The 2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe is an interesting concept. It’s a four-door version of the 4-series coupe. What makes it special? Roman Mica recently took the 428i around the track to find out.
Despite the name, the 428i doesn’t have a 2.8-liter engine; rather, it is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a twin-scroll turbo that makes 240 horsepower and an impressive 255 lb-ft of torque. That torque comes at a minuscule 1,250 RPM, which is low for any engine, especially a small-displacement, turbocharged four-cylinder.
The 428i differentiates itself from the 328i sedan with its coupe-like profile, wider stance and better weight distribution. While the low profile takes away some headroom, the rear doors add convenience over the two-door coupe.
The 428i tested here is the xDrive all-wheel drive version. The as-tested price is $57,450.
BMW claims a 6-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds for the 428i Gran Coupe. Can Roman come close at a mile above sea level? Watch the full video to find out: