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BMW prices all-new 4 Series range from $70,900 plus ORC
All-new BMW 4 Series Coupe range arriving in October with three-variant line-up
17 Aug 2020
BMW has announced local pricing and specification for its all-new, radically designed 4 Series Coupe, which is set to land in showrooms in October priced from $70,900 plus on-road costs.
Arriving in Australia with a three-variant line-up, the entry-level 420i is joined by the mid-spec 430i from $88,900 and the performance-fettled M440i xDrive at $116,900.
Compared to its mechanically related 3 Series sibling, the 4 Series range is more expensive, with the 420i positioned $2000 above the 320i, while the 430i commands a considerable $14,000 premium and the M440i sits $8000 upstream.
Expect the full-fat M4 Competition with a 375kW/600Nm inline six-cylinder engine to arrive at a later date.
Next to its predecessor, the new 4 Series measures 130mm longer, 27mm wider and 6mm taller, while still sitting 57mm lower to the ground than the 3 Series.
Wheel tracks have widened by 28mm at the front and 18mm rear (making them 23mm wider than the 3 Series), while wheelbase length has also increased by 41mm.
The biggest talking point of the new 4 Series is the wild-looking exterior styling, with the front end dominated by a massive, vertically oriented kidney grille that BMW says is inspired by the likes of the 3.0 CSi and 328.
Full-LED headlights are slimmer and longer than the 3 Series, while at the rear a redesign sees the 4 Series closely match the larger flagship 8 Series coupe.
All variants come as standard with the M Sport exterior package, which includes larger front air intakes and a contoured rear apron, M Sport suspension and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels.
Inside, the 4 Series scores the same Live Cockpit Professional set-up as the 3 Series, comprising a 10.25-inch infotainment system and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, powered by BMW’s Operating System 7.0 software.
Sports seats, an M leather steering wheel and knee pads on the sides of the centre console are fitted standard, as is a head-up display and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility for the infotainment system.
Powertrain choices mirror that of the 3 Series, with the 420i underpinned by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine developing 135kW/300Nm that, like the 430i, drives the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 430i employs the same engine but steps up power to 190kW/400Nm, trimming the 0-100km/h sprint time from 7.5 seconds to 5.8s.
Meanwhile, the M440i ramps things up with a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder capable of 285kW/500Nm, channelled to all four wheels and allowing for a dash from 0-100km/h in 4.5s.
Standard equipment on the 420i includes Alcantara/Sensatec upholstery, front electric seats with driver memory function, a through-loading system, storage compartment package, lights package, DAB+ digital radio, wireless charging and smartphone integration, HiFi loudspeaker system, Driving Assistant, Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant and Connected Package Professional.
The 430i builds on the 420i’s spec with Adaptive M suspension, Comfort Access system with digital key, Vernasca leather upholstery, M Sport bakes, Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus with surround-view monitor.
At the top of the range, the M440i includes a Cerium Grey finish for the 19-inch alloys, mirror caps, kidney grilles and tailpipes, along with an electric glass sunroof, BMW Laserlight headlights, automatic tailgate, Sensatec instrument panel, ambient interior lighting, lumbar support seats, front seat heating and a Harman Kardon sound system.
A range of options, both packages and individual, will be available, with seven exterior paint finishes including the new Arctic Race Blue, Dravit Grey metallic and Tanzanite Blue metallic.
Buyers can also expect the 4 Series Convertible and Gran Coupe body styles to surface at some point.
2020 BMW 4 Series pricing*
*Excludes on-road costs
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