BMW Unveils The New 4 Series

There are three petrol and diesel engine options for the coupe and convertible, while the all-wheel-drive M4 offers 523hp.

Meet the new BMW 4 Series. The highlights include all the usual suspects in a mid-life refresh. That means the styling has been tweaked, while the standard equipment levels have been bumped up. Also, new features have been added to make the package a tad bit more rounded. And as far as the mechanicals are concerned, they are almost the same as before. Besides the coupe and convertible models, all that also holds for all the M4 derivatives.

In its refreshed form, the BMW 4 Series gets a revised front apron and sharper-looking headlamps. The kidney grille’s internals feature a mesh structure, accompanied by a surround in matt chrome. At the back, the taillamps are new and creep much more inwards to flank the registration plate section. The new 4 Series also gets two new metallic colour options – New Cape York and Fire Red. Buyers also get to choose from three new 19-inch light alloy wheels. As you’d expect, there’s a range of optional extras, including the M Carbon exterior package, BMW M Performance Parts, the M Sport package and adaptive LED headlights.

Indoors, the new BMW 4 Series now packs sports seats, a redesigned steering wheel with a flat bottom and paddle shifters, and the BMW Curved Display. M Performance models or those fitted with the M Sport package get M Performtex – BMW’s more sustainable material to drape the interiors. The M Sport package also replaces the standard matt Dark Graphite trim with Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite.

Power-folding ORVMs and extended ambient lighting are part of the standard kit. In the same list are other features such as BMW Live Cockpit Plus and a range of assistance systems. A head-up display, augmented view, and support for an eSIM are some of the options.

Like before, the new BMW 4 Series is available as a coupe and a convertible. The range includes three diesel and three petrol engine options. Depending on the variant, the oomph either goes to the rear wheels or all four. And an 8-speed automatic is a standard fit. The 420i offers 184hp/300Nm, while the 430i xDrive packs 245hp/400Nm. The M440i xDrive has 374hp/500Nm, which is enough for a 0-100kmph sprint time of 4.5 seconds (4.9 seconds in the Convertible). The top speed is 250kmph.

The diesel range starts with the 420d, which packs 190hp/400Nm. Next in line is the 430d with 286hp/650Nm. And then comes the M440d xDrive, which offers 340hp/700Nm. That can hit 100kmph from nothing in 4.6 seconds (5.0 seconds in the Convertible) and reach an electronically-limited top speed of 250kmph.

The M4 has four derivatives – M4 Coupe, M4 Competition Coupe, M4 Competition Coupe with xDrive and M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive. All pack the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission (6-speed manual available with the M4 Coupe). The standard M4 makes do with 480hp/550Nm, while its Competition version packs 510hp/650Nm. The xDrive versions, however, are the most potent, with the peak output rated at 530hp/650Nm. The all-wheel-drive M4 can hit 100kmph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds (3.7 seconds in the Convertible), while the electronically-governed top speed of 250kmph can be upped to 290kmph with the optional M Driver’s package.

BMW will commence production of the new 4 Series model range in March 2024. All will be produced at BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant. The process of market introductions will start alongside.

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