The BMW 4 Series Coupe, Convertible, Gran Coupe and M4 Coupe and Convertible have received minor exterior, interior, and technological updates. Take a look at the ranges' specs and pricing details below...
The facelifted BMW 4 Series benefits from a range of visual and technical improvements. Take a look at what's changed...
The facelifted BMW 4 Series introduces mild exterior and interior enhancements.
The facelifted 4 Series borrows styling cues from the 2012 BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe seen in the hexagonal full-LED headlights, large air intake with bars and the full rear LED taillights. The front-end is defined with an unbroken central air intake that widens at the edges providing a sense of width and presence. The air intake, depending on the derivative, is finished off with a bar in either high-gloss black (Sport Line) or chrome (Luxury Line).
The refreshed 4 Series features twin bi-LED headlights and LED fog lamps as standard while full-LED adaptive headlights with LED indicators are offered as an option. A redesigned rear apron and newly designed elongated L-shaped LED taillights are seen with the indicators taking up a larger area towards the inner section of the light housing.
To round off the look of the 4 Series, BMW will offer a wider range of 18 and 19-inch light alloy wheels with 4 new designs to choose from. In addition to this, new exterior paint finishes will also be offered such as Snapper Rocks Blue and Sunset Orange. The new wheel designs and exterior paint finishes will be exclusively available on the facelifted 4 Series.
The interior design of the facelifted has been enhanced with new detailing and finishes.
On the inside, you will notice a number of changes. The standard sports steering wheel features a new rim finished in leather offering better grip and the door control panels and air vent surrounds feature electroplated inserts. The roof operating switch and integral belt guides in 4 Series Convertible now also have an electroplated finish. Chrome details are seen on the air conditioning and audio controls while the centre console features a high-gloss cover panel. Double stitching is now found on the instrument panel.
Customers can also choose between 3 new upholstery colours including Midnight Blue Dakota leather, Cognac Dakota leather and Ivory White Dakota leather with contrast stitching and piping. New interior trim strips will also be offered and these include Carbon Aluminium, Light Fineline and high-gloss Black with Pearl Chrome.
BMW says that the new interface layout of the infotainment display is more intuitive to use.
BMW’s optional Navigation Professional information system features a new interface with 6 tile icons that can be shuffled across two screen pages according to preference. A Multifunctional Instrument Display will also be offered as an option, giving the driver different display options according to the current driving mode. When in Sport mode, for example, performance-related information is displayed such as speed, engine revs and current output. Relevant displays are shown for Comfort and Eco Pro modes too.
An inductive charging tray, found in the centre armrest, is also available for compatible smartphones, eliminating the need for charging cables. Furthermore, the optional ConnectedDrive navigation package includes a WiFi hotspot that can provide Internet connectivity for up to 10 devices and 2 USB ports are found in the centre console should you need them. Apple CarPlay is offered as an option and the BMW Connected mobility assistant app can be used in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services.
The local engine offering for the facelifted BMW 4 Series remains unchanged.
The facelifted 4 Series will use the same engines as before. A four-cylinder, 2.0-litre twin turbopetrol with 135 kW and 290 Nm will power the 420i while the 430i will offer 185 kW and 350 Nm of torque. The range-topping 440i offers 240 kW and 450 Nm of torque. The diesel-powered 420d with its 2.0-litre twin turbodiesel engine offers 140 kW and 400 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic transmission will be offered across all body styles.
The suspension of the 4 Series Coupe and Gran Coupe has been enhanced and is now stiffer with advanced damping technology and an upgraded steering setup. The changes, according to BMW, improve the handling ability of the 4 Series. As for the 4 Series Convertible, the suspension settings remain unchanged.
Updated BMW M4 Coupe and Convertible
The BMW M4 features updated exterior and interior styling to match its performance credentials.
The high-performance M4 Coupe and Convertible benefit from an updated exterior design, which now includes standard adaptive full LED headlights with a hexagonal graphic while new LED taillights are found at the rear.
On the inside, illuminated M emblems are found on the front seats. Chrome and electroplated details adorn the interior with the instrument panel featuring double stitching. The ConnectedDrive navigation package is standard, offering inductive charging for smartphones as well as a WiFi hotspot.
The M4 Coupe and Convertible are powered by a 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre twin turbopetrol engine offering 317 kW and 550 Nm of torque. With the Competition Package, power increases by 14 kW to 331 kW in total. The M4 Competition Package will also be offered with optional forged 20-inch light-alloy wheels in Starpoke 666 M black design.
Equipped with the optional 7-speed double-clutch transmission, the M4 Coupe Competition will sprint from zero to 100 kph in 4 seconds while the standard M4 Coupe will take 4.1 seconds. As for the M4 Convertible Competition, zero to 100 kph will take 4.3 seconds, while in standard guise, 4.4 seconds is possible. A 6-speed manual transmission will also be available.
BMW 4 Series – prices in South Africa (July 2017)
BMW 4 Series Coupe & Gran Coupe
|420i AT||R624 798|
|420i Sports AT||R630 598|
|420d AT||R660 100|
|420d Sports AT||R665 900|
|430i AT||R712 126|
|430i Sports AT||R717 926|
|440i Sports AT||R864 976|
|M4 (coupe only)||R1 277 376|
|M4 M-DCT (coupe only)||R1 276 236|
BMW 4 Series Convertible
|420i AT||R738 024|
|420i Sports AT||R743 824|
|430i AT||R850 452|
|430i Sports AT||R856 252|
|440i Sports AT||R989 546|
|M4||R1 441 302|
|M4 M-DCT||R1 440 162|
All prices include a 5-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.
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