BMW has finally unveiled its brand new 4 Series Coupe model that will make its global market launch from October 2020.
From October, only 3 model variants will be on sale in SA; 420i Coupe, 420d Coupe and 440i xDrive Coupe. Other variants are slated to join the line-up in March 2021.
Let’s speak about numbers before the huge grille.
The BMW 420i packs a four-cylinder petrol engine paired with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The engine makes 135 kW of power and 300 Nm of torque. BMW says it hurdles from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds before hitting the top speed at 240 km/h.
The 430i Coupé uses the same engine and transmission as the 420i but with 190 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. Acceleration time is 5.8 seconds to 100 km/h from a standstill. The top speed is at 250 km/h.
The BMW 420d Coupé spawns a four-cylinder in-line diesel engine as well as a 48V mild-hybrid technology. The engine alone makes 140 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque while the mild-hybrid tech makes 8 kW. It gets the same 8-speed Steptronic transmission and dashes from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 240 km/h.
The 420d Coupe xDrive gets the same engine and hybrid system but with a 0-100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds and a 238 km/h top speed.
The 430d xDrive Coupe will be available from March 2021 with a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine plus a 48V mild-hybrid technology as well as an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The engine makes 210 kW of power and 650 Nm of torque while the mild-hybrid system emits only 8 kW of power. It hurdles from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds en route to a top speed of 250 km/h.
The M440d xDrive Coupé will also reach our shores in March 2021 and when it launches, it will feature a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine as well as a 48V mild-hybrid technology. The engine makes 250 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque while the mild-hybrid churns out 8 kW. It gets the same eight-speed Steptronic transmission as well as BMW’s xDrive system. It dashes from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds en route to a top speed of 250 km/h.
Sitting on top of the range, well, for now, is the M440i xDrive Coupe. It employs a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine that is matched to a 48V mild-hybrid technology. The engine gushes out 275 kW of power and 500 Nm of torque while the mild-hybrid system makes 8 kW of power. Speaking of times, BMW claims it can dash from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds before hitting the top speed at 250 km/h.
Well in terms of design, the new BMW 4 Series has drifted away from the styling cues that we have gotten used to over the years. Although we believe it will take a while for some buyers to get used to the new design (including the huge grille), we believe future BMW cars will start embracing this new style.
It comes with standard LED headlights with extremely slim contours. Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Laserlight are available as an option. The rear gets darkened LED rear lights with L-shaped light bars.
Inside, the interior is entirely new with a driver-focused cockpit design, new display grouping with up to 10.25-inch Control Display and optional, fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster.
If you’d like to further pimp your car, an M Sport model is available as an alternative to standard specification.
Pricing will be announced prior to local launch days.
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