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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé

(2021 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

65
%
B

Used car score:

65
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
B

Safety Rating:

81
%
A

Eco Rating:

63
%
B

Reliability Rating:

79
%
C

Running Costs:

49
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

65
%
B

Used car score:

65
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
B

Safety Rating:

81
%
A

Eco Rating:

63
%
B

Reliability Rating:

79
%
C

Running Costs:

49
%
D

Summary


The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is a five-door version of the 4 Series Coupé, which is in turn based on the BMW 3 Series saloon.

The range of engines available for the Gran Coupé is identical to the 4 Series Coupé and Convertible, with customers able to choose between turbocharged petrol and diesel units. All models are fitted with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while all-wheel drive is available on selected models.

Attempting to offer the practicality of a family car while providing the styling and performance of a sporty coupé, What Car? commends the 4 Series Gran Coupé for its easy-to-load hatchback tailgate, while Car Keys praises the hatchback for its high-quality interior and “engaging and involving” driving dynamics.

If you need four doors but the idea of a regular 3 Series saloon is not especially appealing, the 4 Series Gran Coupé could be an appealing option. Not all agree that the Gran Coupé offers the best of both worlds, however. “Foot room is good”, Company Car Today says, “but anyone approaching or over six feet tall will struggle for headroom in the back thanks to the lower roofline.”

In concluding its review, Carwow explains that the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé doesn’t match the practicality of the BMW 3 Series, and isn’t as “sleek” as the 4 Series Coupé. Therefore, you may be better off with one or the other, particularly if practicality is more important to you, as the 4 Series Gran Coupé costs almost £8,000 more than the entry-level 3 Series saloon.

As of January 2024, the BMW 4 Series Coupé holds an Expert Rating of B, with a score of 65% in both new and used car calculations. It has an excellent safety score and low CO2 emissions, although running costs are high.

4 Series Gran Coupé highlights

  • High quality interior
  • Comfortable cabin with practical features
  • Agile handling and body control
  • Wide choice of strong engines

4 Series Gran Coupé lowlights

  • Lower roofline limits rear headroom
  • Expensive, base model and up
  • Divisive BMW grille design
  • No plug-in hybrid models

Key specifications


Body style: Medium five-door hatchback
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £45,380 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2021
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 97%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 87%
Safety assist: 76%

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé inherits its Euro NCAP safety rating from the 3 Series saloon, as the two cars are structurally almost identical.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The BMW 4 Series family has a good reputation for reliability, according to workshop and warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partners at MotorEasy. This score covers all versions of the current-generation 4 Series (Convertible, Coupé and Gran Coupé) as well as the original (pre-2020) models.

The average repair bill to date has been just over £800, which is obviously a lot more than a used car warranty – so bear that in mind if you already own a BMW 4 Series or are looking at buying a used 4 Series.

The most common faults with 4 Series models to date have been engine-related. These are also the most expensive to repair, with an average bill of £2,000. Gearbox repairs are similarly expensive but, thankfully, not as common. Other faults – like suspension, fuel system, electrics and brakes – have much lower repair bills.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models40 mpgD35 – 42 mpgD – D
Diesel models55 mpgB53 – 57 mpgB – B
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models159 g/kmC154 – 182 g/kmB – C
Diesel models134 g/kmA130 – 139 g/kmA – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models32C30 – 50C – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£285C
Year 2£654C
Year 3£1,113C
Year 4£1,411C
Year 5£1,874C
Overall£5,337C

Running costs for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé are a bit of a mixed bag, according to numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Petrol models offer a below par fuel consumption of 40 mpg on average, while diesel models are much more efficient, offering 55 mpg. Insurance is neither expensive nor cheap, and service and maintenance costs are fairly average too when compared to the rest of the market.

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The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé blends the style of the 4 Series Coupé with the practicality of the 3 Series saloon, mostly to good effect.BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé