2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Specs and Review


2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe whiteThings are increasingly cluttered online BMW and like. And then, 2015 BMW 428 Gran Coupe arriving in the garage of car technology, BMW made me believer. At first glance, the 2015 428 BMW Gran Coupe looks much like a BMW 328i sedan until 2015. Both are based on the same series of platform 3, has a design that is almost identical, and definitely have 4 doors. Back door Gran Coupe is slightly shorter than the sedan, making entry and exit is a little complicated, but not too much. There is also a little less space in the rear line thanks to the bottom, under roof Coupe.

Press the button on the trunk of the keychain and the point of this template was immediately clear. Where conventional rod, the sedan has Gran Coupe design liftback with not unlike the Audi A7. Hinged at the top of the rear window, opens wide hidden hatchback better access to the rear storage instead of a suitcase. More also received a wider opening, enlarged storage areas more voluminous than the sedan elements. Remove the division of small panels and fold back the floor seating and space behind the driver of a bicycle of some pieces of furniture, a small Christmas tree or adult flat-packed there is Sweden.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Design

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe blueNo, the Gran Coupe is still not as widespread as sports 3 series wagon (my personal favorite 3rd variants) or a series of Gran Turismo 3 (my least favorite), but neither looks like a station wagon, which can be enjoyed from many drivers. Gran Coupe has the advantage of maintaining the privacy and the emergence of the conventional shaft when closes the hatch and the seat in an upright position.

“New 4 series Gran Coupe is beginning to look like a big ol’ bag ‘ commitment in comparison with 3 good old sedan”. That is what I said at the beginning of this year when the 2015 4 series BMW Gran Coupe Debuts at the Geneva auto show, since, at first glance, the Gran Coupe looks a lot like a redundancy in the BMW line. However, the benefits of the design and the additional utility far exceeds the small commitment of liftback shows. This new mashup that turned out to be a mix of good and attractive form factor that may not appeal to everyone, but I prefer more standard sedan.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Engine

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe blackThe main gate, 428 Gran Coupe is identical to 428 we tested previously coupe. TwinPower Turbo engine producing 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque is powered by the same 2-litre. The example of puts the power to the rear wheels through a fabulous eight-speed paddle Shift automatic transmission… – what I know, the gearbox is only available at the level of the garrison. What most impressed me about this machine is how very little turbo lag shows. Almost didn’t see that turbochargers are rolled up during the first second 0-60 mph run. Then the vehicle on the road, eliminating the delay. Acceleration is good, feeling a little more powerful and flexible than the power to 240 HP. In addition, the smooth ZF transmission and the team seems to make sense.

In addition the Shapeshifter is a switch to turn off the normal shaft rockers, sport, sport +, Pro and Eco driving modes. We are returning to the sport, but the echo Pro, tune the performance of the engine, transmission, climate control systems, and allow that the Stop-Start of anti-marcha system to improve fuel economy. This mode also allows tools and information system tips and entertainment helps improve the efficiency of the driver. The best, Bimmer reaches 27 mpg combined EPA estimated 23 mpg city, 34 mpg on the highway and. In my mix of driving cycle, which includes a bit of sports driving, on average, only 25 mpg.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Structure

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe parkingWe are familiar with the series 3, genealogy, so it is not surprising 428 which Gran Coupe is a competent sports sedan. They have a good structure. One more example, along with the M sport package adding $3500 adds a sport to keep suspension chassis were planted in the curves and sports seats to keep the drivers intended within the chassis. This package also adds a number of style and aerodynamic improvements, inside and out.

It is also $1000 dynamic handling package that adds a variable amount of sport steering wheel that adjusts the response and information you’ll find through steering wheel M Sport along with drive modes. At the end of the upgrade is $650 M Sport-brake, which can be an m sport package With a good delivery power an engine of 2 litres, very good management of improvements to chassis and claws, 428 Gran Coupe is capable of inducing a unit 1 2-todos brothers. It is reasonable to admit that some confuse BMW 4 series with four doors. After all, BMW replaced two doors 4 3 series last year. So, why call it 1 4 instead of 3? 2015 BMW 4 series Gran Coupe also shares a long distance between axles and the same width as 2-1 door, contributing to the confusion.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Style

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe modelIn addition, BMW has the enthusiasm to create a niche that didn’t exist. In the case of the 4 series Gran Coupe, was a coupe in name only, since gates was 4-1. It’s fair to say that this new four doors is more beautiful than the 3 Series Sedan, such as exercise, low attitude a little bigger and more aggressive, looking at the 4 series. And does not the trunk, the great hatchback style liftgate, which increases load Coupe carrying the ease and flexibility.

Gran Coupe is no different under the hood, however. 428 model offers the same, surprisingly powerful 240 horsepower Turbo four-cylinder engine found in the BMW 28i other models, while the turbocharged engine from six cylinders to the 435i. The standard eight-speed automatic transmission twists maximum performance and frugality of the motor and the wheel if you want to change himself.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Dimensions

Because of its style and dimensions, 2015 4 series BMW Gran Coupe is has been a real competitor. But as an alternative to the BMW 3 series sedan, can also be compared to the sport sedan’s entry-level as the Audi A4, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz C – class. As the 3 series, 4 GC is the choice of the driver in a group, providing fuel economy average, the quality of the interior is commendable and expected list of convenience features. All of them represent the difference became slices convinced, but if you want the style of the race with a side of reasonable utility, then the set of 4 BMW Gran Coupe 2015 is a niche that is worth considering. 2015 4 series BMW Gran Coupe is a five-passenger, four-door coupe style hatchback. It is offered in two main trims: 428 and 435i.

Standard equipment in the Gran Coupé 428 includes 17-inch wheels, headlights, Adaptive of xenon, fog lights, resistance, power liftgate, automatic dimming rearview mirror, side and roof, can be used in upholstered furniture (premium vinyl), eight-way power front seats, driver memory, automatic climate control, values display dual-zone-6.5 inch, interface BMW iDrive , connectivity of Bluetooth phone and audio, BMW assist and sound system with CD player, iPod/USB interface, nine speakers take auxiliary audio and HD radio. 435i equipped with the same, but comes with a more powerful engine and 18-inch wheels.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Packages

Some packages of options available to help the adaptation of the 4 series Gran Coupe. Optional equipment line three luxury, sports and deporte-M, with an original design of the wheel (18 and 19 inches in diameter), combinations of colors and types of trim and upholstery. Sports & sports M also includes summer tires performance, suspension performance and 10-way front sports seats. M sport goes further, adding an extra aerodynamic and a sports steering wheel.

Endowed with great Coupe Premium package free power liftgate (working with slide out under a sensor in the rear bumper), leather seats, power adjustment lumbar front seats four-way entry key and ignition and satellite radio. Technology package that adds a navigation system with 8.8-inch screen, a touchpad iDrive Controller, direct display, BMW applications (allows control of smartphone, Pandora and Stitcher, Facebook apps) and remote services from BMW.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Steering Wheel

Automatic control LED lights high beams are available in packages of lighting, while the cold Pack adds heating front and rear seats and steering wheel heating. Driver assistance Pack adds camera and front and rear glass, parking sensors and can be improved with the help of the driver package Plus, which adds a monitoring of blind spot, warning of runoff, warning of frontal collision and mitigation systems and side-view cameras.

Finally, dynamic handling package improves performance with variable ratio cars suspension and shock adaptive management. Some of the features mentioned above can be ordered as an independent option. Individual options include improved brakes, adaptive cruise control, automated parallel parking Assistant and 4-speaker audio system-Harman Kardon surround sound. 2015 BMW 4 series Gran Coupe offers a choice of two engines, with the eight-speed automatic transmission (no manual transmission is available).

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Power

BMW Gran Coupe 428 is the new addition to the BMW line for 2015-one of many in recent years. Some of the exhibits are necessary, because the BMW model became a little hard to imagine with just the name: 4 programming series sculpted coupés based on the BMW 3 series, but this one has four main gates gourme and hatch that opens along the back window. The easiest way to explain the 428 Gran Coupe is a liftback as a 3 series, unless there are also things such as the BMW series Gran Turismo 3. The car was going to be more rounded four-door 3 series also offers a door liftback and basically looks like a 5 gt of small series, but we have here is an elegant four-door liftback as series 4, although it also has four doors and remove coupe convince all. Relations, so the 6 Coupé series and 6 series Gran Coupe delgado brother. Have it all?

428 Gran Coupe is powered by an engine of 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder with direct injection and cam shaft double VANOS variable cam shaft control. This is the engine of 240 horsepower and 255 lb – ft in the Coupe, coupe 428 with things as 1 2 doors coupe and convertible. 4 series Gran Coupe is offered in the sense of 435i, received a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 producing 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Larger engines can send Gran Coupe to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, while 428 can do it in 5.7 seconds.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Transmission

Both versions of the series Gran Coupe 4 speed automatic transmission eight who wants to imitate the sounds made by manual transmission; 428 back numbers of the fuel economy of 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 27 mpg. Another city more powerful and 32 Highway, 22 to 25 mpg combined. 428 Coupe more impressive trick is hidden or liftback does not make your ass look a little round, combined with 40/20/40 rear seats that fold nearly flat, while retaining the same wheelbase as the sedan series 3-1. It turned out to be Gran Coupe’s hatchback is especially useful with lots of space for loading, together with a detachable flatscreen that pretends to be a rear, as in a sedan. The price to pay, however, is a little more tight rear accommodations.

The Interior rises directly from 3/4, series design books: means that there is a screen of information and entertainment seems glued to an appendix of the project Panel, and a mix of leather and metallic accents that give inside looks great; Also serves the basic needs in a way that few cars of 3 previous series has overlooked, like providing two cupholders are well ahead of the transmission of the joystick. Also here is the ultimate in form of iDrive, but there are also a lot of buttons that were kept around to maintain functional interiors, including the temperature buttons for the driver and passengers, and stereo system volume buttons.

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe Elements

We have a 428 Gran Coupe for a week and had the flexibility and fun we wonder why 3 series sedans there at all. 428 Gran Coupe, the name, offer all-series 3 but with hatchback additional comfort very insightful (if not directly from the truck of the car). With rear seats folded, the 428 swallowed large items: 1 7 ft. fresh coniferous non-denominational, seven suitcases and even a former Chair. At the same time, but are all the elements which are the series 3 sedan have done unless you tow a trailer to us is terrible the roof bars of a car or sports. So why put up with a small bar of the series 3 sedan in the first place?

series 3 and 4 relates, certainly for the 428 can be seen as the most capable, much similar to the 6 series Gran Coupe is a distant cousin of best looking for 6 series Coupe. The line of the roof a little lower is not stupid to think that we were already either Coupé, although the car makes you feel a bit lower, although the exact and same distance between axes that the 3 sedan series. Along the way, 428 Gran Coupe shows a very good attitude at all speeds. Address of the weight is almost perfect-3 series features – and good feedback. The trip was never harsh, but that is not how cossetting Mercedes-Benz C-class with the suspension package. In 428 tyre width provides plenty of noise noise whump broken sidewalks, but the suspension really does not leave until the 1st crashy, even on the surface such as train tickets.

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