Flash Drive

2022 BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Model Tested: 2022 BMW 430i Gran Coupe

The 2022 BMW 430i Gran Coupe has performance oriented styling cues that are backed by peppy driving characteristics.

Engine: 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder, 255 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

EPA Rating: 25-mpg city, 34-mpg highway, 28-mpg combined

Base Price: $45,200

As Tested: $56,300


Peppy turbocharged engine

Crisp automatic transmission

Very good acceleration

The Gran Coupe body has the added practicality of a hatchback and great storage flexibility.

Fun to drive spiritedly

Variable sport steering with M Sport option

Engine modes: Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro, Adaptive, Auto

Rear wheel drive (all-wheel drive xDrive optional)


Upscale interior

Excellent front sport seats

Super stretch-out driver legroom

Manually adjustable seat controls

Deeply bolstered, highly comfortable front sport seats are a BMW tradition.

Seat height pump

Adjustable thigh support

Deep side bolsters

Heated seats (3 temps)

Back seat tight unless fronts moved up

Thick, contoured steering wheel

Heated steering wheel

Manual tilt/telescopic column

Pretty good auxiliary controls

Very nice head up display

Large dead pedal


Hatchback opens very high

Foot motion activation

The rear seats are comfortable but legroom depends on front seat placement.

Flat floor

Six-inch lift-over

Split folding rear seats have slight incline

Lots of room for cargo

Large moonroof

Lighted door handles

Medium size rear door bins

Medium size console bin

Medium size front door bins

Excellent perimeter camera warning

The Gran Coupe design allows a lot of cargo capacity with the rear seats folded.


Hard plastic sun visors

WOW Factors:

Excellent cargo capacity/flexibility with hatchback

Strong acceleration

Sporty handling

Comfortable interior, great front seats

Lots of drive mode choices


The new grille design is growing on me

The BMW 430i steering wheel is thick and nicely contoured with good auxiliary controls.


Flimsy seatback cargo nets

Options add 10K to base price

Hard plastic sun visors

Bottom Line:

The 2022 BMW 430i Gran Coupe is a small luxury car that’s both sporty and practical thanks to its combination of an athletic turbocharged four-cylinder engine, crisp 8-speed automatic transmission, sport-tuned suspension, and hatchback body style. The build quality is excellent with solid shutting doors. The front row accommodations are top-notch for long or

The split folding rear seats have modest incline.

short trips. The M Sport Package options add a lot of extra performance and driving fun.