape, massive wheel arches, wheels with a diameter of 17 inches and a low profile “tires” – all of this together creates a dynamic image of the typical model in coupe body.
However, there is one exception to the rule – here each of the sides of the car had two doors.
And as a whole, which side do not look at the car, he looks great.
The company notes that the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 is perfect to those motorists who want more individuality than is the case with a standard sedan, but the presence of only 2 doors for them is a serious drawback.
If we talk about the size of new items, the length of the German coupe up 463.8 centimeters, a width of 182.5 cm and a height of not more than 138.9 centimeters.
The length of the wheelbase of the machine is equal to 281.0 centimeters and a height clearance (clearance) rests on the mark 13 centimeters.
Inside the model is decorated in a traditional style for the German automaker, when looking at the salon is not difficult to guess it belongs to the BMW brand.
Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles gear fits comfortably in the hands and inadvertently sets a sporty driving style.
The instrument panel has a simple appearance, but in fact it is very functional and offers the driver a large amount of necessary and useful information.
The style of the front of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year, partly copied from the fourth series coupe and sedan of the third series.
The center console is slightly deployed in the driver’s side, which gives the feeling of a “captain’s bridge” and openly hinted at who the car is paramount.
The central place in the center console (almost a pun) takes a color 6.5 inch screen information and entertainment complex called iDrive, which is concentrated mass of all sorts of useful functions.
Beneath it were placed control units dual-zone climate control and a premium sound system.
By the volume of space in the cabin mnogodvernogo coupe BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year, the issues do not arise, the place is more than enough, especially on the front row.
Similarly, there are no complaints about the fit and quality of finishing materials – everything here is at the highest level.
But speaking in general terms, the interior, executed with German precision and thoroughness, looks like something boring and even harshly.
However, the proposed two-color design options slightly enliven it.
The front passenger seat and the driver in the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year, offering a high level of comfort.
They have excellent lateral support, a large set of regulations and, as already mentioned above, a decent supply of free space in all directions.
On the rear seats, unfortunately, this can not be said – yes, in the lap of the place is enough, but the sloping roofline will put pressure on the heads of the rear passengers, an increase of more than 175 centimeters.
This fact is probably the most important drawback with this type of machine body.
The luggage compartment of the coupe BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 has a decent volume – in the standard state to be placed near the 480-year-liters of luggage, while the second row seats folded its capacity increases to 1300 liters.
The trunk was a regular shape, there are no protruding parts, the load floor can be fixed with special nets, and the backrest of the second row of seats folded in the ratio of 40:20:40 to form a flat floor.
Already in the basic version equipping the vehicle luggage compartment lid gets electric.
The motor line of the Russian version of the coupe BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year, the German automaker has included four power units at what they all are equipped with only an automatic 8-speed transmission.
Wheel drive version with index 420i received under the hood of a gasoline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine developing around 184 horsepower power and about 270-minute Newton meters of maximum torque.
The car is equipped with this unit, it accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 7.6 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 236 kilometers per hour.
In the combined cycle is consumed by about 6.1 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
For the coupe BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year version of the index 420d xDrive engineers offered a diesel turbocharged engine with a displacement of 2.0 liters, the power of which is also of the order of 184 hp and torque peaks at around 380 Newton-meters.
At the same power with the first version, the diesel version of the model accelerates from zero to the first “hundred” on the speedometer slightly faster – 7.5 seconds, but the maximum speed he just below – 229 kilometers per hour.
This engine is characterized by a moderate “appetite” – for every 100 kilometers in mixed driving mode consumes about 4.8 liters of fuel.
The new BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 modification index 428i xDrive comes with a gasoline inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter unit, issuing nearly 245-year-horsepower and about 350 Newton meters of maximum torque.
With him the German car is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 6 seconds and its top speed electronics limits at 250 kilometers per hour.
There is also the average fuel consumption is very moderate – about 6.7 liters per “hundred” kilometers.
Coupe in top versions under the symbol 435i xDrive receives at its disposal a turbocharged petrol engine with six-cylinder in-line arrangement and a working volume of 3.0 liters.
Here, the power reaches about 306-year-horsepower and maximum torque is about 400 Newton-meters.
With him coupe BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour it takes no more than 5 seconds.
In this modification, the maximum speed of the vehicle also reaches 250 kilometers per hour, and in a mixed driving cycle for every 100 kilometers consumes about 7.8 liters of gasoline.
The front part of the Bavarian car is based on the traditional stand “McPherson” and aft received multi-link system.
And set the suspension at five-door coupe BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year, a very original way – it is more rigid than the sedan of the third series, but softer than the standard coupe fourth series.
In the basic version of the model gets the drive to the rear wheels, and all the other modifications are equipped with all-wheel drive system xDrive.
The list is available for the machine equipment Bavarian automaker included bi-xenon front headlights, full power accessories, dual-zone climate control, music premium system, side and front airbags, the various systems that provide additional security, aid system at the start of the hill, the system emergency call and a number of other useful options.
In addition, the Germans offer a great list of additional functions for the installation of which customers will have to shell out quite seriously.
Note that in our country the cost of the five-door coupe BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 2018-2019 model year has ranged from 1.906 million rubles (modification 420i) to 2,705,000 rubles (top version 435i xDrive).
For the only diesel car modification 420d xDrive in the Russian market have to shell out not less than 2,065,000 rubles.