2023 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Interior and Cargo

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 4 Series Gran Coupe Interior

BMW's incongruous blend of shocking exterior designs and understated cabins continues with the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Telling this interior apart from the one in the 3 Series will require the use of a measuring tape, a magnifying glass, and perhaps an overly enthusiastic BMW engineer. Somewhat mundane design aside, there's a lot to like. The quality is high, there's a pleasing mix of physical and touch controls, and there's enough space for passengers. BMW's Live Cockpit Professional with a 12.3-inch gauge cluster is standard, as is dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, remote start, and perforated SensaTec leatherette upholstery. The standard three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel is lovely to grip but the M440i M Sport steering wheel looks even better.

There's a good spread of safety equipment as well such as active blind-spot detection, driver-focus alert, and lane-departure warning. The rear seat is somewhat cramped as taller occupants will certainly notice the lack of head and legroom. It's not a deal-breaker by any means.

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Seating and Interior Space

The 4 Series Gran Coupe is much more practical than its 4 Series Coupe sibling. Accessing the back seat is easier thanks to the extra pair of doors. However, the rear door openings themselves are rather narrow, so ingress and egress aren't as effortless as they'd be in the 3 Series. Once seated, occupants who are six feet tall or over will also find that rear headroom isn't generous at just 36.6 inches - an inch less than the 3 Series. For smaller adults, the rear bench is perfectly adequate, however, and the Gran Coupe can seat five people in total. In front, there's generally more space. Leg- and headroom are generous at 41.5 and 38.6 inches, respectively, and the driving position can be adjusted to accommodate most body shapes comfortably. The low driving position feels sporty and sophisticated.

2023 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Interior Dimensions:

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Trims430i Gran Coupe430i xDrive Gran CoupeM440i Gran CoupeM440i xDrive Gran Coupe
Headroom Front Seat38.6 in.38.6 in.38.6 in.38.6 in.
Headroom Back Seat36.6 in.36.6 in.36.6 in.36.6 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.9 in.41.9 in.41.9 in.41.9 in.
Legroom Back Seat34.9 in.34.9 in.34.9 in.34.9 in.
Shoulder Room Front55.2 in.55.2 in.55.2 in.55.2 in.
Shoulder Room Rear54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

On the 430i, perforated SensaTec leatherette upholstery, an Anthracite headliner, and open-pore Fine Wood Oak Grain trim are standard. The SensaTec comes in Canberra Beige, Tacora Red, Cognac, or Black. The default trim can be upgraded to High Gloss Fine Wood Ash Grey-Brown or aluminum with a mesh effect for no extra charge. Vernasca leather is a $1,500 option but also requires adding the Premium package for another $850, bringing the total to $2,350. This leather comes in Tacora Red, Black, Mocha with contrast stitching, Black with Blue contrast stitching, Oyster with contrast stitching, or Cognac with contrast stitching. If you choose Black with Blue contrast stitching, the total price increase is $5,450 as this requires other extras like the M Sport pack and a SensaTec-trimmed dashboard. Aluminum Tetragon trim is another option that requires the $3,600 M Sport package.

The M440i also comes with standard SensaTec or available Vernasca leather. However, adding the Vernasca leather to this model only requires the addition of ambient lighting too, so the total upgrade cost is $1,750. Once again, the exception is the Black Vernasca leather with Blue stitching. On the M440i, this will increase the bill by a total of $2,100 as it automatically adds ambient lighting and a SensaTec dashboard. Aluminum Tetragon trim does not cost anything extra on the M440i and is the default trim finish on this model.

Whether you go for a basic 4 Series Gran Coupe or one with all the trimmings, the interior quality is highly regarded. Rattles and squeaks are absent, and there are no obvious signs of cost-cutting.

2023 4 Series Gran Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

At 16.6 cubic feet, the 4 Series Gran Coupe has 4.6 cubes more than the regular 4 Series Coupe because of its hatchback-style opening. It's not massive, but neither is it so small that it won't suffice for daily needs. The 40/20/40-split folding rear seat can expand cargo-carrying abilities to a very useful 45.6 cubes when you aren't transporting passengers at the back. BMW has included a power tailgate as standard.

Interior storage space is quite good. Along with bins in all four doors, there is a locking glovebox and a center-console storage space beneath the middle armrest. Cupholders are also provided both front and rear.

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2023 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Cargo Dimensions:

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Trims430i Gran Coupe430i xDrive Gran CoupeM440i Gran CoupeM440i xDrive Gran Coupe
Max Volume45.6 in.45.6 in.45.6 in.45.6 in.

2023 4 Series Gran Coupe Infotainment and Features


Although there are one or two surprising omissions from the standard list of features, the Gran Coupe is a well-equipped luxury vehicle. Comfort and convenience items include keyless entry with a power trunk lid, remote engine start, push-button ignition, and an advanced vehicle key. This memory key can store settings for the seat and dual-zone climate control system. Ten-way power-adjustable front seats are standard but you'll have to pay extra to have them heated and ventilated. A power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, a power moonroof, a garage-door opener, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, adaptive cruise control, and an auto-dimming function for the interior and driver's exterior mirrors are also standard.

On the safety front, the BMW gets front/rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, forward-collision warning, active blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, post-crash braking, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, and a fatigue/focus alert function. Digging into the options list, one can add several useful features to the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Some of the main options that would interest us include a head-up display, heated front seats, and ambient interior lighting.


The 4 Series Gran Coupe comes equipped with BMW's iDrive 7 infotainment system. Controlled either through a knob located on the center console, voice commands, or the main touchscreen, we found the system to be very intuitive overall. It's as fast and responsive as ever, but like so many systems of its kind, you'll need some time to familiarize yourself with the many menus.

The 12.3-inch Live Cockpit Professional digital gauge cluster is paired with a 10.25-inch central touchscreen, but the physical iDrive controller thankfully remains in place. As standard, the system gets navigation with over-the-air updates for maps, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year all-access subscription. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and audio is channeled via a 10-speaker Hi-Fi sound system with a 205-watt digital amplifier. A more powerful 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with 464 watts is available, as well as wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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