BMW launches new 4 Series Coupe and Convertible

Introducing the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible

BMW have unveiled the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and new BMW 4 Series Convertible, two models that embody the combination of driving pleasure and sporty design.

The precisely modified exterior design of these two models underscores the dynamic character and exclusive style while modern touches and new equipment bring a premium ambience of renewed sophistication to the interior. Inside, cutting-edge cockpit design, including BMW Curved display, provides the ideal stage for the latest evolution of BMW iDrive with QuickSelect, which is based on the new BMW Operating System 8.5.

Precise exterior updates

Exterior updates include new paint finishes and light alloy wheels, headlights with an extremely striking design for the light sources and the optionally available Laserlight rear lights.

Precise modifications to their exterior visuals enable the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and BMW 4 Series Convertible to express their unique characters even more clearly. The new features sharpen the profile of the two models and provide eye-catching pointers to their captivating dynamics, exclusivity and technological advances.

With their distinctive lines and clean surface treatment in the brand’s modern design language, the coupe and convertible members of the BMW 4 Series line-up exude driving pleasure and inimatable style. The features of the optional M Sport package add further punch to the cars dynamic appearance which includes a diffuser element in the lower section of the rear bumper, which is now painted in black high-gloss. In addition, the exhaust tailpipes integrated into the rear apron on the left and right have grown from 90mm to 100mm in diameter. As an extension to the M Sport package customers can also order their cars with the M Sport package Pro and M Carbon exterior package.

Design cues specific to the BMW 4 include the visually powerful front end shaped by slim LED headlights and a vertically arranged BMW kidney grille. The air intakes of the strikingly forward-angled grille have a mesh structure, both in standard form and if the M Sport package is specified.

The new BMW 4 Series Coupe and new BMW 4 Series Convertible also feature visually functional upgraded headlights. The LED units which provide all the light functions, have been redesigned and have a new structure. The technically focused look of the new light sources gives the headlights a high-quality and progressive appearance.

In addition, customers can give the outside of their new BMW 4 Series Coupe and 4 Series Convertible a personal touch with a choice of two solid and eight metallic paint finishes. A wide variety of BMW Individual paint finishes and BMW Individual special paint finishes are also offered. Both models are offered for the first time with three new 19-inch wheel variants.

Revised interior design

The interior of the two door models now features a revised design of the steering wheels and instrument panel, seat coverings, interior trim elements and optionally available CraftedClarity glass applications. Alongside the introduction of the new BMW iDrive with QuickSelect as standard, customers can now also choose to add an Augmented View display for the BMW Maps navigation system as an option.

The large BMW Curved Display brings a fresh and particularly modern interpretation of the driver focused layout, for which the brand is renowned. High-quality, meticulously crafted materials and a new operating concept for ventilation and climate control systems add to the cockpit’s premium allure.

The interior is a prime example of advanced digitalisation and enables a further reduction in the number of physical buttons and controls in the cockpit. Temperature selection, intensity of ventilation and seat and steering wheel heating can be adjusted by touch via the BMW Curved Display or by voice command with the help of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. New adjustment controls for the air vent grilles allow the direction of airflow to be adjusted using rotating and tilting movements. Standard ambient lighting now also includes contour lighting integrated into the trim around the central seam vents.

The selection of available interior trim strips has also been extensively revised, with Dark Graphite matt now standard specification. The M Sport package includes interior trim strips in Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite. Also on the options list are Fineline Light open-pored and Grey Blue Ash open-pored fine-wood trim and M interior trim carbon fibre.

The new steering wheel features a polygonal rim and two spokes. The M Sport steering wheel is covered in leather and features a three-spoke design with flat bottomed rim and discreet centre marking.

Both versions of the newly designed steering wheels have illuminated multifunction buttons and gearshift paddles. Now fitted as standard, the paddles enable particularly swift manual interventions of the gear selection process.

The BMW 4 Series Coupe combines its dynamically flowing lines and elegantly stretched proportions with a body optimised for extra handling and boasting exceptional torsional rigidity, plus a chassis tuned for dynamic excellence. The individual rear seats ensure an intense driving experience for the passengers too and the folding function thereof increases the versatility when needing to accommodate items for leisure activities.

Passengers in the BMW 4 Series Convertible can enjoy the sporty driving experience of the 4 Series together with the joy of open top motoring. A highlight of this model is its bow soft-top roof, which combines the solidity of a retractable hardtop with the classical aesthetic of a fabric hood. The roof’s electric drive mechanism can be activated while travelling at up to 50km/h.

Under the bonnet

The line-up of powertrains comprises powerful and highly efficient petrol and diesel engines featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and electrification in the form of 48V mild hybrid technology. All engines are paired with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard.

Straight-six engines are fitted to the M Performance versions in both model series as well as to the 430d xDrive Coupe and 430d Convertible which offer 210kW. The line-up also includes two four-cylinder petrol engines developing 135kW and 180kW respectively and a 140kW four-cylinder diesel. Engine power is transferred to the road via either classical rear-wheel drive or the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.

All six-cylinder engines, as well as the four-cylinder diesel unit are fitted with 48V mild hybrid technology. The auxiliary electric drive takes the form of a 48V starter generator and adds 8kW at the slightest movement of the accelerator. The electric drive unit also assists the engine when travelling at a constant speed, allowing it to operate within an efficiency-optimised range as often as possible.

Excellent body rigidity, intelligent lightweight design, 50:50 weight distribution and optimised aerodynamic properties ensure agile and dynamic handling abilities which are also assisted by precise tuning for the weight spread at hand.

Lift-related dampers refine the balance between captivating sporting prowess and superb long-distance comfort. Various options are available for customising the cars character, including M Sport suspension, adaptive M suspension with variable sport steering and M Sport brakes.

Automated driving and parking systems

The new BMW 4 Series Coupe and BMW 4 Series Convertible are fitted as standard with the front collision warning system with brake intervention, cruise control with brake function, speed limit info, manual speed limit assist and lane departure warning. Park Distance Control and parking assistant enable automated manoeuvring into and out of parking spaces.

M Performance models in the BMW 4 Series range

M Performance models in the BMW 4 Series are available with both 3.0-litre petrol and diesel engines featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology.

The petrol engine in the M440i X Drive Coupe and M440i xDrive Convertible generates 275kW and 500Nm. The diesel variant in the M440d xDrive Coupe and M440d xDrive Convertible offer 250kW and 700Nm. Standard equipment includes M Sport suspension with variable sport steering, an eight speed Steptronic Sport transmission, M Sport brakes and the M Sport differential.

Local availability

South African availability, model range and exact specifications will be confirmed closer to the local launch date.