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First Pictures: Bold new BMW 4-Series Coupe

BMW has revealed its new 4-series Coupe ahead of the car arriving in the UK in October 2020.

The German brand described the styling as “sleek and distinctive”, and said other improvements over the previous model include a new high-quality interior, upgraded driver assistance technologies and greater efficiencies thanks to the introduction of mild hybrid technology to the 3-Series-based coupe.

The new model is 128mm longer and 27mm wider than its predecessor, while it only increases in height by 6mm.

The grille is the dominating feature, which BMW described as “a defining element of the striking front end”, and BMW’s engine line-up consists of four engines from launch, with two additional diesels coming next March.

BMW 4-Series Coupe 2020The most efficient model is the 190hp 420d, which offers figures going from 103g/km and 72.4mpg, depending on specification. The 420i is the entry model price-wise at £39,870, £2570 cheaper than the 420d, with the petrol model’s emissions running from 122g/km. A pair of more powerful petrol are also coming with the launch line-up in the form of the 258hp 430i and the range-topping 374hp M440i xDrive, while 430d and M440d diesels will be added in March 2021. All models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, complete with shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Safety systems standard on the new 4-Series include front collision warning, speed limit information and lane departure warning, while the optional Driving Assistant Professional package adds active cruise control and steering and lane control assist, while the Active Navigation system has the ability to adjust the car’s speed to make it easier to change lanes as required with approaching motorway intersections.

BMW 4-Series Coupe 2020The central touchscreen system is a 10.3-inch display, while a 12.3-inch digital information cluster sits behind the steering wheel. As is also the case with a range of recently updated BMW models, Android Auto will be available for the first time on the 4-Series, as well as Apple Carplay which was previously on offer.

The 4-Series Convertible and five-door Gran Coupe models will continue in their current guise for the next few months, with new models set to follow during 2021.


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