More features, improved efficiency and lower prices is what’s defining BMW’s latest 4-series range, which is already available in Australian dealerships. Both the petrol (420i) and diesel (420d) Coupe and Grand Coupe variants all boast a $2200 reduction off the manufacturer’s recommended list price (MRLP) which sees the updated models now priced from $68,900 and $71,200 respectively.
As well as improved fuel consumption, all four models now feature a 360-degree camera system; extended smartphone connectivity; lane-departure warning technology as well as the firm’s high-tech adaptive suspension system. While the Convertible variant of the 420i and 420d have received the same upgrades as the Coupe and Grand Coupe models, its price has been reduced by $2500 which lowers the updated petrol version’s MRLP to $85,900 and the diesel version’s MRLP to $88,200.
In a move aimed at simplifying the series’ model names, the newly named 430i will replace the outgoing 428i and is available in the same Coupe, Grand Coupe and Convertible variants, albeit in petrol options only. With a $2500 price reduction applied to the models, the Coupe and Grand Coupe start at $79,900 while the Convertible now carries a reduced MRLP of $96,900. Among the revisions to the 430i are electric lumbar support for both front seats, a new nine-speaker HiFi system and 19-inch alloy wheels.
What was once the range-topping 435i, the newly named 440i (petrol only) can boast a considerable price reduction of $10,000 which prices the updated Coupe and Grand Coupe models at $99,900 and the 440i Convertible at $117,900. As well as a top-shelf 16-speaker surround sound system, active cruise control, a leather instrument panel and parking assistance technology, other improvements include more power from its turbo-charged six-cylinder engine and over 12 percent more torque.