Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Heavily based on the 3 Series, you can assume that BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe safety will be similar – so should be regarded as a five star EuroNCAP car, though it’s unlikely they’ll actually test this particular model. That’s all thanks to a compliment of airbags (six in all) and extensive crash testing by the firm.



There’s plenty to help you avoid an accident in the first place, including a stability control system with traction control and a cruise control with a brake function to ensure you don’t crash into a slowing car ahead while using the system. Low speed manoeuvres are taken care of by an optional camera system with a Surround View while the head-up display allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road – it’ll even display the speed limit by reading the road signs around you.

One of the few areas where it differs from the 3 Series it’s based on, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe practicality is actually better than the saloon. For a start, despite the deceiving looks, it’s actually a hatchback not a saloon. The boot space (480-litres) is actually the same size as the 3 Series saloon’s, but offers a degree more flexibility thanks to a larger opening.



Plus the rear seats fold down too, either in a 60/40 split or optional 40/20/40 configuration, to liberate a total of 1,300 litres of loadspace. The only compact BMW more practical is the 3 Series Touring.

Otherwise it’s much the same as before, with decent rather than generously sized doorpockets, a small cubby under the armrest in the centre console and a pair of cupholders in front of the gearlever. A boot net helps stop smaller items from rolling around in the boot.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
Luxury optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator

Modern equipment

Modern standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
Modern optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
SE optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav