Bavarian brand reveals the renewed version of the 4 Series, in its coupe and open version, reserving a wide range of extensive changes and improvements level for its future owners.
In terms of design, BMW has chosen to equip the new 4 Series with new lighting bodies which, in addition to LED technology or optionally Matrix LED, radically change the appearance of the four-door coupe/cabrio in combination with the targeted changes in the design of the front bumper and the new grille that remains just as large as before but is now surrounded by matte chrome. In the M Sport versions, the lights take on an even more aggressive look with the characteristic black inserts.
At the back, the also redesigned bumper stands out, which has acquired a black lower section and houses slightly larger exhaust tips. Optionally for the versions that are higher in the range they can choose lighting bodies with laser technology that appeared on the M4 CSL.
As usual, the M440i version features an even sharper approach to details such as the horizontal stripe pattern on the signature kidneys and the black finish on the exhaust. The new additions include two new body colors as well as new 19-inch wheel designs.
The roof of the open version still consists of fabric, but BMW guarantees that thanks to reinforcements in parts of the interior, it offers sound insulation and comfort comparable to a metal folding roof. In terms of its operation, it can be opened and closed in 18 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h.
Inside, BMW has made targeted interventions, slightly refreshing the secondary elements surrounding the familiar layout with the twin concave screens that debuted in 2022 and are still the dominant element.
The difference lies in their upgrade based on the newest Bavarian OS 8.5 operating system which offers even more options in terms of personalization and applications.
As usual, the air conditioning is operated through the relevant menu but also through the static bar at the bottom of the screen for ease and directness of access.
The changes include the new design of the air ducts, while the finish of the dashboard depending on the version includes wood, aluminum or even carbon fiber. Also new is the steering wheel, which has a flat lower section and is combined as standard with paddles for changing gears.
More important are the changes in the range of engines which is smaller including three petrol options with mild hybrid technology. The basic 420i version is equipped with a two-liter engine with an output of 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque with the drive being transmitted exclusively to the front wheels.
Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds for the Coupe and 8.2 seconds for the Cabrio, while the maximum speed is set at 250 km/h. It gives the baton to the 430i version, also with a two-liter four-cylinder engine with a power of 245 hp, 400 Nm of torque and four-wheel drive.
Higher up the range, the M440i version benefits from a three-liter straight-six engine with a power of 373 hp and 500 Nm of torque, which is combined de facto with an all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The version offers acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds for the Coupe and 4.9 for the Cabrio.
A common component is the parallel electrical circuit of 48 Volts which can contribute up to 12 horsepower momentarily to the performance acting as an overboost.
The range is completed by two diesel options, the 420d and 430d with two and three liter engines with an output of 190 and 286 hp respectively.