Imposing Lead Grid way as the new BMW 4 Series takes the new design direction away from the 3 brother series
Some big cars have a lot of history and attendance at the Coupé market as BMW. And here is the latest brand offers: 4 new series, aiming to complete the work started by its predecessor.
That’s because, while the BMW 4 Series is still a rival to cars like the Mercedes C-Class Coupé and Audi A5, BMW has changed the way vehicles look dramatically.
The last 4 series saw BMW separating Coupé and 3 series based. What once became the 3rd series of Coupé became the 4th series, although the outside people saw it as a little more than the new name. The latest two doors, with very different images to the Saloon, have been designed as models themselves.
It shares the platform with 3 series, but several revisions are intended to make the 4 series feel Sportier, such as the full rear Track and the standard M Sport suspension. A high talking point is a style, the Domagoj Dukec, the BMW design head, the company’s inheritance said.
“Until the end of the Eighties, BMW kidneys always higher than their width, ” He said from the distinctive new Grille.
“We have been designing like this for years. We have some cars that show like 3.0 CSL and the next 100; They always have this vertical kidney, and every designer on my team feels we can go for various forms for our customers, and that’s why we did this on 4. “
The new 4 series is 128mm longer than its predecessor, while it’s also a little wider, and the wheelbase grows 41mm as well.
In the front, along with the new vertical kidney grilles, the apron is contoured with a vertical air intake in both corners, distinguishing this new car from the 3 Series. LED lamps full of hexagonal lights are installed as standard, with adaptive LED units or set-ups using the BMW Laserlight technology offered as an option.
From the side, the car profile is similar to the 8 series, with a roofline tapering to a small spoiler built into the boot lid. The back is entirely different from the 3 series, too; The tail lamp is more extensive, with a newly installed design in place of the yellow unit visible in the Saloon, while the rear bumper gets a smooth diffuser design and dual-Exit Exhaust Tips.
At launch, each version of the 4 series comes in M Sport Trim, with many high-gloss pieces of black Trim and a lightweight 18-inch Alloy Wheels. A variety of customization packages are offered, from the carbon fiber detailing package to the M performance section and the availability of M Sport Pro Edition trim. It adds 19-inch wheels as standard, plus more black gloss details and some unique interior trim options, as well as three exclusive paint, finishes on the list of options.
Although the exterior is very different from anything in the BMW line-up, the cabin is more familiar; The new 4 series has the same Dashboard as the 3 series.
The 8.8-inch home screen is standard, and a portion of the Digitalised panel instrument displays the display information of the 5.1 inch driver. However, buyers can specify a 10.25-inch center screen or professional BMW Live set-up cockpit, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument Panel, while a head-up display is also on the options list.
The sports chairs in front are standard, and the 4 series are strictly four-seater. Standard Piece-Leather Trim comes in five colors, with extended and full leather upholstery optional. The rear bench folds 40:20:40, while the boot capacity is 440 liters.
The new engine range saw the 48-volt mild-hybrid technology adoption in the diesel ranks, as well as on the range-topping 440i six-cylinder gasoline. All 48-volt system features a Belt-Fed starter Generator for closing energy under braking. This power can be supplied to the 12V car electrical system or deployed to help the combustion engine reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy.
The entry point to the range is sports 420i M, but not without a lightweight hybrid system. It’s priced from £39,870, and uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 181bhp and 300Nm: 0-62mph takes 7.5 seconds, the highest speed is 149mph, and BMW claims fuel economy up to 53.3 mpg. 430i used the same engine but increased its power to 254bhp, and the price went up to £44,055. The 4 series gasoline line-up comes with a £53,875 M440i xDrive, capable of 0-62mph at 4.5 seconds thanks to 369bhp and 500Nm.
Starting from launch, only one diesel is offered: 420d Four cylinders, which are available with four-wheel drive xDrive as an option. The engine produces 187bhp and 400Nm, with the claimed fuel economy up to 72.4 MPG and CO2 as low as 103g/km. It’s priced from £42,440, with an all-wheel-drive adding an additional £1,590 to the cost.
As of March 2021, two 3.0-liter Diesel options arrived at the 430d xDrive and M440d xDrive forms, which boast 282bhp and 335bhp respectively. The latter will do 0-62mph at 4.7 seconds and is capable of 42.2 mpg. Each new version 4 series comes with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.
Standard driver-Help and Safety features include front collision warnings and Cruise Control with speed-limiter function. The adaptive cruise control and BMW Driving Assistant Professional, enabling semi-automatic driving on the highway, is available as an option. The new shipment of the 4 Coupé series began in October.