The 2019 BMW C 400 GT model has been expected for some time. Since the launch of the C 650 X was closely followed by the C 650 GT, it was clear that a more touring-oriented version would closely follow the C 400 X. And now, about 6 months after our review of the X , we take a look at Munich’s A2 compatible mile muncher.
2019 BMW C 400 GT price: review bmw price
The 2019 BMW C 400 GT is not a cheap scooter. Let’s get that out in the open right away. At £ 7,050 for the base GT, rising to £ 7,955 for the GT SE (which includes the TFT screen, heated grips and heated seat), the BMW is the most expensive in its class, but that premium price is somewhat reflected in the excellent design and typically Teutonic build quality. If you want neon wheels and Day-Glo paint schemes, start looking elsewhere. The limited range of colors (white, black and Moonwalk Gray – a £ 50 option) reflects the motorcycle’s business-class styling and the expected customer streetwear of BMW. The styling of the C 400 GT is perfectly proportioned: even the elegant quad headlamps reflect BMW as a brand with their LED angel-eye exteriors drawn from the latest 3 and 5 series design catalog.
2019 BMW C 400 GT PCP examples: bmw 400 gt
While the full purchase price of the C 400 GT might be enough to make you spill your gin and tonic, a look at current factory PCP offerings make for a more enjoyable read and, at just over £ 100 per month ( after initial deposit) compares very favorably to a monthly bus fare or train ticket at just £ 5 per weekday.
Basic model C 400 GT: price revision bmw
- Cash Price – £ 7050.00
- Deposit – £ 1410.00
- 35 x 101,70 €
- Final payment £ 3,372.40
- 5k miles per year
- 9.9% APR
C 400 GT as tested (includes TFT screen £ 595, burglar alarm system £ 220, £ 50 for moonwalk metallic gray paint)
- Cash Price – £ 7,865.00
- Deposit – £ 1,635.00
- 35 x 126.79 €
- Final payment £ 3,552.26
- 5k miles per year
- 9.9% APR
2019 BMW C 400 GT rivals: bmw c400x maintenance
The A2-compatible maxi-scooter segment is an increasingly competitive market with very similar products from Yamaha, Suzuki and Kymco and, of course, BMW’s own C400 X. On paper, BMW shows little to justify the extra price, offering similar power and slightly less torque than alternatives with larger engines.
|BMW C 400 X||Suzuki Burgman 400||Yamaha XMax 400||Kymco Xciting S 400i ABS|
|Motor||350cc single cylinder, four stroke, water cooled||400cc single cylinder, four-stroke, water-cooled||395cc single cylinder, four-stroke, water-cooled||400cc single cylinder, four-stroke, water-cooled|
|Can||33.5 hp (25 kW) at 7,500 rpm||30.8 hp (23 kW)
At 6300 rpm
|32.8 bhp (24.5 kW)
At 7000 rpm
|35.5 hp (26.5 kW) at 7,500 rpm|
|Torque||25.8 lb-ft (35 Nm) at 6000 rpm||26.5 foot-pounds (36 Nm)
At 4800 rpm
|26.5 foot-pounds (36 Nm)
@ 6000 rpm
|27.8 foot-pounds (37.7 Nm)
@ 6000 rpm
|Weight||204 kg||215 kg||210 kg||205 kg|
|Seat height||775 mm||755 mm||800 mm||810 mm|
|Fuel tank||12.8 liters||13.5 liters||13 liters||12.5 liters|
|Price from)||£ 6,200||£ 6,299||£ 6149||£ 5599|
POWER AND TORQUE ENGINE: bmw reviews
In normal driving, you are unlikely to see full power, which is delivered at 7500 rpm. As with all CVT scooters, which ride as if they had a single very long gear, top revs are only seen at top speed. Peak torque at 6000 rpm feels high in the range too, but with a flatter distribution of torque, even at 4000 rpm, 85% of peak torque is still available. This is reflected in rapid acceleration, which provides plenty of grunting for overtaking. Highway cruising speed is comfortably achieved, but I found that with long throttle travel, you need a lot of twist to go.
Engine, gearbox and exhaust
With a 350cc single-cylinder engine, you can’t escape a slight clumpy feel at the tick-tock, but as revs increase, and particularly above 5000rpm, this smooths out really well and feels great. more silky and sensitive. The CVT transmission is very smooth with a firm, positive clutch at 2500 rpm, making stoplight or junction exits inspire confidence and allow you to get ahead of traffic. The exhaust is unsurprisingly unobtrusive and subtle, but it does have a nice bark when you step on the gas, a very nice touch.
2019 BMW C 400 GT Economy
BMW claims a WMTC fuel economy figure of 80.7 mpg (3.5 liters / 100 km). After a day of riding a combination …