BMW 4 Series (2013–)

Model History

June 2013

First images of 4 Series revealed

The 4 Series was officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2013, and the car went on sale in the UK the following month. The styling is conventionally handsome, taking the long nose/short rump proportions of the saloon and exaggeratng them further. Gone are the concept's chrome-rimmed air intakes, gaping hole in the nose and gorgeous LED front lamps - in their place are more familiar - tamer - fittings. Expect some of that jewellery to return in 2014's M4.

The engine range is narrower than the 3 Series, accentuating the 4 Series' loftier pricing and market positioning. The entry-level model is the £31,575 420d, and the initial engine range is: 185PS four-cylinder turbodiesel; 245PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder N20 428ipetrol; and a 305PS 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol in the range-topping £40,795 435i.

They were quickly be followed by the 184PS 1.6-litre N20 four-cylinder petrol, 260PS 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel; and a 313PS version of that unit in the 435d. Five trim levels - SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and 
M Sport - were offered. The range-topping 435d is fitted with xDrive all-wheel drive as standard, making this a very capable all-rounder. Claimed 0-62mph time is 5.1 seconds, but combined fuel consumption is 61.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 121g/km.

17" wheels with 225/55 R17 94W tyres

18" wheels with 225/45 R18 95V tyres all round

18" wheels with 225/45 R18 91Y front tyres

18" wheels with 255/40 R18 95Y rear tyres

19" wheels with 225/40 R19 89Y front tyres

19" wheels with 255/35 R19 92Y rear tyres

20" wheels with 225/35 R20 90Y front tyres

20" wheels with 255/30 R20 92Y rear tyre

February 2014

425d and 430d XDrive added

The BMW 425d Coupe utilises the BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine, featuring common-rail technology and a single turbocharger with variable vane geometry. This new engine produces 218hp and 450Nm of torque yet emits just 124g/km CO2and returns 60.1mpg thanks to the combination of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies and the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

Utilising the BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, the BMW 430d xDrive Coupe comes with Sport automatic transmission as standard and is available in Luxury or M Sport trim. The 258hp and 560Nm of torque from the 430d combine with xDrive, BMW’s unique four-wheel-drive system, to give unrivalled traction and driving dynamics, while as little as 137g/km CO2is emitted.

The BMW 425d and 430d xDrive were available from March 2014, priced from £34,725 OTR for a 425d SE Coupe and £41,240 OTR for a 430d xDrive Luxury.

May 2016

New engine range for BMW 4 Series

The BMW 440i Coupe (engine code B58B30M0) gets from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds (automatic: 5.0 seconds), the BMW 440i Convertible does it in 5.4 seconds and the BMW 440i Gran Coupe manual makes 5.1 seconds. Fuel economy 38.2 mpg (automatic: 42.8 mpg) and 159 – 154 g/km for the BMW 440i Coupe; 7.2 – 6.8 41.5 mpg and 167 –159 g/km for the BMW 440i Convertible and 42.8 mpg and 159 – 154 g/km for the BMW 440i Gran Coupe all with standard wheels and tyres.

The new modular four-cylinder B48B20B petrol engines offer 252hp and 350 Nm; 0 to 62 in 5.9 seconds (auto: 5.8 seconds) for the BMW 430i Coupe; 6.4 seconds (auto 6.3 seconds) for the new BMW 430i Convertible and 5.9 seconds (auto 5.9 seconds) for the BMW 430i Gran Coupe. The BMW 430i Coupe and BMW 430i Gran Coupe NEDC combined is 46.3 mpg (automatic: 51.4 mpg imp) and 136 – 129 g/km CO2. The BMW 430i Convertible does 42.8 mpg (auto 47.9 mpg imp) and 146 – 138 g/km.

The 4-cylinder B48B20A BMW 420i Coupe, BMW 420i Convertible and BMW 420i Gran Coupe also get 2.0 litre versions of the new modular engine. This gives 184hp. All get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard with 8 speed Steptronic option. The BMW 420i Coupe gets to 62 in 7.3 seconds (auto: 7.5 seconds), while the BMW 420i Convertible does it in 8.2 and 8.4 and the BMW 420i Gran Coupe in 7.5 and 7.7. Combined fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 48.7 mpg (automatic: 51.4 mpg imp) and 134 – 127 g/km for both the BMW 420i Coupe and the BMW 420i Gran Coupe, while the BMW 420i Convertible does 45.6 mpg as a manual or 48.7 mpg as an auto (144 – 136 g/km).

There is also a 3-cylinder B3815M0 engine developing 134hp)at 4,400–6,000rpm and 220 Nm torque from 1,250–4,300rpm.

May 2016

BMW 4 Series now benefits from latest iDrive interface

Incorporated into the BMW Professional media system, the latest iDrive interface and enhanced connectivity provides a simpler menu navigation requiring fewer clicks to move between key sections such as map view, messages, entertainment and media and an increase in RAM to improve performance. This new system also allows the wireless integration of selected third party applications from a compatible mobile device.

In addition to the already standard Bluetooth connectivity this can be further enhanced by opting for the new Enhanced Bluetooth which alongside the upgraded BMW Professional Navigation system now includes Wireless Charging, WiFi Hotspot preparation and an additional USB socket. The new Enhanced Bluetooth with Wireless Charging is offered as standard on all BMW 6 Series and 7 Series models as well as the M3, M4, X5M and X6M.

Accessing a library of over 30 million tracks available to stream at any time as part of BMW Online Entertainment is now even easier thanks to the new Connected Music feature. This introduces the additional option, when listening to the radio, of recognising the track, artist or album. The listener can then search for and stream other music by that artist or music of the same genre.

January 2017

BMW 4 Series refreshed for 2017

Distinguished by larger air intake and LED headlights and rear lights. Unbroken central air intake with an aperture that increases in size towards the outer edges. On the Sport version, the air intake is almost entirely bordered by an eye-catching, high-gloss black bar.

The BMW 4 Series is now equipped with new twin LED headlights as standard. The headlights are composed of flat-bottomed headlight tubes encircled by DRL rings, along with a dynamic cropped look, produced by the characteristic ‘eyebrow’ design. LED front fog lamps also form part of the standard specification.

Inside the 2017 BMW 4 Series range an array of upgraded details include the surrounds for the air vents and the control panels in the doors now including electroplated inserts, while the switch for the hardtop roof in the BMW 4 Series Convertible and the integral belt guides for its front seats also have an electroplated finish.

Options include Night Blue Dakota, Cognac Dakota and Ivory White Dakota leather with coordinated contrast stitching and piping. Further choices for the interior trim, meanwhile, include Aluminium Carbon with Pearl Chrome highlight and Black High-Gloss with Pearl Chrome highlight.

The BMW 4 Series Coupe models now start with the Sport model, with the M Sport model available for all engines or as standard with the 430i, 430d/430d xDrive, 435d xDrive and 440i.

A wider choice of 18 and 19-inch light-alloy wheels exclusive to the new 4 Series is also now available. Snapper Rocks Blue, a new shade of turquoise and Sunset Orange are new paint options.

The 2017 BMW 4 Series Coupe now comes with stiffer suspension, featuring more advanced damping technology and an upgraded steering set-up. These have resulted in a tangible improvement in both lateral and longitudinal handling properties, regardless of the load on board. The upshot is reduced roll, more neutral responses when driving at the limit, even greater straight-line stability and precise steering. This applies to the standard suspension, as well as the M Sport suspension and Adaptive suspension.

Model

Power (hp)

Torque (Nm)

0 – 62mph (Seconds)

Combined (mpg)

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

OTR prices fom

(£)

BMW 420i

Coupé/

Convertible/ Gran Coupé

184

184

184

290 (270)

290 (270)

290 (270)

7.3 (7.5)

8.2 (8.4)

7.5 (7.7)

46.3 (48.7)

42.8 (45.6)

46.3 (48.7)

141 (134)

153 (144)

141 (134)

£32,525

£37,315

£32,525

BMW 420i xDrive Coupe/ Gran Coupe

184

184

270

270

7.6 (7.8)

7.8 (8.1)

40.9 (45.6)

40.9 (45.6)

161 (144)

161 (144)

£34,065

£34,056

BMW 430i

Coupé/

Convertible/ Gran Coupé

252

252

252

350

350

350

5.9 (5.8)

6.4 (6.3)

5.9

43.5 (48.7)

40.4 (44.8)

43.5 (47.8)

151 (136)

162 (146)

151 (136)

£37,275

£41,475

£37,275

BMW 440i

Coupé/

Convertible/ Gran Coupé

326

326

(326)

450

450

(450)

5.2 (5.0)

(5.4)

(5.1)

36.7 (41.5)

(39.2)

(41.5)

179 (159)

(167)

(159)

£42,985

£48,435

£44,505

BMW 420d

Coupé/

Convertible/ Gran Coupé

190

190

190

400

400

400

7.3 (7.1)

8.1 (8.0)

7.5 (7.3)

62.8 (65.7)

55.4 (60.1)

67.3 (70.6)

119 (114)

134 (124)

111 (106)

£34,895

£39,780

£33,395

BMW 420d xDrive

Coupé/

Gran Coupé

190

190

400

400

7.4 (7.2)

7.6 (7.4)

60.1

61.4 (62.8)

125

121 (118)

£36,395

£34,895

BMW 430d

Coupé/

Convertible

Gran Coupé

(258)

(258)

(258)

(560)

(560)

(560)

(5.5)

(5.9)

(5.6)

(55.4)

(51.4)

(53.3)

(134)

(144)

(139)

£41,695

£46,450

£41,695

BMW 430d xDrive

Coupé/

Gran Coupé

(258)

(258)

(560)

(560)

(5.2)

(5.3)

(52.3)

(51.4)

(142)

(145)

£43,210

£46,450

BMW 435d xDrive

Coupé/

Convertible

Gran Coupé

(313)

(313)

(313)

(630)

(630)

(630)

(4.7)

(5.2)

(4.8)

(50.4)

(47.9)

(49.6)

(147)

(155)

(150)

£46,495

£50,355

£46,495

M4 Coupé/

Convertible

431

431

550

550

4.3 (4.1)

4.6 (4.4)

32.1 (34.0)

30.0 (32.5)

204 (194)

213 (203)

£57,817

£61,910

M4 Comp Pack Coupé/

Convertible

450

450

550

550

4.2 (4.0)

4.5 (4.3)

32.1 (34.0)

31.0 (32.5)

204 (194)

213 (203)

£60,815

£64,110


All new BMW 4 Series models are available with three petrol engines offering the following power ratings: the 420i with 184hp, the 430i with 252hp and the top-of-the-range 440i with 326hp. Combined fuel consumption is 35.8-51.4mpg, while CO2 emissions range from 127g/km to 185g/km.

There is also a choice of three diesel engines: the 420d with 190hp, 430d with 258hp and 435d xDrive with 313hp. Combined fuel consumption ranges from 47.9-70.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 106-155g/km.

Depending on the model, the BMW 4 Series Coupé, BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé can be specified with either a six-speed manual gearbox or eight-speed Steptronic transmission, which is already fitted as standard on the BMW 430d/BMW 430d xDrive, BMW 435d xDrive, BMW 440i Convertible and BMW 440i Gran Coupé.

July 2018

BMW 440i Coupe gets Steptronic

The eight-speed automatic is now standard on the 440i.

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