BMW's 4 Series Gran Coupe is getting a bigger footprint and beefier engines as part of a more aerodynamic makeover.
The redesigned four-door arrives in U.S. stores in August as a 2022 model. The 430i Gran Coupe is priced from $45,795, while the M440i xDrive starts at $58,995. Both prices include shipping.
The 4 Series is BMW's fourth-bestselling car in the U.S. The automaker delivered 4,785 vehicles in the first quarter.
The 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe is 5.9 inches longer, an inch wider and 2.1 inches taller than its predecessor. The wheelbase is 1.8 inches longer than before.
The body includes improved aerodynamics to enhance driving performance and efficiency. The drag coefficient for the 430i is 0.28, a reduction of 0.01 over the outgoing model.
An active air flap control system, air curtains, streamlined light-alloy wheels and an almost completely sealed underbody help channel airflow efficiently. An aluminum hood and front fenders help reduce weight.
Standard adaptive LED headlights include two slender, U-shaped fiber-optic light guides that serve as daytime driving lights.
The 430i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 255 hp — an increase of 7 hp from the previous generation — and a 0-to-60-mph time of 5.8 seconds.
The M440i xDrive is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder that delivers 382 hp — an increase of 62 hp — and can propel the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The six-cylinder version receives a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that boosts power delivery and improves efficiency, BMW says.
The 4 Series Gran Coupe offers an expanded selection of driver-assistance systems, using a suite of ultrasonic sensors, cameras and radars. BMW's driver-facing, camera-assisted, extended traffic-jam assistant system is part of an optional package. The optical camera, mounted in the instrument cluster, monitors whether the driver's eyes are open and facing the road. The camera doesn't record in-cabin activity.