- Known internally as G22
- Second-generation 4 Series Coupe
- Flagship M440i has 275kW/500Nm
BMW's new 4 Series officially debuted Tuesday (June2) and the full production model has stayed true to the large kidney grille we saw on the Concept 4 at Frankfurt last year.
Under the skin the car has a lower centre of gravity 21mm lower, a rear-axle track 23mm wider than the 3 Series Sedan. Weight-minimised body and chassis construction. It boasts a BMW hallmark of 50:50 weight distribution too with targeted optimisation of aerodynamics and reduction in lift at the rear axle.
Known internally as the G22, the 4 Series Coupe's engine line-up is spearheaded by a BMW M model in the shape of the new M440i xDrive Coupe. The three-model line-up will arrive in the final quarter of 2020.
BMW says the interior design centred on sporty driving experience with a two+two seating layout. The new car has a driver-focused cockpit design, new display grouping with up to 26cm infotainment display and optional, fully digital 31cm instrument cluster.
There's a new sports leather steering wheel and newly developed sports seats as standard, knee pads on the centre console optional.
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The new M440i xDrive Coupe is the flagship of the range and is powered by a potent straight-six engine delivering maximum output of 275kW and 500Nm, it will also feature 48V mild-hybrid technology, with a 48V starter-generator and a second battery employed to both ease the load on the engine and act in unison with it, says the carmaker.
The 420i and 420d models employ two-litre turbocharged motors with the latter a diesel engine.