With every BMW variant released with a plus-sized grille, the brand seems to be asserting that its new styling direction is no momentary aberration. The 2022 BMW 4 Series stays the new course set by its two-door 4 Series siblings, which is to be expected. After all, the hatchback remains most notable for the differences around its sides and back, not its face. Otherwise, the 4 Series Gran Coupe mostly resembles its coupe and convertible siblings in terms of overall size, powertrain options, and features.
This is the second generation of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, and this time around it’s less difficult to tell at a glance what it is. The previous car, to an untrained eye, looked quite sedan-ish unless the power rear hatch was opened. This changes for 2022.
The 4 Series Gran Coupe’s distinct styling is most evident when you compare its profile with that of the 3 Series sedan. The arc of the roofline to the much squatter rear deck is more crossover-esque—there’s more X4 in its design and proportions than the more traditional 3 Series. The greenhouse appears much lower, and less upright, than the 3, too. And the garnish on the fender and lower door creasing is significantly different. It’s a bold, assertive look that provides a bit of contemporary angularity, which visually ties it more closely with the 4 Series coupe. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.