The all-new 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé has officially been unveiled yesterday with it’s bold front end styling dividing many long time BMW fans. 420i, 430i and M440i xDrive variants will go on sale in Australia this October with pricing and specification details to be announced prior to launch.
The all-new 4 Series has grown considerably compared to it’s predecessor; Length has increased by 128 millimetres to 4,768mm, width by 27mm to 1,852mm and the wheelbase by 41mm to 2,851mm.
Vehicle height is up by just 6mm, to 1,383mm, making it 57mm lower than the new BMW 3 Series sedan.
Its tracks have increased in width over its predecessor – by 28mm at the front and 18mm at the rear – and are also 23mm wider than those of the 3 Series sedan.
On the inside there are new Sport seats and a newly designed M leather steering wheel as standard, with acoustic glass for the windscreen to further improve comfort over long distance driving.
Model-specific rear seats with integral head restraints and pronounced individual seat character have been designed to accommodate two passengers.
There will be three powertrains on offer for the new 4 Series from launch, in 420i, 430i and M440i xDrive variants.
The twin-scroll turbocharged four cylinder petrol engines in the 420i delivers 135kW and 300Nm, whilst the 430i produces 190kW and 400Nm respectively.
Stepping up the range topping M440i xDrive features a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo in-line six-cylinder that produces 285kW and 500Nm.
All engine options are mated an fast-shifting ZF eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission which can be controlled by steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
The optional M Sport Package features 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.
Exterior accents in Cerium Grey form a further identifying feature of BMW M440i xDrive while an M Carbon exterior package can also be optioned to add a motorsport-inspired aesthetic.
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 fully digital instrument display in the cockpit provides enough room to accommodate an excerpt from the navigation map, status indicators for the driver assistance systems or 3D visualisation of the surrounding area. Furthermore, the BMW Head-Up Display fitted as standard provides important information directly in the field of view of the driver.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional also comes with optimised smartphone integration. In addition to Apple CarPlay, the operating system for the new BMW 4 Series Coupé now also hosts Android Auto.
Remote Software Upgrade allows the vehicle software and additional digital services to be imported over the air.
The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé in 420i, 430i and M440i xDrive variants will go on sale in Australia this October with pricing and specification details to be announced prior to launch.