When the German Automaker BMW decided in 2012 to replace the current 3 Series Coupé with a new 4 Series line to further differentiate the sporty coupé cars, no one could possibly imagine the success it found in the whole world! According to the official numbers, a total of nearly 400,000 sales worldwide (up to the end of 2016) is testimony to the tremendous allure of the BMW 4 Series, whose story began in 2013 with the arrival of the BMW 4 Series Coupe.
The All new BMW 4 Series models revealed to write the next chapter in this success story with even sharper styling and more sporty specifications than ever.
Highlighting the sporty character of the car
Restyled LED headlights take the place of the outgoing cars, and all models in the range are equipped with LED front fog lamps as standard. The new is the LED rear lights fitted on the BMW 4 Series for the first time giving extra impact to the car’s powerful looks and sportier identity moreover the modified air intakes, line-specific applications and the new rear apron that added further amazing touches.
The new electroplated detailing, chrome applications and center console in high-gloss black reinforce the exclusive, high-quality feel. Another visual highlight is the double stitching on the instrument panel, while three new upholstery colors come together with three new interior trim strips that provides a greater choice when it comes to personalizing the interior’s design.
The two new exterior paint finishes Snapper Rocks Blue and Sunset Orange are available exclusively for the new BMW 4 Series models, and there is also one new model-specific wheel design each for the Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport equipment lines.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupe and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe now come with a stiffer suspension set-up delivering even sportier handling without any loss of ride comfort. Both the lateral and longitudinal dynamics have been improved, regardless of the load on board. This applies not only to the standard suspension, but also to the M Sport suspension and the Adaptive suspension. All new BMW 4 Series models now boast even more assured straight-line stability and more communicative steering. With the refresh, BMW worked on creating a stiffer suspension and a better steering setup, with impressive results.
All of the petrol engines and the four-cylinder diesel units fitted in the new BMW 4 Series range stem from the latest BMW EfficientDynamics family of engines and are equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. There are three petrol engines (BMW 420i, BMW 430i and BMW 440i) and three diesel options (BMW 420d, BMW 430d, BMW 435d xDrive) available for all of the new BMW 4 Series models.
The power output of the petrol-engined BMW 4 Series model variants ranges from 135 kW / 184 hp in the BMW 420i up to 240 kW / 326 hp in the BMW 440i.
When it comes to the diesel line-up, meanwhile, the power spectrum extends from 140 kW / 190 hp in the BMW 420d up to the 230 kW / 313 hp of the BMW 435d xDrive.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is available in a further diesel variant – the BMW 418d with an output of 110 kW / 150 hp.