BMW Group Australia will introduce the all-new 4 Series Coupé to the local market later this year. The new model has new styling, has received a host of enhancements, and 420i, 430i and M440i xDrive variants will go on sale in October.
BMW says the 4 Series Coupé features wholesale changes to its proportions that are designed to provide not only a significantly updated appearance, but also aid the driving experience.
Length has increased by 128mm (to 4,768mm), width by 27mm (to 1,852mm) and the wheelbase by 41mm (to 2,851mm) compared with the previous generation model. Vehicle height is up by just 6mm (to 1,383mm).
The design changes on the outside are most noticeable at the front end which carries the large, vertically emphasised BMW kidney grille with horizontal mesh structure.
A range of engine variants with BMW TwinPower turbo tech will be available. These include two four-cylinder engines for the 420i and 430i, delivering 135kW/300Nm and 190kW/400Nm respectively, and a six-cylinder unit for the M440i xDrive that develops 285kW/500Nm. All three are matched with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission which can be controlled by steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
The standard M Sport suspension incorporates specially tuned lift related dampers, and customers can also opt for Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers.
The M Sport Package also features elements such as extra-large air intakes at the front and a prominently contoured rear apron, M Sport suspension, 19-inch M light alloy wheels, knee pads on the sides of the centre console and other specially designed interior elements.
Sport seats and a newly designed M leather steering wheel come as standard on the range.
A built-in SIM card with 4G LTE connectivity and standard BMW Connected Package Professional enables access to digital services including BMW TeleServices and Intelligent Emergency Call, Real Time Traffic Information with hazard warning, Remote Services and Concierge Services.
BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant with added functions is a standard feature.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional features a fully digital screen grouping comprising a digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches and a 10.25-inch control display. The display in the cockpit can show an excerpt from the navigation map, status indicators for the driver assistance systems or 3D visualisation of the surrounding area. A Head-Up Display is also fitted as standard.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional also comes with smartphone integration and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Remote Software Upgrade enables updates to vehicle software, and additional digital services, to be imported over the air.
Pricing and further specification details of the 4 Series Coupé will be announced prior to launch.