Space & practicality

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe review

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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
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9 Mar 2017 11:50 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 18:10

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

There's decent space for the driver and passenger up front, including very good leg room and more shoulder room than in the C-Class Coupé. Head room is reduced compared with a regular 3 Series, although this is a common theme for all of these coupé derivatives.

There’s a good amount of storage space, with wide door pockets that are teardrop-shaped to make them easier to fit things into. Extra cubbyholes can be found under the wide central armrest, and there’s a pair of cupholders that can take a can of drink in front of the gearlever.

There's reasonable room in the rear, certainly for children or average-sized adults. That said, there's a deficit of head room next to the 3 Series, and leg room isn't quite as good, either – although it's far better than in the 4 Series Coupé. There are also some useful door pockets.

Move to the boot and we’d argue that only the 3 Series Touring estate's is more practical. A big hatchback that comes with standard electric operation means you can easily load bulky items. There’s a range of useful hooks and luggage tie-downs to make the 4 Series Gran Coupé a surprisingly practical choice. Only the relatively high load lip lets it down, and the fact that you have to pay extra for a split-folding rear bench. The A5 Sportback is even more spacious, though.

 

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