Looking Into the 2018 BMW 430i Gran Coupe
What is it: The 2018 BMW 430i xDrive Gran Coupe is, in its essence, a 3-Series Sedan that hosts a liftback hatch at the rear. Its name, as well as its 2-door 4-Series lineup inclusion, is still an enigma.
Key Competitors: Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, Buick Regal Sportback, Audi A5 Sportback
Standard Price: $46,095
Key Features: The new BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe has a rather confusing name, but other than that it is undeniably a good vehicle. It has a 4.4-inch roofline which aligns gently to the car’s rear. To provide more space and comfort for passengers at the rear seat, the silhouette is made half an inch higher.
Verdict: It looks like BMW doesn’t really care about how a specific vehicle is labeled because their focus is more on the quality, which is something consumers have come to expect from the brand. That’s why 430i xDrive Gran Coupe was the given name to this AWD 5-door liftback Sedan for the reason that it doesn’t really matter. As for a customer, all that matters is if he/ she will get the performance as promised.
The good thing is that while the names remain enigmatic, BMW engineers continue their sheer dedication to creating high-quality drivers' cars. Since the 430i Gran Coupe is in essence a 3-Series liftback, it has the overall satisfaction that can be derived from such - the responsiveness of the controls among many others, justifying the price tag tied to it. Whatever BMW wants to call it, the model is functional and user-friendly, and the aesthetics are there without interrupting any quality.