Which BMW Sedan or Gran Coupe is Right For You?


With a lineup that has swelled to over two dozen completely different fashions, you’ve extra selections than ever in terms of discovering the precise BMW. Nonetheless, that may make it tough to slender your choices down. With a popularity constructed totally on constructing refined passenger vehicles that don’t compromise on driving enjoyable, it is smart that your quest for a top quality four-door would lead you to BMW. Right here, we’ll have a look at a few of the hottest BMW sedans and 4 doorways on sale right now – and show you how to resolve on the one which is likely to be one of the best match for you.

Sedan or Gran Coupe? 

2 Series Gran Coupe

One distinctive selection you’ll need to make when deciding on a four-door BMW is whether or not you desire a sedan or Gran Coupe. The principle benefit of the 4 Collection and eight Collection Gran Coupe is stylistic, however they do present cargo house than their conventional sedan counterparts (3 Collection and seven Collection). Moreover, by design, a hatchback enables you to load taller and wider issues into the again. The two Collection Gran Coupe, sadly, retains a sedan-style trunk, making it actually the least sensible of the Gran Coupes.

Compact Sedans: 2 Collection By 4 Collection 

2023 BMW M340i Sedan in Tanzanite Blue (Frozen)

The smallest four-door possibility is the two Collection Gran Coupe, and it’s a bit onerous to suggest should you want the house of a sedan. The three Collection sedan gives much more energy all through the lineup and considerably extra space for folks and issues. A further 5 cubic ft within the trunk and a pair of inches of second-row headroom make the three Collection a really succesful sedan that may nonetheless be comfy for 4 (possibly 5) folks for an extended drive.

The two Collection Gran Coupe does current an attention-grabbing worth proposition. At simply $37,800 for the 228i Gran Coupe, it undercuts essentially the most inexpensive 3 Collection by $6,000. However until you really want the least costly BMW potential (wherein case you is likely to be higher served trying outdoors the model), the three Collection is a greater total selection. It will get considerably extra energy, the identical estimated MPG, and gives extra space in each metric.

M440i Gran Coupe in Brooklyn Grey

The three Collection and 4 Collection Gran Coupe are shut rivals. The cargo house is technically smaller within the Gran Coupe, however the hatch and 45.6 cubic ft of whole cupboard space with the rear seats folded down maintain issues aggressive. They provide inside a tenth of an inch of the identical entrance headroom and leg room and virtually the identical second-row dimensions. With the identical powertrain choices out there, it’s principally a call based mostly on fashion. Should you fold down the seats often and might benefit from that handy hatchback structure, the 4 Collection is the higher selection.

Bigger Luxurious: 5 Collection, 7 Collection, and eight Collection Gran Coupe

BMW M550i Sedan in Aventurin Red

We don’t have measurements on the latest 5 Collection but, however basically, you’ll commerce a few of the agility of the BMW 3 Collection and 4 Collection for added house. There are additionally some completely different choices and facilities you’ll be able to’t get on the three Collection or 4 Collection, like non-compulsory leathers, ventilated seats, sunshades, and extra. The brand new model grows by 4 inches in size and virtually an inch and a half in width, so it is going to supply a bit extra inside house over the three Collection and 4 Collection. Notably, the G30 solely provided 1 cubic foot extra of cupboard space than the outgoing 3 Collection (F30) of its day, so that you may not see far more trunk house than you’d get from the three Collection – however should you prioritize driver and passenger house, it’s a better option. Our 5 Collection Purchaser’s Information is likely to be useful should you’re critically contemplating the latest model.

The 7 Collection gives loads of house and luxurious however prices fairly a bit greater than the 5 Collection and has some polarizing aesthetics. In my 2023 BMW 740i evaluate, I praised the sedan’s consideration to element, characterful driving expertise, and {powerful} know-how. It’s additionally far and away your best option for customers that want to be pushed slightly than drive. The 7 Collection is the flagship for a motive – and a fast check drive will deal with any confusion you may need about whether or not or not it’s the precise selection for you.

The 8 Collection Gran Coupe is gorgeous, spacious, and drives nice, however it may begin feeling a bit dated at its value level, having obtained minimal updates since its 2018 introduction. It additionally doesn’t prioritize rear seat room, providing little extra room than the 4 Collection Gran Coupe. It’s onerous to suggest the 8 Collection Gran Coupe from a sensible standpoint. However, it’s fairly a reasonably automotive, and – significantly in M8 guise – a really distinctive driving expertise.

Electrical 4-Door BMW Vehicles 

BMW i7 M70 in Liquid Copper

The electrical BMW lineup consists solely of four-door fashions, so you’ve some selection if you would like an EV. Since they’re largely constructed on the bones of their non-EV counterparts, many of the similar shopping for recommendation applies. The upcoming i5 eDrive40 and i5 M60 would be the most superior BMW EVs out there, however there actually isn’t something incorrect with the i4 or i7 in the event that they suit your way of life. Simply keep in mind that the extra {powerful} i4 M50, i5 M60, and i7 M70 supply decrease driving ranges than their less-powerful counterparts. I’ll go away it as much as you to resolve should you actually want a 650-horsepower govt sedan.


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