BMW’s Revised 4 Series Hits Australia

by under News on 26 May 2016 07:25:50 PM26 May 2016

Cheaper, more powerful, less thirsty, and with different names.

BMW’s Revised 4 Series Hits Australia

BMW Australia has introduced a newer version of the 4 Series in all body styles: Coupe, Gran Coupe, and Convertible. They’ve got some improvements under the bonnet, reductions in price and even some shuffling in terms of model designations.

At the entry-level, the 4 Series starts with the familiar 420i and 420d, but where previously the next step up would be the 428i and the 435i, BMW has introduced a new but more logical naming scheme that have resulted in them now being called the 430i and 440i, respectively.

BMW’s Revised 4 Series Hits Australia

420i and 420d

The base 420i Coupe and Gran Coupe variants are now $2,200 cheaper than before, starting at $68,900 while the Convertible benefits from a $2,500 price reduction to $85,900. Additionally, all 420i spec 4 Series cars now have Adaptive M Suspension, Heads-up display, Lane Change Warning, and Surround View (first seen on the current 7 Series) as standard.

The 135kW/270Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol has been revised to offer better fuel efficiency that BMW claims can dip to as low as 5.8-litres/100km. However, those looking for even longer range can opt for the 420d, whose 2.0-litre turbodiesel has also been given an efficiency boost to yield a claimed 4.3-litres/100km.

BMW’s Revised 4 Series Hits Australia

430i and 440i

Previously known as the 428i, the 430i is now sporting a reduced price tag by $2,500 but also BMW have extracted a further 5kW of power from the 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder to produce 185kW and 350Nm while fuel consumption has dipped to a claimed maximum 5.8-litres/100km depending on body style.

A set of 19-inch wheels set the mid-tier 4 Series apart from the 420, and while the M Sport Package is offered on the 420d/420i as an option, it comes standard on the new 430i. Extra luxury can be had too with the BMW Individual Leather Dashboard, available as a no-cost option.

BMW’s Revised 4 Series Hits Australia

The 440i sits at the top of the standard 4 Series range, succeeding the 435i’s nameplate. Starting at $99,000, the top range 4 is a whole $10,000 less expensive than the car it replaces.

Just like the previous models, the 3.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged straight-six engine also gains some efficiency plusses with consumption reduced to a claimed 6.8-litres/100km. Still, BMW has also managed to eek out more oomph (15kW, 50Nm) from the powerplant, raising the output to 240kW and 450Nm, allowing the 440i Coupe to sprint to 100km/h from standstill in 5.0 seconds, a 0.1 second improvement.

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