BMW’s 4 Series update is due to arrive in showrooms in June this year with more gear and higher price tag.
While prices for majority of the range remain unchanged, the 420i Coupe, Gran Coupe and 430i Convertible each receive a $1000 price hike, while the 420i Convertible is upped by $2000.
Aesthetically, minor updates have been made to the range, with all specs – 420i, 430i and 440i – receive new bi-LED headlights, LED fog lights and LED tail lights. While Adaptive LED headlights are optional on the 420i and 430i, they come as standard on the 440i.
Two new metallic paint options have been added to the line-up in Sunset Orange and Snapper Rocks Blue, while buyers will also have the option of paying extra for Frozen Silver and Aventurine Red – BMW-specific colours also found in the 7 Series range.
Inside, the infotainment system is updated to BMW’s iDrive6 operating system. The sports steering wheel is covered with ‘Nora’ leather, while the 440i gets a higher quality leather finish. Other updates include re-designed wiper and indicator stalks and high-beam assist and auto rain-sensing wiper controls.
Three new upholstery options are added – Midnight Blue, Cognac and Ivory White – and Carbon Aluminium, Fine-Wood ‘Fineline’ Light and High-Gloss Black with Pearly Chrome are accent options.
In the Coupe and Gran Coupe models, the suspension has been upgraded and the ride height dropped to meet the 3 Series M Sport. Suspension on the convertible models remains the same.
The Adaptive M Suspension system remains but gets stiffer springs and improved damper response for a sportier handling.
BMW says the 4 Series also gets improved straight line stability, reduced body roll, and better power-steering. Variable Sport Steering is optional at all levels.
Engine wise, the 420d diesel option is removed from the range. The 420i will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, upgraded to a more powerful version in the 430i. The top spec 440i Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible manages the fastest 0-100km/h figures of the group at 5.0s, 5.1s and 5.4 seconds respectively, pushed by a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol. All driving the rear-wheels.
BMW 4 Series LCI price:
BMW 420i Coupe – $69,900
BMW 420i Gran Coupe – $69,900
BMW 420i Convertible – $87,900
BMW 430i Coupe – $79,900
BMW 430i Gran Coupe – $79,900
BMW 430i Convertible – $97,900
BMW 440i Coupe – $99,900
BMW 440i Gran Coupe – $99,900
BMW 440i Convertible – $117,900