BMW Australia announces pricing for all-new 4 Series Coupe ahead of October launch
- New BMW 4 Series Coupé showcases next generation brand design and honed chassis to deliver signature BMW sheer driving pleasure
- Dimensional revisions include increase in length by 130mm, width by 27mm and wheelbase by 41mm compared with outgoing model
- Chassis and body enhancements include additional stiffening components, reduced aerodynamic lift, greater negative camber at front axle and specifically tuned
- Front and rear track widened by 28mm and 18mm respectively
- Elevated technology offering now includes BMW Operating System 7.0, BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Android Auto in addition to Apple CarPlay
- Pricing starts at $70,900* for 420i with M Sport Package as standard
BMW Group Australia will introduce the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé to the local market in October with three variants – the 420i, 430i and all-new M440i xDrive.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupé incorporates a host of enhancements over the outgoing model, including an expressive design package, new engines and an all-new platform to dramatically elevate its dynamic capability.
Exterior design blends unmistakable character and elegance
The striking front end of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé provides significant presence and unmistakably marks the new model’s standalone character.
The large, vertically emphasised BMW kidney grille angles forwards and extends down almost to the lower edge of the front apron. A horizontal mesh structure, similar to what has appeared on other recent BMW M series models, features within the kidney grille.
The grille stands confidently at its centre and represents a defining element of the front end.
The upright kidneys that connect in the centre reprise a design feature from the company’s past – one shared with legendary models such as the BMW 328 and BMW 3.0 CSi – while adding a modern twist.
The slim headlights of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé reach well into the front wheel arches.
Full-LED headlights with high beam assistant are included as standard, while BMW Laserlight is standard fitment on the M440i xDrive model. That system features cornering light and adaptive cornering functions with variable road illumination optimised for urban and freeway driving.
BMW Laserlight increases high-beam range to more than 500 metres and dynamically follows the course of the road at speeds above 60km/h.
Stylish side profile combines with strong rear design
The flanks of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé are shaped by precise and tautly carved surfaces. Short overhangs, slender pillars, long doors with frameless windows, a slim window graphic and a flowing roofline accentuate its elegant appearance.
The glasshouse and muscular shoulders accentuate its powerful stature.
Large and distinct surfaces are also dominant influences at the rear. Slim and stylishly darkened full-LED rear lights with consistently illuminating light bars underscore the vehicle’s commanding looks.
New proportions update appearance; enhance driving sensation
The new BMW 4 Series Coupé features wholesale changes to its proportions that are designed to provide a significantly updated appearance while aiding the driving experience.
Its length has increased by 130 millimetres to 4,768mm, width by 27mm to 1,852mm and wheelbase by 41mm to 2,851mm compared with the previous generation model.
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.
Interior showcases driver-focused cockpit
The interior design of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé is characterised by cleanly designed surfaces, high-quality materials and a driver-focused cockpit.
Sport seats and a newly designed M leather steering wheel come as standard, while the coordinated design of the instrument panel and door panel trim in combination with the high-set centre console generates an enveloping environment for the front seat occupants.
The standard acoustic glass for the windscreen also further improves driving comfort over long distances.
The instrument cluster and control display in the new BMW 4 Series Coupé form a large-surface display grouping, while the engine start/stop button is now positioned in an elegant control panel in the centre console.
Model-specific rear seats with integral head restraints and pronounced individual seat character have been designed to accommodate two passengers.
Upgraded BMW TwinPower Turbo technology allies with eight-speed Steptronic transmissions
A range of engine variants incorporating enhanced BMW TwinPower turbo technology will be available to Australian customers.
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 powerplants are matched with a fast-shifting eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission which can be controlled by steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
Improved body rigidity and bespoke chassis tuning result in engaging dynamics
The new 4 Series Coupé exhibits an elevated sporty character thanks to a combination of model-specific proportions, optimised aerodynamic properties, increased body rigidity, a centre of gravity 21 millimetres lower than that of the BMW 3 Series sedan, and careful tweaks to the chassis geometry.
An intelligent material mix has been employed to optimise the weight of both the body and chassis technology. Bespoke body struts at the front end and in the rear axle area also play a key role in the coupé’s superb handling agility and precision.
The standard M Sport suspension incorporates specially tuned lift related dampers, while customers can also opt for Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers.
Standard fitment M Sport package delivers presence, style and driver appeal
The design and equipment of the new 4 Series Coupé are also a clear reflection of the uncompromising focus on driving pleasure underpinning the overall vehicle concept.
The standard fitment M Sport Package incorporates features 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.
Exterior accents in Cerium Grey form a further identifying feature of BMW M440i xDrive while an M Carbon exterior package can also be optioned.
New digital services elevate technology offering; Android Auto now incorporated
A built-in SIM card with 4G LTE connectivity and standard BMW Connected Package Professional enable use of digital services including BMW TeleServices and Intelligent Emergency Call, Real Time Traffic Information with hazard warning, Remote Services and Concierge Services. The new 4 Series Coupé will also optionally offer the advanced Remote Engine Start feature.
The driver and passengers in the new BMW 4 Series Coupé will benefit from enhanced options for intuitive operation and the innovative digital services brought by the inclusion of BMW Operating System 7.0.
Display content can be configured individually while the intuitive multimodal interaction between driver and vehicle can take place – depending on the situation – via the control display’s touchscreen, the proven iDrive Controller, the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, voice control or optional BMW gesture control.
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with added functions is also at the customer’s service as a standard feature in the new BMW 4 Series Coupé.
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 to broaden the vehicle’s technology offering to more users.
Remote Software Upgrade also enables improved vehicle functions, the ability to update the vehicle software and additional digital services to be imported over the air.
Specification and pricing detail for all new BMW 4 Series Coupé line-up is listed below:
- M Sport Package
- 19” M Light Alloy Wheels
- Steptronic Sports transmission w/gearshift paddles
- Sport seats for driver and front passenger
- Alcantara/Sensatec Upholstery
- Through-loading system
- Storage compartment package
- Lights Package
- LED headlights incl. High Beam Assistant
- Front Electric Seats with Memory Function for driver
- BMW Head-up Display
- Driving Assistant
- Parking Assistant incl. Reversing Assistant
- Live Cockpit Professional
- Connected Package Professional
- Wireless Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- HiFi Loudspeaker System
- Wireless Smartphone Charging
- DAB+ digital radio
430i (additional specification over 420i)
- Adaptive M Suspension
- Comfort Access System incl. Digital Key
- Leather ‘Vernasca’ upholstery
- M Sport Brakes
- Driving Assistant Professional
- Parking Assistant Plus incl. Surround View with Top View & Side View
M440i xDrive (additional specification over 430i)
- 19" M light alloy wheels 792 M Cerium Matte Gloss Finish
- M Sport Differential
- Automatic Tailgate
- Instrument Panel in Sensatec
- Galvanic embellishers for controls
- Glass sunroof, electric
- Ambient Light
- Lumbar Support
- Seat Heating, front
- BMW Laserlight
- harman / kardon surround sound system
- Mirror Caps in Cerium Grey
- Kidney Grille in Cerium Grey
- Free form tailpipes in Cerium Grey
A range of options allow customers to personalise the all-new 4 Series Coupé to suit their tastes, lifestyles and driving preferences.
The M Carbon exterior package provides a motorsport-inspired aesthetic, incorporating a front apron air curtain, wing mirror caps, rear diffuser element and rear spoiler all fashioned from lightweight carbon fibre.
The Visibility Package for 420i and 430i includes metallic paint, electric glass roof, ambient lighting and BMW LaserLight.
The Comfort Package, also for 420i and 430i, offers automatic tailgate operation, lumbar support and seat heating for driver and front passenger. The 420i variant additionally gains Comfort Access System including Digital Key.
The 420i can be specified with the Driver’s Assistant’s Package, which incorporates tyre pressure monitor, Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus.
The M Sport Plus Package for 420i and 430i includes M seat belts and an M rear spoiler. The 420i additionally gains M Sport brakes and the 430i is fitted with the M Sport differential.
Seven paint finishes are available including the newly introduced Arctic Race Blue and two BMW Individual hues – Dravit Grey metallic and Tanzanite Blue metallic.
An array of seat trim colour options can be specified. The 420i features Alcantara and Sensatec in black with contrast stitching as standard but can be optioned with ‘Vernasca’ leather trim, which is available in eight colours. The 430i and M440i xDrive come standard with Vernasca leather trim.
Interior trim ornamentation can also be configured to suit personal tastes and there are three BMW Individual options from which to choose including the fine-wood trim 'Fineline' Black with silver effect open-pore.
All BMW 4 Series Coupé models run on 19-inch alloy wheels with three different looks, while the M440i xDrive comes standard with a specific alloy design shod with performance tyres.
BMW 4 Series Coupé line-up
2.0-litre four cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo
2.0-litre four cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo
3.0-litre six cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo
Condition Based Servicing
All maintenance requirements for the BMW 4 Series Coupé are controlled by the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system.
With CBS, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which a vehicle is used, including mileage, time elapsed since its last service, fuel consumption and how a vehicle is driven. Based on the information captured, maintenance requirements are determined, identifying whether an annual vehicle inspection or oil service is due.