The new BMW 4 Series coupe has been revealed ahead of an Australian launch in October 2020.
From a design perspective, the BMW has stuck with the controversial vertical kidney grille which was previewed last year on the Concept 4. The brand says the grille pays homage to the 328 and 3.0 CSi.
Dimensionally, the 4 Series coupe is 128mm longer (4768mm), 27mm wider (1852mm) and 6mm higher (1382mm), while the wheelbase has been stretched by 41mm (2851mm).
For context, the coupe rides 57mm lower than the 3 Series sedan which reduces the centre of gravity by 21mm. The track is also 23mm wider when compared to the four-door model.
At launch, BMW Australia will offer three petrol-powered variants: the 420i, 430i and M440i xDrive.
The 420i is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged unit producing 135kW and 300Nm. BMW claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.5 seconds.
A 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine also powers the 430i which is tuned to deliver 190kW and 400Nm. It’s enough to hit 100km/h from a standstill in 5.8 seconds. Both four-cylinder models use an eight-speed automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels.
Until the new M4 arrives, the M440i xDrive will act as the range-topper. It gets a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six developing 275kW and 500Nm, it’s matched to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. BMW says it will hit triple figures from rest in 4.8 seconds.
Europe will also get four- and six-cylinder turbo-diesel units with the latter augmented by BMW’s 48V mild hybrid system.
Equipment highlights include LED headlights, M sports suspension, acoustic glass for the windscreen and alloy wheels.
BMW’s latest Operating System 7.0 infotainment system will be included across the range. The set-up comprises a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen. The system features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The brand’s Remote Software Upgrade tech is also standard, it enables improved vehicle functions, the ability to update the vehicle software and additional digital services to be imported over the air.
The all-new 4 Series coupe is scheduled to arrive locally in October, full specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.
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